Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Me & The Q, Part Two
As it always seems to go, I see NRBQ perform live and the morning after I begin what is usually a week long marathon of listening to nothing but The Q.
Last night, playing to a little more than a half full room at B.B. King's, Terry Adams and the new Q once again gave me the greatest show ever. What can I say? I love these guys.
Yeah, yeah, I know.
"Not the same without Big Al."
"He shouldn't call the band, NRBQ."
Who gives a crap? This band kicks major ass. There is NO band with or without Big Al that is this much fun or this diverse. This band has more chops than the meat department at Bohack.
Last night's highlights:
A stunning version of the Everlys "Let It Be Me"
Hot Biscuits & Sweet Marie sung by temporary drummer Joe Camarillo
Peanut Vendor, which was both beautiful and frickin' OUT THERE
And my very fave moment--
Heard the Herman's Hermits on the radio and thought, "What if Chuck Berry did this song?"
BOOM...a rockin' & rollin' "I'm Into Something Good."
Boys played for 2 1/2 hours.
Was hoping to find a full version of the Herman's Berries, but only an excerpt was floating about.
Did find a complete show in two parts from earlier this year, though.
Not bad for early morning.
Part One up top. Part Two below.