Thursday, January 03, 2013

Primitive Sound System, Chuck Daly & Jake Casualty at D.C.'s Tavern - This One's Got Balls!

Hello Y'all,
My friend and long time bandmate once had a business card that read, Mark Maloof - Chug Metal Guitarist - "If Your Band Needs Balls!"  It made me laugh out loud when I first saw it.  If I remember correctly our friend Liz made him the card.  It was definitely meant to be funny or even ironic but truth be told Mark could have made more bands than I'd like to think sound a million times better.  Regardless of genre the one thing all bands need is balls.  Balls to do exactly what they want to do ad not give a shit what others think.  And of course, I prefer bands that could possibly cause an earthquake at the right volume.  Aggression is not the same as balls.  Many performers are aggressive but they don't necessarily have balls.  Most performance art sucks for this reason.

The Melvins have balls.  Flipper have balls.  Bo Diddley has balls.  Fela has balls.  Miles Davis has balls.  Mavis Staples has balls.  Marva Whitney has balls.  You get the point.  I can also go into a long list of bands that don't have balls but think they have balls.  But I try never to write any negative reviews and that would certainly be just that.  Though that would be a great series of reviews… Attack Attack! - "Balless."  Next….

For the longest time I thought Rush were balless.  I don't get their music at all.  Beyond all the problems that I think are obvious the sound of their records are all treble no bass.  This from a band led by a bass player and a drummer who can't possibly buy enough drums to make himself sound good.  Talk about overcompensating.  It wasn't that I didn't listen.  I tried, especially after I began playing music.  Our band got lumped into the Math Rock genre and most people's Prog point of reference was Yes or Rush.  I dislike both of those bands equally.  About six months ago Chuck Daly - aka DJ WIthANewNameEveryTimeHeSpins - pulled the first Rush record out of his bag.  Not to be rude but I had to pull the, technically this my DJ gig night and with that said… there will be ABSOLUTELY NO RUSH.  I don't have many rules to listening to music and I live to hear something new.  He convinced me i'd be pleasantly surprised and holy shit, he was not wrong.  For the past six months it has become the most played record in my studio.  For some reason or another some bands lose their balls.  Oh well.

From what I know Chuck is a bit under the weather and he was supposed to bring a surprise guest.  That may not be happening but I will have my big box o' band that gots balls.

See you there!

- pat.

Primitive Sound System
"Audio Visual Triumphs and Disasters" -

Thursday, January 3rd - 9PM to Closing
Pat. James Longo - Primitive Sound System
Chuck Daly - DJ Influenza!
and special guest… Jake Casualty!

D.C.'s Tavern
505 8th Street
Between Jefferson and Madison
Hoboken, New Jersey
PH: 201-792-5550


Bands Them That Got Balls:

There are way too many to list so just come by and listen.