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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Every Day Been Workin So Hard

posted by on September 13 at 2:03 AM

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Ice Age Cobra’s final show @ the Blue Moon

It’s always sad to see a good band call it quits, but at least Ice Age Cobra got to go out on their own terms and throw one final, wild show. These dudes wowed me the first time I saw them a few years ago, and to my delight, every other time I caught them from then on. Their final show is no exception - they rip though an awesome set of garage, grunge, classic rock, and party riffs to a crowd of dedicated fans big enough that even back at the bar people know the words and are signing along. About an hour into the set the band stops playing and wanders away; singer/guitarist Jordan West announces: “Before we engage in any more shenanigans, we have to all become one. We don’t have any bread or wine, so this will have to do.” He holds up a leopard print bandana he just finished using to wipe down his gleaming wet torso and hair. He balls it up and holds it over a guy’s mouth, who almost unflinchingly takes the sweat communion. There are enough drops to save four more disciples, then the rag is crammed into the last guy’s mouth. For the second to last song the band pulls up original bassist Brad Kauffman to sing their timeless international #1 hit “Acid Pony,” and everyone goes wild. Though their Myspace touts this show as their last “until our reunion show,” West spray paints “Ice Age Cobra RIP” in huge letters across his guitar cabs in a declaration of finality. The band dies as it lived, in pure rock and roll revelry.

photo by hordis

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That show last night was loud, crowded, loud, sweaty, rocking... and did I mention loud? Thanks to all who showed up and threw down.

Posted by Jason Josephes | September 13, 2008 6:39 PM
2

This is how a band should go out. I'll remember you fondly, IAC. Thanks for the black eye.

Posted by Brian | September 15, 2008 12:52 PM
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I think I'll miss you most of all Metch. Good luck with learning from the hill folk. Jordan - can't wait for the new band with the nasty name, because it's been a nasty couple of years rocking back at you bitches. I'd take a rag in the mouth every time.

So would Andy, I 'spect.

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Posted by Travis | September 15, 2008 9:14 PM

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