"Solar Motel Part III" - Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, The Rotunda, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 15, 2013
Keeping things Forsyth-y today. Here’s a video preview of his downright incredible Record Store Day release, Solar Live 11.15.13. If you’ve been following along, I reallllllly like the Solar Motel LP that Paradise of Bachelors put out last year. But this live reinterpretation with the Solar Motel Band might be better. The rhythm section of bassist Peter Kerlin and drummer Steven Urgo is a thing to behold — check out the furious freakout that takes place during “Part II.” And Forsyth and guitarist Paul Sukeena (also of Spacin’) trade dazzling and daring leads throughout. The live Solar Motel breathes a little bit more than its studio counterpart; things get dangerous and teeter on the edge of collapse before being snapped back at the last minute. What can I say, you need this LP.