Wall Of Death – I’d never heard of these guys before and instantly dug the sound.
Woodsman – Some friends said to check them out and was not disappointed. Very very good. Wished I videoed some of it, but was too transfixed by the hypnodrone. Bought their album as soon as I had a chance too.
Boris – I can’t add anything else other than WAAAARRRGGGHHHH. The possible high-point of the entire festival occurs when Atsuo of Boris stood up through the on-stage smoke – mallet held aloft like a victorious Conan – and then just bashed the hell out a gong as the tripping, high, drunk, tired audience cheered him on.
Man Or Astro-man? – a huge thunderstorm cut loose during Man… Or Astro’man’s set. I was at the very front of the stage looking out for the flaming theremin and had no idea what was happening outside the tent, but it seemed as if the entire festival jammed into the tent during their set and everyone: audience/band/everyone just went bananas. Fantastic set!
The Black Ryder – POURING rain during their set, but they sounded great. Looking forward to their new album quite a bit.
The Warlocks – haven’t seen them in a long time, but they also sounded terrific. George from the much missed Ojos Rojos is playing drums for them now.