Live Review & Picture Book: The Accidents, Coliseum, Corrosion Of Conformity at The EARL, August 3

Review and photos by Ellen Eldridge

Full gallery after the jump.

The Accidents posted their bluesy-rock set, which introduced their newest vinyl EP, on YouTube. William Duvall (Neon Christ, Alice In Chains), who produced the EP, joined his friends on stage for the finale, “Big Girls,” and then Coliseum took over. Both openers fit well with the style of music COC fans enjoy; those who missed the acts would do well to check them out online.

Corrosion Of Conformity dominated teenage playlists and rock radio stations throughout the ’90s, and the fact that three of the four original members are back at it after almost 20 years and countless line-up changes speaks to the power of a passion for performing music.

The band reunited late last year in their Animosity era lineup from the mid-’80s with Woody Weatherman on guitar/vocals, Mike Dean on bass/vocals, and Reed Mullin on drums who interacted personably with the crowd throughout the show and smiled manically while playing. Not necessarily a sarcastic smile though; more of an over-pronounced attitude that he wanted to continue doing what makes him happy no matter the circumstances. A dark, plodding bass line opened the show and the intensity picked up from there. The EARL filled to near capacity before the third song in the set. Not bad for a Thursday night. Corrosion Of Conformity plans to release a new album in the not-too-distant future so keep an eye out for more!

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