I’m one of many who met my husband at a Rads show. It’s all very bittersweet; I saw them for my last time a couple weeks ago and I had to make a conscious effort to keep it a celebration and not a funeral dirge.
Like New Orleans after Katrina the Radiators have taken a licken’ and kept on kicken’. The boyz have a rhythm, a soul and a defiant attitude that make them a special band that is unique and one of a kind. They have made magic for more than thirty three and a third years. That’s a real good number.
At the shows last weekend at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, I can attest that what Ed Volker was hoping for “magic between the band members and audience” was certainly achieved IN SPADES. Some of the greatest musical moments I have witnessed. I too can be thanksful meny of my now long-time friends were met via mutual interest in this band, and subsequently many other bands from New Orleans. Huge thanks guys!
Radiators breaking up… that f*cking sucks Zeke!
Article corrections so far: magazine pg 53: 1) Rads played The Krewe of Orpheus Ball not The Endymion Ball. 2) There were just 4 Sold-Out shows @ The Great American Music Hall in SF, not 3. NOTE: The Orpheus Ball show is for sale via this link: http://www.livedownloads.com/live-music/0,6115/The-Radiators-mp3-flac-download-3-7-2011-Orpheus-Ball-New-Orleans-LA.html.
Cheers to a great bunch of guys and an awesome band.
It was great to see them in South Florida for the last time and they will be sorely missed.
So Long Boyz, And thanks for all the noyz!
Thanks boys………..a lot of us are gone, but a lot of us are still hear! In the dark, in the night. You may not always see us, but we always see you. So many memories over 33 years…..and I still have the kitchen tape. Bett/Queenie and I always have you in our hearts.
Best bar band ever….ever!