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Great to the power of a million
on 4 October 2000
The title will trick you, no doubt, but you have to remember that you're facing another Atari Teenage Riot record. Yes, they are those crazy, uncontrolled, uncontrollable Berliners with their so-called beats and wild, crushed guitars. The kings of the far away and long forgotten perceptive doors of the mind on this chaotic and apocalyptic end of the millennium. AtariIn the sold out London Brixton Academy, supporting Nine Inch Nails before some 8.000 people, they threw on the ears of the people all the noise you can imagine. Actually, you can't even begin to imagine this, until you hear it in all its glory. You can't even begin to imagine all the noise the three of them produced (the rest were unable to perform, being either drugged up, or crazy, or both) in mere 26 minutes. Without songs, without singing, even without the rhythms, without anything, in fact, and beginning at the point where their gigs usually end. I suppose that they just couldn't go on anymore, so they did this monstrous gig, and somehow it strangely makes perfect sense. Not that they felt any better after it, and I don't think that they feel much better now, when they released it. Because, it's more a remainder of a ruined career, than anything else. The catch is, it is not ruined at all. Exactly the opposite, it's still glorious, not massively popular, never popular, but nevertheless brilliant. And more pop than I thought possible.