I`ve not been
to the Star & Garter for a while so the chance to see Eddie & The
Hots Rods for a pre Christmas gig was to good to turn down..
First up ,Play
Daisy , a four piece ,Jennie on vocals, Niqui on bass/vocals,
Anton ,guitar/vocals and Tony on drums.
Eight gigs old
apparently but great to watch ,they reminded me of Hagar the Womb
in parts probably due to the girls doing the vocals.
They play with
big smiles and enthusiasm and put a great fast paced set which
included a couple of covers, Pump It Up and Fairy Tale Of
New York as you`ve never heard it before.
with great songs and a fantastic start to the night.
Next up ,
Mere Dead Men , a five piece , Mandy - vocals , Rob - guitar,
Ritchie - bass , and Anton - guitar.
MDM put a
barnstorming performance in ,brilliant kick ass punk/rock n` roll
with great hook lines ,I`m surprised that I haven't seen MDM before
,they're great on stage and guarantied to get the audience going
straight away ,I`ll be watching out for them ,next time they play
anywhere near Manchester.
Next up were
the 'The Steroid Kiddies' who first formed in 1977 and I must
admit they completely passed me by in my youth, the carrier pigeon
with the message failed to arrive or something like that.
I was more
than impressed with their set ,a mixture of old and new songs which
compliment each other really well,.
Kiddies had the spikey abrasive sound coupled with a great vocal
performance probably similar to what Buzzcocks managed to
capture on Spiral Scratch which went down well with me.
Get out to see
them next time they play.
Last but not
least ,Eddie & The Hotrods hit the stage about quarter to
eleven ,and put in the best R&B set in I`ve seen for a long time,
the band were well drilled and knocked out a great set including
some old faves of mine Do Anything You Want to Do, and
Born To Be Wild.
Masters is still in fine voice and you can`t help but like the
guy he`s got great stage presence and had the crowd dancing about
through a highly entertaining gig
fellas and ta to all the previously mentioned bands for a brilliant
pre Christmas knees up ,fantastic night great bands , great venue