My Time (Has Come)

Sometimes I think I'm too young to love the Twilight Singers as much as I do. Frontman Greg Dulli - also famous for his years with Afghan Whigs during the 80s and 90s - is a man who has been through a lot. Drugs and desperation are, from what I hear, things of the past with the very obvious recent album title of Powder Burns. Released close to his Boston performance on Memorial Day, the album sent my reverence and high regard for his past Twilight Singers releases overboard with tracks like "I'm Ready" (The sun don't shine 'round here no more), "Bonnie Brae" (There was a rapture, so I can never see you anymore), and "Forty Dollars" (I've got love for sale, come on get some before it gets stale).

I mean, really, how cool is this man that he has a CUPHOLDER on his mic stand...

One of those shows that I desperately needed, it was a cathartic experience and well worth the back-aching wait to keep my spot at the front of the sold out crowd. His cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" bounced all around the blogosphere, but many failed to mention that the encore opener began with a throbbing cover of Springsteen's "I'm On Fire." (Which works out, I suppose, because there may have also been posts about the girl that was nearly weeping in the front row *cough*.)

Read my full review of the new album for Prefix magazine here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I ADORE GREG DULLI and I actually have a bootleg of the show you were at.
missmaceo@yahoo.com if you're interested.
Trying to find a way to get the show to the band, actually, I know they are not 'fond' of bootleggers and while I didn't tape it, I'm enjoying it so much I feel no guilt.
Just enjoying gorging myself on dulli