Concert Sutra Explores Vietnam
by terri sapp
photographs taken by terri sapp
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The buzz around Atlanta currently surrounds local Georgia legends reincarnated after many years for our pleasure, Vietnam. From all the way back to the 1980’s, which doesn’t seem that long ago, Vietnam still rocks the stage as gracefully as ever! Unapologetic and in your face, these folks exude the essence of what any music lover would deem ROCK AND ROLL. The most recent lineup of Vietnam includes Stan Satin (lead vocals, saxophone), David Dean (keyboards, vocals), Zod (drums), Laurie G-Force (bass, vocals), and John Stun (guitar, vocals). I never saw them in earlier decades, but here and now, I will see them again and again! The Vietnam experience feels great. The music rocks out, and the people behind it are warm and humble. I can’t wait for my next opportunity to get some of that energy on December 16, 2006 at the Scared Records Showcase at Lenny’s in Atlanta.
My first look at Vietnam happened on October 7, 2006 at a very unique venue in Atlanta called the Eyedrum. When I first walked into the Eyedrum, there were some synthesizer players to my right, and a gallery containing art to my left. The art on this particular night involved very tedious needle work with sewing needles in the shapes of pin up shaped women in different situations. I was immediately intrigued. Straight ahead was the area where the bands play. It is a separate room from the many gallery areas with a stage. Upon arrival, we met David Dean, Laurie G-Force, and Stan Satin greeting folks coming in to see them and the various art shows. Vietnam was on fire at the Eyedrum. You can find clips of video from this show on their band, and individual, MySpace accounts, which can all be found at http://www.myspace.com/vietnam80. Continue reading