Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hot Snakes - Live - San Diego - 03-29-00

Label: Bootleg
Year: 2000

Hot Snakes slaying a hometown crowd in the early days of their existence? Sounds good to me.
How about this: I prefer Hot Snakes to Drive Like Jehu. Is that crazy? Sort of? Don't get it twisted (Son), I do love me some Drive Like 'em lots, but Hot Snakes just comes fucking correct (Son)! Recognize!



Anonymous said...

Tried to download this, but the .zip file keeps coming up as invalid. Think you could fix it and repost?

Gray said...

I tested it, and it downloaded and the zip file extracted fine, the mp3s played fine.

Sometimes Mediafire gets weird, so try again, and if you're still having issues, leave another comment here.

Is anyone else having success or issues with the file? As of last check it had been downloaded about 40 times.

Anonymous said...

Third time was a charm! Thanks!

James Joyce said...

The real question is Froberg vs. Reis - RFTC, Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes or Obits? Who wins? Maybe John Reis needs to sing more. By the way, can I make a request for some Pitchfork? Kip left my CD at a bar Chocokiss played in Auburn about 10 years ago, and I'm still waiting for him to get it back. I still have the case and everything.

Gray said...

Froberg and Reis work best as a team, not unlike MacKaye and Picciotto. Case in point, The Night Marchers and Obits, certainly not "bad" bands, but when you hold them up to Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu or Hot Snakes....well...the proof is in the pudding.

If you HAD to choose between the two, you kinda gotta say Rick Froberg because of his connection to Physics (an underrated San Diego gem), and his drawings are unstoppable. Although, John Reis put out a record on Pushead's label, so points for him. It's a toss-up!

Did Double Jimmy say he wanted some Pitchfork? Double Jimmy gets Pitchfork! Stand by!

Anonymous said...

if you've seen Obits or Night Marchers live, you will find that NM will blow Obits out of the water! It probably helps that they are 3/4 Hot Snakes but they are an amazing band in their own right. Obits are good but i would have to say that without Rick's voice, they would be severely lacking. I guess it's to Rick's credit he can carry an entire band on his vocal chords but as a band proper, they can't hold a candle to Night Marchers.

As far as a "rick vs john" thing, seems like a dumb question to me to begin with. It should be mentioned however, Rick has only had 1 true band (Obits) with a few releases without John, while John has put out a ton of stuff without Rick (literally hundreds of songs).

And you can't really just pass over RFTC so quickly, as they were around 15 years, were amazing, put out a TON of stuff, and toured everywhere many times.

but yeah, rick vs john as a question doesn't make too much sense. Rick is known primarily for vocals, while john writes and is known more as a guitar player/song writer............... what are we talking about again? i gotta grab another beer...

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