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The Next Great American Band – Franklin Bridge And Sixwire Early Favorites

October 26, 2007 11:23 PM by Joe Blackmon

FranklinbridgetangledupinblueOn the second episode of The Next Great American Band, the top twelve bands performed two songs each in front of the judges.  One of
the songs was an original composition and the other song was a song by
Bob Dylan.

Denver & The Mile High Ochestra performed Bob Dylan’s “Freight Train Blues” and their original song “One Time Show.”  John Rzeznik said “I thought you guys did a great job.”  Sheila E. said “It was great.”  Dicko said “Denver, you’ve got to take that clown suit on a one way trip to the charity shop.”

The Hatch performed Bob Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” and their original song “Stretch Out The Time.”  John Rzeznik said “I think the original, the presentation of it was great, you guys played really great together, but I was looking for more of a hook in this song.”  Shelia E. said “When you did your original, you guys just came out and blew it away.”  Dicko said “If you’re going to be a pop group show us the pop song.”

Light of Doom performed Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” and their original song “Eye Of The Storm.”  John Rzeznik said “I love this band.”  Shelia E. said “I think that you guys did a fantastic job.”  Dicko said “It smack’s a bit of Children of the Corn with guitars.”

The Likes Of You performed Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In The Wind” and their original song “Love and Gravity.”  John Rzeznik said “I really like this band a lot.”  Shelia E. said “I think you guys are definitely great songwriters.”  Dicko said “Frankly, you guys more than most need to convince us that you are a band.”

Rocket performed Bob Dylan’s “Knocking On Heaven’s Door” and their original song “Mean To You.”  John Rzeznik said “I love the urgency of the whole thing.”  Shelia E. said “You original song is really, really good.  It should be on the radio right now.”  Dicko said “I’m really proud of you the way you’ve developed since we saw you in Las Vegas.”

Cliff Wagner & The Old #7 performed Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” and their original song “Old Fire.”  John Rzeznik said “That’s one of my favorite Bob Dylan songs, and it kind of gave me a little lump in my throat the way you guys did it.”  Shelia E. said “The Bob Dylan song was great.”  Dicko said “I didn’t enjoy the Bob Dylan song.”

The Muggs performed Bob Dylan’s “Meet Me In The Morning” and their original song “Slow Curve.”  John Rzeznik said “You’re one of my guitar heroes now.”  Shelia E. said “You guys are one of my favorite bands.”  Dicko said “You’re a great guitarist, you’re not a great singer.”

The Clark Brothers performed Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm” and their original song “Billy The Kid.”  John Rzeznik said “I love the guts that you put into that Dylan song.”  Shelia E. said “Your versatility is really, really good.”  Dicko said “I wasn’t so keen on the Dylan song frankly.”

Tres Bien performed Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and their original song “Easy To Love Me.”  John Rzeznik said “You guys are great and my girlfriend loves you.”  Shelia E. said “Musicianship wise if you guys don’t bring it up, then you might not last.”  Dicko said “I’m enormously fond of you guys, you’re like a cute bunch of sixties draft dodgers.”

Franklin Bridge performed Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue” and their original song “Incredible.”  John Rzeznik said “You guys are such an event when you get up there.”  Shelia E. said “I think that you guys are going to win.”  Dicko said “I ask myself the question why they have not been signed up already.  And I think a clue to that came in the Dylan song, right.  That song was over arranged to within an inch of its life.”

Dot Dot Dot performed Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” and their original song “Another Stupid Love Song.”  John Rzeznik said “I think you mangled the Dylan song pretty bad.”  Shelia E. said “I did not like the Dylan song either.”  Dicko said “When you arc it up too much, you’re like some advertising exec’s idea of a rock band, not a real rock band.”

Sixwire performed Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” and their original song “Good To Be Back.”  John Rzeznik said “You just gel as a unit so well.”  Shelia E. said “We just saw Franklin Bridge and I said that they were going to win, but I might have to change my mind.”  Dicko said “You guys are a fabulous addition to this competition.”

Who will be the first two band to go home?  Franklin Bridge and Sixwire should both definitely be safe, and they could very well wind up as the final two.  The performance of the night had to be Franklin Bridge’s take on Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue.”  Light of Doom is also incredible talented for their age and played much better than some of the adult bands.  Several of the bands had us wondering again how the judges could have passed on Northmont last week.  Other than Franklin Bridge and Sixwire, it could really be any two of the bands going home.  Post your predictions on which two bands will be eliminated first below.

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6 Responses to “The Next Great American Band – Franklin Bridge And Sixwire Early Favorites”

  1. Steve Stone Says:
    October 28th, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    Go Sixwire! I had the pleasure of seeing Andy Childs at a local charity event in Memphis, TN. I had heard the name in passing for a few years, but unfortunately, had NO idea of what I had been missing. This man can put on a show! And now with this band Sixwire, I believe they’re going to the top. Good luck guys & keep up the good work. You’ve got a fan here that will most definately buy your music!

  2. Sweet Cheeks Says:
    October 31st, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    I love Geoff Byrd from The Likes of You. He has by far the best vocals of any of the final 12. Anyone can have a gimmick, but true talent is hard to find. This band has it all.

  3. Blue Eyes Says:
    November 1st, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    I read last week that the Likes of You band cheated onto the show– so who cares if the singer is good? He sounds like he should be leading a ladies church choir. Or be on American Idol.

    I looked at their website and checked around and it looks like it’s true that they could be a fix. Two of them were in a band together with the newest member of Life House and Life House just finished a tour with the googoo dolls. Sounds fishy to me! Especially since J. Reznik was only person to like them. And seriously, their song was pretty bad and very boring.

    I love the Clark Brothers.

  4. dumblonde Says:
    November 4th, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    I like the Clark Brothers cause they’re hot.

  5. Anonymous Says:
    November 7th, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    If this is about talent then Franklin Bridge is a “shoo in.” AWESOME!

  6. Anonymous Says:
    November 7th, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    If this is about talent then Franklin Bridge is a “shoo in.” AWESOME!


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