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It’s A Goth Jam

Posted on February 12, 2008

According to the best of our calculations, the last time Type O Negative played a show was back on November 3rd, 2001 (in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). That was their last show until this past Friday’s (Friday the 13th) special showing at CBGB’s in New York. Not only was this their first show in almost two years, but it also commemorated the release of Life Is Killing Me, their first studio album in almost four years (Life Is Killing Me is now in stores). Special show, indeed. One Roadrunner vet at the NY office was spouting off on Monday about how great the show was…about how fuckin’ on they were, especially for being off the road for so long…about how they fuckin’ just jam…about how you just get lost in the music. So enthusiastic was he about the show, we asked him to write a couple words for y’all. They are as follows: Outside: Friday the 13th, rain, CBGB’s, what a mood, eh? For the crowd milling around out front, getting wet and waiting to get in to see Type O Negative, it’s like a high school reunion. People catching up with each other, talking about Type O shows in the past. Inside: More of the same, except drier and with expensive beverages. The crowd is slowly moving towards the stage. The scene is pretty mellow but excited, a strange combination. The band comes out without ceremony, picks up their instruments and begins their opus “unsuccessfully coping with…” and one thing strikes me, about 5 minutes into the song: Type 0 are a goth jam band. Their songs draw you in and make you forget about beginnings and endings, they just ARE. Each part of the show may be broken up by song titles and other means of delineating starts and stops, but the underlying flow is constant. Either way, people responded to the jam and their set was flawless, despite the technical difficulties of heat and faulty stage monitors. The hair was flying….. Watch out. Tomorrow night (June 19) in Manchester marks the start of a 3 week European tour for Type O. Then, it’s back to the states for a headline run starting late July. Until then, check out some pics from Friday’s show at CBGB’s. We give you a few choices: TON’s PHOTO GALLERY here on the RR site (some down n’ dirty – actually, dark and grainy – pics taken by the RR vet who wrote the piece above – as well as some recent US instore photos), or you can check out THIS LINK here for some pics from Scarlett (the first person to post up pics on the TON message board), or you can check out the new www.typeonegative.net for some live pics too. Enjoy. Type O Negative Life If Killing Me in stores now

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