Great Article !! Looking forward to this !!
Thanks for the memories and revelations. I, too, was raised on Creem. I first saw Gentlemen Afterdark in 1983 at UofA's Louie's Lower Level. I loved every minute of it and was quite intrigued. I still remember some of your song lyrics!
Brian, hope the show went well. I would have loved to be there. Good to know you are still kickin"! I always felt that there should have been a thicker pad on that ceiling corner over the stage at the Jar. I miss your shows.
Still free in Poway,
Brian, Thank You for the bittersweet memories!! You have always been very passionate in whatever you are doing. Please never give up your writing!!
Kudos. This was a good read. Keep playing. Keep writing!
We could have crossed paths so many times and we never did. Amazing story. My favorite line:
Being in Gentlemen Afterdark showed me how easy it was to confuse insecurity with self-belief.
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Weird Al rules! Here is a guy that has taken some of the shittiest songs known to man and improved them tenfold by his unique and intelligent approach to them. He has also taken a few songs that didn't suck (for example "Smells Like Teen Spirit" & his kick ass tribute to the Stones in the medley "The Rolling Stones Polka") and made them cool as well in his own right. Let's all hope he lives to be 150 years old and is still spry enough to tour!
Good music from a good dude and it's not adult contemporary! Here's to music that doesn't sound like its from Tucson.
my homeboy is true blue and a lover of his craft[s]....
This is the worst review of an upcoming show I've ever read. You seem to have a problem with DG that centers around them being elusive and on their own page, for better or worse. Why that's a negative thing in your eyes I don't really get. But more importantly, whether you love them or hate them--and it'll be one or the other with these guys--this is an article about an upcoming show that some people would likely have attended if you had just given more information about the band and not badmouthed them for subjective reasons.
They showed up. They played for 75 minutes of nonstop fury. They brought it. Enough said. You lose.
Shoot. Is Timmothy's comment going to have 10-12 dislikes?
I'm sure the 10 or 12 people who actually purchase and listen to these "albums" will enjoy them.
we get it troy, you have a girlfriend
I think people put up with it because the search for and the insistence on authenticity becomes a bore. There's a bunch of bands (Sleaford Mods for one example) offering the idea that they're the genuine article, what-you-see-is-what-you-get, all that. They slag off Paul Weller (for other example) for no longer being what-you-see-is-what-you-get. It's a weird kind of stasis and gets dull after about the sixth Youtube hit.
So maybe you-might-not-even-get-to-see-it slippery elusiveness becomes the only game in town. Even if they're no shows in your town. (That last bit just came to me.)
this is bad ass music viva Jons!!!!!
Did I miss it? How can on buy the album?
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