Posted in music | pictures on September 23, 2009

photos by Ryan Muir

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So we played a few shows over the weekend. We hadn't played shows for a long time and it felt GREAT! We really wanna thank everyone that came out. [below] is a clip of House of Jealous Lovers at the Prada Store from last Thursday.

On our way down to Jersey and Baltimore we had a lot of great music to listen to. One of the albums was The Idiot by Iggy Pop. I hadn't listened to this album for quite a while and I forgot how amazing it is. It was his first solo album and was produced by David Bowie, along with his second solo album, Lust for Life. It got us all talking in the van about what a cool motherfucker Iggy Pop is and what an amazing career he's had (actually that part was mainly me ranting in the van and everyone else kinda listening) We were talking about some of the amazing bands that he played with and videos of different performances over the years. Harris who is playing bass with us mentioned a video I'd never seen that was Iggy playing on the Dinah Shore Show in 1977 (which was the roughly the equivalent of todays Martha Stewart Show). It features David Bowie and one of my all time favorite rhythm sections, the Sales Brothers. - The Rapture

Wyld Stallyns aka The Rapture played a show at Matchless on Thursday (9/17) (one week after the Prada store show). More pictures from that Brooklyn show, with the above-mentioned videos, below...

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Comments (12)

I like how everybody goes wild when Gabe starts playing the cowbell and he looks kind of surprised

Posted by monsoonseason | September 23, 2009 2:15 PM

i like how you know his name is Gabe.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 2:52 PM

Still with the cowbell, huh?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 3:30 PM

this band still rules.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 3:34 PM

how was the stone pony gig?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 3:47 PM

Sucks the Rapture lost Mattie. He was my favorite part of the band. he dropped teh nastiest bass lines and sang some of my favorite songs of theirs like "Sister Savior", "Ohh..Alright...", and "First Gear" among others. I guess it is safe to say the Rapture will never perform these songs again?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 3:49 PM

other people can play the bass

ya know

Posted by nick | September 23, 2009 3:55 PM

I got in without being on the list. thanks BV!

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 3:56 PM

was at this, show was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 11:24 PM

you're getting old, doll.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 8:51 AM

They did "Ohh..Alright..." at Matchless, no Sister Savior though...

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 8:59 AM

No one's going to call anyone out for calling the song "ohh... alright..."?

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 11:25 PM

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