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« Reply #1110 on: October 26, 2017, 09:40:41 AM »
Thanks for yer review!

Apparently, 'Power In The Darkness' was the first album made by Chris Price and Bill Thomas after Never Mind The Bollocks.

Aren't they named Bill Price & Chris Thomas? (Told you that I am the pedant here!!)

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« Reply #1111 on: October 26, 2017, 10:06:38 AM »
Thanks for yer review!

Apparently, 'Power In The Darkness' was the first album made by Chris Price and Bill Thomas after Never Mind The Bollocks.

Aren't they named Bill Price & Chris Thomas? (Told you that I am the pedant here!!)

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They are!

It was early you know!!  :-[

Dunno how I managed to mix the names. Odd
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« Reply #1112 on: October 26, 2017, 03:04:47 PM »
Glad at least one of us managed to see this tour! Apparently the "jam" was an introduction to "Don't Take No For An Answer".

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« Reply #1113 on: October 26, 2017, 07:56:29 PM »
Realised that they hadn't played it and guessed that they might finish off with it but, having had practically zero sleep the night before and a frustrating day at work, I was more than happy to miss it, good song that it is.

Went home happy, but on autopilot
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« Reply #1114 on: October 26, 2017, 08:01:15 PM »
Next for me is a man in a purple suit!

Prince is dead y'know!  ;)
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« Reply #1115 on: October 27, 2017, 08:46:51 AM »
Next for me is a man in a purple suit!

Prince is dead y'know!  ;)

Yeah I know. He was probably a genius, but I've never been a big fan.  :-[
He was around in '77 and I'm glad he still is today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knMW1s9WvjE

Dunno how I managed to mix the names.

Guinness? Too much (power in the) darkness?  :-\
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« Reply #1116 on: October 27, 2017, 11:19:15 AM »
Next for me is a man in a purple suit!

Prince is dead y'know!  ;)

Yeah I know. He was probably a genius, but I've never been a big fan.  :-[
He was around in '77 and I'm glad he still is today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knMW1s9WvjE

Dunno how I managed to mix the names.

Guinness? Too much (power in the) darkness?  :-\

I  was in a rush to get to work to be honest and somehow mixed up the names  ???

I'll be calling you Klaus (does anyone remember Klaus?) next!!  :D
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« Reply #1117 on: October 27, 2017, 01:24:50 PM »
I'll be calling you Klaus (does anyone remember Klaus?) next!!  :D

I am Klaus!  :P

(Oh well, I really shouldn't have listened to "Personality crisis" by the Dolls...)  :-[
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« Reply #1118 on: October 28, 2017, 10:43:46 AM »
Around the time I want to leave for Augsburg, I begin to feel really tired... just like the last few times I wanted to drive to Augsburg and then didn't - this time though my will is stronger, especially as I'd promised both Gerhard (promoter) and Duncan (man in purple suit) to be there.  :)
Before it all begins, I take a walk through the town centre (still very nice) and I think "next time I'll come early and spend the afternoon". After shortly walking up the wrong street, I find the "Haifischbar" and am welcomed by a nice lady who's obviously only just set up the "entrance", I gladly give her my tenner and enter the bar... nice place, nice deco. Duncan & band are in the room at the back and soundchecking (yeah I'm early), I say hello to Gerhard (aka "the General" from Generation N). Band is loud, so I tell Gerhard they won't need the (small) PA in this small room at all, to which he kindly disagrees.  ;D
The band then have their meal (food looking good, maybe I'll return to this place to eat one day), while I go outside with Gerhard and chat a bit about this & that. Later inside, he buys me a drink, which is really nice of him!  To our surprise, Daniel arrives (who I'd first met at the festival at the "Gaswerk" back in 2013, then later again at a Garden Gang gig), his journey was about as long as mine (Munich gig would be closer for him, but he has to work this Saturday)! Meanwhile, the bar has filled quite nicely (apparently there's someone who flew in from UK for the weekend to catch 2 shows).
Gerhard then plays his solo support set. His guitar playing is like a mix between Johnny Ramone & Angus Young (or something along these lines), the songs lean very much on Ramones' riffs - except one which is lifted from Stiff Little Fingers (as Gerhard openly admits on stage)!
Duncan Reid & the Big Heads finally hit the stage and rock the place with the songs from 3 Duncan albums (including "Can't stop", "Montevideo", "C'mon Josephine", "Rolling on", "C'est la vie", "Kelly's gone insane" etc.) and some Boys classics ("TCP" with its reference to "Joey, Johnny, Tommy, Dee Dee" is one of many highlights, as is "First time" of course). The small room is crammed, I stand near a chair at the back with hardly any room to move at times! But it's a great fun gig with singalong tunes and a punkrockin' band. They play the song "77" and I think it's probably been similar back then!
After the first encore, people still want more, they kinda run out of songs they rehearsed, but they hammer out a few more Boys songs ("Sick on you" and others) and a great cover of "Blitzkrieg Bop"!
Like all gigs, even with many encores, it has to end at some point in time, both band & audience seem very happy about this one!  :D
Great band, nice people, a very good night.

I took a few pics, hope the link works and you can view this one:
« Last Edit: October 30, 2017, 11:20:42 AM by Uli »
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« Reply #1119 on: November 07, 2017, 01:24:46 PM »
999- Newcastle 2/11. New venue for me The Globe- nothing special and the sound wasn't great. Sadly Pablo had to pull out at very short notice due to a detached retina. TV's friend Craig stood in. Problem was he couldn't do Glasgow or Edinburgh the next 2 nights but Arturo managed to find a replacement the night before- a guy called Rick from Threats. Art asked him to learn the songs that evening and they'd meet at the venue the following avfternoon to rehearse. Understandably Rick didn't get everything spot on but he did a great job and both nights were very enjoyable, particularly Edinburgh.

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« Reply #1120 on: November 07, 2017, 10:14:20 PM »
Aren't you a drummer that's heard a few 999 songs Gareth?!

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« Reply #1121 on: November 07, 2017, 10:58:33 PM »
Arturo's Lurkers at the New Cross Inn on Saturday.

Rather looking forward to this  :)
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« Reply #1122 on: November 08, 2017, 01:42:51 PM »
Aren't you a drummer that's heard a few 999 songs Gareth?!
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« Reply #1123 on: November 08, 2017, 02:45:32 PM »
Ever jammed with them?

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« Reply #1124 on: November 08, 2017, 05:26:23 PM »
The Members, The London SS, The Featherz, On Trial UK and, erm, Gene Putney? Saturday at The 100 Club.

Then seeing The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing both on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th.

A gap until 23rd December when it's Ruts DC and Department S. Again At The 100 Club.

And another gap until 20th January when it's TV and Dr. Feelgood at The Borderline.

Knowing how it's gone in previous years I'll probably end up at 3 or 4 other gigs that I hadn't planned for over the period that I usually say I'm staying in for.
It never works out that I actually stay in.