Monday, April 11, 2005

Killer Queen Tribute
Saw the Loser's Lounge tribute to Queen at Bowery on Saturday night. Incredible show. No bullshit. A six-piece band, 3 back-up singers, and a revolving crew of soloists. These were serious musicians who don't take themselves seriously. They played for nearly 3 hours, covering all the hits, a ton of album cuts, and even their forays into soundtracks (Flash Gordon, Highlander). Highlights included "'39," "Bicycle Race," and a pitch-perfect "Bohemian Rhapsody" (the low point was the soloist for "Fat Bottomed Girls," whose two-octaves-too-low snarl drowned out beautiful backing harmonies). Supposedly their next show will be The Smiths vs. The Cure, and I'll do my best to be there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is David from the Loser's Lounge. I'm so glad you enjoyed the show, Brian. I'll tell you, we've been doing these tributes for 12 years, and that Bowery audience was one of the best we've ever had. Everyone was so into the show, singing along, lighting the lighters, laughing and screaming. That always inspires a band. I could barely hear myself singing the "Mama, just killed a man" part in Bohemian over the audience chorus. The whole night was filled with good feelings and great music. Yes, we're doing the Smiths vs. the Cure next at the Knitting Factory. We're still looking for the right permanent home since the Fez closed down.