Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Living in the Material World

Well, isn't this the darnedest thing.



I mean, I dig Todd Rundgren and Joe Jackson as much as the next guy. But a badass string quartet named Ethel? Didn't see that coming, I'll tell you that.

10 comments:

TMink said...

WOW. Serious power pop cred between those two! Not great sound, but it is TV. Cool find.

Trey

Kid Charlemagne said...
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Kid Charlemagne said...

Saw this live at the beautiful Warner Theater here in D.C.

Jackson and Rundgren toured together a few years ago with each getting a solo set during the show. At the concert I saw, Joe blew Todd off the stage. But, when the two got together to do this (w/Ethel), it was magical. The highpoint of the show no doubt.

Cleveland Bob said...

I saw these giants on tour with Ethel about two years ago.

Although I've prolly seen him 8 or 10 times in my life and have remained a big fan, Todd was just okay. Joe, on the other hand, was fantastic as was Ethel.

ny ethel fan! :) said...

More video of ETHEL

For anyone who's in NY - ETHEL has 2 shows (7 & 10pm) on Saturday 10/27 @ The Monkey (37 W 26th St, 12th Floor, NY) with rock quartet Electric Kompany.

Here is video of Electric Kompany

billy pilgrim said...

I saw this tour, too. Had like fourth row seats.

In addition to "While my guitar...."
Ethel and Joe also helped Todd crank "Black Maria" up to eleven.

nysteve said...

Joe may be a god and all that, but he's an obnoxious SOB...and he looks like one of those piggie people on that episode of "Twilight Zone" with the masks.

Mister Pleasant said...

What, no viola solo?

Mr. Costello has been down this road a bit with the Brodsky Quartet, but I must say this rocks out in comparison.

Todd's great though Joe Jackson is the Man. I need to dust of his second album, which was released in a weird packaging experiment on 7" 45rpms in a box.

Rest in peace, George. Your light is still shining.

dave™© said...

Kind of interesting, considering Todd's love-hate relationship with the individual Beatles over the years. Esp. George, who grabbed credit for "producing" one of the Badfinger hits Todd worked on.

dave™© said...

Speaking of Black Maria...