Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dillinger Four vs. HR

Dillinger Four released a live album back in 2003 and if you didn't hear it then you really missed out. Not that live albums from punk bands are anything spectacular but because the band rarely tours and if you've never gotten to experience their stage banter then First Avenue Live is something you should get hip to real quick. Paddy is one of the funniest and sharpest musicians I have ever interviewed (I'll dig through the print back issues and see if I can find my interview with him) and onstage the band is just lights out comedy gold. But, when you add the Bad Brains (or Soul Brains as they, for some batshit insane reason, were calling themselves then) flaking out on the show with an answering machine apology from perma-stoned HR you get some comedy gold.
Aside from teasing the crowd with pieces of the message, they eventually attempt to call HR back and this is what happens.
And then at the end of the night, the brilliant ramblings of HR. This is one of my favorite things ever.