beckertronix wrote:not crap - with a heavy waffle factor:
they've gone downhill with each record, not that there aren't brilliant songs (i.e. suicide invoice) on the later records, but there is a noticeable decline.
plus, and this is the kicker, after listening to say, automatic midnight, put on the wipers "youth of america"...
voila - instant hot snakes! it's uncanny. i didn't believe it either until my friend did the switcheroo on me and i said "which hot snakes record is this?, oh shit...."
still, not crap. extra credit for knowing when to pack it in.
amazing live band.
agreed with all of the above, except none of the observations above diminish the rocking awesomeness enough to qualify as a waffling factor for me.
hot snakes are the reason i make sure to get off my ass and see a band i want to see when they are in town. i fucked up multiple times being lazy, and as a result never saw them live.
NY made me lazy like that. it seemed like bands i wanted to see would play here all the time, giving me excuses to "see them next time." One "next time" too many and you fucking blew it. when i lived in Olympia i would drive to Portland to see a show, and if the band played in town, i sure as fuck was going.
Hot Snakes were great. I never saw them. That reminds me to give a fuck.