Notes from Ratatat, live @ Bluebird theatre in Denver, March 23, 2007
To put it simply, get a drummer and your live show won't suck. Yes, your beats are great and interesting, but they are hardly unplayable. How nice would it be to replace that idiot "sitting" behind the keyboards? I distinctly remember him falling off his stool only 2 songs into your set. Wouldn't you rather hire a stellar drummer that would make your show a "must-see" instead of an "only-go-if-you-live-nearby-and-tickets-are-cheap"?
Yes, a drummer would make your show unbeatable rather than a stale recreation of your album. Might I also make another suggestion? Mike Stroud, please cut the guitar god poses. You are a worthy guitar player, but not outstanding. The Townsend-esque windmills and gymnastic bridges are a tad overkill for your repetitive chords and licks. Please rethink your stage presence.
As for bassist Evan Mast: carry on.
A Concerned Fan