Monster Magnet. The Garage, Glasgow. 14/2/15.


I was expecting to go to a gig on Saturday night and hear some ballsy riffs and psychedelic wails from Monster Magnet. I was not expecting to witness the second coming of the Messiah, but as Dave Wyndorf sang a miracle occurred. The sick were healed, and the crutch that had carried some crippled soul into TheI was expecting to go to a gig on Saturday night and hear some ballsy riffs and psychedelic wails from Monster Magnet. I was not expecting to witness the second coming of the Messiah, but as Dave Wyndorf sang a miracle occurred. The sick were healed, and the crutch that had carried some crippled soul into The Garage was raised aloft and waved in the air as he jumped around, healed by the power of Monster Magnet! It was an early start as the first support act, Scottish band Metaltech took to the stage just after half six. They describe themselves as industrimental/techno, but to be honest their look was so distracting the music came a distant second. Anyone who knows me knows I have a severe dislike of any inanimate object that seems to come to life, e.g. ventriloquists dummies, scarecrows, masks etc. So when Metaltech appeared and two of them were in masks it was game over for me. The singer was also unrecognisable in dayglo orange facepaint. This isn’t to say they weren’t entertaining, they made sure the crowd got involved by shooting them with silly string, throwing out party poppers to be let off and even at one point […]

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