Wednesday, August 12, 2009
7 Seconds - Committed For Life 7'" - Squirtdown Records 1983
So last night I went out and saw Walter Schreifels of Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand etc perform a somewhat acoustic ( drums, bass, electric and acoustic guitar) live set at a local club. He played a mix of GB, Quicksand, and Rival Schools songs plus he threw in some sort of poppy covers of Agnostic Front etc. And while Walter is certainly a talented guy, the whole show just struck me as kind of sad. I mean turning songs like Society Suckers by Agnostic Front or Start Today by GB into poppy little ditties just feels wrong ,and on a personal level I just don't like the idea of watering down songs that meant so much to me as a youth just to turn a quick buck. It felt like he was taking the music that spoke to me as an alienated outsider kid, and turning it into retro cool music for hipsters. So you ask what does this have to do with 7 Seconds ? Well, 7 Seconds are playing a show next week in NYC and after last night I am afraid to go. I love 7 Seconds music and it has meant so much to me that I just can't take the chance of going to see them and it turning into a good time nostalgia party, or god forbid Kevin starts playing an acoustic versions of Regress No Way or some shit. Now I do not mean to come across as accusing 7 Seconds of doing these things when I honestly have no idea what their current set will consist of, but after last night I just can’t risk it. Anyway, bitter Dave...out.
Posted by Dave G at 11:01 AM