Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lime Spiders

I'm not overly fond of youtube blog posts unless I've done the filming as it seems a cheap way of pulling up someone else's work and passing it off as your own. This issue has to come up time to time with cover songs. Do you remember when The Goo Goo Dolls were good? Check out "Superstar Carwash" or "Hold Me Up" if you don't believe me. They had a tasty choice of covers back then and handpicked song from The Replacements and The Plimsouls. In fairly recent times they've been looking toward to Australia and have chosen The Lime Spiders. I don't know how this fits with their other live material as I stopped caring about this band years ago but came across this youtubage not too long ago. If youtube comments are anything to go by Lime Spiders' frontman Mick Blood is tying to work out a way to receive royalties from The Goo Goo Dolls.



Here's some live footage from a Lime Spiders show from a week before Christmas last year.



I bet they were a far more energetic live band back in the late 80's. I remember seeing their "The Cave comes Alive" record album in a secondhand junk shop for $1, sometime in the early 90's, along with a few other Aussie 80's alternative rock albums plus a few others but the only album I bought was a treasured but very much pre-loved copy of MC5's "Kick Out The Jams". I went back a few days later to grab the Lime Spiders album but it had vanished from the cardboard boxes.

5 comments:

Garageland said...

THEY VISIT GERMANY EXACTLY 21 YEARS AGO. I CARE MUCH ABOUT THIS BAND. SAW THEM LIVE 5 TIMES. ARE THEY STILL TOGETHER IN 2009 ????

Chris said...

I don't know if they're around this year. They seem to get together every so odten. Mick Blood has a youtube account though and commented that he needed to find a way to get royalties from The Goo Goo Dolls on one of their clips.

Chris said...

odten = often

Anonymous said...

Yes I remember in Germany when Mick blood did this crazy dance on 1 leg-he did this hopping up and down. But he has put on a lot of weight so maybe he cant do it again.He must be nearly 60 of age now.

Anonymous said...

I heard some disturbing stories about a female amputee and a donkey associated with the band. If any of it was true I've lost what respect I ever had for them or their music. That sort of stuff just isn't right.