Friday, July 24, 2009

FEELGOOD'S PREVIEW


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Swan Song logo by artist Mike Henry.

Last night my roommate Leah got a call that Feelgoods would be having a band play. So we got ready quickly and headed out. Feelgoods is owned by Danny "The Count" Koker & lead singer for Motley Crue Vince Neil. I had only seen the place in the daylight so I wonder how the vibe would be at night. Would Feelgoods hold up to the much anticipated hype?

When you walk into Feelgoods the first thing that hits you is the mural of ZZ Top's ELIMINATOR album. When you step inside there are more murals all done by artist Mike Henry who works at Count Customs for Danny. It must have been nice for Mike to have some room to work with instead of doing a motorcycle gas tank. Besides the murals there is some impressive rock & roll memorabilia including a wonderful "Dimebag" Darrell display. So far I was thrilled about this place but would it sound good. We would find out as soon as the band took the stage.

Guitarist Jeff Blando.

The band that took the stage included Slaughters bassist Pete and guitarist Jeff Blando. Jeff is also Feelgoods entertainment director. Last but not least was Vince Neils drummer Zoltan Chaney. This would be the first test of the equipment is front of a live audience. They got off and running with "ARE YOU READY" with Blando singing. Jeff did a very good job on Soundgardens "OUTSHINED" while Zoltan was doing every trick in his book. Blando showed off his ample guitar skills on Ted Nugents "STRANGLEHOLD". Black Sabbaths "PARANOID" was next and segued into Queens "WE WILL ROCK YOU" which was soon turned into pure heavy metal by these three men.

Drummer Zoltan Chaney having some fun.

The Who's "BABA O'RILEY" gave drummer Chaney to pound his skins hard and also sing the Pete Townsend part. A little tease of Wild Cherry's "PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC WHITE BOY" was fun. The band ended their blistering set with a Led Zeppelin medley. This medley included "WHOLE LOTTA LOVE", "GOOD TIMES, BAD TIMES" and the hard rocking end of "STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN". I was very impressed by these guys and couldn't wait for the second set.

The band got the second set going with "STAY WITH ME" from the Faces. Drummer Zoltan took a break as Timbo got behind the kit for a little "FOLSUM PRISON BLUES" tease. That lead into an inspired version of "HEAVEN & HELL" from the band with the same name. Timbo departed as the guys did "BLURRY" by Puddle of Mudd. Peter Framptons "DO YOU FEEL LIKE I DO" was great with Blando now adding the Golden throat to his already heavy work load. Chaney had plenty of time to go wild on this song including licking his drum stick without missing a beat. Vine Neils son took the stage to sing LIVE WIRE" to finish up this fun night.

Good food and drinks at reasonable prices. Now with some good Rock & Roll and Feelgoods just might be the best new club since Pink E's to hang out.

We'd like to thank Danny Koker for all his help.

Feelgoods website. at Feelgoods copyright 2009 Brown Ink

Photography by Leah Burlington. See more great photos at Leah Burlington copyright 2009 Brown Ink

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