Stoneface




GONE SINGLE LAUNCH
Mojo's Bar
Saturday, August 22, 1998.

"Someone nearby was heard to utter 'that's gotta be the best I've seen them play, ever'. Hard not to agree.

With an exciting weekend of rock music playing around, the CD launch and tour farewell gig for Stoneface attracted a 'sold out -- ticket holders only' sign at the door, and those eligable to enter had to be prepared for a squeeze. As testament to Stonefaces growing popularity, we all stood in a sardine-like fashion to enjoy the tunes.

   And then Stoneface took the stage amidst sound problems and large alcohol consumption. The fporecast for the performance was going to be sloppy, but there is something brutally honest about a band that can get up and perform when they're skin full, it shows that they remember exactly why they are up there, for fun. And fun they had.
   Kicking off with Tatunka, their performance sailed through the set list, staying with the rock guidelines they abide by, but somehow doing it without the intense seriousness that they usually do. The new single Gone, Say It and Apathy received hearty responses, as did the beautiful rendition of the Tom Jones classic, Delilah. Throwing more sound problems into the mix, an unpromptu slanging match between guitarists, not to mention an unannounced visit by the police, Stoneface ended the chaos with drummer Vincent Pruitti throwing his stool at his (rather expensive) drumkit. The words 'Thankyou very much, we are Spinal Tap' left ringing in my ears.
   Someone nearby was heard to utter 'that's gotta be the best I've seen them play, ever'. Hard not to agree.

-- Daniel Salter
Xpress Magazine

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