Why don’t more bands do this? It was the perfect break to refresh the beer, hit the bathroom or jockey for a better place to watch the show. No one was certain if the show had started again when one of the drummers came out and started jamming. Slowly, the remaining members trickled in and took their positions. The band broke seamlessly into a song with tremulous horns and deafening percussion. Typhoon is perhaps at their very best when they are in full force, all instruments and voices blending into harmonious perfection.
The video below is of “The Honest Truth.” It’s my favorite Typhoon song. It’s so magnificent, especially when they all break into song together. It was awesome because a lot of the audience also knew the song, so it felt like a spectacular sporting event. Only the national anthem was a Typhoon song.
Then, sadly, Typhoon was done. Or were they? After much cheering and foot stomping, Typhoon came out for one more song- a curtain call of sorts. Here’s “Claws Pt. 1,” an edgier and more mysterious song. It shows Typhoon’s versatility and range quite nicely. Morton’s vocals are deliciously despondent on this song. The string accompaniment also adds a fantastic layer of beauty.
The show was epic. If you have the chance to see Typhoon live, do not miss it. Sadly, I cannot report any upcoming tour dates, but I’ll make sure to pass on any info. I get.
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