A Fir-Ju Well was a horrible band name. What did it mean? How was it spelled? How did you even pronounce it? Well, forget it, because A Fir-Ju Well has recently changed its name to the equally confusing (but easily spelled) Gringo Star (www.myspace.com/thegringostars). These Atlanta boys make frequent stops in our section of the Big Muddy, and those who have seen them play haven't forgotten them: The mop-headed rockers draw a bigger crowd every time they hit town. Gringo Star describe their sound as "big beat psychedelic Southern rock & roll," and their deep, trippy style has indeed drawn favorable comparisons to the Flaming Lips and the Beatles but their thick sound and liberal use of the cowbell pushes them far into the rock & roll category.
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