Posted: Nov 5, 2007 3:37 pm
Coathangers are awful. Brutal Knights record ain't any good, either, I've heard enough Zeke in my life already.
Psychedelic Horseshit, Knugen Faller, Hue Blanc, Lamps, Cheater Slicks, Homostupids, Pink Reason, probably forgetting some and haven't heard everything. Heard the 'Gangbangs LP the other night, and it sounded really good.
Biggest disappointments that I keep hearing everyone mention for best album - Hex Dispensers (rote genre workout) and Golden Boys (listened a dozen times and couldn't name a song). Both are running on past achievements, or something. Neither is awful, but they don't compare to the ones listed above.
I heard that Chicago show sucked for every band, and they were all better in Milwaukee the next night. Cococoma's a good live band (every time), but their records are just average. Headache City's gone down the toilet, used to love 'em but I couldn't even make it through their set on Saturday. Everything Kevin said about Hue Blanc is true, very honest and the music is dense and not a "first listen" deal. I think Cheater Slicks are a fair comparison, not musically but in terms of difficulty. They don't play to or for anyone, which is part of their magic as well as the madness behind their flaws (and there are many).