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Ezra Furman: I believe in a Rock ‘n’ Roll heart

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Posted by teibs On March - 19 - 2009

ezra@ZackTeibloom Ezra Furman hid behind a full beard in the backyard stage at Creekside Lounge, but put himself out there, as he always does, sounding confident as ever.

Always a fan of wordy intellectual t-shirts, he was sporting an Einstein quote “You can not simultaneously prepare for and prevent war.”

The short set was filled with charming Ezra banter, who seemed happy to be playing early in the festival. “I’m glad we met before we got jaded after 5 days of this s***,” he said to a giggling crowd.

He started with “Mother’s Day,” the opening track off their first album, Banging Down the Doors and closed with “We Should Fight,” the first song off their latest, Inside the Human Body.

In between he talked about how he’s scared because he’s older than he’s ever been before as he dove into his song about how “Buddy Holly was 22 when he kicked the bucket, I am 21!”

Job Mukkada backed Ezra confidently on bass and back-up vocals as Adam Abrutyn held down drums, but something was off with the new guitarist. He was missing notes and left me yearning for Andrew Langer, formerly of the Redwalls, who I hope they can get to play with them regularly.

Before a rousing rendition of “We Should Fight,” Ezra talked about how audiences should treat bands like human beings, pounding his heart, saying “There is a rock ‘n’ roll heart that I believe in. This is our band. And we’re the best band here.”

I don’t think Ezra believes he’s “the greatest thing you’ve ever seen” as he says in the song, but he’s getting there. 8.8/10

Photo by Chris Robinson

My afternoon at Ezra Furman’s

1 Response

  1. shore Said,

    How did you get the lead singer of the Black Crowes to take photos for Festival Crashers?

    Posted on March 19th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

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