Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Day Before Wine & Roses: Live at Kpfk
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Those Days are Gone
nixonian | USA | 03/28/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Firstly, thanks to KPFK for bringing us a chance to listen to Dream Syndicate live. But, like so many other time travels, this one leads to disappointment. The edgy, raw, crisp, feedback-laden zone we were transported to on the original "Days of Wine and Roses" LP, certainly is nowhere to be found here. where is Karl Precoda's sloppy, instinctive, savant playing? Steve Wynn may have the franchise, but magic is not for sale here. Leave my hot dog in the wrapper - I'll warm it over myself, thanks."
It's A Sure Thing, Baby!
Patrick J. Burke | Loss Angless, CA USA | 10/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Andrea Enthal's and KPFK radio's series of late-night live performances (featuring the Minutemen, Dream Syndicate, Irritators, & many more) gave a unique and thrilling snapshot of L.A. alternative bands in the early 80s. The Dream Syndicate set is a prime example, showing that a rediscovery of the 60s doesn't have to lead to psychedelic revival cliche.The set builds up with a slow burn, so the available sound samples don't really show what you have in store. But by the last four tracks Carl Prekoda's searing guitar aka feedback dynamo is in full effect. Worth it alone for the version of When You Smile. Plus you get sneak previews of John Coltrane Stereo Blues ("Open Hour") and The Days of Wine and Roses.The recording quality is fairly lo-fi, so be forewarned. On the other hand, you get plenty of Steve Wynn's relaxed joking with audience members, even the ones who have to be carried out drunk."
John E. Mutch | Malden, MA United States | 11/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"deliciously gloomy velvet underground inspired gloomy, spacey music..doesn't sound dated in the 80's at all..best recording other than days of wine and roses for this band"