Alice Donut - London, There's A Curious Lump In My Sack !
Alice Donut - London, There's A Curious Lump In My Sack
Punkervision 2004 DVD
Recorded at Camden Underground, London UK, july 5th 2004.
This DVD captures the raw energy that Alice Donut controls with their music and thrashes the audience with it. Crank up the surround sound and its like you're in the crowd!
Oddball New York punk rockers Alice Donut celebrate their return to the music scene following a decade on hiatus with this concert filmed live at Camden's Underworld in July of 2004.
Featuring a variety of songs both old and new in addition to interviews, three promo videos, and scenes from their CBGB comeback show, this release from the ever-unpredictable Alice Donut is an ideal remedy for the decidedly safe direction that so-called "punk rock" has taken. (Jason Buchanan, Rovi)
Review by Jason Buchanan @Allmovie.com:
Without question one of the strangest acts in punk rock history, New York's Alice Donut receives their first official DVD release with this DVD from Punkervision.
The concert is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and looks great aside from some minor digital artifacting. The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio mix certainly does the performance justice, bringing all of the demented chaos and fury of the stage show home as never before.
In addition to classics from the Alice Donut library and a few tunes from their latest album (at the time of this release), Three Sisters, the band also manages to pull out a few nice surprises -- including a trombone-driven cover of the Fugazi classic "Waiting Room".
Beside a memorable stage performance, there are also some fun extras included on this release.
A relaxed, nearly 20-minute interview with Alice Donut offers not only a detailed history of the band, but plenty of amusing anecdotes as well. Not only is the interview very well shot, but it's obvious by the questions that the folks from Punkervision ask that they are truly Alice Donut fans, and they get some great answers.
Scenes from a 2003 comeback show at CBGB's may not have the polished production values of the feature performance, but they are fun to watch nonetheless, shows that even after an extended absence, the band still has a loyal following.
Direct Show & bonus (streaming + download)
Lasting 1H11mn, Video 700x400 XViD, Audio 192kbs Mp3.
Lasting 32:57mn, Video 700x400 XViD, Audio 128kbs Mp3.
Includes interview of the band (18mn) + 3 fans' videos (8mn) + 6mn footage from 2003 comeback show at CBGB's. Fan' videos for three Alice Donut songs: 'Cost', 'Helsinki' and 'She Tells Me Things'.
Fans were given to the opportunity through the group's official website www.alicedonut.com to make their own Alice Donut promos and the band then picked out their three favourites. The three videos here are largely animated and have a very arty feel.
Watch the show here now