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Poster: Ellis Van Sofa Date: Mar 17, 2008 7:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Speaking of Tap...

too cool. D&C were (are?) a great band. i know i saw them a couple of times but i can't remember when or who with. maybe REM or The Replacements?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 17, 2008 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Speaking of Tap...

definitely played with both - all of REM (sans Stipe) played on Kevn's solo ablum, McDougal Blues. They were opening slot for most of REM's "Green" tour and REM covered one of their songs, "with the people", on that tour.

Just listened to Replacement's "Let It Be" this weekend. Kevn actually went to high school with Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes in Milwaukee, so he's got lots of friends from that area/Twin Cities (lots of shows back when w/ Husker Du, Soul Asylum, Violent Femmes, Replacements, etc) Lots of his shows here on archive (kevn kinney) - he just had throat surgery a few months back and sounds great. There may be some of his stuff with Warren Haynes up (who he plays with frequently; Warren produced one of his albums and two are released on Warren's wife's label). DNC still plays the occasional odd show, but Kevn primarily plays solo and with his new band, Star Tangled Angel Revival (STAR) band.

Opened for Dylan, REM, Johny Cash, etc - but can anything top the almighty TAP?

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Poster: Ellis Van Sofa Date: Mar 17, 2008 7:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Speaking of Tap...

no nothing beats opening for Tap.

the last time i saw REM was on the Fables tour. i don't remember who opened for them that time. could have been Drivin and Cryin

good to hear that Kevin is OK. i will have to check out some of his stuff on the Archive. i'm always looking for something new to stream when i od on GD.

Let it Be is a permanent resident in my I-POD and gets a lot of play.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Mar 18, 2008 5:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Speaking of Tap...

in a tour not too long ago, Spinal Tap had an opening band called "A Mighty Wind." A wonderful, funny folk band with lots of facial hair.

They were booed off the stage.

For those of you not in-the-know, A Mighty Wind was the fictional name of a folk group put together by Christopher Guest.

How funny is that story?