Ned's Atomic Dustbin

One More No More

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Come the early 21st century, it had been nearly ten years since Ned's Atomic Dustbin burst onto the scene with "Grey Cell Green," and it had been nearly five years since the group played a gig. But on June 29, 2000, Ned's Atomic Dustbin was taken out of mothballs, as they played a gig in Dudley, England. Although original members Matt Cheslin (bass) and Rat (guitar) were not present, this didn't stop the other Ned's members from soldiering on, resulting in the release of One More No More a year later. The crowd's reaction to the reunited Ned's is overwhelmingly positive throughout; however, some of the tracks lack the "oomph" of the original versions, specifically the aforementioned "Grey Cell Green." The group's over-the-top energy of their early records may not be as apparent, yet they do hand in serviceable renditions of such fan favorites as "Stuck" and "Happy." While it's not a horrible live album, perhaps dipping into the vaults and selecting a show from either the God Fodder or Are You Normal? eras would have been better. And as an update, the album title proved to be false advertising -- Ned's Atomic Dustbin played subsequent reunion shows after this one.

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