Friday, August 7, 2009
I first heard and heard of the Sillies in 2002 when a label my band was on put out a comp of their unreleased stuff.. I was an instant fan, and sometime later we got to play with them in San Francisco.
The Sillies got off to a great start by opening for fellow Detroit legends the Mc5 (by then the "new" MC5) in the summer of '77 to a crowd of 1,000 people.
The Sillies would go on to play local shows with tons of great bands and tour Canada with Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers (with Sillies singer Ben Waugh electrocuting Johnny Thunders after he stole Ben's gloves).
More info is on the net, and if you find the CD it comes with videos and a ton of pictures. The record label that put this out is no more, so for the curious here is the Sillies!
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