Probably the longest running alt. country act in Atlanta, the Convicts having been performing since June 1986. They are credited as the founding fathers of…
We just can't have nice things.
Ray Charles' "Rudolph The Rednose Reindeer". Brother Ray makes a totally stupid song groove.
jmerr is somewhat correct regarding the brevity of the show. Costello usually does 2.5 hours or more, this one logged in at about 1 hour 50, still a far cry from the 45 minute sets he did in the "This Year's Model/Armed Forces" tours. The first 2-3 dates of this leg of the tour were cancelled, as reports say that there was an illness in the family that prevented the tour from starting on time. This was the first gig in several months and band was clearly a bit rusty in spots, Costello had some vocal fumbles, but given the massive amount of material they had to have ready to play, I still think they did a stellar job, and it was a very entertaining evening. But "uninspiring" is a matter of opinion.
"But Bobby Franklin didn't do anything to anybody."
Yes, he did. He hurt every woman who ever lost a child to miscarriage. He hurt every woman who was ever sexually assaulted. He hurt every gay man and lesbian by comparing them to "ruthless drug dealers". Isn't it interesting that he seemed to focus his hatred and disdain on women and gays? Will I feel sad for his family? Yes. Will I feel sad for him? No. Will I insult him? No, I don't have to. His own ugly self-generated legacy is a fitting insult that will last for eternity. I don't believe in karma, and I don't believe in divine intervention, but sometimes things happen and it just seems to make sense. I believe Jung called it synchronicity. Now Cobb County, elect someone with a brain that realizes this is the 21st Century.
If I recall correctly, that was filmed on the weekend of the L5P April Fool's Day Festival in 1990. My band, Slim Chance & the Convicts, are featured in a few shots, and part of the soundtrack is our version of John Anderson's "Black Sheep". Looking back, it seems quite tame, but it was a big deal when it was happening. Nice to see this old footage.
I knew Pete. He was an amazing guy. My Dad recorded some singles for Pete's "Stop" record label in the 60's, and Pete was his song publisher. I remember going to the Starday Studio on Dickerson Road in north Nashville, and hanging out with all those great sidemen - Charlie McCoy, the Hardins, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, etc. Very impressive to an 8 year old. Pete was finally inducted into the GA Music HOF last Fall. His charming widow Rose Drake still runs the business, putting out records and handling the publishing.
From the "Where Are They Now?" file - Michael Flatley, after suspiciously disappearing from the "Riverdance" tour in a drug induced frenzy, turns up in Atlanta's Candler Park!
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