Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Flashback - BoDeans

Okay I'm working on this but have to go with the wife to buy some things but I will edit this tonight.

It's later and now I have a chance to finish this. The BoDeans are a band fronted by Kurt Neumann and Sammy Llanas that formed in Milwaukee in 1983. They have always had a unique sound that is heavily identified by Kurt and Sammy's vocal harmonizing. In 1985 they signed to Slash Records and released their first album titled Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams the following year.

Good Things

The band not only still tours to this day but is releasing a new album on April 6 entitled Mr. Sad Clown. If it's anything like the stellar 2008 release Still it will be nothing short of amazing.


Original lineup:
Kurt Neumann - vocals, guitar
Sammy Llanas - vocals, guitar
Guy Hoffman - drums
Bob Griffin - bass

Closer To Free

The band received a large amount of publicity when their song Closer To Free was chosen as the theme to the popular television show "Party Of Five" in the mid 90s. It's rare to see musical groups lasting for very long these days which makes the fact that BoDeans have been together for 27 years an astounding feat. I'm holding out hope that they will play somewhere within 4 or 5 hours of me so that I will finally be able to see them. Do yourself a favor and start buying their musical catalogue today.

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