Bill’s Place is always open for the Crawfish of Love

No one knew what to think when we first saw a band called “Crawfish of Love.” The stage was strewn with surreal artwork, a manikin head, some TV sets all turned on to different channels, guitar amplifiers, drums, and five musicians that looked like they were conspiring mischief among themselves.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

They were top-notch musicians, at various times collaborating with such Haight Ashbury luminaries as Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service, David LaFlamme of It’s A Beautiful Day, and Sam Andrew of Big Brother and the Holding Company. But they also did weird stuff – how can I describe it? Between covers of Minor Swing by Django Reinhardt or I’ll Sleep When I”m Dead by Warren Zevon, the the Crawfish sprang songs on us about a living inside of a green bell pepper, or the Creature From the Black Lagoon looming toward you on Little Talbot Island, or “singing through bread” with actual slices of bread onstage to sing through.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

 Click HERE for Bill’s Interview with Crawfish leader David Roberts