I’d heard of the Secret Machines, but I hadn’t gotten around to actually listen to them. But back in 2004(?) I found myself at a small music festival and they were performing. They created a nice wall of sound and a good groove, really pleasant. I remember thinking “this sounds so good, but I will be sooo disappointed when I hear this shit on record”. And I was.
Still today I’m no fan of the Secret Machines. But at that concert they kicked ass.