April 22, 2008

Was (Not Was): Boo!

Was (Not Was) was a thinking man's disco/funk outfit in the early eighties. They fell off the radar after serving as an opening for the ... wait fot it ... Dire Straits in 1992. Keeping in line when the reunion fever they are back with their first new album since 1990. It's called Boo! and it proves that they are still capable of pulling it off: danceable tunes with lyrics that actually have a story line, which is pretty rare in the club scene.

Was (Not Was): Boo!

Most noteworthy tracks: Green Pills In The Dressera, a psychedelic ditty with a spoken word performance by Kris Kristofferson, and Mr. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, a track the Was brothers wrote with Bob Dylan 20 years ago.

Tracks:
  1. Semi Interesting Week
  2. It's A Miracle
  3. Your Luck Won't Last
  4. From The Head To The Heart
  5. Big Black Hole
  6. Needletooth
  7. Forget Everything
  8. Crazy Water
  9. Mr. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  10. Green Pills In The Dresser
Tour dates:
  • 04/22 Later With Jools Holland, BBC-TV
  • 04/24 Carling Academy, Oxford, UK
  • 04/25 Later With Jools Holland, BBC-TV
  • 04/26 Islington Academy, London, UK
  • 04/30 Johnny D's, Boston, Mass
  • 05/01 Blender Theater, New York, Ny & Conan o'Brian Show, NBC-TV
  • 05/02 World Cafe Live-Philadelphia, PA
  • 05/03 Rams Head, Anapolis, MD
  • 05/06 Birchmere Theater, Alexandria, VA (Washington Dc)
  • 05/07 Rex Theater, Pittsburg, PA
  • 05/08 Lifestyle Communities Pavillion, Columbus, OH
  • 05/09 Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI
  • 05/10 Abbey Pub, Chicago Ill
  • 05/12 Pabst Theater, Milwaukee Wisconsin
  • 05/13 Cabooze, Minneapolis, Minn
  • 05/15 The Gothic Theater, Denver, CO
  • 05/17 Wonderland Ballroom, Portland, OR
  • 05/18 Tractor Tavern, Seattle, Washington

Boo! is released on Rykodisc.

» worldwidewas.com (pretty good fan site)

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