These YouTube Saturday’s were supposed to be easy. They were meant as a cop-out, a cheap and quick way I could post on Saturday and not have to upload mp3′s, fight for a good description of the music or search out something new. But it turns out these are pretty hard. I have to walk the line between bands that are well known enough to have YouTube videos but not so well known to attract the wrong crowd to S:I.
The Silo’s are perfect then. At their peak they were a critically acclaimed band on a flawed major label. Their songs, mostly written by Walter Salas Humara, were hook laden but precise in their storytelling or scene setting. Bob Rupe added some songwriting but mainly a massive and slashing guitar sound.
The band minus Rupe continue to play live and record new songs. They’re just not the same. I hope there’s a reunion in the works. They are currently working with Bloodshot Records. Here’s two from their Bloodshot release Come On Like the Fast Lane.
Just This Morning (w/Bob Rupe – 1989-90)
“Any Way You Choose Me”
“South by Southwest”
“Susan Across The Water”