Hahahahah! Full Fathom Five made the shortlist for "worst live act". And I wonder why.
Heh; I didn't even notice that. Must have repressed the memory or something.
Ahem. It seems a few voters were at that particular Stereolab show.
Heh; that'd explain it.
Mind you, I'd probably class most of the live-imitations-of-electronic-dance-music concept acts in the same category. Like the various acts who thought it'd be a novel idea to play drum & bass with an actual drum kit and an actual bass guitar; after the 5 or so minutes it takes for the novelty to wear off, it grates. There is a reason why electronic/dance music can get away with being played by a DJ off a record.Mind you, there are a few bands who do 'live electronica' and pull it off splendidly; Sydney band Prop are one.
(Not that they're particularly electronic, other than a few old modular synths and a Rhodes, but you know what I mean...)