Tuesday, May 1, 2012


New York Super Group THE BOWERY BANGS knocked it out at Tammany Hall on The Lower East Side of New York last night. The performed a Rockin F_ckin Awesome Show of the 1978 Rolling Stones album "SOME GIRLS." Yeah it was Rockin. Yeah it was Fuckin Awesome and some thing this great city of ours and country needs more of. What's that? More shows and great music like this. 
        I've said it before and I'll say it again, the music of this current generation is awful. Absolutely atrocious. Why is it? They just don't make good music any more. Why? It's an absolute mystery to me. When I was growing up in the later part of the 60's, 70's , and even 80's there was a plethora of great bands so vast that in comparison to today and the past 15 years or so of such horrible music, mostly Rap and Hip Hop (It's not really music, just awful noise) and other nasty genres of music, "I don't even know what they're called." yes a plethora of GREAT BANDS and Great Music like, The Beatles, the Mamas and The Papas, The Allman Brothers, T-Rex, Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Al Green, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Stylistics, The Delphonics, Smokey Robinson, all of R&B, Motown, The Philadelphia Sound, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Frank Sinatra, other solo artists, and on-and-on. Hundreds of Great artist, and now? These days, what have you got? Well maybe one or two good artists here and there, like Alicia Keyes, Cold Play, Cee Lo Green, and? Well I know there are a few others, but I can't thing of any right now. There are so FEW and far far far in-between good artists. You get my point. And oh, I saved the best for last, of yesterday when Music was great and we had a tremendous abundance of it, the best for last, back then in the 60's, 70's, 80's and even now, Thee Greatest Rock N' Roll Band of All-Time, ladies and gentlemen The Rolling Stones. Rock On!
      Hey let's get back to The Bowery Bang and what they did the last few days in New York where they performed two great shows of the Stones Great 1978 album SOME GIRLS. One of the Stones best with such wonderful Iconic songs as Shattered, Beast of Burden, When The Whip Comes Down. Some Girls (Title Song), Miss You, and others. Great Stuff to say the least. Thge Bowery Bang put on a nice little show of "Some Girls" at Riff (formerly the legendary CBGB'S) on Saturday afternoon and then again last night at Tammany Hall on The Lower East Side. The Band has a very good drummer, two fine guitarist (sometimes 3) and One Kick Ass Bass player who really Rocks It Out on tile song "Some Girls" sung by Briana Layon does a Kick Ass job as well in lead vocals on this number. The album is performed song by song, side A then side B, cover to cover, and The Band is friggin awesome. The songs are song by multiple singers, 
David Pattillo kicks the show off with a Awesome rendition of Miss You. He really Rocks It Out and the large crowd at both shows just went wild and were totally goovin (including this Guy) on the Davids sing and the bands artistry. Sexy Argentinian singer Flor Zabala Fuckin Rocked on 
"When The Whip Comes Down" and was so Dam Good, dare I say she performs this song better than Mick. Quite possibly, and I'm sure many at the show would agree. Well anyway Flor belted it out with Hot Energy ans Sexiness while the band screamed behind her, Guitars cranking it out with cool throbbing Bass Line, the drummer keeping a hard beat. It was Heaven for any Rock Fan ans especially those of Stones and there were many, groovin to the Show, The Band, The Rolling Stones, "Some Girls" and Flor singing, "When The Whip Comes Down" Sexy and Hot.
      Everyone was havin a great time, Daddy Long Legs was jammin on Harmonica and sang a song too, with a real nice job on Far Away Eyes. Sweet. Shane Rucker sang lead on Beast of Burden, everyone sang on a lively version of Shattered, and the Bowery Bangs finished up this great show with one more fine rendition of "Miss You," as David Pattillo called everyone up on the stage. He took the lead on Miss You with everyone else joining in. It was a hot Jam as The Bowery Bang had Tammany Hall Rockin to the max. Just great, and something this city and America needs a lot more of, great old Rock N' Roll, R&B, songs of the 60's 70's, The Rolling Stones, Rock & Roll, more of this, and a lot less of the Crap they make this days. Sorry, I only deal in facts.

Daniel Bellino Zwicke


Featured Singers:

Andy Hilfiger
Briana Layon
Daddy Long Legs
David Pattillo
Eva Allen
Flor Zabala
Nick Vivid
Ryan Hines
Shane Rucker

Special guest on guitar:
Aaron Lee Tasjan

Lap steel: Lost Romance’s Gerry Perlinski

The ROLLING STONES "SOME GIRLS" as Performed by The Bowery Bangs

Side one
1. “Miss You” – David Pattillo

2. “When the Whip Comes Down”- Flor Zabala
3. “Just My Imagination” – Ryan Hines
4. “Some Girls” – Briana Layon
5. “Lies” – Nick Vivid

Side two break (Warren Zanes former VP of Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame tells a bit of history about the record)

6. “Far Away Eyes” – Daddy Long Legs
7. “Respectable” – Andy Hilfiger
8. “Before They Make Me Run” – Eva Allen
9. “Beast of Burden” – Shane Rucker
10. “Shattered” – The Bowery Bangs

Some Girls is the 14th British and 16th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1978 on Rolling Stones Records. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, and became one of the band’s biggest-selling albums in the United States, and has been certified by the RIAA as having six million copies sold as of 2000.

It was MAGIC MONDAY at Tammany Hall with "SOME GIRLS" and The BOWERY BANGS