There are things you can't get on a studio recording, after all. The Saw Doctors have plenty to offer in this area. If you've been to one of their concerts, you'll probably know the joke they make about someone who misheard the title of "To Win Just Once" and thought it was about "To Injured Swans". While this bit doesn't make it onto Live in Galwayonce you've heard "to injured swans", you can't help but mishear the song proper every once in a while.
On the Live in Galway DVD which you can find on YouTube hereas in nearly every live show, Leo expands "Galway and Mayo", where he reminisces about family trips, adding Why Do I Always Want You - The Saw Doctors - Live In Galway (CD) segue into "Maroon and White", where he fantasizes about playing football for County Galway's team.
In yet another raunchy crowd pleaser, "That's What She Said Last Night", the guitar solo is replaced with the opening notes from Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run", in a playful acknowledgment of their love for that musical icon.
Davy's voice on "Why Do I Always Want You" is plaintive, turning the simple lyrics into a burst of raw need and sheer hopeless want. Indeed, the only bad thing about falling in love with the Saw Doctors through Live in Galwayto my mind, is the fact that it really is the one place where you can hear most of their best material performed at its peak.
The studio releases from the band are Why Do I Always Want You - The Saw Doctors - Live In Galway (CD) cluttered with filler, especially Songs from Sun Street and Villainsthe latter of which is not even represented on Live in Galway.
The band's album The Cure is perhaps the strongest single studio album of theirs, but even its consistency pales in comparison to Live in Galway. I'll always remember going with my dad in October to the now-defunct Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, where the Saw Doctors used to play when they visited.
We ran into Davy, Why Do I Always Want You - The Saw Doctors - Live In Galway (CD), Leo, and the rest of the guys in the band while crossing the street after grabbing a bite before the concert. And they did. Davy Carton looked me in the eye afterward and presented me with the gray guitar pick he had used up to that point in the evening. I still have that guitar pick. On everything from climate change to gender identity, archaeologists offer vital insight into contemporary issues.
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It rewards deep listening, and acts as a global rebuke against bigotry, extremism and authoritarianism. Giving in, he offers "Apologies for some of the imperfections There's Davey [ Carton ] laughing in the middle of singing a good few songs, the backing vocals aren't what they should be a lot of the time and all that kind of stuff.
That is less of a problem, however, than that the performance of a show before an enthusiastic hometown crowd ready to sing along on every song exacerbates the group's local at the expense of its mass appeal, a worry for a band still trying to replicate its Irish popularity overseas while writing songs about local concerns. But even if an international audience may have trouble figuring out what the songs and some of the fuss are about, the Saw Doctors' energy and commitment translate just fine, as does the attractive sound of its Celtic-tinged folk-rock.
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