I Like This: Viet Cong

Remember the Calgary indie band Women? They had plenty of potential but blew apart in spectacular fashion right on stage (they actually got into a fight and broke up right then and there). Further tragedy followed when guitarist Christopher Reimer died.  Things looked bleak.  But two ex-Women (which sounds funny if you say it out loud) found a couple of guys from a Black Sabbath tribute band to create Viet Cong.

Their self-titled album will be available through Jagjaguwar and Flemish Eye on January 20. Here are two bits from that album.

Click on the image to hear a new song called “Silhouettes.”

Viet Cong

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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