Apr 202014


Sounds of the hall in roughly 33 1/3 minutes!

Tonight we find out what kind of man you are?

The Man Show SNSI

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  7 Responses to “Rock Town Hall’s Saturday Night Shut-In: The Man Show”

  1. mockcarr

    Do I have to be the one to say it? You’re the man.

  2. cliff, can you tell me something about the band the Rhythm Method? It’s like one of those band names I must have bypassed in cutout bins for years. I can’t place them, their era, etc, but that song was catchy and a very good cross-section of the set’s songs.

    Man, that XTC song demonstrates so many of the highs and lows that later-period XTC dragged me through. That “Yeah, what do you think of that” part needs to be erase from the song. It bums me out every chorus; maybe if they’d only used it at the end, but having it on every chorus sounds as programmed as the drums on the later albums. That said, the verse melody is typically excellent and the build-ups to the chorus are good and very much in XTC’s wheelhouse.

    Finally, gotta love any episode that includes some Canned Heat!

  3. hrrundivbakshi

    It’s worse: it’s “yeah, what do you think to that?” … which is a very twee way of saying what you assumed AP was saying.

  4. Thanks for the illumination. That’s even more troubling.

  5. cliff sovinsanity

    I can’t tell if that line about Canned Heat is a little sarcastic. They’re one those no-nonsense bands that’s just…there you know. They had their time and purpose.
    Rhythm Method graduated out of the Detroit bar scene in the early 80’s. They blended early U2 with a midwestern rock sensibility. Their 2 EP’s Paquet de Cinq and Esprit de Corps drew a fervent local following. Unfortunately they changed their name to Rhythm Corps and slicked up their image. This video captures that moment, leather trench coats and all.
    Their major league debut album scored the national hit “Common Ground”. But like I said, overproduced.

  6. cliff sovinsanity

    See also: Wire Train

  7. I sincerely get a kick out of Canned Heat while, at the same time, getting a sincere laugh over them. I’m a sucker for the boogie.

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