Last Thursday, I went to see MuskyBoy play in his band. I thought it was pretty cool that he a) took up guitar again so close to AARP membership, and B) that he had the guts to form a band and play live. And they played classic rock with some Bowie. So it couldn't be all that bad...could it?
When I got there, the band was warming up. I sat down and chatted with a buddy...and waited...for 90 long minutes. At least Stray Cats was on in the background. Anyway, when it came close to the start, Musky was getting a little nervous.
As they got ready to go on, I realized that this was a celebrity look-alike band (except for the one non-descript guitar player and Musky). The drummer was the live version of the school bus driver from the Simpsons. The bass player, who was pretty good was a clone of Kyle Gass of Tenacious D fame. And the lead singer was the love child between Buddy Holly and Larry Bud Melman.
During the first song, they showed their nerves a little bit. But they got a lot tighter quickly as soon as they lost their nerves.
And honestly, the biggest problem all night was that Musky's guitar wasn't loud enough for the first 1/3 of the set. Musky was, honestly, good. I was a little hesitant about the singer, but he really committed himself to each song, and was obviously having a good time.
The concert was a complete success especially since they hadn't been together for all that long. I had a great time, and would go see them again.
Nix all Stones covers, unless they are little known. Or you take it in a different direction. How about "Connections" or "I wanna be your lover" or one of my favorites "Shine a Light"?
I would love to see Setzer's "Bobby's Back" or "Haunted River" as well. I think you guys could really knock those out.
Losing steam here, but maybe Dave on vocals for "Keep on Rockin in the Free World."
Now if I could only get off my ass and see a Big Drag show.