Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Wails From the Crypt: An Occasional Series

Okay, here's the greatest archaeological excavation since Heinrich Schlieman unearthed the city of Troy.

From approximately 1988, at Kenny's Castaways in fabled Greenwich Village, please enjoy The Souvenirs -- aka Gerry Devine and the Hi-Beams aka The Floor Models 2.0 -- covering The Left Banke's great "She May Call You Up Tonight."

That's from a previously presumed lost VHS tape featuring our entire opening set, and at some point I'm gonna post some more from it, including a blistering cover of Paul Revere and the Raiders' "Him or Me (What's It Gonna Be?)."

And yes, that's some asshole whose name rhymes with Sleeve Nimels on keyboards.

[h/t Brian Smith]


steve simels said...

Note to self: blurry videos of decades old performances of one of my old.bands less linteresting to readers than expected.

Anonymous said...

Not uninteresting, just difficult to watch. I recommend just listening, a very good performance!

Captain Al

Dave said...

A terrific performance of one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums.

Dave F

Anonymous said...

Re;covering the Raiders -
for me it's top down, Fender sound at 8,Hungry,Good Thing Just LIke Me...
A smart band whose songs are worth covering.