Therapy? - 'We're Here To The End' (Blast Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 19 November 2010 05:00

therapyliveIn March 2010 Therapy? performed three nights at the London Water Rats Theatre as part of their 20th Anniversary celebrations. Those shows were recorded and have been fashioned into a special double-disc package showcasing the band's monumental catalogue of music.


The unmistakable sound that is Therapy? is intact and this set contains some of the best material from every corner of the back catalogue.  For a live recording this really catches the ferocious sound of Therapy? live who, on their day, are an absolute beast of a live band and definitely where they are at their best. The sound is massive yet dirty and a great job has been done capturing that spirit and sound here. To the casual listener thirty six Therapy? songs being played live might just be a step too far but a fan of the band will be all over this from the opening salvo of 'Screamager' to the closing riff of 'Teethgrinder' -  this really is a Therapy? treasure trove.  


The three piece throw in the kitchen sink with tracks from all eras of the band, with the first album 'Babyteeth' being well represented with several tracks like the excellent 'Dancing With Manson'. You also hear the power of some of their best songs that sound as fresh as fuck, from 'Die Like A Motherfucker', 'Sprung' and the awesome 'Knives' to the weirdness and discomfort of 'Diana' which, in fairness, sounds absolutely killer here rearranged and, in my humble opinion, improved upon, to the fan interacting enthusiasm of 'Potato Junkie' and 'Church Of Noise'. Growing old disgracefully, Therapy? live are a sheer force of nature and long may they continue because at the moment they seem focused and right on their game and this live double pays testament to that fact.