Sunday, October 15, 2006

It Just Goes to Show How Wrong You Can Be

The Dream Syndicate were a funny mix of deadpan Velvets diy simplicity and country-tinged psychedelic blues. Five points to anyone besides Thom Campbell for the source of the "The Days of Wine and Roses" (and no it's not simply the title of the great Jack Lemmon/Lee Remick movie.) Like their contemporaries The Gun Club, X, and Fear, The Dream Syndicate made a desperate and blistering contrast to the reigning blasé commercial peaceful easy feeling of bands like the Eagles.

The Days of Wine and Roses

Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate's

Dream Syndicate in Spain, 1984

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