E-mail Me! Click Here!
Louisville Music News.net
July 1994 Articles
Cover Story
Allen Howie
Features
Wally Stewart
Paul Moffett
Columns
Berk Bryant
Jim Galipeau
Jan Winders
Paul Moffett
Henry C. Mayer
Keith Clements
Todd Hildreth
Darrell Elmore
Duncan Barlow
Alan Rhody
CD Reviews
Mark Clark
Kevin Gibson
Kory Wilcoxson
Kory Wilcoxson
Allen Howie
John Goodin
Kory Wilcoxson
Mark Clark
Allen Howie
Kory Wilcoxson
Mark Clark
Kevin Gibson
Allen Howie
Kevin Gibson
Bob Bahr
Performance Reviews
Paul Moffett
Michael Campbell
Todd Hildreth
Jean Metcalfe
Life Of The Party
Mike Swayze
John Goodin
Allen Howie
William Brents
Jean-Marie Ebel
Interviews
Bob Bahr
Paul Moffett
Paul Moffett
Preview
Jean Metcalfe
Bob Bahr
Photos
Letha Marshall
LASC
Jean Metcalfe
Jean Metcalfe
Blogs
Got Shows?
Send Them To Us
Bookmark Louisville Music News.net with these handy
social bookmarking tools:
del.icio.us digg
StumbleUpon spurl
wists simpy
newsvine blinklist
furl blogmarks
yahoo! myweb smarking
ma.gnolia segnalo
reddit fark
technorati cosmos
Available RSS Feeds
Top Picks - Top Picks
Top Picks - Today's Music
Top Picks - Editor's Blog
Top Picks - Articles
Add Louisville Music News' RSS Feed to Your Yahoo!
Add to My Yahoo!
Contact: contact@louisvillemusicnews.net
Louisville, KY 40207
Copyright 1989-2017
Louisvillemusicnews.net, Louisville Music News, Inc.
All Rights Reserved  


Issue: July 1994

Adrian Belew, Psychodots

Kentucky's true intergalactic guitar hero touched down at Phoenix Hill on the evening of June 1. Adrian Belew, solo artist as well as hired gun for the Talking Heads, Paul Simon, David Bowie and Frank Zappa, to name a few, painted his inimitable sonic self-portrait, with supple assistance from the Psychodots (a.k.a. the Raisins, the Bears).

The Psychodots, Rob Fedders (guitar), Bob Nyswinger (bass) and Chris Arducer (drums, mandolin), opened, applying their Beatlesque pop sensibilities (i.e., music can be melodic, clever, danceable, unpredictable and even FUN). Fedders is one of those rare guitarists who can instinctively fill the right spaces in a three-piece ensemble whether playing rhythm or lead, as does Tim Krekel, for example. Their portion of the show included their own "Psychodots," complete with balloon guitar technique (you had to see it), and "She's a Moaner."

While backing the headliner, Fedders' inspired playing nearly eclipsed the efforts of Belew, who didn't truly catch fire until late in the set. Adrian initiated the second set with a mini overture of synthesized, then acoustic, guitar treatments before touring his musical history, including "Inner Revolution," the crowd-pleasing Fedders/Belew composition "Superboy," "Lone Rhino," "Heartbeat" from his King Crimson stint, and a rousing rave-up of "The Momur" to end the set. Selections from his latest recording, Here, were well received, notably "Brave New World."

These four musicians performed with the ease and enthusiasm of friends having too much fun. The layering of Adrian's other-worldly sounds over the Psychodots' seamless execution snowballed through two encores. And four lads from Liverpool cast long shadows into the room.

Bookmark and Share