Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Blues

There is some discussion at Unfogged over whether Complete, a group from Fort Worth, is a parody band or not. I see no reason to think so. Besides, a parody of what? The Shaggs?

All I can say is that discovering their "Hot as Hell" yesterday, the first day of summer, was the kind of synchronicity that can haunt you forever:

Sounds like I've found my theme song for the next three months.

Want more? Check out this interview with the band. And for the hard-core fan, I recommend a trip to "Hoogie-Boogie Land", which is sort of like "Imagine" if John Lennon had huffed a lot of airplane glue ("There is no war, there is no hate, can y'all relate?")

They better not be joking about having an album in progress.

UPDATE: If you want to play the bass part to "Hoogie-Boogie Land" but cannot do so by ear, you might want to consult the tab.

UPDATE: According to a comment at this site, the footage is from a public-access TV show circa 1996. So it's vintage, and I guess the album never happened. Damnit. One poster says the band is "like Captain Beefheart ran a gas station in 1981 Texas and forced the employees to start a metal band."

There is a fan page.

June 22, 2007 2:20 PM | | Comments (8)

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My ears are sweating. And I think that might be blood, too.

That is just the non-rockingness leaving your system. Complete totally f'in rules!

Two chords and an overweight lead singer going on about nuthin but how hot it is! I'm not even sure the song has a bridge.

Texas rock 'n' roll. Gotta love anything that makes AC/DC sound fussy.

I admire the singer's commitment to the echo box. He uses it on every song, as well he might.

The band's total indifference rhythm and key is also impressive.

I was disappointed that this wasn't a Kiss cover!

In the interview, the singer says that Complete don't want to be part of the "cover band scene" though he also says they could do covers if they wanted.

I have to doubt this. They are much too original. I can sort of imagine each of them playing a different Kiss song at the same time, however.

...Assume you've heard of The Asylum Street Spankers? They put on great show in Asheville here the other day..

Matt--A new one on me, but I'll check them out.

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