By Carl Thein, WZBC, Boston Radio
In 1973 Patti Smith invited Lenny Kaye on stage to accompany her poems with his scratching and pickings. A decade later Mike Watt and Kira presented their bass duets under the name Dos.
Suran Song is a thinking person with feelings and opinions. Suran Song in Stag is William Weis accompanying and fleshing out her vision as did Lenny Kaye with Patti Smith. Suran's voice weaves the tapestries Kira's bass did in Dos.
Pure Agitator honors the duo's heros with the cd's cover art tipping a hat to The Ex, a Fugazi song from the 1990 LP 'Repeater', and a grandiose Bowie song from 1972s Ziggy Stardust LP.
The originals kick too! Suran's melodies and vision draw you in to her extra-bright colored world; William's bass anchors the vision within the timbre of a single instrument's sound. Together their chemistry is a sweet elixir to taste.