October 20, 2006

Editor in Chief Gets Upper Crust-y

Upper Crust

We generally try to avoid posting self-important wankery about our daily lives here on the Snob, because we're well aware you could care less. You just want to show up, get your news and do a surgical strike on your liver. In keeping with the Drinking Songs theme we began last week, however (The Hold Steady) we wanted to tell you about the show we went to last night - our favorite band that wears powdered wigs, The Upper Crust.

Imagine, if you will, a group of 18th century noblemen, sporting buckled shoes, velvet pants and beauty marks, playing AC/DC-style rock and roll about how awesome their butler is. They are a must-listen if you like power rock of any kind, especially if you like songs about rickshaw boys, rock and roll maids, finger bowls and leeching.

They put on a good show, with discussions of animal husbandry and plumbing the depths of the bass player Count Bassie, but our favorite moment of the night occurred offstage. It appears our Editor in Chief, the crusher of interns, saw lead singer Lord Bendover in his civvies before the show and became starstruck as an 11 year old girl at a Britney Spears concert. Lord Bendover complimented our EiC on his Malt Whisky shirt, and instead of asking for an autograph or saying something pithy, our fearless leader was heard to mutter something about a reciprocal t-shirt appreciation and then proceeded to black out for a few minutes. [Sadly, this couldn't be more true - Ed.]

For those of you needing a more direct booze connection for this post, here are a couple:

  • The Crust played the Modern Drunkard Convention this year - if they're good enough for Frank Rich they're good enough for us.
  • Lord Bendover drinks tequila like the agave plants are burning.
  • The Liquor Snob staff reacquainted itself with PBR at the show.
We've included a list of the Crust's albums below - we recommend the Cream of the Crust, a greatest hits album, to get you started.

Upper Crust Discography
Cream of the Crust - 2006
Entitled - 2000
The Decline and Fall of the Upper Crust - 1997
Let Them Eat Rock - 1995

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at October 20, 2006 8:18 AM
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