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7" Fix: Grass Widow / Shannon and the Clams Split for Hollywood Nailz

Posted by Kelly S. Osato, February 17, 2013 11:13pm | Post a Comment

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I can't think of the last time a seven-inch split lead me to a TV show, let alone a scrummy back-bridge of DIY television programming like Hollywood Nailz. All I thought I was getting into when I slid the 45rpm slice of block-rockin' Bay Area vibrations onto the ol' hi-fi was some good time 90's cover tunes redressed and turned-out by Grass Widow (who tackled EMF's "Unbelievable") and Shannon and the Clams (who snagged "The Power" by Snap!). And, for a fact, much enjoyment ensued. But, as luck would have it, I wanted more.
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Gripping the record sleeve, flipping it over, and eyeing the artwork during that first listen, my mind swam with questions as to what the impetus was behind this particular joint funfest (as if a reason for such is needed). Questions like: what is this, Hollywood Nailz™: the Record? Why is everyone so wigged-out and googly-eyed? A wee visit to the web, et voilà, I found myself tucking into a near twenty-five minute acid rainbow of a variety show that could very well double as testimonial to thrift stores, dumpster diving, and other such pursuits that, coupled with not a small amount of ingenuity, have the power to fulfill even the most ludicrous of 1-900 intergalactic phone sex wishes and Neon Desert battle-of-the-band dreams. Speaking of the battle-of -the-bands, who knew Grass Widow could breakdance?

King Khan Tells Your Future Before His SF Show, Sept. 4th

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 27, 2012 02:40pm | Post a Comment
King Khan knows all! Are you a big fan of King Khan & The Shrines AND tarot cards? Want King KhanKing Khan to read your future? If so, please email the folks over at Great American Music Hall at  info@gamh.com and describe why you want King Khan to do your personal reading.

If you win, the reading will take place on Tuesday, September 4th before their Great American Music Hall show in SF. All entries must be received by Great American Music Hall by noon this Friday, August 31st. 

Get tickets to the show HERE!

King Khan shows off his tarot skills to Tim Cohen


King Khan live at Amoeba SF