Saturday, 11 November 2017
Very sad today to hear of the passing of former Faith No More vocalist Chuck Mosley. He was one of the most memorable front men I've ever seen, a ball of energy and passion. Faith No More at the Bristol Bierkeller back in the late '80s was one of my all-time top 10 gigs. And here's a link to one of my old Favourite Gig Fridays posts about that self-same night.
Strangely enough, in the last couple of days I've been playing FNM's fantastic second album Introduce Yourself on repeat in my car, thinking about what an idiosyncratic, compelling vocalist he was, not realising he had passed away. RIP Chuck...
Friday, 10 November 2017
Sunday, 5 November 2017
I turned up at Two Rivers Studios in Cheltenham for my indoctrination into the cult and instantly found myself on bubble-blowing duties. ( Please try not to think of that outrageous old Michael Jackson joke at this point. ) Yes, I had to stand in front of the band while they were filming a "psychedelic" middle-eight and blow bubbles from one of those cheap kids' bubble-blowers until I was blue in the face. All for about 1/2 a second of screen-time :-)
Here are four of the 5 BT boys in full hippie regalia, going for a Bohemian Rhapsody vibe:
Monday, 25 September 2017
Sunday, 17 September 2017
Thursday, 14 September 2017
The next band on were Knock Off, a rabble-rousing three-piece that play Cockney Rejects style Oi! / Street Punk. Although more melodic than I first imagined, with some killer riffs, they churned out the tired old, thuggish Oi! subject matter - fighting, beer, football etc. - and were ultimately disappointing. Someone should tell them we're living in the 21st century...
Soundtrack: Music Must Destroy, Psychic Attack by The Ruts DC
Sorry Somehow, Diane, Don't Want To Know if You Are Lonely, You Can Live At Home Now
by Husker Du ( RIP Grant Hart, the multi-talented singer - songwriter - drummer from the great Hardcore band Husker Du who has sadly passed away at the age of 56 )
Monday, 28 August 2017
Calvin Heighton, Canadian Caption King of the World )