A first-hand journal of The Reducers' Japan Tour 2004.

The Reducers at the El 'N Gee Club, New London, CT

Monday, July 12 (post-Sailfest)

Posted by Peter

Whew! - A wild weekend in New London. The Reducers played on Saturday night and it all went great! We played two sets, with the spectacular Grucci fireworks in between. (I'll put up set lists tonight maybe.) The response was great, the weather was perfect and the band played really well - it was great to be playing through our own amps again! All the equipment that we used on our Japanese tour was fine, but not what we're used to. I love my Hiwatt amp, and aftrer 20 years playing through it, I know how to get a good sound! (It only took me about twelve years.) Speaking of Japan, we put the banner that Coggi made for us up behind us on stage on Saturday and people seemed to get a huge kick out of it. We were all still running on the adreneline that built up playing with Firestarter and the other great groups we played with in Tokyo and Osaka. (I wore my Firestarter t shirt!) Now we take some time off, after a very busy few weeks.

Richard came up from NYC for the show, and I hope that he'll be putting some of the photos that he took up on this site so everyone can see them. Also, I got my photos back from our time in Japan and I'll be sharing those any day now. They're great, and the shots I took of the audiences are amazing! (Tachi seems to be in every one of them!) Look for them soon!

As they say, the beat goes on!

Posted by Peter on July 12, 2004 at 09:56 AM EDT


Hey, Come on, Rockín roll-mad Sons of
Righteousness! Seems like, itís Japanese
fansí turn to desperately envy our American

You guys came off with flying colors YET AGAIN
there, half the globe away from Japan? How could
you come up with such never-failing vitality just
after the super tough energy-consuming bout, or
rather battle in Tokyo and Osaka? Incredible!

Also, way cool is the banner settled now in the USA
Mr. Coggi made for the rockín roll awesome clan;
never did I expect that could happen.

Cum-Pie to you all and our American counterparts!! 

Posted by: Hisashi at July 12, 2004 at 09:20 PM EDT

Sailfest was a great show! The show really took a step up when Hugh used 3 guitars in one song! halfway thourgh the first set, the Reducers were in classic form and the crowd had been setup. 2nd set was amazing!
Highlights for me Maximum Depression, Shake Some Aciton, Cruise to Nowhere and Get out of Denver, BABY! What was so cool was that there was a group of alt/rock types who were sneering at the beginning, but they ended up bouncing, dancing and having a great rock n roll party time. Steves Nephew played on "Call That Living" and he did a great job, but it was weird not to see The Reducers complete (it's the first that I recall)!

It's now Tuesday and I'm finally beginning to get "back to normal" physically, I don't now how our fellow Japanese (REDUCERS) compatriots held up for 5 shows in less than two weeks. Goodby Reducers, hello Nursing Home!

We should all meet in the middle, Japanes fans meet American fans in, say FINLAND!

Hail Hail Rock and Roll

Posted by: Rodi at July 13, 2004 at 04:38 PM EDT

Oh yeah,
The Highlight for me songwise, I forgot STAY WITH ME. Great version of a great song! How can anyone not Love that Song!

Posted by: Rodi at July 13, 2004 at 04:41 PM EDT

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