Sgt. B wrote:Last show: Psychedelic Furs/The Church past Tuesday
Next show: Def Leppard/Styx/Tesla tonight
The Psychedelic Furs and The Church in one gig! I was a PF fan in the late 70s/early 80s & a Church fan primarily because of their late 80s song "Under the Milky Way Tonight." (that song is seriously one of my favorite songs ever - both beautiful & melancholy at the same time - the melody & vocals are very soothing to me & I never tire of it! http://youtu.be/g6jhpaX7fNQ) Saw PF at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom in the 80s & never saw The Church. It's funny for me to realize that I never bought/owned any albums by either group....rather I enjoyed hearing their music on the radio and at clubs & bars back then. They are not bands I'd go out of my way to see now (compared to - say - New Order, Depeche Mode & others from that era that I've seen in recent years), but they are cool "vintage bands" nonetheless.
Re your other gig...I will always hold a special place in my rock n roll heart for Styx ever since I heard the song Lady on the radio in 8th grade. I have enjoyed their music for decades & at least a half dozen live shows as well. At this point in time, I may not choose to see them again, but yeah - great band to "Light Up!" to, 70s style - haha. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfFGiTZZ-CU&sns=em
Somewhat oddly perhaps (although maybe not due to their style & heyday), Tesla & Def Leppard were never on my music radar, so I'm not familiar with their music as far as I know. Aren't they kinda 80s "Monsters of Rock-ish" kinda groups?
Haven't been to any "gigs" since the last time I posted...although I attended a very cool exhibit at the MCA today called "The Freedom Principle." http://www2.mcachicago.org/exhibition/t ... 65-to-now/ And come to think of it, I also went to a cool exhibit at Chicago's Cultural Center about the founding & evolution of "House Music" in Chicago.
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