Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Gang of Four-Boston MA February 7, 2011
All photos by FreeEye2
You'll Never Pay For The Farm
I Parade Myself
A Fruit Fly In The Beehive
What We All Want
I Party All the Time
You Don't Have To Be Mad
To Hell With Poverty!
Do As I Say
He'd Send In The Army
Return The Gift
Another night out with FreeEye2, another great show. Links in set list go to YouTube postings of those songs from this show at The Paradise in Boston MA.
Picture 3 shows Jon King destroying their first pizza oven ever on stage during "He'd Send In the Army"
Picture 4 shows Hugo Burnham, ex-original drummer, who lives and teaches in the Boston area, sitting in with the band during "Natural's Not In It" and "Damaged Goods"
The night started out on a high note as we met at Pho Viet for Banh Mi. This was the first time FreeEye2 had ever had one. He loved it (it is impossible not to). It still rates as the standard in the Boston area for me. The 5.5B/6 rating still stands even though we ate about 6PM. The bread was still perfect that late into the day. I asked for hot and got plenty of jalapenos and a good squirt of sriracha.
I was first in line at the club and we got a great spot right in front of where Jon and Andy would end up playing on stage. The Paradise had put metal barriers up around the stage (are we in Cairo?), which were handy to push back against the crowd when the moshing got going.
Hollerado from Canada opened up. Nice guys with lots of familiar riffs, but everyone was there to see GoF.
Concert update: John Doe plays Passim in Cambridge MA on Sunday March 27, 2011. Jill Sobule is on also on the bill. Link here.