Hurray for the Riff Raff at the Secret Garden

hurray for the riff raff

We were supposed to meet somewhere in the woods of Brooklyn, but it was far colder than the day we strolled through the Botanic Garden with These United States. The wind was harsher and entirely inhospitable to the idea of an outdoor performance. Instead, we met at a warm apartment in Park Slope with colorful walls. Part 1 features two performances by Hurray for the Riff Raff inside the bathroom: Aubrey Freeman and his upright bass in the bathtub, Alynda Lee on the sink, Walt McClements on the toilet seat, and Shae Freeman on the ledge of the tub. They sang “Daniella” and “Skin & Bones” there. Part 2 was shot in the kitchen, where my favorite performance came up as sort of an afterthought: after playing “Bricks”, Alynda asked, “Is it possible to do one more?” They played “Grocery”, which rocked so much that I’ve made an mp3 out of it. | Download “Grocery (Live at the Secret Garden)

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Part 1: “Daniella” and “Skin & Bones”

Part 2: “Bricks” and “Grocery”

Website: Hurray for the Riff Raff

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