Posted: Aug 28, 2006 9:31 pm
The Deadly Snakes played two killer shows this weekend. The Friday show was the official send-off. They played two full sets and three encores. BBQ played drums for one song and sang vocals for three others (Big Bird, Waddling Around, and Let It All Go). They played Cotton Stained Red, which I don't think I ever heard them play live before and ended with a drunken rendition of Louie Louie. I took some shitty videos on my digital camera, one of which can be viewed here:
Saturday was the real last show. They took requests, Pat Pantano played drums for a few songs, many shots were consumed, BBQ joined them again, and there was much dancing. The vibe was a lot cooler and looser on Saturday and it was one of the three best shows I've seen them play (out of 20 or so).
Watching them, I wondered why they never made it big. I don't know if its because they refused to play the industry game, or if its just because they were overlooked. Either way its a shame. Dan Burke wrote a great tribute here: http://www.stillepost.ca/boards/index.php?topic=56975.0