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Subject:Great Cover-Up Wrap-Up: Friday
Time:10:24 am
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After a bizzare conversation with my boss that day, I was ready for a drink or two. I took L.&C. out to dinner at Humble Pie as a thank you for taking care of the cats, then had to take L. home cause she wasn't feeling well, then back to King's for night 2 of the GCU.

Sean and spicyleesh were already there, and had caught part of the first band's soundcheck. J.&H. showed up pretty quickly, and the first band went on...

Kraftwerk 5 (or maybe even 6)
This provided my first "Holy Fuck that's cool!" moment of the GCU. Not to slight anyone that had gone before, but Holy Fuck it was cool. They were all in black with matching red ties, and standing very stoically in front of little keyboard stands. Pretty much spot on (even robotically swigging the beer from their bottles). The German banter in between songs lacked grammatical correctness (according to Native German H.), but it's not like I would have notice.

I'd like to apologize to everyone who showed up late that I gloated at. You guys don't really suck, but I DID WARN YOU TO SHOW UP EARLY. You guys had to start with ...

Runaways 4
They rocked, it's true, but the Runaways only had one hit ("Cherry Bomb"), which was carefully saved until the end. I'm not sure if that's the right way to do it or not. You run the risk of folks going "Who the Hell are these guys?" the whole time. Maybe better to start with the hit, and go to the lesser known stuff. Better to have two hits to work with, at least. Singing drummers are always cool, though, and the hair was "rockin'". I went to get a beer, and came back to...

The Band 5
I seem to remember the keyboardist from last time, but I couldn't tell you who it was. Of course they did "Cripple Creek", and "The Weight", but pulled the punch by not playing "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". I'm not sure what to make of that. I'm sure there was a political correctness issue involved, but that slight bit of incorrectness would have been totally forgoten after the next band...

Lynyrd Skynyrd 3
Sounding more like Kid Rock than Ronnie Van Zant and drinking Jim Beam (or apple juice in a Jim Beam bottle) the lead singer had some problems that were totally eclipsed by the large Confederate Flag that they hung (upside down, in my opinion). Even the real band hasn't done that since the 80's. The crowd seemed to be strongly divided between those who were having none of it, and those who ate it up. This was all cleared out by...

Dead Kennedys 5
I should give this a four, because they should have done like more songs, instead of the three they did. Still, the between song ranting was totally spot on, and the songs they did ("California Über Alles", "Holiday in Cambodia", and some other one I didn't recognize) got the 30 year olds to mosh and squeal. I believe there will be sore backs and unexplained bruises this morning. After DK, it seemed like a massive amount of time passed before we got to see...

Mötley Crüe 3
The problem with being the last band is that you're the last band. The only time I've seen it work is with the Ramones. These guys had all the clothes, but they just didn't quite have the sound. The makeup was good, and there was a fog machine. I'm also not sure about doing the Crüe cover of "Smoking in the Boy's Room", but I can't really take off points for that.

Ok, time to get to work today (work at home, that is).
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Time:2003-12-06 01:29 pm (UTC)
oh wow, who did kraftwerk?!!

hey, did sean get you the donation to wxdu?
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Time:2003-12-06 11:00 pm (UTC)
I couldn't tell. The only band I knew so far was you and the Big Black guys. Sean got me the toys today. Thanks!
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