Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ah, The Suburbs

-- by Dave

I'm in the throes of book work today. I'm listening to my recently acquired copy of Ladies and Gentlemen, The Suburbs Have Left the Building and remembering how great this band was. Thought that, since I may be slow posting today, I'd at least share.

My friends Bob Leamer, Clarke Fletcher, and a pack of us who'd all traveled out from Moscow for a weekend away saw these guys at an underground bar on the Ave in Seattle back in spring of 1983. We were already fans. "Cows" was a bit of a novelty song, but great stuff; I personally liked "Eyesight" (not in this collection) and "Girlfriend" and "Drinking With an Angel" the best.

I don't remember a lot about the show except that it rocked very loudly from start to finish.

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