Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Smell of Burning Paisley

The Rain Parade - Live in Atlanta, GA (1985)

I'm one of those guys who love that whole Paisley Underground movement, regardless of how it's perceived and often derided by folks. The neo-psychedelic flowering of the early 80s hit me right between the eyes, musically. (I'll go on at length about the Battle of the Garages LPs some other post, believe me.) And is there a better example of this than "You Are My Friend"? I don't know, I really don't. It's such a damn, damn, damn beautiful tune with a melody that I can't get out of my head once it's slithered itself inside. Hopefully it will nest inside of yours too. Then the snakes in our heads will have friends to play with!

This is a very powerful live show, though I'll admit I have better sounding Rain Parade gigs in the archives. There will be more, but until then...shit.


tommy said...

i loved/love the rain parade
matt pucci is one of the great guitarists

the battle of the garage bands
we are the trip and were comin at you
thats me
paisley 4ever

Anonymous said...

Where is the link to the Rain Parade live shows in your Archive?

gomonkeygo said...

The link to any show will always be below the photo, with the venue and date listed if known. This is the only Rain Parade I've got up and available to share right now. Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by.