Bertil Peterson's Birthday Bash!
General Patton and His Privates
V is for Villians, We Killed The Lion
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmDouble Door
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.doubledoor.com/event/203127/
A quick lyrical run through this disc leaves you with the impression these guys have 9-5 or graveyard jobs, who, after a burrito and some trash T.V., will help save the world like Superman by 1) kicking the neighborhood bully's ass because they care, and 2) jamming rock's liberation at their local bar.
Musically, they are all over the place, refreshingly so, the songs' styles are diverse. "Twilight" falls heavy, "Groove" tinges blues, "Wasted" pulls a slow steady draught out of the tap. Half the songs are about drinking. Not crying in your beer, but laughing with it. To these soldiers, the pain of reality is for people who can't handle the joys of alcohol. Then they throw a line at you like "Water"s drifting:
"I finally realized I'm just a water sign
I was born a cancer in the middle of July"
You notice other clever things: In incestuous "Gypsy", The Munster's theme riffs through what can only be a family of inbred monsters. "Aye, I am high" replaces "Aiee, ya, ya, yaiee" for "Arturo's". And if you don't watch out, you'll learn a little music theory in "Seven" which nicely closes the album.
And it's a good album, one that will strike you immediately with performance, then later with content--again and again and again...
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