Scofflaws and Inspector 7









Scofflaws/Inspector 7

The Wetland's 10/11/97

The Scofflaws played the Wetlands tonight.  It was mostly a good show.  The beginning of the show was new stuff and then they mixed it up with songs from the first, second and new songs.  The highlight of the evening was clearly when they broke out the baritone sax sounding like the mating call of a humpback whale.  The show was good, but I am not the best person to review the Scofflaws.  Elbert should and I may force him to take that pleasure.

The opening band for the Scofflaws were big band.  They were good for what they were, but after ten minutes we were wanting some more ska.  Arthur, the DJ, was playing some good big band before to prep the crowd.  Some of the crowd were dancing to the big band.

Inspector 7 was playing when we got in.  They were good for the two or three songs but we missed most of their set.  I have seen them before and they are superb.

The e.bowla virus' contribution
I would like to add to Dr. Bhatt’s review.  First of all, The Scofflaws never fail to deliver, and tonight was no exception.  They started the set with, of course, a good rock steady riddim, classic horn riffs, and revolving solos.  Very nice.  Ska bands should note that this is THE way to start off a show.  Then they went into a run of a bunch of new songs, which were pretty damn good.  And then they picked up the set by playing a classic track off their first album (I forgot the name of the song).  Once the crowd was sufficiently hyped, one of the saxophonists switched to a baritone, which totally set it the phunck off.  They rounded out the show very well by slowing it down and taking it to the old school reggae level, some traditional Skatalites-esque shiite, and also some quick 3rd wave stylee, and all that.  Everything was all to the good until the encore.  They set it off with Man with the Golden Arm and Pee Wee Herman, and the roof came off.  That’s about it.  Never doubt these fools to entertain your skankin’ needs.

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