Long winded today.
HappyParts will never forget hearing Achilles Last Stand for the first time. It was at Kai’s house on a late sunny afternoon, dazed and confused – HappyParts became smitten with classic rock and roll. Up until then HappyParts was doin’ the West Coast Punk, new-wave/ new romantic shuffle. Have really never shaken my Led Zeppelin jones. HappyParts went to see a big UK post-punk-pop (P-cube) import on Saturday night – White Lies. My hotel room key in Austin was White Lies impression schwag. (I also got a Yeah Yeah Yeah’s cab receipt too!) Both from this same company (I think? – dug the effort – would love that budget) Back to the show- I was impressed by the first few numbers, but I was more impressed by the sound. I ran over to the board, and told dude – that he was doing amazing work. It was a sound built for an arena. Rumor has it this band can do that in Europe. It’s gonna take a minute in the states – Unless Gossip Girl has them play the finale, and Blair ends up doin’ Jack from the band. HappyParts is keen on sound systems these days – cuz so often do developing artists get screwed by horrible sound. It’s a shame really. Everyone suffers. Granted, you have to have the songs – but without quality sound- the talent gets lost. Achilles Land Stand was arena rock 101 for me, clocking in at 10:23….