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There Was A Time – Knots and Crosses

Back in the early 90’s I went to see a Cheap Trick show at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. The opening act was called Knots and Crosses. I was nervous as they started because you all know how poorly opening acts can be treated.

I hate that.

Anyway, they launch into their one and only ‘hit’: “Creatures Of Habit” and you can hear everybody in the room stop talking. This band had (to me anyway) all of the promise of Richard and Linda Thompson…lots of the spark of Lone Justice…with a little bit of Exene and John Doe mixed in. They ended their portion of the show with an acapella “Gimme Shelter”. Cripes…I still get a tingle down my spine when I think about it.

(First posted on Mark Is Cranky)

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