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Submitted by Tom Sorrell at 2013-09-06 03:05:04 EDT
Rating: 2.0 on 4 ratings (5 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

Um ... wow.

They just played on Leno and I’m sitting here in shock. I must feel the way people who love music did when they first saw The Doors in '65 or Dylan when he went electric or Hendrix, ever. It was amazing. I loved every second of it and one thing keeps running through my head, over and over: I just watched something important.

Now, I don’t know if Leno was a repeat or not. I don't watch Leno, it was just on in the background while I was writing. I looked up when I heard the drums start the song and started paying attention when a slide guitar (quick note on that: the heavy tone reminded me of In My Time of Dying by Zeppelin - bravo) started grooving along. Then the bass kicked in and the frontman started singing and I didn't look back down until it was over. Holy shit, it was an amazing moment. This is a band to watch. Or not. Time will tell, but they made a hell of a first impression on me.

After one listen I see them as Zeppelin meets James Brown meets Little Richard meets Otis Redding meets Chuck Berry, and there's so much more there. I need more listens to peel away the layers of the onion. By the way, they’d probably hate these comparisons, but I think they’re accurate. What makes them great is this eclectic mixture gives them a sound of their own. It’s blues, yeah, but it’s not. It’s soul, sort of, but it’s not. It’s fucking amazing is what it is. It’s a melting pot of sound. It's Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Everything is good.

Thing is, it wasn’t really the music, as good as the music was. It was the overall performance. Just unreal. It almost made me want to kill myself because I know could never, ever, ever be as good as the frontman of this band. He’s a fucking dynamo. The whole audience was singing along with him … the Leno audience! The Leno audience never sings, right? They just sit there and clap when the sign tells them to. Not tonight. The whole group was standing and singing along with the frontman as he danced among them on the steps like a Wildman. They loved it. So did he. So did I.

It was insane. It was awesome. It was important.

Thanks, Vintage Trouble. Five stars.

You rock.



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Submitted by The_Cyst_Master at 2013-10-11 19:00:04 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Why does this site exist anymore?

Submitted by RoadSong at 2013-09-09 11:16:39 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I watched and listened then did it again. Thanks.

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2013-09-06 10:01:23 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I've been following Vintage Trouble for a little over a year now. This is their second or third time on late night TV (second on Leno, I believe). Easily in my top 3 favorite modern bands. The lead singer is so crazy he is like the offspring of Tom Jones and James Brown, if they had a love child. Great musicianship from the instrumentalists, as well.

You can get some of their music free here: http://noisetrade.com/vintagetrouble

Submitted by Hadooken at 2013-09-06 05:27:52 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Whether or not our musical tastes mesh, the passion that you feel for something you heard speaks to my own sensibilities. Sometimes music is the only thing I can make sense of in my own head and I wouldn't trade that sort of love for anything in the world, to include the sense of normalcy that some people rely on for their own sanity.

Submitted by Mr T pities jonnytexmex the old child toucher at 2013-09-06 03:06:47 EDT (#)

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