Thursday, July 12, 2007

Forty Twenty - Lowdown and Dirty

I first saw Forty Twenty opening for BR549 in the spring of 2003. In the year that followed, they must have made the trip from Lincoln down to Lawrence or Kansas City another six or seven times, almost all of which I saw. Forty Twenty is a great country bar band, playing as long as three hours with no breaks, with no set list, and including a wide range of originals, classic country standards, and unexpected covers.

Forty Twenty regularly started off their shows with a cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" in medley with their original tune "The Wagon." (Ninebullets' recent post on "War Pigs" covers prompted me to post this.) In concert, they often interpolated standards into their own songs, invigorating the standards/bar band formula.

Listen:
Forty Twenty - Drink About Her
Forty Twenty - War Wagon (live medley: War Pigs/The Wagon)

Buy:
From Lone Star Music

2 comments:

Blonde on Blonde said...

If anyone is looking for some cool music, the Lovemakers are dropping a new album soon and its going to be great! Keep an eye out, because the album drops soon and they are going to tour as well.

Lee said...

If you like these guys, check out The John Henrys
http://www.linusentertainment.com/thejohnhenrys/