The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Freak Valley Festival 2014
Awo Gelaende, Netphen-Deuz, Germany
May - 31 - 2014
Day # 3/ Act # 5
Source # 1
A Spacebandit/Miro/Blueshacks/Lord Die Taping Cooperation
Freak Valley Notes... by Spacebandit
Once again the opening of the outdoor festival madness here in Germany started in an industrial area of tiny Netphen near Siegen. As in the two years before, the ROCKFREAKS put on a
fantastic lineup of stoner/doom/heavy 70's/bluesrock/spacerock, whatever your heart fills with joy. Some bands there did exclusive shows, with no further touring in Germany or even in
Europe, so the crowd gathering at Freak Valley consited of music lovers from all over the continent, sometimes even more far away. The sound was very good, and the lawn in front of the
stage as well (more later on that!). But somehow I feel that the spirit of Freak Valley has changed since last year. To be honest: To a more commercial festival. Though it might be good
for the event itself, there's a whole lotta more to make better next year. As me and my friends arrived in pouring rain on thursday noon, we could not get the usual parking lot in front
of the venue, but were forced to park our five station wagons (for comfortable old men's sleep) about a kilometer away. Well, that was nothing troubling, but the walk along a crowded
highspeed road on 50 centimeters (with cars almost NOT speeding down) was really life-risking. OH MY GOD! Even as they put out signs of 30 KM/H, some idiots cruised along me with 100+!
You wanna get killed by the roadside by an asshole who refuses to put the speed down on his car (only for about 500 meters)? I can think of a better way to die...Guess the drivers in that
Siegerland are all crazy. And the police had a chance to collect hundrets of licences...but where did I see our beloved HELPERS...? N.o.w.h.e.r.e !
Oh, hell yeah, that was the thing that I'm seriously PISSED. All other minor annoying things, like the rude kicking crowd during some shows are just "kindergarden"...Just KICK back...
All thanks to my "Psychedelik Stammtisch" crew of Michael, Wolli, Joerg and my dear brother Martin, and of course, to our good friend LORD DIE, who managed to get a secure parking lot
about 150 meters from stage, but for the price of a hip-surgery and a walking stick before...He deserved to get that!
A BIG BUNCH of THANKS to the whole Freak Valley workers for making this festival A REAL GOOD TIME. Thanks also for the well-behaved SECURITY boys and girls (but only from Friday on, where
were you on thursday? Day off?). Last not least, all thanks to the great ANNOUNCER Volker. Great to hear almost the same introduction to all bands!
So...well I need to write this...WEATHER REPORT...
May 29th - heavy rain on the drive/light rain all through the evening. night temperatures about 8+ C.
May 30th - no rain, clouded sky, broke up to the clear moonlight. night temperatures about 3/4+ C. Brrrr...
May 31st - fantastic sunshine all day long! night temperatures about 8/9+ C.
Admission fee: In advance, EARLY BIRD TICKETS, bought last November, 45 Euros.
Catering on Festival ground: Pizzabude (n�h!), a Veggiefood booth (naja...) and a Fritten/Currywurstbude (auch nicht �berragend!).
Two big sized Veltins Bier Booths, and a very crowded Cocktail-Bar...Oh, and of course, a much crowded Coffee-Bar.
Drain: Well, only four wagons to leave off your bladder and bowel remains. Sometimes an EMERGENCY, lifesaving procedere...2 more next year would be fine!
Ok, Ladies and gentlemen...here's a bit of FREAK VALLEY FESTIVAL 2014...
Zoom H2 with internal mics (at WAV 16/44) -> SD card -> HD -> USB stick -> my HD -> Audacity (edit/remaster) -> WAV 16/44 -> TLH8 -> FLAC -> DIME -> YOUR EARS AND MIND...
Recorded by dear LORD DIE first row almost dead center.This sounds very nice all through the complete set. JUst boosted the volume and added a bit of the higher end, to make this
an even more satisfying listening. Almost no chatters audible, a band in perfect mood, and a few nice pics included as well.
We'll continue our journey through the recordings from lovely Freak Valley Festival 2014 with some fine heavy 70's rock from the UK. Named after an infamous admiral of the british
fleet from the early 18th century (and a mighty tonguebreaker at least for german languaged people like me) these three guys serve a mixture of different influences which I can't really
compare with other bands. The closest I could think about is a modern version of BUDGIE, which is definitely not the baddest root a band could choose.
Join in for some hard rockin' bluespowered psychedelic heavy rock from the land of three roaring lions..SB.
FULL SHOW (50:43 min.)
01. Intro (0:31)
02. Do it now (3:39)
03. Devil's island (6:31)
04. Elementary man (4:47)
05. Running from home (5:11)
06. Black sheep (3:03)
07. 2 tonne fuckboot (4:03)
08. Death (7:08) *
09. The last run (4:04)
10. Bulletproof (5:02)
11. Red admiral, black sunrise (6:40)
* as written on original setlist, thanks to MIRO.
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THE ADMIRAL SIR CLOUDESLEY SHOVELL are...
Johnny Gorilla - Fender Flying V, vocals
Louis Comfort-Wigget - Rickenbaker bass
Bill Darlington - drums
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