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« on: May 03, 2010, 02:26:44 PM »

5 Star Loser is a band my wife's brother started a handful of years ago.  After years of playing drums, he decided to front his own band.  It's been a while since I've seen them perform and I'm glad I had the opportunity.  Like the McCartney concert I attended last summer at Fenway Park in Boston, I was so inspired I decided to put my thoughts down.

Schofield Kid, thanks again for your help with posting photos.  My apologies to everyone regarding the quality as they were taken with my cell-phone camera.  The 1st photo is the band's poster in The Hard Rock Cafe entrance, the last 2 being the exterior and interior of the restaurant.  On a side note, this is a new location for the Boston Hard Rock Cafe and upon my 1st visit a year or 2 ago I was sorely disappointed.  I still prefer the original location but enjoy the theme too much to ignore returning.  I'll be returning this Friday to see Slip Kid, a Who tribute band.

For anyone interested, there's more on them on this Google page: 5 Star Loser



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Brian Cooper, 4/29/10
 
Like Joan Jett sang way back in ’82, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”.  I've seen my fair share of great concerts over the years; Cheap Trick, Rush, Billy Idol, U2, Def Leppard, The Eagles, Bryan Adams, John Fogerty and, last summer, Paul McCartney.    
 
Tonight I saw another great rock 'n' roll concert.  Dan Margasa's 5 Star Loser band played at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, Mass. and they did NOT disappoint!  As a roadie/helper, I've seen this band almost at the beginning as they played local gigs, the original Hard Rock Café in Boston, another one in Nashville and at various suburbs overseas in England.  They’ve come a long way since then.  Tonight I see all the kinks have been worked out and it was great fun hearing tunes from both albums, Punk Rock Nightmare and Swallow Hollywood.  As a treat they threw in a medley of familar classic rock tunes by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin & others and ended their set with Lita Ford's "Kiss Me Deadly".  Each performer shone through brilliantly, from Daniel Margasa's singing, stage presence and guitar playing, Brian Murphy's lead guitar, Robert Lheruex's bass and Randy Whooton's drumming.  It was great seeing Dan taking center seat behind the drum kit again, his first love having been drumming, which is how I came to first know him as a musician.  I've seen him perform at drum clinics, helped him with various solo and band performances and have always been impressed by his professionalism and skill.  
 
Aside from how much they've improved skillfully, 5 Star Loser has become even more fun and with Dan's lead, they impress this upon the crowd without fail.  It's something that makes one want to return to their performances repeatedly.  Like Elvis Presley's gyrating, Roger Daltry's microphone-twirling and Michael Jackson's moonwalking, Margasa's guitar-swinging around his shoulder and body is quite a sight to see!  I wish Dan and 5 Star Loser the best of success sooner than later as it well deserved!  Deservedly so, their music should be heard on the radio and performances should be filling arenas worldwide.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 06:55:16 AM »

Unusual, risky name for a band, Brian and I couldn't avoid thinking of Clint's Malpaso Productions. :)

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The name "Malpaso" is Spanish for "bad pass" or "bad step." When Eastwood agreed to take the role of the Man with No Name, his agent told him that it would be a "bad step" for his career. After the Dollars Trilogy made it big and Eastwood decided to run his own production company, he thought "Malpaso" would be an appropriately ironic choice.

http://wapedia.mobi/en/Malpaso_Productions

Apparently your wife's brother followed the same line of thought :D

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010, 04:17:32 AM »

Unusual, risky name for a band, Brian and I couldn't avoid thinking of Clint's Malpaso Productions. :)

http://wapedia.mobi/en/Malpaso_Productions

Apparently your wife's brother followed the same line of thought :D

True.  At least the name isn't something like Doomed To Fail...   :D
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