The Who? **
** Seen at the 2007 Green Man Festival. Festivals, like all closed social systems, have rules. One of them is that the last band - the very last band, the band that headlines the final day, the band that enjoys the number one ranking - gets to be the loudest band, gets to tell the sound technicians to push the levels to the proverbial “eleven”, and stand over them as they do it.
The Jicks availed themselves of this privilege. During his interview the day before, Stephen Malkmus said of Joanna Bolme (base), Janet Weiss (drums) and Mike Clark (synth), “these guys can really shred”.