speaking, The Comsat Angels, not unlike some
other bands, particularly on Saturday, didnít
really belong to Futurama (that space was left
for bands like Action Pact, Death
Cult and Killing Joke to fill).
However, that cannot be allowed to detract
from one of the best performances of the whole
The Comsatís may not have a future in
Futurama, but they deserve to have a future
all the same. They opened with the moody, atmospheric
single that got the attention of the audience,
almost to the point of hypnotism, with a slow
The Comsatís never tried to force their
style on the attentive audience, but still succeeded
in doing so through the sheer effectiveness
of their music.
The drumming was superb and the vocalist
still managed to command attention even though
he seemed nervy, spending a lot of time either
walking off stage, turning his back on the audience
or lighting one of his numerous cigarettes.
Comsat Angels gained a lot of friends and the
only tarnish of an otherwise sparkling set was
the ungainly length of some songs.
Apart from the aforementioned single,
Total War & Independence Day
won my vote as the highlights.
Anyway they must have been popular as
the stage manager allowed them the rarity of
an encore. Still, if he hadnít some people may have been tempted to throw
cans (as if they would!).