1997, the Year in Review
By Darren Gawle
Live photography by Rodney Gitzel
A Few Awards...
- The Howard Carter memorial Award for trawling through the oldies in search of a song to cover
Destroyer, for Edward Bear's "Masquerade"
- The Gary Puckett / Andy Kim Award for cheesiest lyric
"It's not hard, too hard to see /
Oh, woman you bring out the man in me"
(from "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning")
- The Linda Lovelace Award for sucking above and beyond the call of duty
- The "There's a Bathroom on the Right" Award for best mis-interpretation of a lyric
Me, for Zuckerbaby's "Bellybutton Queen,"
as performed while opening for the Cardigans
What he actually sang: "I wanna be every raindrop tasted by you"
What I thought he sang: "I wanna be every rim job tasted by you"
- Special Jury Prize for Daring Audacity
2 Foot Flame
Everyone knows at least one local
musician who would benefit from being strapped down and made to
listen to this Mecca Normal
offshoot on a loop for 24 hours straight.
Top 10 best bets on local music for 1998
(Not necessarily in this order.)
- Third Eye Tribe
- Oh Susanna
- The Ids
- Vancouver Knights
- The Plantains (naturally...)
Back to the Year in Review...
First published in Drop-D Magazine on February 28, 1998
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