8/5/06 - Howlin' Thurstons,
Ronnie Lake, and
Outpatients in NYC
SATURDAY night August 5th was my monthly SURF-ROCK SHINDIG...we had a great
The HOWLIN' THURSTONS opened; have these guys ever sounded better? I doubt
it! been practicing, guys? they seemed like a rejunivated band;
they are far more rock n roll than surf.....with more than a nod to Link
Wray....works for me!
THE CLAMS did their trad surf thing next; DAN-O CLAM gets a surf-music
crowd in the mood very quickly, and sistains it the whole set; new member
KNICKERS CLAM on bass was introduced (she could be my granddaughter....well,
almost...she's a great bass player, and yeah, what the Hell, she's adorable too;
well so is DAN-O and drummer BRAIN CLAMMAGE)....OK I've lost it, clearly
Third, it was RONNIE LAKE; she chose a beautiful Hawaiian dress over the
leather, and I swear, the band was just smokin'; people ranting and raving
the whole set; thanks to DAN-O for the use of his amp...)
The OUTPATIENTS closed out the evening in great, diverse style; they mix surf,
blues, good ol' rock n roll, rockabilly, all into a great sound all their own;
new guitarist JIMMY DURSO was introduced; man this guy can play! Surprised
he was able to get all those foot pedals on the stage! Tony (bass)
called their time on stage the 'mop-up set' -- c'mon dude! not even close!
You guys were, as usual, just killa!!!!
Forgive me if I missed you, but saw in the crowd, BOB D, the guys from ROOTS
ROCK REBEL, Patti & Paul again, and others....
I AM SO GRATEFUL TO OTTO's and the bands and fans that continue to make these
SURF-ROCK SHINDIGs such a blast