October 15, 2010

The Violet Burning

I used to be a huge Violet Burning fan, pretty much throughout the 90's. Their self-tiled album released in 1996 was one of my favorites from that decade and 1998's Plastic & Elastic was also very good. Michael Pritzl is a good song-writer and performer, but honestly his albums are only as good as his surrounding cast. When he as Andy Prickett playing guitar with him, they are phenomenal. I saw them live with Prickett many times  in the early 2000's and the shows were outstanding. Well, starting with 2003's This is the Moment, the band went on rapid decline and everything they have done since is just boring. Until now; maybe. They sent out an email link yesterday, where I discovered this:


the violet burning from the violet burning on Vimeo.

They have a new 3CD set coming out at the end of this year, all new material, and I am intrigued.

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