Maybe there is hope for our future. At least this video of youngsters performing a Dictators cover has us believing it’s possible the doomsday prognosticators were wrong. These kids from suburban New York’s Westchester School of Rock bring a little edumacation to the masses with their version of “The Next Big Thing,” complete with this-is-just-a-hobby intro rap.
The littlest dude may have the biggest rock & roll ‘tude, but we love that they got the kid with the most ‘fro to take the lead vocals. Check it out:
For this week’s YouTube Tuesday: a little “Pussy and Money,” a lotta “Haircut and Attitude”! Click to watch a bit of MANITOBA’s performance in their Live at Drew’s house concert last weekend in N.J. Full report coming soon …
Here’s Handsome Dick Manitoba fronting Guns ‘N Roses (!) performing “God Save the Queen” in front of a couple thousand lucky people at NYC’s Best Buy Theater during the Road Recovery Benefit on Sept. 13.
And, in case you missed it, here’s a link to video of HDM, GN’R and the MC5’s Wayne Kramer kicking out the jams from the same night!
Is there any more beautiful sight than the four guys rocking out gathered together at the front of the stage?
(NB: This is a rhetorical question. Please don’t spam me with pix from Adriana Lima’s new Victoria’s Secret shoot. I’ve already seen them all.)
Thanks to Chip Zepp for the video!
According to billboards along the highway (I-95, north and south!), May 21st is Judgment Day. To help ease your ensuing pain and suffering, Andy Shernoff has released a new song: “Are You Ready To Rapture?”
The full-fledged video will arrive in the summer — if there is a summer! — but click above to listen to the track in full now. You can also download it for free at AndyShernoff.com!
More YouTube heroics courtesy of MonkeyBeat! Enjoy a trio of vintage performances from NYC’s Irving Plaza on Feb. 7, 1981:
“Science Gone Too Far” and “Weekend”
“New York, New York” and “The Minnesota Strip”
“No Tomorrow”, “Loyola” and “What Goes On”
J.P. is once again backing up Television founder Richard Lloyd, this time for his first-ever solo show in the United Kingdom, Oct. 8 in London (more info here). For this installment of YouTube Tuesday, here’s a little taste of what you can expect, England, courtesy of video taken at a show a year ago in Madison, Wis.