The 3Ds

Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of the band The 3Ds. This post is in celebration of the fact that they have recently played their first live show in 12 years in North Carolina where their old record label, Merge Records, is based. This little known NZ band is one of those ‘next big things’ who never quite made it. The band split before they could spoil their legacy or realise their full potential.

Word has been about they were reforming now that all members are back living in NZ. In this day of middle-aged rock nostalgia I’m thinking some select shows are in the offing. For some one like me who has all their records but has never seen them live the possibility of a tour would be some sort of sweet realisation.

There’s a cool little review and photos of the 3 songs the band played and guitarist David Mitchell’s antics over at Triangle Music.

For all times sake here’s ‘Hey Seuss’ by The 3Ds (1994)

3 Things You Should Know

I received an email today from my mate Junior. It read:

The new dinosaur Jr album is sooo damn good.. sounds even better wearing flannel

The new sonic youth album is also very very good.

I saw nunchukka superfly at club 77 last week by myself and about 20 other over 40 and they fucking blew me away.

I tells ya there’s something about personal recommendation – passionate, informed, and real – that will always win out.

Having seen Nunchukka Superfly live with Junior makes his observation even more credible.