Sunday, November 8, 2015

Recording: Biblical

Artist: Biblical

Songs: I Can't Explain/I Can See for Miles [The Who covers]

Recorded at Lee's Palace (DEATH TO T.O. V), October 30, 2015.

Biblical - I Can't Explain/I Can See for Miles

For its massive fifth year of Hallowe'en covers, DEATH TO T.O. upsized from its home at The Silver Dollar/Comfort Zone to Lee's Palace and the Dance Cave. That allowed it to keep its sprawling two-stage upstairs/downstairs dynamic even as it accommodated a bigger crowd than ever. Besides curating no fewer than seventeen (!) short sets, Dan Burke and Elliot Jones also kept things running on schedule, with one set starting quite crisply as the one on the other stage ended for nearly the whole night. And as always, the bands put in a lot of work — not just musically, but a lot of the time in trying to capture the look and mannerisms of the band they were covering.

Perhaps just a titch less engrossing than last year's spectacular Black Sabbath covers set, this still had all of the elements in place — Nick Sewell with Roger Daltrey's mic-swinging mojo, Andrew Scott with John Entwistle's skeleton costume, and (perhaps best of all) Jay Anderson unleashing his inner Keith Moon. At the end of this pairing, I thought he was simply going to explode in a fireball, Spinal Tap style.

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