wow.....i never expected a HA/GJ discussion. i can have a shit ton of input here, but its not worth anything to write about my love for Gj and shit. growing up/living on LI, daryl and GJ were local legends (keep in mind, im 18). my girlfriend is obsessed with him. hes great and all, but he lost all his passion and conviction. i watched a quick video of his new band, house of blow, and the recording of their demo. it shows him laying down the track in a bathroom into a 57
or 58 (i could be wrong though. havent seen it in a long time). hes on his sidekick half the time, blurts out the hook, then goes back to his sidekick. in GJ, he was out of his mind. all that energy and power were true, raw emotion. it was incredible. i had the privlage of seeing them in a backyard in 2003. i saw GJs 2 shows at the downtown last summer, and man. he lost it. must be from all the shroms he does before his HA sets.
as for the new HA cd, i think its pure garbage. just straight up pansy rock (refrained from using the other p word). their first cd, decadence, was amazing. it had a variation of rock, mellow, and mellow rock tunes. the unreleased demos of that cd were even better.
sorry everything is all scrambeled and not making too much sense. i wrote this quick and im super tired.