"Gift or a Weopan" Launch Review by By Christine Newbury.
"Gift or a Weopan" Launch
By Christine Newbury
Dec 13, 2002, 14:19


The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Melbourne was THE place to be on December 7th.  The Grand Silent System, one of the most incredible bands on the music scene today, launched their debut album, titled "Gift or a Weapon".  Hundreds of people packed the Corner Hotel to witness the show, and no one was left disappointed.

The night started off in fine style, where upon entry, punters were given a pack of boiled lollies, with "TGSS 7.12.02" written on them.  The sugary goodness went down a treat, and revealed that this, by all means, was not going to be a *normal* show. 

The gods of funk, Pigment, supported for the night, and kicked off the night in great style with grooves galore.  They were well received, with the majority of the audience bopping their head and tapping their foot along with the catchy tunes.

As soon as their set ended, everyone rushed expectantly to the main stage, eager to witness the glory that is TGSS live.  Fortunately for the eager fans, set up time was kept to a minimal, and the 6 musicians that make up The Grand Silent System walked onto the stage in no time at all, amidst thunderous applause and excited yells.

All of the songs featured on the album were played, as well as some brand new ones, and some old favourites.  Biggest crowd reaction was when "Living Off" was played, an old song which cemented the fact that many hard core fans were in attendance on the night.

The well known and much loved witty remarks from the members were kept to a minimum during the set, making it a really tight and professional performance.  The Grand Silent System rocked out with 21 songs, and after 2 encores, the crowd was still yelling for more.  With many cheeks glowing afterwards, it was evident that not one person had been left unsatisfied, and the remark of "when are they playing next?" could be heard throughout.

With news that gigs will become more regular in the next month or so, it is obvious that The Grand Silent System will certainly move on to bigger and better things, with a loyal and supportive fan base following them every step of the way!