Chameleon Club presents
Start Making Sense - Talking Heads Tribute Band
Great White Caps
Sat, February 16, 2013
$10.00 - $12.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.chameleonclub.net/event/206331/
Each member's individual love for the ocean - they all boogie board or surf - and rock music brought them together. Though none of the guys were actually old enough to witness the great Surf Rock bands of the 60's, GWC loves the carefree nature that existed back then. Instead of settling into the role of the same old boring retreads, they took sounds from 60s music, visual cues from 80s beach wear and the attitude, volume, and energy of early Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Another great inspiration is the 1991 Patrick Swayze cult surf film Point Break (they have a song named "50 Year Storm"). They love the flick but felt the score should have been soaked in reverb and thundering drums so, they created just that. The band often performs their version of the soundtrack to Point Break to enthusiastic crowds. Performing live is a love of GWC, so much so that they worked on all of the songs from their debut album for a year and a half before recording Sting of Death. The album—named after the 1965 "killer jellyfish" flick—sounds as if Surf Rock never left the mainstream. Staying true to the genre's roots, GWC mixes heavy instrumental tracks ("Dance of the Bioluminescent Plankton," "Sweet Teat Meat") with hilariously fun vocally driven songs ("Totally Pissed About These Shitty Waves") over 14 tracks. The album was released in June of 2011 on CD and digitally and will be available on vinyl later this year.
In these very serious times GWC does a great job bringing a good time to listeners, and they don't plan to stop anytime soon. "We just want to give people the soundtrack to all the best times in their lives," says Montag. "We plan on putting out many, many records and taking it as far as we can take it. It's kind of like surfing, you stand up on a wave and you ride it until it throws you off."
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