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BEING THERE: Black Lips @ First Unitarian

Updated: Mar 31

"I have to admit that when I first checked out the Black Lips about a decade ago, it had nothing to do with their music. I’d never heard it. Rather, I was drawn in by their already legendary antics such as whipping their junk out, vomiting, and kissing one another. That last stunt allegedly got them kicked out of India. This stuff may seem pedestrian to you, my faithful old-school punk reader, but for a dyed-in-the-wool folkie like me it sounded super-cool. I mean, in the folk world, the worst we get up to is, say, inciting a sing-along on stage. The Lips incite riots! Not bad for a couple of juvenile delinquents from the suburbs of Atlanta — aka Black Lips singer/guitarist Cole “Old King Cole Younger” Alexander and singer/bassist Jared “Hondo” Swilley."


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