Thursday, April 05, 2007

Yeovil City Rollers .....

Well bugger me - 600 mid-aged-gals/grannies storm top Yeovil night-spot to see - Bay City Rollers - nope - not a headline from 1973 - but just to prove we have not lost the capability down here in the South West to lead the way in modern-gig-promotion - we have roller-mania hitting Yeovil again - in 2007 - friggin eck - anyone would think Punk never happened !



Whilst the rest of you lot out here think rollers - refer to those bubbling dnb bass-lines and fret about the mainstreaming of dubstep - us down here in the sticks have more important things to worry about - like what is better - My Shangalang or how to keep the tartan flares nice and gleaming ... or as Nick Lowe would put it .... "Derick, Alan and Eric we love you .... Lez and Woodie do you feel the same way too - BAY CITY ROLLER WE LOVE YOU..." - fuck man - got me rockin now - SHANGALANG SHANGALANG SHANGALANG .... YEAHHHH



God - takes me right back baby - way down memory lane - woosh - here we are Johnson Hall (as twas) - April 2nd, 1975 - the fog clears - to reveal me - knee hight to a grass hopper - a hopp-bopp-a-loo-poop a-lang-alanga - down the front - head-down no-noncense-boogy to none other than MUD - my first ever gig - and man - did they rock (Tell me - did they - I actually have no idea) - but I do still have the program - and here it is ....



Crist the junk people keep hey - apparantly they were supported by some lot called 'Together' - who again - apparantly won New Faces - and were once praised by ... Mickie Most - howz that for name dropping ... anyhows - Mud most likely sounded something like this - the absolute slamming .... TIGER FEET - thats right - thats right - thats right ... !!

3 comments:

St. Anthony said...

My brother once had the pleasure of giving the drummer from Mud a smack. Whether this was a rather extreme piece of musical criticism, I don't know.
He also gave the same treatment to Gary Numan in the dinner queue at school - no jury would convict, surely.

kek-w said...

Ah, Nick Lowe's "Rollers' Show" is a work of genius...It's the bonus track on the US vinyl version of "Pure Pop For Now People"...

farmer glitch said...

Ha - I think slapping crap-rockers should be compulsory ... now just you wait until I bump ionto any of those damn Wurzels !!