Sunday, 2 November 2008
I was lucky enought to see the Sadies at my favourite London venue last night, the Borderline. The brothers Good, Travis and Dallas (i shit you not!), were on fine form. Playing for nearly two hours they brilliantly channelled their influences of Dick Dale, Love, Calexico, the Byrds, the Kinks, Bo Diddley and a touch of Bluegrass. With Dallas looking so cadaverous he could have been a skeleton in a suit, these fellas were the real deal, a genius band who totally know what they're all about. Nevermind overhyped bands like the Hold Steady and The White Stripes, check out the Sadies' most recent album, 'New Seasons' (largely ignored on its release here in the UK), if you want to hear some serious rock'n'roll.