25 years ago today I went to my first proper 3 day,camping out festival,namely the Phoenix Festival at Long Marston Airfield. There were 8 of us and the first thing that greeted us were closed roads due to “crusties” who refused to pay to get in. “I mean Eavis gives us a field at Glastonbury so why can’t we have one here” an unwashed fuckwit explained to me in an accent that suggested he didn’t come from a council estate. Thankfully, “The Man” refused to let them in and they skulked off,probably back to mater and pater and now presumably running a section in the Home Office. But this didn’t happen until the middle of the night so we had to leave the cars,carry tents and assorted equipment for a couple of miles and pitch up in the dark. It was a cracking weekend and I saw some great acts. Pulp performing to a half full tent on Friday afternoon. Sonic Youth with a barnstorming friday main stage headline slot. Gil Scott Heron on the Jazz stage Saturday and comedy slots,the best of which was Woody Bop Muddy and his Record Graveyard. All this for £49!!! I went for the » Continue Reading.
Yesterday, July 6th, was the first time I saw The Rolling Stones live.
Wembley Stadium 1990
I then saw them at Hyde Park, 2013, and it was also July 6th
Have you seen any groups on exactly the same day?
I realise this may be a rather niche post but hey, isn’t that what this website was made for?
Think I’ve found the bloke to replace Brian!
Andy Partridge is to release a limited 10″ single comprising of covers of Pink Floyds “Apples And Oranges” and the Bonzos “Humanoid Boogie”. Stereo versions one side,mono on the other. Limited to 1300 copies and only available via Burning Shed,each one comes with a signed postcard. Hit the link people!!
Here’s something to brighten up a rainy bank holiday Monday.
Brian Johnson sitting in with Mick Fleetwood’s band and performing “Route 66”
Which singles have you bought for the a-side,but when you played it, you liked the b-side even more? Mine is XTC and”Sgt. Rock”. Great single,but I became obsessed by the b-side,a live medley of “Living Through Another Cuba/Generals And Majors”,neither of which I’d heard up to that point. * This isn’t a thread to say which tunes you think should’ve been the a-side,just one to where you genuinely preferred the flip side.
*This performance is not the version on the single but it’s the only one I could find to post
Maybe of interest to a few on here
Available as a store exclusive,180g double yellow vinyl version of the Stones BBC Sessions
£19.99 plus postage
Many great offers on here folks!
Lots of classic lps for less than a tenner!
…that CSNY came to play.
14th September 1974,CSNY played Wembley Stadium to bring their world tour to a close.
Supporting acts included Joni Mitchell and The Band.
Their full set was pro-shot and is available on dvd of you know where to look.
Did any Afterworders attend this event?
Having just listened to the “Old Gods Almost Dead” podcast (great ‘cast chaps!) the panel made a salient point. Which act did you have a chance to go and see but declined on the grounds that “I’ll see ’em next time they tour” DFB and DoctorJ both missed seeing Bill Hicks My one is Nirvana 1991 at Nottingham Rock City. The gig was on the Monday after the famous TOTP performance of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” There was a bus trip going from Scunthorpe but my mate wasn’t too arsed and I didn’t fancy going on my own so gave it a miss. The cost, by the way, was £12 for return coach trip and gig. Still we managed to get tickets for their Aston Villa leisure centre in 1994……. So who have you missed out on as you thought they’d go on forever?
In celebration of his 70th birthday here is the great “Rock On”,a song I never get tired of.
Happy Birthday David!
Just a quick heads up.
Soft Machine (mid 70s version) are doing a brief tour in November this year.
The line-up consists of John Etheridge,John Marshall,Roy Babbington and “new boy” Theo Travis.
Should be an interesting evening
I know we have loads of XTC fans on here so this may be of interest.
Later this year all issues of the XTC fanzine “Limelight” are to be published in an anthology along with new interviews with the key members.
Just a thought but do the sales of the lp/magazine combo actually count as sales towards the album chart? If the first issue sold a few thousand surely that would push it into the lower reaches of the charts.
3 tracks from the “Flowers In The Dirt” sessions
His limited “Powers” cd is to be re-issued in April
Someone sent me this re-edit of Zep’s “Ramble On”
I like it and I hope you do too!
52 today. Happy birthday to the drummer on the greatest Thrash album of all time “Reign In Blood” I can remember buying this when it came out in early 87 and couldn’t believe how 4 humans could make such a brutally controlled racket. Still a favorite of mine and one of my 8 Desert Island Discs would be “Angel Of Death”
Check out the double bass drum work from 4:35
My subscription copy arrived yesterday.
Seems everything is getting back to normal in the world of “Classic Rock”,”Prog” and “Metal Hammer”.
Cover and main feature is a tribute to Rick Parfitt
A physical release of the 3 new tracks from the Lazarus cast recording lp A bit pricey but still
Theres a lightning deal on the 4 disc Metal Box on Amazon Down to £31 Got that and the Tull “Stand Up”, applied the £10 discount mentioned elesewhere all for £46! Hurry though!
Apologies if it’s old news but I came across this whilst browsing on Amazon.
Due in May
Should be an interesting read
Lest we forget
Apologies if this has already been mentioned but the latest issue of “Electronic Sound” magazine has a free Luke Haines cd with it. It’s called “Freqs”. Not given it a spin yet but I did find this on You Tube
Came across this whilst browsing You Tube. Bad News at Donington 1986 full set. Picture quality not the best but the audios ok. Enjoy!!