Inspired by Dave W., A Heavy Metal Yahrtziet Candle in his honor.
If you live in Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or San Diego you would be nuts not to go see Bob Mould while he is on tour with a band (those are the remaining dates).
I experienced an excellent show last week in Boston, at the Paradise.
A little video taste of the show is here:
and a photo here:
I saw the Matweeds, a Boston band, a couple of times in the mid-late 80’s.
The best time was at a Thayer Street loft party (de rigeur for Museum School types – present company included) I believe they played with the Gigolo Aunts (who are still around!). Pretty sure it was 1987 and that it was their loft.
Anyway, a song that they played that night has been stuck in my head ever since – especially the sax playing for some reason, and it pops up from time to time. So, today when the song popped into my head I finally googled it to see what the deal is.
According to this read-only page about the Matweeds, there exists a demo tape that has that song on it. The title of which (the song, not the demo) is I Can Feel The Fire. I had no idea that it was a cover, much less a Stones cover (kinda).
It’s a longshot, but anyone out there have this? I would be happy to convert it from any sort of analong format to digital, if that would be helpful. Anybody know any of the people in the band who might have one and be willing to make a duplicate? Anybody have a live recording of them?
According to the afformentioned web page (and some more google-ing), Richie Hughes and Dave Fredette (is he related to Stephen Fredette of Scruffy the Cat?) played in the Matweeds along with Dave Collins (D.Y.S) Jerry Lehane (Dogmatics and here) Frank Shacht (Last Stand) John Goetchius (Keyboards: Mighty Might Bosstones, Cherry Poppin Daddies) and Nate Bowditch – I think he played saxaphone (Enormous, Sorry). Also Jimmy Keough (link to photo of him performing by Anita L. Maffei) and Mike County.
Again, I know it’s a long shot, but what the hell.
You never know.