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Gentle As A Lambchop (@ National 9/23)

Posted by Matt / September 26, 2006

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Watching Nashville’s Lambchop last night, just one thing kept popping into my mind, and it was this: If me (at age 15) saw me (age, presently, 26) attending a concert as calm and adult-oriented as this one, he would be sooooo disappointed in me. It’s not to say that the show was bad or uninteresting. Hell, a few times it was downright awesome! It’s just that at a certain point, when someone who grew up listening to Black Flag and The Dead Kennedys finds himself in the audience for a band that could be best described by comparing them to the Pat Metheny Group, or The Moody Blues, stock should be taken.

lambchop1.JPGAnd don’t get me wrong; I dig folk and country music. More than dig it, I’d go so far as to say I love it. Seeing Vic Chesnutt the night before was probably one of the highlights of my year. The best way to make the distinction between the two shows is to say that some people like their drums played with drumsticks, and some people like their drums played with jazz brushes. I’m a drumstick person. Lambchop frontman Kurt Wagner is a jazz brush person. Apples and oranges.

It didn’t help things that Wagner took a seat at the beginning of the show, and didn’t get up once until he took his bow and walked off the stage. I mean give us a little something, like a leg kick or a windmill guitar strum. We’re in the prime of our lives here!!! I wanna pump my fist in the air and spit at the stage!

It should be noted, however, that the people in attendance loved the show, cheering for songs on the first strum, and shouting out things like “That was Beautiful, man!” so maybe I’m just a sour little douche bag. Whatever the case, I feel like I’m in need of a good mosh pit, a t-shirt with the sleeves ripped off, and a band that’s not afraid to tell me to kill my parents, drop out of school, and rob a liquor store.

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