Monday, February 4, 2008

Sending You a Postcard

Green On Red - Live at Zeche, Bochum, Germany (10-4-1985) Part 1
Green On Red - Live at Zeche, Bochum, Germany (10-4-1985) Part 2

Yowza! I still get goosebumps when I listen to Green on Red - great hackleberry sized buboes all over my body that itch and swell and eventually explode in glorious Technicolor. No, wait, that's the Plague.

Okay. There are bands that define moments in the pop culture zeitgeist and Green on Red were one of them. The early 80s actually had quite a few bands like this, but GoR did it best. They put a whole bunch of stuff together - garage, punk, psychedelia, country, blues and old fashioned rock 'n' roll - and created a pure beast from it, a slouching, lumbering, screaming drunk of a beast but pure nonetheless.

From the first moment I saw the cover of Gas, Food, Lodging I knew something special had been achieved. That record just FELT right! And LOOKED right! And, boy, did it SOUND right! Still does. And this live recording (transferred from a vinyl bootleg, I think) is a near-perfect summing up of GoR from that time. Listen to the album and listen to this live show back-to-back, it'll do ya good.

Oh, yeah - go buy their shit!


bob said...


gomonkeygo said...

Thanks, 'bob' - glad you stopped by!

Anonymous said...

Rock on you big head - THANKS a lot!

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to repost it, please?