And on a perfect midsummer's night at Cat's Cradle, Arrogance will be good again, commemorating the 25th anniversary of their final studio LP, Suddenly (Warner Bros/Curb). "We'll play the whole record song-to-song and in the same order," reports Don Dixon, the bass player who still sings like an angel.
Since Robert Kirkland, a remarkable singer in his own right, penned the bulk of Suddenly, Saturday's gig will showcase his trademark wooly-bully howl front and center. "Get Her Out of My Life," Kirkland's kiss-off to a sorry ex-lover, rocks as hard as anything Arrogance committed to vinyl. The set list will also include pianist Marty Stout's honky-tonk "Cost of Money," guitarist Rod Abernethy's rollicking "What It Takes," and Dixon's faux-macho "(Baby I'm Not Your) Taxi," a muscle-shirt riff borrowed from--yeah boy!--Deep Purple.