Friday, December 08, 2006
Shaw'Nuff Even Better Than the Real Thing
I was never a big fan of Arthur Lee and Love, but maybe I missed something...Shaw'Nuff certainly wet my appetite with their furious and passionate show at Magnetic Fields last Friday. The band sounds just amazing and makes these songs come really alive. If someone still needs proof that rockmusic is not just for teenagers, go see Shaw'Nuff, led by the fantastic Mike Fornatale, who recently toured Europe with the Monks, the ultimate 60s Garage/Psychedelic/Beat that released one album, then lived in obscurity for fourty years, till Mark E. Smith of the Fall proclaimed them to be one of his main influences... Mike helped them Monks out on Keyboards and Vocals, but that guy can play anything, in case you need a band/producer/musical director. And he never looked younger than pictured here, next to M.E.S.!