band talent check: Marc Ribot, Larry Taylor, David Hidalgo, Augie Meyers Bill Morganfield, Casey Waits.
Watch it to the end, Toms acceptance speech is typical Waits…..Genius.
coming to the cluny in Newcastle on March 27th …..The Heavy, this one should not be missed…!!! (unless of course Guerilla Have a gig on that night) How you like me now…!!!!
I like reviewing our gigs, I only do it when they are particularly good as we do so many, and this one stood out. We started the night with COLLISION, who produced a cracking set of punk covers in a tight and good humoured style with frontman Ratty Tony doing a great Rotten/Tenpole style job . The venue was already full up, and SHUT UP made the most of it, madness type originals and covers keeping the crowd bouncing. A surprise guest Max Splodge was up next and knocked out some of his, some of others to everyones enjoyment, then a good pause for more beer till the Big Fellow with a bigger personality came onstage to skank the place till the early hours. Bad Manners may not be the 1980s band, but they were cracking and Buster is the the face of it, keeping his tongue wrapped around the crowd like a drunken sloppy dog! He is a star, and everyone lapped it up till Buster retired off stage, no one could have expected a bigger effort to please.
what a good night, I couldnt have asked for better, nicer people to work with for the last live gig of the year…heres hoping they are all as good as this next year….see you then!
Maybe we can get them over for the summer???
Check out the new Riverside documentary for some footage of Ian Mackaye talking about the old Riverside newcastle gigs.
its out soon….