Lunch Break: The Silos, “Let’s Go Get Some Drugs and Drive Around”

In the darkness of the late 80s there were the Silos.

Like the Mekons they had a fiddle. They also had a big drum sound, and spoke the vernacular English.

Like the Mekons they never had a hit, and maybe came even more unclose. They don’t rock nearly as hard as the Mekons, and didn’t endure nearly as long, since they were mostly a one-man band. Eventually he went solo, which made not much difference except his nut was smaller.

Is that a good thing?

But if you’re mixing up rock and folk, smarts and rock, this is a pretty fine band to have.

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