Posted: Oct 28, 2007 9:30 pm
getting off the doorman shit list was as easy as giving him a deck of vintage porn playing cards I found in one of the few remaining adult bookstores here 'bouts. '75 and marked "lez"
back inside the Mantles had a partial Byrds jangle as the opener, a little moody
Nice Smile looked weathered and sounded toneful with that stepped down proto grunge. Ended on a nice up tempo toe tapper.
Hex Dispensers rolled in and slayed
Harold Ray surprised me again with a cowboy look and a Tony Joe White sound. He hasn't or didn't dip into swamp rock but I tried to offer a a few chosen shouts like "you acid damaged fucks look aweful" and the trio of aging sisters mounted a defense. "This isn't Russia, I got freedom of speech!"
Haunted George and Jimmy Hole dressed up and polished the sound, talk about swamp rock! When they did that Hex Dispensers song out on a Hook and Crook 45, I zipped over and bought it at the products table.
So far so good, then it was time to welcome the class of '64, take one slow Rolling Stones song from an early album have the bad sit in chairs, the crowd rolled off in droves. Thus went The Duke and Duchess.
Coco Nut Cool Outs who seemed to be a much needed pick me up, fun rock.
The South Bay Surfers butchered the 6ts by playing two songs at once.
Rusty Q filled in off bass charts in the pages of a notebook on the stage floor.
The Pets exploded in a set that was all uptempo and snappy, a crowd pleezer.
What can you say about the Real Kids that has not been experienced before? They live up to the hype..