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editor's note
October 18, 2007 - WaMu Theatre - Seattle, WA
by Dagmar Patterson

Interpol could very well be the sexiest band going--for romantic perversion and sadomasochistic treasure go no further.

As a whole, Interpol makes up what I am going to call an adult band. Paul Banks, singer/lyricist/guitarist, is unquestionably one of the best artists going since Jim Morrison. Heís an eroticist of the highest caliber and has written some of my favorite lyrics. His voice is captivating and full with a kinky fire alternating with a removed carnality. Itís worth the price of admission just to listen to him.

Bassist Carlos Dengler stalked the stage with the intensity of a most luscious vampire. He doesnít just play the bass stylishly and with pirouetting flair--he prowls and is a distinctively chic rock star. Daniel Kessler, guitarist, maintained a frenetic and feline pace. Heís got a clean and bright guitar form thatís always right on. Drummer Sam Fogarino is savvy with a truly sexy skill--listen to the cds and youíll discover how significant it is to the songs.

The approximately 16 song set was a perfect balance of their three cds, and theyíve created an awe-inspiring oeuvre in just about five years. "Not Even Jail," "Evil," "PDA," "Mammoth," "the Scale," "Narc"--among others--were all staggering. The most jaw-dropping part of the show was their encore, where things got hotter and the band answered the calls for "Stella Was A Diver and She Was Always Down."

You should have your earth moved at some point during or shortly after an Interpol show. To steal a line from the transcendental "Take You on a Cruise"--youíll never see a finer ship or receive a better tip in your life.

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