The Birmingham "PUNKS ALIVE" collective really are doing
fantastic stuff bringing old and new Punk bands together, and
keeping the atmosphere of the old days alive. On this
particularly drunken Thursday night, Eighties hardcore legends
DISORDER were presiding over two local bands.
The first bunch on, who's name escapes me, suffered from real
bad sound, and I missed the second band through talking to
Disorder's Bassist / Singer TAFF.
But then, on came Bristol's Disorder - tonight's headliners, in
a wall of noise. Now a three piece line up of which only Taff is
a recognized, if not original, member, He was ably assisted by
Ben on Drums and Nick on guitar.
Kicking off with FREE SOCIETY and PREACHERS, the band showed
they had not mellowed with age, as the classic RAMPTON SONG soon
blasted our eardrums......breakneck speed, barked and spat out
vocals.....the band were on top form.
With more classics like GODS ARE BORN IN THE USA, DROP THE BOMB
and FUCK YOUR NATIONALITY hitting us like a train, (which also
reminded me I had to leave soon to get my train home!), I just
hoped I would stay long enough to hear my fave DISORDER track,
LIFE........I wasn't disappointed as the song was soon blasting
at me, giving me the opportunity too to join Taff at the Mic to
scream LIFE!!! in the relevant parts. - Another ambition
I left this show - although poorly attended, thinking how great
the band were at what they do, sure enough it certainly ain't no
Iggy / Pistols/ Germs style music, but shows us that Cider Punk
is still alive and well.
Keep going, Taff, you're a legend!