On Tuesday at the Rock Shop in Park Slope, there was a benefit gig on behalf of musician/engineer Mark Spencer. Spencer, who currently plays with Son Volt, has his home and studio in Gowanus, and it was devastated by Sandy.
I once heard a live show of theirs on the radio – and twenty years later, I still remember their cover of “Tallahassee Lassie”. On Tuesday night, they kicked ass. I forgot how fucking good they are, how much I love that sound. If Crazy Horse came from the LES (and had laid off the heroin), they’d sound like this.
Here is sweetheart of the Brooklyn rodeo, Laura Cantrell, singing “The Whiskey Made you Sweeter”, with the song’s composer, Amy Allison.