Monday, March 17, 2008

And So I Ran To The Rock.

I was actually sick over the last week (you know, as opposed to faking it to get time off work), and so wasn't able to write reviews of any of the bands I saw. In order to catch up, I will now attempt to give 25 word or less summations of each.

Dynamo - Dangerously close to a wedding band. Dramatically unattractive lead singer. A horn section that looks like they think they're in another room. Destructively bad.

Jay Reatard - Didn't spit on anyone.

The Dirtbombs - Seriously fucking ruled it. Old guys rocking out. When they started into 'Ain't No Sunshine' I could've died. But instead I danced.

The Diamond Sea - Keep getting better. Best band in Melbourne? Certainly up there.

Flesh vs Venom - First three songs were as good as I've ever seen them. Post-technical difficulties they seem grumpy. The new songs sound good.

And, come to think of it, that's about it.


Natasha said...

I saw The Dirtbombs at Golden Plains, and nearly peed my pants when they started playing a cover of Underdog. It made me go home and dig out my Sly and the Family Stone cds and have a funky party for one in my living room.

Mel said...

Secretly I want to be a wedding singer. It gives you license to be really enjoyably shithouse.

The Dirtbombs are probably my new favourite band.

Hope you're feeling better.

Natasha said...

Mel I am totally in agreement about the fabulousness of wedding singing, as epitomised by the genius rendition of Total Eclipse Of The Heart in the The Wedding Crashers, which was probably the funniest moment in that film.

Pete recreated it splendidly at karaoke a few months back..."I fuckin need you more than ever!" etc. I wept with joy.