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!