The classic Blues tribute band started their set promptly, with a semi-decent sound dynamic from the console. Being a 4-piece, onstage interaction was easy and simple. However, the band itself was too simple. Set structures, monotonous solos, and droning vocals show that the experienced members of the band clearly gave off the blandest sounds I have heard live yet!
Maybe they were going for that feel, but it’s simplicity was such that I started to cringe after song number 4(or was it 5? They all sounded the same!) Playing some famous covers like Hey Joe and What a Wonderful World, they made these classics sound even more boring than the originals! (impossible!)
Personally, my inspiration for music comes from a very similar era. Blues and Classic Rock have strongly driven me, both in music conceptualization, and generally in life. People say today that rock is dead. But I can still hear the groove and pump of songs from Led Zep 4 and numerous other albums of the 70’s that still surprise me, more so than much of today’s music!
Little Wing, however, failed to provide any kick of any sort. They were trying to teleport the audience to another place and time, but were just unable to do so. Fortunately I was unable to find any videos of them online, so I found something similar in terms of lack of appeal and feel:
I spoke with some of the audience, who, although drunk, were quite frank with me in saying they thought the band just didn’t have the flair. This might sound harsh, but this vibe was evidently reflected off the crowd, who were mostly just wrapped in their own conversations because the music didn’t click.
Sometimes, you needn’t be tight, perfect or precise to sound good; and sometimes trying to sound to tight or precise just makes you suck.