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The Art of: Music Appreciation (16 Volt)

April1

I discovered the band 16 Volt completely by mistake. I literally stumbled upon them in a Goth club years ago in San Francisco. The club was called, “The So What” (I think) and some friends had semi-forced me to go even though I protested and had no idea what goth or industrial music was. I assumed it’d be a bunch of bondage clad dorks trying to get their rocks off (not entirely untrue). But I walked into the main dance area and WHAM! 16 Volt–Live! RAD! I was instantly locked in and loving them. I bought a tape right then and there (I didn’t have enough for the CD). And have since bought all of their albums and continue to be impressed with their progress and mega-skills!

“Letdowncrush” was the first tape I bought, then “Super Cool Nothing” and after discovering their earlier discs “Skin” and “Wisdom” I knew I would love them always. Years later my then-fiance (now husband) took me to see them at San Jose, CA’s Cactus Club and we got there early and ended us just chatting with Eric (singer-main awesome guy) before the show. Super cool guy and bad-ass show (too bad SJ wasn’t “feelin” it that night–losers wouldn’t dance/thrash).

Yes, they are considered industrial rock. But please, don’t let that sway you. There is true artistry here. The lyrics can be emotionally vulnerable at times and just completely dead-on angry at others. I hope you enjoy this free listen and check out their other stuff, too.

As always, www.lala.com is the coolest music site ever! You can listen to anything once, for FREE! Join now-free- and add me as a friend!  =0)

 

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