Tuesday, October 04, 2005
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Servotron - I Sing! The Body Cybernetic
Servotron - Erotomatica
Servotron were an offshoot band of Man... or Astroman?? and were absolutely the best band we've ever played with, at the Malt & Hops, Stafford, in (yikes!) May 1998.
The Malt & Hops was, if memory serves, on a traffic island on the Stafford ring road and was a traditional looking pub - think 'American Werewolf in London'.
Before they played Servotron got into character and costume, the weirdest home-made robot get-ups you've ever seen. They were obviously playing with minimal visibility, judging by the helmets that the drummer and bassist were wearing. By the way, is there a heterosexual-man-of-a-certain-age alive that doesn't fancy Lady Robots??
Throughout the set, they didn't drop the mask once, indulging in hilarious dead-pan banter with the crowd and playing one of the coolest, tightest sets I've ever seen.
We'd had a bit of chit-chat with Servotron beforehand and they were really cool people - it will come as no surprise that they were seriously into Devo, so we hit it off. Marc-o's Korg MS-10 still wears it's Servotron sticker with pride.
Servotron page on Lookout Records site
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