- soul asylum
- review one
- From: Silent Bob firstname.lastname@example.org
- I drove up from North Carolina back home
to see Soul Asylum's Halloween
show at the Mekka in Columbus, OH. The show started out with the
emerging in Halloween dress. Chris came out dressed like a woman,
and Dan later explained he was
trying for Dennis Rodman. Ian had some kind of white thing on tied
the neck, Karl looked like Adam Sandler from "The Wedding
Dan was an indian. Dave had the most imaginative costume of all,
wearing a test pilot orange jumpsuit with a Ace Frehley front
around, topped off with his hair in pigtails (these didn't last
The came out with alot of energy opening with "I Will Still
Laughing." The setlist kinda runs together after that, but
second song Dan noticed my Golden Smog shirt and mouthed nice
One of the more intresting covers was TLC's
"Waterfalls", and after
awhile the band left and Dan and Dave played an acoustic version
"String of Pearls". The bulk of the material came from
the last three
albums (especially Candy), while they did play Closer to the Stars
Cartoon. Overall the crowd response was minimal, which I thought
sucked, but there were some cool outfits in the crowd. Anyway, I
this is a bit shotty review, but it's been two weeks, and since I
see one, I thought I'd at least let you know what the costumes
like. I have a small flyer for the show, if I can get to a
I'll send it. Overall though, a great show although I think the
was a bit dissapointed by the crowd response.
Jeremy Essig (email@example.com)
Columbus, OH (Mekka)
- From postcard
- review two
- Saw SA last night and went with a great
deal of trepidation. The last time I saw them I was disappointed
(mostly because I have such high expectations for them).
- Anyway, this show didn't
disappoint too much. To their credit, the mediocre songs on the albums
sounded better live and there are still few bands that put as much
energy into their shows. I feel sorry for the people who have to wash
out the costumes they rented for the night because they was damn
sweaty by the end of the night.
- Dan was dressed as an Indian brave,
Grant was a southern country gentleman (a al Rhett Butler), drummer
looked like a zombie, keyboard player was sort of a Dennis Rodman in
drag and Dave wore a orange jumpsuit with big thing that covered his
shoulders and chest a la either a space alien or glam rock star.
- Don't ask for much of a set list because
most everything was from the last three albums which I don't listen
to much at all.
- What made it worthwhile was the older
ones they chose to play. "Cartoon," one of the best songs
ever, and "Closer To the Stars." For covers they chose
TLC's "Waterfalls" (always hated the song until last
night), Alice Cooper's "School's Out" (which they said
they had just recorded for some tribut album of sorts coming in the
future) and the medly they did with Iggy Pop at the R-N-R hall of
fame show that has "Backdoor Man" into "I Wanna Be
Your Dog" and back into "Backdoor Man."
- Funniest lines: "Now I know why we
don't wear Comodores outfits and shit.
- They're too damn hot." -- Dave,
after taking off part of costume.
- "For our next costume we are going
to dress up as pop stars for one song." --Dan, right before
they play Runaway Train.
- j a m e s
- (who's disappointed because Dan said
Columbus isn't on the list off Golden
- Smog tour dates -- sounds like they are
going to the usual hot spots a la Toronto, Chicago, Philadelphia,