Rock show for the ages: Peru Ubu’s David Thomas, Suicide Commandos, Bush Tetras
I highly recommend you click through to the youtube site and watch the video in high quality.
I drove into the big city of Mpls. Saturday night
and saw a legendary rock show that exceeded my outrageous expectations. I wasn’t planning to record the show but as it got rolling I decided to give a try with my digital camera’s video mode.
The concert was a benefit for Laura Kennedy of the Bush Tetras who just got a liver transplant.
One of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Nick & Eddie’s is a great little restaurant with a lousy sound system.
I never saw Pere Ubu or Suicide Commandos back in the day but I played their LP’s until the grooves were smooth.
Mr. Thomas and The Commandos were explosively sublime together. David Thomas’s voice is a musical genre all its own.
Sorry for the vid quality – let’s pretend I was consciously shooting for a punk aesthetic ;^} I didn’t think my camera’s video recorder would work in the low light so I just held it at waist level, vaguely pointed it, and hoped it would grab the sound while I did my herky-jerky happy dance.
Whiskey glass in foreground and backing vocals by Samuel Z Ross, the best damned 5th grade teacher of the postmodern era.