THE STOOGES’ JAMES WILLIAMSON w/JELLO BIAFRA, ALISON MOSSHART, ET AL. + CHEETAH CHROME + THE RICHMOND SLUTS @ THE BOOTLEG HIFI
Photos and words by Debi Del Grande
What a night (and early morning) at The Bootleg Hifi as The Stooges’ guitarist James Williamson played his solo album Re-Licked which is comprised of rare 70s Stooges’ songs that have never been properly released. The accomplished guitarist played the entire set as quite the array of established musicians shared vocal duties and had their Iggy Pop moment.
Like a bucking horse out the gate, Jello Biafra started everything off with “Head on the Curve.” Other contributors to the album that shined on stage were Joe Cardamore of The Icarus Line, Alison Mosshart of The Kills/Dead Weather and Lisa Kekaula who really fired things up. Williamson’s band may not have recognizable names, but they held their own.
Cheetah Chrome (The Dead Boys) featuring The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs and The Richmond Sluts got the party started and continued through the main set.
Head on the Curve w/Jello Biafra
Open Up and Bleed w/ Carolyn Wonderland
Scene of the Crime w/ Joe Cardomone
She Creatures of the Hollywood Hills w/Frank Meyer
Til the End of the Night w/Alison Mosshart
I Gotta Right w/Lisa Kekaula
Pinpoint Eyes w/Joe Cardamone
Wild Love w/Jesse Malin & Alison Mosshart
Rubber Leg w/Ron Young
I’m Sick of You w/Frank Meyer
Gimme Some Skin w/Caroline Wonderland
C*ck in My Pocket w/Shea Roberts
Heavy Liquid w/Lisa Kekaula
Wet My Bed w/The Richmond Sluts and everyone
Search and Destroy w/everyone
Louis Louis w/everyone