Siggy is as independent as a band can be. The reviews for Siggy's 1999 debut relished the rebirth of "the dirty underbelly of rock and roll." The comparisons ranged from X to Television to REM. Now take the raw power of four people bred for rock and roll and fast forward six years. Years of hard life, a dance or two with the shrouded one, dreams of the innocent and lives of the damned. But always Siggy. Always new, a bond with the past that drives the future, a refuge from the humdrum. Siggy still brings a murderous combination of love, lust, profanity and verisimilitude.
The most erudite line-up in popular music continues. Fronted by the best lyricist/vocalist/
quadriplegic/research scientist since, since...well for some time anyway, Galen Buckwalter is still here. An internationally renowned psychoneuroendocrinologist with a penchant for lurking in life's back allies, he pours a life of pleasure and pain into every song. The front of the stage is also the purview of guitarist/psychoanalyst Ryan (Phingurs) Howes. Phin has a style that brings everyone back for more. Smooth, penetrating, assured. Fits with his background as the child of a peripatetic band of evangelical gypsies. Paul (Spyder) Netherton, renaissance man, on drums. Hard and solid. The sweat that drives the band. Deborah (Viking) Buckwalter, clinical neuropsychologist, plays bass. One cool beauty with a ferocious beat.
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