Monday, December 15, 2014

Recording: Cellphone

Artist: Cellphone

Song: Whiplash [second version] [Metallica cover]

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

Cellphone - Whiplash

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.

Closing things out downstairs, Cellphone attempted to ride the lightning with some frenzy-fast thrashbursts — getting through their setlist quickly enough that they had time to close out their set by replaying the first one they'd played.

[photo by Vince]

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