ORGY – Pop Killers Tour – Live at The Outpost, 1-14-2016
I waited all freakin’ night with camera in one hand, phone in the other to catch my favorite ORGY song live, Wide Awake and Dead. While the black-clad, Bowie-tribute-face-painted musicians didn’t play my favorite song, they still put on a fun show.
From Fiction Dreams In Digital to Opticon to Stitches to Dissention, ORGY members Jay Gordon, Carlton Bost, Creighton Emrick, Bobby Amaro and Nic Speck rocked the little Outpost while fans videotaped them and danced in their own ways.
It’s my opinion that these guys need a little revamp on their image. The crowd consisted of mostly guys, with a few girls peppered in. The lyrics of many ORGY songs (especially off the newest release, Talk Sick) make me squirm a little. Maybe I’m just getting older and more feminist in my years, but it’s hard for me to listen to, let alone sing along to verses like “I don’t want to love you Cause baby you’re mistaken that I’m here for you I don’t want to love you Sex and lies is what I do Baby you’re mistaken that I’m here for you So suck it” – that being said, I don’t have much room to complain since I knew what I was in for when I bought my ticket.
ORGY was going in such a good, non-derogatory-toward-women direction with Wide Awake and Dead that I feel they are just taking some steps backward by not playing it during this tour.
Regardless, I must say that it was pretty awesome to hear a good cover of Blue Monday live. It was the closing song where Gordon got on the floor and the whole room turned into an 80s dance party. Would I have rather spent my $12 on a ticket to see Blue Monday performed by New Order? Hecks Yes, but ORGY did a nice remake in my book.
The opening band, Bobaflex, put on a smashing performance. I didn’t arrive early enough to see Death Valley High.
I’ll leave you with this song so you can bask in how cool it is. I adore everything about it and would love to create my own take on a music video for it.