Howie Day: Live and Solo
If you would have asked me to name off my favorite bands 3 years ago, Howie would have been #2. With the release of his second album and the explosion of Collide he's managed to not only drop in the rankings, but he's also been nearly exterminated from my iPod as a result.
Since I've been doing some spring cleaning on my iPod (only 3MB available) I was about to delete these Howie live cuts, but thankfully I decided to listen to them first.
Let me preface this by saying yes, I know that Howie has all but sold out now. I know that Collide sucks, I know. Believe me - if anyone knows these things, I do. I was looking forward to seeing him play in SLC last year as if The Beatles were coming. After the show I wanted to burn the Howie Day shirt I had purchased - that's how much it killed me to see his transformation into the mainstream.
I just can't get past his former greatness. He was at his best when it was just him with his looping pedals. If you've only heard Collide, listen to these tracks. It should give you some respect for the man.
Howie Day, live in Boston, MA 4/28/2002
[mp3]Sorry, So Sorry
[mp3]Ghost>Beams of Light*
[mp3]The Drugs Don't Work
[mp3]More You Understand
See Howie's official website.
Buy some Howie Day.
If you want a lossless version of this show just check out the Live Music Archive.