Saturday, March 07, 2009

Say Yes to Comet Gain!

For a band that's over a 15 years old, Comet Gain keeps getting better. I can still remember the first time I heard Casino Classics... Direct heirs of 60s pop, successors of C86 twee, proponents of intellectual internationalism, Northern Soul bound, and punky indie royalty, there's no else like them! David Charlie Christian Feck is a pop prodigy à la Lawrence. Lyrically, musically, the songwriting is superior. Rachel + Kay are sweethearts and Jon (the Slade) + Taylor (let's not forget Phil), total stunners.

The Rademaker brothers with Comet Gain back in 2003 somewhere in old Blighty. The Tyde played with them a few times on tour I think, it's all a bit fuzzy now but those were the heyday of youth. If I remember correctly, the encore song was "The Movies," originally done by another great band, The Lefties.

Here's one of my all-time favorite songs, "Days I Forgot To Write Down" from their masterpiece, City Fallen Leaves. John, Bill, Brent... I think I cried when I first heard this... "If you're fucked, it's all right. It's Saturday night and you are alive, and you are all right!"

They are touring the east coast next month. BUT no west coast dates. WTF? I may have the chance to bring them to California or at least have the opportunity to make it happen. I'm really trying to sort this shit out and bring them here. They are part of a long rich history, a love story between London and LA...