Monday, December 15, 2014

Recording: B-17

Artist: B-17

Song: Personality Crisis [New York Dolls cover]

Recorded at Comfort Zone ("DEATH TO T.O. IV: A Halloween Covers Show"), October 30, 2014.

B-17 - Personality Crisis

Once again Dan Burke and Elliott Jones celebrated Hallowe'en by turning the Silver Dollar and Comfort Zone into a giant, non-stop musical frenzy, with nearly twenty bands doing mini cover sets. The bands — several of which were constructed just for the occasion — all took the task seriously, putting a lot of work not only into the music but also costumes and all the little things to enhance their tributes. The only downside of the night was that with so many bands on the bill, it was impossible to stage-manage a consistently efficient staggering between the stages, so that it didn't take long for bands upstairs and downstairs to be playing simultaneously, forcing the crowd to make hard decisions on who to see and who to miss. Otherwise, it was a fabulously fun rock'n'roll marathon of a night.

Taking the prize for best costumes and best job at embodying the spirit of the group they were covering, B-17 were fabulously glam/fey/trash talking. Clint Rogerson was in full David Johansen frontman mode, so the Arthur Kane bassman duty fell to Disraelis' Cam Jingles. With their feather boas and Noo Yawk accents, this was as close as you could get to Max's Kansas City, 1974 without a time machine.

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