“Underground” - Ben FoldsFive
Ben Folds is personally responsible for two of the best live shows I’ve ever seen (one where he was young and hungry and amped and jumped on a baby grand to play it, BLONKBLONK-style, with a flipped-over drum chair, and one outside at Fuji Rock in Japan, in the dancingest, most multicolored-parkaed, JUMPJUMPpsyched monsoon I’ve ever seen).
Perfect. Just perfect.
Watch and learn.
Stage presence, ensemble cooperation, genius arrangement, spot-on dynamics, and—what?—old-school sizzle. A glorious controlled burn.
Fuckin’ A, right.
This is how you throw down with a goddamned power trio.
This is how you rock like a pro.