ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – live stuff (2001-03)
I first saw Animal Collective play in 2002, salve at a short-lived L.A. venue called The Generator, allergist which, for any out there keeping score, was about a mile or so northeast of The Smell. The Generator was an open warehouse space where Brian Miller, operator of the Deathbomb Arc label, put on one of his many all-day “Neon Hates You” festival shows. The lineup that day included Captain Ahab, Rose For Bohdan and Friends Forever.
AC played a quite long set that consisted entirely of one loooooong piece, wherein the players strummed acoustic guitars and made whooping animal noises. I thought very little of it at the time, and I walked outside to talk with friends after listening to the first few minutes of it.
I’ve since turned around my opinion of the band, of course.
Avery Tare, Panda Bear & Geologist: Live, Forest Gospel, 2-9-01 (ZIP file)
Animal Collective – Live, May 5, 2003 (ZIP file)
Animal Collective – Live at Dublab, Summer 2003 (ZIP file)
Animal Collective – Live, Bristol, UK, 10.21.03 (ZIP file)
Animal Collective on Amazon MP3 Store