Sep 08, 2006

There are two types of music that Portland has in excess: pretentious indie rock / art bands and cookie cutter bar rock bands playing under the false impression they are playing some elevated form of rock’n’roll. It’s a little frustrating, trying to wade through the obscene amount of lackluster to horrible bands to actually find something you really want to see live. Unfortunately for these guys, they are included. I’m sorry, but they really bore the shit out of me. It’s really hard to take this seriously. I’m sure the guys are nice and everything, but I just can’t get into it. I need some level of originality and substance in music I enjoy. There is only so many times you can hear a solo in the same blues scale before you question the necessity of the same off beat solo in a majority of the songs. On the other hand, if you are into the Tight Bros From Way Back When and Fireballs Of Freedom, then you will probably be all over this. It’s just not for me.

 –guest (Self-Released: www.legendofdutchsavage.com)