Saturday, June 05, 2010

The Present Day Garage Band Refuses to Die

The Them/Shadows of Knight clasic "Gloria." As rendered by The Floor Models.

Recorded live at the Other End Cafe on Bleecker Street in fabulous Greenwich Village. Saturday night October 9, 1982, sometime around 12:30 AM




Hey, I know it's self-indulgent, but it's a slow weekend.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

God save "The Floor Models"!!!!!

Those were some great shows at "The Other End".

Any chance of a live recording of "Popular Culture" existing?

ROTP(lumber)

billy b said...

Nice job, stevie.

Brooklyn Girl said...

I vote for "Hearts in Her Eyes" next. :-)

Anonymous said...

One of my all-time favorite Flo Mo performances. There were also some killer Kinks tunes in the set as I recall . . . . AP

Anonymous said...

But AP:

Live "Popular Culture"? I believe it was never demoed.

ROTP(lumber)

Anonymous said...

Plus,we had less armpit hair than Patti Smith !
GB

Anonymous said...

Hey, ROTP, I am just enough of a pack rat that it might yet turn up. - AP

Anonymous said...

Excellent, please look when you get the energy and the chance.

ROTP(lumber)

steves said...

That Nimels guy really kicks out the jams on this.

(And is that the "Redding" bass that Grahame illegally sold to me pictured in the photo?)

Rinjo Njori! said...

There is a little Flestones vibe to it...

Anonymous said...

GB, did you really have to mention Patti Smith's armpit hair? I was having such a nice day. Seriously, I know she is punk priestess pioneeress and all that, but Patti Smith ruined this song for me (and she nearly ruined So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star also), but Steve, I mean, Sleeve, saved it. - AP

MBowen said...

Any guy who can't deal with a little female underarm hair is a sissy, not fit to associate with real women.

Anyway, a year after this clip, I make my first trip from the great white north of the Finger Lakes to the Bottom Line. Richard Thompson is making his first post-Linda tour. His opening act plays some kick-ass tunes, but he really comes alive during a version of "Gloria" that lasts for about 10 minutes or so. During his rap we find out that "she knocks on my door...ooh, yeah, she knocks on my door...yeah, she knocks on my door...she got a knock just like Al Jackson, Jr. ...." He also walks out onto one of those tables perpendicular to the stage halfway down, hands the person sitting in front of him his guitar pick, and indicates when she should strum while he fretted. It was absolutely crazy, and T-Bone Burnett was only the opening act! Looking it up at the Bottom Line website, it seems that T-Bone's buddy Warren Zevon showed up for the previous night's show...damn!