Gradys is an interesting punk rock band.
They’ve remade some famous songs and made them their own-cute.
However, their most notable trait is their playfulness on and off-stage.
Their audience/fans/friends (somewhere
mixed between those three) seem to have
enjoyed their performance.
watched Ray Gradys’ performance and their songs are witty and funny.
Specifically, when they punked-out Broadway’s tune Tomorrow
from the 20 year old production of Annie (the
Tomorrow is a lot of people’s favorite Broadway song and
Ray Gradys’ managed to punk it out.
Ray Grady’s stayed with the same beat and re-wrote the lyrics:
“When you think of the day that’s gray and morbid / I just drink-up my
gin and grin and say / F%$K, I gotta go to work tomorrow / I’m gonna
hate myself this time tomorrow.”
what sets this band apart from most punk bands I have seen is their
decorum - they were jack asses (in a good way). They remind me of my
kindergarten (I’m not going to tell how long that has been). They have a
fan/friend/enemy that continuously spit beer on the lead singer (and
guitarist), Jon. This was
cute, but I found it a little disturbing.
Of course, my boyfriend thought it was cool.
Also, the Ray Gradys have a song where the drummer puts on a
plastic mustache and a plastic hat. This
was interesting - not a lot of punk rock bands wear plastic mustaches, so
this band has its own style and originality.
their set, Jon wrestled with their fans/friends/enemies.
I just hope no one got seriously roughed-up.
Ray Gradys is campy, funny and original.
But seriously, I couldn’t take them seriously (lol).
But I didn’t go out to be serious.
I went out to have a blast. Over
all, they’re not so bad-they’re quite amusing.
Have you seen a band lately?
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