Posted by Joke at 10:39 PM
Stomper Girl posted at 12:43 AM, April 16, 2007
I've never heard of the Neighborboods, but while I was checking out the clip I found footage of them performing with Billy Bragg who is one of my faves.
So they're okay by me.
Badger posted at 8:44 AM, April 16, 2007
I'm sorry, "best music scene"? Them's fightin' words, Slim.
P.S. My hair looks like that (except the mullet, which I chopped off in 1984) if I DON'T put any product in it.
Joke posted at 8:51 AM, April 16, 2007
Your hair does that "fiberoptic lamp from Spencer's Gifts" thing on its own?
P.S. I did say IMCO. But I stand by it. As of my last foray therewith, Austin had too many skinny caucasians with white panama hats playing the blues, thereby keeping it in 2nd place.
Sarah O. posted at 9:54 AM, April 16, 2007
Wow, this clip brings back a lot of fun early 80's memories. Not of The Neighborhoods per se but of the white boy pop punk club bands I loved so. Even though all they left me with was a broken heart and tinnitus (which is NOT an STD!).
I checked You Tube for my favorite late 70's, early 80's Chicago club band, Off Broadway. All I could find were clips from a 2002 reunion show. Shudder. They were a lot more fun before they were all 55 and 300 pounds.
Repeat after me: NO OLD ROCKERS! Except for the ones currently gracing my blog.
I will definitely steal the "fiberoptic lamp from Spencer's Gifts" hair line.
Joke posted at 1:18 PM, April 16, 2007
I'm just happy someone got that reference.
Badger posted at 1:29 PM, April 16, 2007
If it's cut short enough, yeah. Exactly that.
And you were last in Austin in ... 1977? I'm guessing?
Joke posted at 2:25 PM, April 16, 2007
Wow. That's damned fascinating hair.
P.S. 1997. 1977 was the year it snowed in Miami (before Global Warming had been invented) so I can see why my biographer may have mixed these two up.
P.P.S The blues-playing caucasians in panama hats were also wearing hawaiian shirts and had that Miami Vice stubbly beard thing. I have no idea why this is. Mind you, in the category of rockabilly and, especially, psychobilly, Austin stands alone. But I still stand by my views on Boston's scene.
julia posted at 1:11 AM, April 20, 2007
I think I saw them at the Rat in Kenmore Square....
And I'll totally back you on your best music scene claim.
Joke posted at 5:19 AM, April 20, 2007
I'm pretty honest in my opinion. I mean (unless you like Latin music) SoFla's scene is a trackless musical desert...so I'm clearly not a "homer."