Best Cover Band San Francisco 2005 -
You can have your Cheeseballs, your Super Diamond, your Wonder Bread 5. Who wants to hear a cover band that plays songs that other cover bands play? Who wants to see people dressed up in ill-fitting costumes and fake chest hair? Frankly, who wants to hear music that belongs at a Vegas wedding? Not the members of Enorchestra, that's for sure. Begun by Doug Hilsinger and Caroleen Beatty of local country-rock group Waycross, the act willfully re-creates Brian Eno's semiobscure 1974 album Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy). That's it: No feel-good hits, no outsized pumps, no ridiculous shtick. Only 10 tunes made even more epic and unusual than the original recordings -- songs full of cryptic lyrics and serpentine guitar riffs with some kind of shamanistic power. These covers are so good that Eno himself, upon hearing the collection, remarked, "I like it very, very much!"