Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Memphis Meltdown: CoCoComa, Perfect Fits, Lover!

While the whole excuse fer the Memphis trek was to witness the reunion of the Gories and the Oblivians, I got a bombshell of beautiful news right before we set sail west...the afternoon followin' the first show a mini garagepunk fest was to take place at Murphy's...headlined by easily the wildest gem in the current Goner line-up, CoCoComa!

Crazy! -Let me say that their 2007 self-titled release was an instant classic...frantic to the third degree, baby...And with hooks galore...flipped my wig again & again, but with their HQ in Chi-town, I figured I never had a shot catchin' 'em down my way...

Zing! I got the golden ticket, with thee chance to finally see 'em do it to it live!! So, back to the show, right...well we got there a bit behind schedule and only caught the tail end of the Magic Kids...from what I saw I wish I coulda seen more! ...almost a bizarro Beach Boys on a Black Lips kick...

the Magic Kids...well, being all magical

Then came the famed Lover! (honestly I don't give a rats ass about their punk pedigree of ex-Lost Sounds, Reigning Sound members) and fer a power pop groop, well they powered up that pop real nice...not always my bag but good time all the same (til the obnoxious guitar solos spoiled the last few tunes)...


Lover! poundin' it down

& like a whip crack of thunder the Perfect Fits took to the stage and made a good racket of raw punk pounders...seemed like my gal Anna really dug 'em and I can understand why...cuz their breed of bonzo punk is a bit catchy too...so let's give to 'em huh?...


the Perfect Fits just a-hard rockin'

But really I was all butterscotch butterflies inside waitin' fer my throbs to start shakin' it...I was a bit miffed to see the two new members joinin' the husband/wife duo of Bill & Lisa...they ripped as a trio with their original organist wailin' away...but after the first song...Whoa-dad! I could dig it!! ...playin' almost entirely new tunes, CoCoComa went completely unhinged with breakneck garagepunk rockers! No ballads here kiddies...just blaster after blaster...I just lost it! ...Fer a minute I couldn't tell if I was dancin' or havin' a psychotic fit, but goddamn were they capital-f Fun! ...I screamed fer an encore and like hell they blared through two classic tunes (both personal favs of mine) to cap off the show right...


the shake-fest that is CoCoComa

Even bought a t-shirt after the show (& I ain't much of a band shirt wearin' kinda cat, ya dig) and shared a few words of worship with Bill...all I can say is that band can ball! Definitely catch 'em if ya can!

Made the Memphis meltdown even mo' monumental, baby!

4 comments:

Lisa said...

HA! Thanks for the kind words - and thanks for coming to the show! Good times!

-Bill!

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Thee said...

CoCoComa killed and the Perfect Fits are my new favorite band.I hope they have an LP in the works.

Love ya, Jim!

Shake

IDON MINE said...

Now you got it good I'd say! :) Can't wait fer COCOCOMA to come over for a twist!