They Call It Rock And Roll

May 12, 2005


Another early weeknight evening, another Amoeba instore.

That was our thinking last night as we headed towards Sunset and Ivar for Spoon's free performance, but after the near-capacity high school pandemoniosty of last month's Hot Hot Heat acoustic set, we got there early and found a spot by all the Bobby Darins CDs in the Oldies section.

Then a little past seven, the band hit the stage and long-sleeve button-upped frontman Britt Daniel looked out at the crowd that had swelled through the stacks all the back to Recent Rock Arrivals and said, “Wow, this is like a show.”


Then the band plugged in and killed it like it was a show.

Celebrating (or promoting) the release of their new album Gimme Fiction - which was released one day earlier-they kicked it off with awesome album opener “The Beast And Dragon, Adored” and smoked through a forty minute set of old songs and new songs until they got to “Jonathon Fisk” from Kill The Moonlight - which was just as awesome as how they started things, but in a completely different way.

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They Call It Rock And Roll