OK man – this was concert week for me. The Melvins at the 40 Watt in Athens on Monday and Concrete Blonde at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. Probably gonna see more concerts soon. It’s a rock and roll summer.
The Melvins concert was a hot sweaty mess. Seriously, it was 95 degrees outside and at least that hot inside. The 40 Watt needs some damn ceiling fans! The show was a 70 minute assault on your eyes and ears. Normally, I’d like a longer show. However the extreme heat combined with the all-out intensity of the music had me completely spent and almost relieved it was over. The Melvins were wearing absurd clothing reminiscent of 1950’s science-fiction. Highly enjoyable.
The Concrete Blonde concert was a little more tame but excellent still. I was situated near the front. Johnette Napilotano, lead singer, bass player and songwriter for Concrete Blonde looked and sounded great. She is still my favorite vocalist in Rock & Roll. I am still crushing on her. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve always had a female bass player fetish too.
Concrete Blonde were the perfect choice to be the special feature* for this week. I didn’t plan on dedicating the entire second hour of the show to this feature, but that’s what ended up happening. I guess I couldn’t make up my mind which songs to play, so I played as many good ones as I could in an hour.
So here it is…the rockin’ playlist. Yes, the rockin’ playlist!
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Begin The Begin – R. E. M.
Sinkhole – Drive-By Truckers
Stuck In The Metal – Eagles Of Death Metal
Equilibrium – Satchel
Flowers In The Rain – Stress
Tighten Up – The Black Keys
Déja Vu Ultraman – Stagger Stagger Crawl
Blame, Etc. – The Afghan Whigs
I Have To Laugh – Mudhoney
Roof With A Hole – Meat Puppets
Where’s The Manuel? – Dramarama
Searchin’ – Brant Bjork
Dragon’s Song – Blitzen Trapper
Run With Me Run – The Black Hollies
Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) – Concrete Blonde*
Your Haunted Head – Concrete Blonde*
Run Run Run – Concrete Blonde*
Days And Days – Concrete Blonde*
Jonestown – Concrete Blonde*
Mandocello – Concrete Blonde*
Scene Of A Perfect Crime – Concrete Blonde*
One Of My Kind – Concrete Blonde*
Woman To Woman – Concrete Blonde*
Roxy – Concrete Blonde*
True – Concrete Blonde*
Happy Birthday – Concrete Blonde*
Long Time Ago – Concrete Blonde*
God Is A Bullet – Concrete Blonde*