Grayson - Guitar/Vocals
Greg Lindstrom - Bass/Keyboards
Darin McCloskey - Drums
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|FALCON & THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG at
The Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA, Wed. 7/27/05
The best show I’ve seen in the last two years, easy. And that’s been at least 3 shows. I don’t get out much.
Fellow Hellridian Mike Ballue and myself got to the Knitting Factory in Hollywood at 8:00 PM just to be safe. And for our sins, we both endured 3 bands that I don’t know the names of, but were of the down-tuned, dual-unintelligible screaming vocal variety that seems to be all the rage with the kids these days. Actually, they weren’t all that bad, but I work hard and when I go out, I don’t want to be screamed at. And a guitar solo now and again would be nice.
So what a relief it was when Greg, Andrew and Perry from 70’s-styled rockers Falcon finally plugged in around 11:00 PM. What a set. Perry’s leads n’ licks were blazing red hot in that vintage “Leslie West/Joe Perry” sort of way, and although Perry (Grayson, not Joe Perry) probably doesn’t have the best voice on the planet, it’s robust with character and the fact that he actually sings instead of screams is a giant plus. Andrew Sample on drums in the place of East Coast-based Pale Divine drummer Darin McCloskey keyed in perfectly with ex-Cirith Ungol bassist (and new dad!) Greg Lindstrom, laying down the rhythm while Perry proceeded to torch the place. Great gig. -Chris Barnes, HELLRIDEMUSIC.COM
|Falling asleep at my desk while trying to
type this due to being out late last night. Was it worth it?
Absolutely! Slough Feg just destroyed...Falcon was also stunning in an
altogether different fashion. Full 70's madness! This is how it should
be done. Nice to see Darin [McCloskey] pounding the drums hard and
straight up while Perry just obliterates on the Les Paul all, held
together by Greg's immense bass (haven't heard anyone else this good in
quite a while). -Mike Ballue, HELLRIDEMUSIC.COM