1997, the Year in Review
By Darren Kerr
Top Eleven Bits of 1997
- Radiohead - the album, the videos, the performances... the SHIT!
- Random - the Gary Numan Tribute - Moloko, Bis, Jimi Tenor, etc - EXCELLENT
- Honky, the Melvins - Both evil incarnate dinner music and major label kiss off.
- Guitar Wolf at Graceland - Godzilla-sized rawk 'n roll. One word: POW!!
- Geraldine Fibbers at the Starfish Room - The best pure music live set of 1997.
- Spearhead - Chocolate Supa Highway and live at the Rage. A thinking head's rap music. Relevant, challenging, flowing, beautiful.
- The Saddlesores at the Gate. - "Garbage Truck of Love" had the largest wall of guitar I've heard since witnessing the Gun Club performing "For the Love of Ivy."
- Roach, "Favourite Spy" - I couldn't get it outta my head for a week. No shit!
- Ween, The Mollusk - Another masterpiece of genre-fucking, courtesy of Dean & Gene.
- Music West - Copyright's Tom Anselmi launching spit; Big Head Todd; Ballroom Zombies; and the incredible drunken shuttle bus.
- Blue Veil's performance of "Little Drummer Boy" at Drop-D's Christmas benefit. - Stunning.
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First published in Drop-D Magazine on February 28, 1998
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