This is a free show and it is 21 and older.
Friday, March 15th, 2013
Villains Of Yesterday
@ The Central Saloon in Pioneer Square
207 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104-3460, 206.622.0209
BlackBeatBlue put the finishing touches on their full length album,”Completely Different Animal” at world renown Soundhouse Recording in mid 2012. With titles like ‘Dirty Angel’, ‘Wander’, ‘Sense’ and ‘Complicated’, an Albert Camus’ quote comes to mind: “A guilty conscious needs to confess. A work of art is a confession”. The new disc has that declaration of guilt feel.
Like holding a mirror to life, Endino and the band strove for a raw, edgy, live-based feel for the record. The end result is a disc that has that classic vibe from the region (and from what you might expect from an Endino-produced record) but also does an excellent job of bridging old to contemporary rock: spaced out guitars, metal driven bass riffs along side heavy rock drumming fused throughout with a precise urgency.
The early years were experimental and nothing was really talked about, we just sorta got together and played funky music till our fingers bled. Songs like “The River”, “Take Away” and yes, even the famous “Metaling Kids” were hammered out in that woodshed. I remember it being a time of discovery for me. I discovered that if I played guitar well enough, people would like me even though I’m a total nerd/dork.. I also discovered that manually bypassing the EQ in a VERY old powered PA will make it louder! Long live the woodshed PA!! Eventually, we had enough songs to put on a show and played a few time in our hometown of Centralia, WA. The first show being an art walk type of thing in Chehalis, WA where I think we were the only “band”. The rest of the show was people singing 50 year old songs to a tape. I remember dressing up for the show, a black button up, a silver tie, my “punk” jacket which was really just an old army jacket with the sleeves cut off and a bunch of crap glued to it, a fishing hat with safety pins on it, and some paint, including black nail polish, eyeliner(which I still use) and using tattoo pens to adorn my guitar hand that subsequently melted just before the show. My arm simply sweated green.
The original triad of myself, Lorin Tackett, and Justin Watilo would end only a year or so in due to Justin leaving the group for personal reasons. It was a big blow at the time and I remember feeling like that was it! It was all over! But I could not have been more wrong……”We are Amadon! And we are here to stay.”