September 14, 2004

too much fun

We had Too Much Fun Saturday night at Fur Peace Station, and Bill Kirchen, Johnny Castle and Jack O'Dell tore the roof off the place with incredible music and joyful personality. Some of the guys that were in Bill's workshop told me it was going to be a great show, but frankly I had no idea how great. I know you're familiar with Bill's guitar -- just think back to "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen. That speed-guitar riff? That's Bill. He still plays the same Telecaster, except that the finish is worn down to bare wood after 30 years. And he plays that Tele like an evil genius, alternately striking sparks of fire, coaxing out dreamlike waves of sound, and honking it like a diesel rig under full load. For the entire first set, all I could say was Oh. My. God. It was thunderously good.

So your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go see this guy. For you local valley types, he's playing the Freight & Salvage in Berzerkeley on Nov 5th, and Sweetwater in Mill Valley the next night. Maybe see you there, eh?

Posted by Gene at September 14, 2004 08:12 PM | TrackBack
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