Monday, September 03, 2007

"Dwayne of the Upper Regions"

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This was performed on June 29, 2007. Daughter of Force went to my high school in 1989. She's also known as the artist Lilah Freedland.

Brute Force is a strong voice and he writes some great pop songs. It was the first time I saw the band and it was with guitar, bass and drums. The songs have a psychedelia about it but not trippy overboard- really good pop songs. I think if someone else covered Bruce's songs they would miss out on his keyboard playing. I had a good time, even though it was hard to tell.

Peter's playing reminded me of Tom Verlaine+Richard Lloyd maybe a little Marc Ribot because of the "chunkiness" of the tone & sustain. The bass was low in the night's mix but I think it would have been way too loud if they raised the volume a little higher. Daughter of Bruce was a great presence too and the rhythm section.

This episode's links are Save Darfur, National Priorities Project, Veterans For Peace

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