Saturday, 3 November 2012

Regurgitator - 12 October 2012, The HiFi

I have to make a shameful and most un-Australian confession – I am an immigrant. This means I didn’t grow up listening to Regurgitator, although I was aware of them growing up. That little fact made this show one of the strangest that I’ve been to, because the whole thing was built on a massive wave of 90’s nostalgia, rather than anything to do with the music. It’s the feeling of having to listen to the hokey bands your Dad listened to in the 70’s. It fact that music I listened to growing up is now the subject of such a blatant nostalgia trip.

This was all highlighted by the fact that Tu Plang, the first of two albums to be played in their entirety, might have sounded like the future of music in the 90’s, but is now pretty clearly a dead end that never lead anywhere. The crowd loved it, but there wasn’t much of musical value. Things picked up with Unit, the second full album, which had a core of songs that have managed to age well. The band ended the show with a handful of new songs, and a cover of Devo’s Girl U Want.

I’ve got to admit that the sound for this isn’t great. The crowd, and in particular some people next to me, were pretty loud. Unfortunately for them their conversations come through pretty clearly, and are sometimes quite funny, in a mindless kind of way (they’re probably no worse than anyone else’s concert conversations, they were just unlucky enough to get recorded). I thought about not putting this up, but its nowhere near as bad as the other recordings I haven’t put up, and there might be some interest in this from Australians looking to relive their youth.

I Sucked a Lot of Cock to Get Where I Am
Kong Foo Sing
G7 Dick Does the Electro Boogie
Couldn't Do It
Miffy's Simplicity
Social Disaster
Music is Sport
Pop Porn
Young Bodies Heal Quickly
Blubber Boy

I Like Your Old Stuff Better Than Your New Stuff
Everyday Formula
! (The Song Formerly Known As)
Black Bugs
The World of Sleaze
I Piss Alone
I Will Lick Your Arsehole
Modern Life
Polyester Girl
Mr T
Just Another Beautiful Story

Game Over Dude
All Fake Everything
Bong in my Eye
Nothing to Say (with Senyana)
Girl U Want


  1. heya, thanks for taping and sharing. I will never understand why people talk through shows... I guess they don't love the music like some of us do...

  2. Yeah, at least these guys were talking about the show. Lots of people seem to pay to go to shows so they yan yabber about random shit.
    Anyway, hope you enjoy the show!