Knock it off, shut up and pass the dip
Posts By: Helen Bach
emo Russian Roulette
your reputation is important to me
They did good.. not great
I’m a happily miserable girl
Do I offend you?
What the hell was I thinking?
Safe noodles with a crunch
a sobbing stinking clumsy mess of humans
painful and maniacal screaming
James Brown meets Cyndi Lauper dance moves
Biographies are crazy things.
Campy yes, but with a mug like you get away with it.
I spent the year in my own personal time warp.
bitching diva to rock and roll queen
He morphed into Elvis the Pelvis
it’s easy to forget how much you love Squeeze.
Its 1983 again!
Yeah he’s on a cool stage but he’s just a guy with a mic.
I spend so much time digging for negative
I crossed it off the bucket list
The suited guards make sure no lawn dweller gets too close to the seated privileged
Do some analytics
I let the visual kill my logic
Listen to the evolution
Who cares right?
The serial killer everyone described as nice and quiet- a perfect neighbor
Lather, rinse, repeat
So turn it up!
A brilliant songwriter a peaceful man with brazen idealist with a love of life.
Becker clearly stated at show start that they would be doing the hits
Some people create art with an instrument and some with a paint brush and then there are those who are talented enough to do both.
an acoustic version of I’m not Down, dedicated to me- cuz they know its my theme song
In my never ending quest to scare the shit out of myself I find this video from Pembrokeshire UK’s own Ravenheart does the trick.
Make it happen
They’re emotional surrogates so I can carry on with my day to day.
I reviewed this out of order….didja notice?
Some excellent visuals and a whole shit load of motherfuckering
I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to stay forever in this envelope of warmth.
Remember when Helen Bach used to co-edit rock nyc? Years ago now, but we are still close. Here is an early live review from 2009
Suppose its a case of when one door closes another opens cuz for all his missing lyrics- he kicks your ass on flute and every other instrument he touches.
The choppy dance music ushered my teen aged punk angst. But with Andy Gill as the only ‘original’ member was I seeing Gang of Four or was it just a cover band now? If you lose the vocalist, can they be the same band?
The question for a die hard fan like me is.. is this the English Beat? Dave Wakeling the only original member and there is still the UK Beat with Ranking Roger, we’re the children of this sad divorce. Wakeling gets custody of us Americans…or do we get custody of him?
Meloy was more than MC and engaged with the crowd in fun hand clapping games and sing back. You’d expect him to be shy but he was that nerdy guy that cracked the class up. The problem is I couldn’t hear a lot of what he was saying but.. I did here the following “hey yeah ok” and ‘chips and salsa’.
How on Earth can you listen to a band like X and sit that still as if you’re listening to a financial planner giving you tips on how to save for retirement. THIS WAS A ROCK SHOW.
But I figure it this way. How many gigs of Billy and his band X did I sneak into? I robbed the guy easily ten bucks each time back in the day- so me, I’m in. I owe him for the absolute joy he and X gave me.
The crowd was amazingly engaged, unlike other audiences I have endured the group assembled in Worcester tore the roof off in sheer volume of lyrics- and not just for the ‘classics’, this was an audience of fans
The UK invasion isn’t very invasive any longer. And when you aren’t quite sure what to think, grade C covers it all. You’re all average and hey.. that’s ok