Throw Rag: Live at the House of Blues (The Show M
DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005
Starring Throw Rag
Directed By: Joe Escalante
Studio: Kung Fu Records
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The 15th episode in the The Show Must Go Off! series and this time it’s Throw Rag’s turn. They play washboard rock n roll. Yes, I said washboard!
Throw Rag hail from the L.A. area and have that sailor/pirate thing going on. It seems like every band has a pirate logo these days. I’ve always wanted to start up a Shanty rock band but I don’t think I would have a washboard in the band, you can barely hear it! Anyway, I didn’t really like Throw Rag’s last CD on BYO. Perhaps it was the sound of the CD, or other factors. I think they sound better live than on CD. They are definitely lively and interesting live. The chubby british washboard player shouldn’t take off his shirt though. He’s kinda of creepy if you asked me. At one point of the show, he brings a kid up stage and teaches him to play the washboard. Like it’s so fucking hard.
They play a fair amount of songs, but the set does seem a little bit short. Fans of the band will like this DVD because, like each Kung Fu Records DVD, it’s shot really well with funny band commentary. I hope Kung Fu keeps making more DVDs and maybe get bands I like, but they are on other labels though. But so is Throw Rag so who knows!
Trailers and Weblinks
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Favorite Scenes: “Hang Up” “Swing Set Superman”
Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes