Sunday, May 04, 2008

Videos from Pressure Boys night two!

I can't even begin to tell you how many times I saw The Pressure Boys when I was at ECU. It seemed like they played The New Deli every weekend, and yet I never got tired of them. They were so good, so full of energy, and the club was always packed (this was back when people weren't afraid to dance in clubs around here).

That's why I was a little hesitant to go to the 20-year reunion shows at Cat's Cradle. How many reunion shows have you seen that truly recaptured the magic of a band's original run? But when I heard reports that the Friday show was phenomenal, I knew I'd made the right decision to go. I can truly say that these guys don't sound like they've spent one day apart. I felt like I was back at The New Deli all over again.

I got three videos, but my perspective was hampered both by John Plymale's music stand, and and this one particular yellow light that was shining at just the wrong angle into my camera.

These shows were a benefit for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Singer John Plymale's daughter has the disease. If you didn't go to the shows, but remember the band and thought they were great, please consider donating.

"Nite Klub" -- first song (VIDEO DELETED)

Pressure Boys - "Waiting in Queensland" from Mann's World on Vimeo.

"Waiting in Queensland"

"Radar Love" -- encore (VIDEO DELETED)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting these! We had a great time at this show, as if the 20 years in between never existed.

Tony Plutonium said...

Great videos! I'm uploading "Is This Normal?" and "She's Gone" to YouTube as we speak - JennySlash and I were there Friday night but couldn't make it back on Saturday. The Boys were not only a consistent sell-out at the Rhythm Alley, they were terrific people and you are right, they sounded like they haven't missed a beat.