Hard Rock Experiment
DILLIGAF brings smart power to Lava Lounge.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Like other hard rock bands, including Queens of the Stone Age and Tool, the Santa Cruz trio DILLIGAF proves that hard rock can be more than just a bunch of longhairs bashing out killer riffs. “Pale White and Bloated,” from the group’s 1999 CD titled Enjoy It While You Can, sounds like Ian Curtis—the long dead vocalist for ‘70s postpunk band Joy Division—fronting Tool. Meanwhile, “Mice” starts with a distinctly metal riff before speeding up into Dead Kennedys-style punk rock. The 26-minute long EP ends with “Science Solved God,” a song with a voice talking about heavy philosophical issues like cosmology between Joe Satriani-like guitar outbursts.
Now, with new guitarist “Mean” Gene Hickey, the group is poised to release a new CD titled Cotton Ball in a Pill Bottle.
DILLIGAF performs Saturday at 10pm with The Nancy Boys and Last Night at the Lava Lounge, in Club Octane at 321 Alvarado St., Monterey. FREE. 646-9244.