And now for some thrashy punk from the Necros...
I used to go see bands all the time, mostly at the Backstage or Midnight Sun, mostly garage bands. Often I'd go alone, but it was more fun with my friends the Monsters (who met while working for Bill Graham and had their first date at a Butthole Surfers concert). Bands were always easily divided into YAY! and yawn. Part of it was the energy they generated; most of it was the music. Susan and I would discuss it sometimes but it's hard to pin down - like trying the wrong key in a lock just won't open it, so yawn bands just... never ignite.
The Dandy Warhols were a YAY! (@ the Midnight Sun before they got famous), Subminute Radio were a YAY!, Love Battery, Built to Spill, Tad, Screaming Trees were all YAY! There were a billion yawns, most of which I can't remember (VitaminC was a yawn band that burned themselves into my brain by playing a thousand gigs, One Ton was a yawn - I just remembered that when I moved in here Mrs Downstairs I think was somehow related to One Ton; yawn band can definitely turn into YAY! bands but usually don't).
I'd never heard of the Necros, I don't think, but they had a lot of energy and the music works.
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