Crow Bars
Let The Spirit

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Roots Manuva and The Banana Klan

The evening before Roots Manuva played a headlining show with The Banana Klan in front of thousands of people at the Donauinselfest in Vienna. The morning after he wanders around in some urban wasteland in the industrial part of the city for a stripped down session. „Too early in the morning“, he jokes, „Ricky Ranking didn’t even know“, subtly reminding us that the Banana Klan MC had to be woken up half an hour after we were supposed to meet in the lobby of their hotel. But the mood is good on this nice summer day, everybody’s playing around with little devices and amps to find the right set-up for such an unusual performance. And the playful approach continues throughout the session: Roots doesn’t only play an inspired version of „Crow Bars“ from his brand new album „4everevolution“ (coming out these days!) and 2008’s crowd favourite „Let The Spirit“, but they also start improvising on other tracks. You surely cannot spend a more entertaining hour in those industrial surroundings!

  • Posted: October 1, 2011
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Michael Luger
  • Photography: Simon Brugner