Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Let There Be Drums... Tribute to Alan Myers
DEVO "Gut Feeling" / Slap Your Mammy" France, 1978
DEVO "Mongoloid" / "Gut Feeling" 1977, New York?
DEVO "Smart Patrol"/ "Mr. DNA" 1977, NYC
DEVO live in their early years as they were making the noise. Alan's drumming is the engine that made these live shows so intense and powerful. During this time I went to every show when they played in Los Angeles, and it was like someone smacking you in the head. The beat and rhythm was relentless. Often I wanted to stand right behind Alan to see if it was a magic trick of some sort. It wasn't. He was the greatest drummer of his generation. No doubt about that.
DEVO "Satisfaction" (Official Video)
DEVO "Satisfaction" France, TV
DEVO's total re-worked version of the Stones classic. Alan at (one of his) best.
Skyline Electric @ Unknown Theater
Skyline Electric, July 7, 2007
Another side of Alan's interest is improvisational music. Skyline Electric served the purpose of making music in unusual settings and locations. I have seen one or two performances through out the years, and both were exceptional events.
Swahili Blonde (With Alan on drums)
Will continue with the subject matter in another blog.