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re: Non-Phish Show Of The Day Thread (Posted on 12/18/12 at 3:19 pm to MondayMorningMarch)
I'm on my second go round of the Sex Pistols in BR.
Must have been an awesome show.
Just call me "late to the party." That was the best $3.50 I ever spent!!
Apparently, I got the last 3 tickets to the show. I'd just flown in to BR from Canton,OH after visiting my dad and heard the promo on the radio on the way home from Ryan Field. Hauled arse to the rekkid store on College Dr and bought 'em out. My ears are still ringing.
Any stories from the show itself?
I was too young to attend but remember seeing the show covered on local TV news (that's how big a deal it was). I've never forgotten a station (WAFB?) interviewing some shitkicker with a cowboy hat and mustache, asking him why he was at a punk rock concert. "Cuz they rock" he replied, "They ROCK LAHK HAIL".
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re: Non-Phish Show Of The Day Thread (Posted on 12/18/12 at 4:45 pm to Kafka) Image: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/BoiEspvBW_Y/0.jpg
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Legendary blues guitarist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown visits Loyola University, New Orleans to play a concert showcasing his unique blend of blues, country and Louisiana funk and Cajun, as part of a master class in playing music. He also takes some time to explain his approach to writing and playing music to the student audience.
I've seen Gatemouth about 20-30 times from small bars in Mandeville to large music festivals and all places in between. Probably Louisiana's most gifted musician. He could cover blues, country, cajun, big band, boogie, jazz, rock, texas swing, and everything thing else.
Born in Louisiana but raised on the Texas side, he ended up living the later years in Slidell. Katrina forced him to move and destroyed everything he owned. He passed away shortly after in Orange, TX where he relocated and grew up on the Texas side.
This concert doesnt' have all of Gate's Express backing him but it does feature Louisiana Le Roux's David Peters on drums and Joe Krown on keys. I wish this concert had big Eric Demmer on sax b/c he could play no one else. I'll try to find something with him.
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re: Non-Phish Show Of The Day Thread (Posted on 12/18/12 at 8:18 pm to Kafka)
Any stories from the show itself? I was too young to attend but remember seeing the show covered on local TV news (that's how big a deal it was). I've never forgotten a station (WAFB?) interviewing some shitkicker with a cowboy hat and mustache, asking him why he was at a punk rock concert. "Cuz they rock" he replied, "They ROCK LAHK HAIL".
I was there before the doors opened. I was hanging out in the line next to two NYC punks who were absolutely pissed they had to fly all the way to BR to catch the show. I found it humerous that "punks" could afford to fly anywhere. The made sure to let me know how shitty BR was.
The band hit the stage and it was louder n shite. Sid had "Gimme a fix" scrawled across his chest in marks-a-lot. He was a real shitty player. Steve Jones absolutely carried the band. We spat at Johnny Rotten a lot. He was kind enough to spit back and denegrate us as much as possible.
I need to listen back to the show to see if it reconnects some of my synapses from that night. I was so happy to see it resurface on YT awhile back, but I just never think about downloading it. All-in-all, everyone had a great time!
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