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Godspeed You Black Emperor!

Ben Thompson, The Independent, 1999

A SHARP, PISTOL-LIKE report from an overloading monitor causes the already pained-looking sound engineer to wince into his levels meter. Godspeed You Black Emperor! have been soundchecking for most of the afternoon, and the logistical problems of having nine people onstage are starting to look insurmountable. The venue will be closed down if they go over 105 decibels. Unfortunately they are that loud before they've even plugged in to the PA system.

Total word count of piece: 1361


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