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Crashdiet in Los Angeles - Live Review

As a false start of the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles, Calif., Crashdïet played at Whisky A Go-Go Wednesday, August 15th. Since I just moved to California it seemed like a good idea to go see a Swedish band to avoid getting homesick... and of course to check out Whisky A Go-Go for the first time!

It’s been over a year since I saw Crashdïet live and that time I was pretty blown away. Although I’ve been through many different phases with their music since then and especially fallen in love with their first album, Rest In Sleaze. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from them this time, since I’m used to hearing Dave Lepard and not Simon Cruz on vocals. There was no need to worry, Cruz sounded more clean than I remembered. So did the whole band. The setlist of the night was great as well: mainly stuff from their latest album Generation Wild together with some goodies from Rest In Sleaze and ”In The Raw” from The Unattractive Revolution. I got to hear my favorite song ”Queen Obscene/69 Shots” and they also chose to slow the set down in the middle with ”Save Her,” which created a great mix.

But the thing that actually got the show going was that it was very obvious how excited Crashdïet were. No wonder! Which band hasn’t dreamed about playing at Whisky A Go-Go? Still it really helped to see how thrilled they were over being there, at that stage. Somehow that created a personal connection between the band and the crowd, both as excited as one another.

They also gave us a taste from their upcoming album, a new song called ”Anarchy.” To me it sounded a bit more heavy than their previous stuff and made me excited about what to expect with their new album. We’ll just have to wait and see!


Reader Comments (7)

I've looked on iTunes for crashdiets previous CDs but with no luck. I have generation wild but would like the others. Any suggestions??
August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
"Rest In Sleaze" (2005) - their debut album and one of the greatest sleaze albums of all times! It's AMAZING!
August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim Nordlund
As always I read it too fast... Do you have Spotify, Brian? All their music is available for listening on Spotify.
August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim Nordlund
Thank you. I'll check
August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Wow, Kim! You moved to L.A. and saw Crash Diet at The Whisky? That's what I call "Living The L.A. Dream"!

Now if you could just get Crash Diet to come back and get the rest of the Swedish bands to fly out there and round all of them up for a two month stand on The Strip, you would not only be bringing them to you, you would do more to Bring Back Glam! than anyone has since Allyson! Say "Hi!" to Lemmy at The Rainbow for me!
August 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I went to spotify but they on had generation wild. :(
August 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
That's weird. They are at least available for listening, that's what I meant. You can probably purchase the album from their website though? Try and see!
August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim Nordlund

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