Greg Dulli releasing live album
Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:36 AM
Album Available Worldwide Digitally On October 28th
It was October of last year when Greg Dulli was asked to perform a benefit show for The Vera Project (a local music-arts center run by and for youth) in Seattle, WA. At the time, Dulli was in-between projects. His band, The Twilight Singers were on hiatus after a full year of touring, while his new project with Mark Lanegan, The Gutter Twins, wasn't quite ready to be unveiled to the general public.
Rather than pass on the offer, he decided to improvise. Dulli assembled an eclectic collection of musicians including Petra Haden, Shawn Smith, Jeff Klein and Barb Antonio to reinterpret and recreate acoustically, some of his finest material over a two-night stand at the intimate Triple Door Theatre in downtown Seattle.
The highlights from these shows will now finally be released worldwide digitally as Live At Triple Door on October 28th on Dulli's own Infernal Recordings label.
Performing a stripped down and subdued set, Dulli leads his band through a selection of Twilight Singers songs such as "King Only" and "Candy Cane Crawl," a brand new (at the time) Gutter Twins song "Front Street" along with a mix of covers, including his first live version of Jose Gonzalez's "Down The Line". For a man that's been known for his live performances, this release is shockingly the first ever full live album of Greg Dulli's illustrious career.
“I was originally asked to perform alone but that prospect was terrifying to me, so I asked Petra to come along,” commented Dulli. “Then I thought ‘Jeff's done this a million times, I'll bring him too.’ I hadn't played with Shawn or Barb in ten years and they lived in Seattle, so I called them and what started as a potentially scary situation turned into a beautiful band without all the clanging and banging. And I could actually hear myself onstage for once and sang (mostly) in key.”
Dulli's current project, The Gutter Twins will be performing at this year's Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans on October 24th and the band be returning to the East Coast of the U.S. for four shows in early November (Philly, Brooklyn, D.C. and Boston).
Full Track Listing For Live At Triple Door:
1. The Killer
2. Candy Cane Crawl
3. Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair
4. Tell Everyone
5. That’s Just How That Bird Sings
6. Isn’t It A Pity/Atlantis
7. King Only
8. Bonnie Brae
10. Down The Line
11. Front Street
Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:46 AM
Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:56 AM
Like Congregation "Tonight"?
I'm in regardless then.
BTW, I'm reading the Gentlemen 33 1/3 right now and its got some great stuff in it. Especially since, even as a fan at the time, I dont really remember too much writing about them back in the day.
For the world.
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 02:14 PM
Posted 14 October 2008 - 02:33 PM
Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:46 PM
Nobody knows I'm new wave
Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:47 PM
Down the Line, holy fuck!
Yeah, best tune on the EP, just great stuff. Dulli is one dependable motherfucker. I know it's a cover but the Twins make it their own and then some, no offense to Jose.
Posted 14 October 2008 - 08:41 PM
Even though "stripped-down and subdued" isn't how I usually like my Dulli, I'll definitely pick this up.
Too bad there was never an official Whigs live album. Maybe someday.
woulda been great to see them. i got to see dulli on the twilight singers tour for blackberry belle, and it was pretty awesome. unfortunately i really couldn't get into that record other than 3-4 songs, and haven't really dug much since either.
still totally love everything from congregation -> first twilight singers album.