Ramonescore from Berlin with a sweet young bassplayer that made some older women in the audience growing motherly instincts…not to bad but inovative it wasn’t. And the few people in the audience anyway wheren’t up for them it felt. Sorry Guys!
Followed suit by Hamburg’s one and only Jam Today, today sans suits and with added help from the Korg. A tight set, a birthday gift and loads of sing-a-long! We love it, you love and they love it – what else can you ask for?
Now that’s a return – the last time i saw The Sect was 1992 at the Zinnschmelze (the first club where Dirk Matzke was booking shows for a short period) with Noise Annoys and that was a fantastic show! They are back now and they tried to gain upfront credibility with Hamburg by wearing a Noise Annoys shirt on stage…ain’t that to easy? Their sound has been speeded up a wee bit (to the positive) but the soft edges are still there. Frank – i’d wish they would decide one way or the other, still they are somehow in nowhereland. So speed it up, harden it and keep the vocals: i would love it even more.
All-in-all a Friday like a Friday should be: Day off, out to the seaside with my love enjoying an early sun, getting god news that me mate is out of hospital and soon gets into rehab and finishing off with a show in one of my fav clubs. And yes, beer got into the equasion to. Can’t beat that setting!
This should have been written „the day after“ but i had a decent hangover or, as my true love stated it:“you smell like a pub floor“…impossible. It was a great night out, together with a mate and having another mate in mind who is battleing in hospital. So to help him to get well soon and overcome the problems we had not only to sacrifice beer but also to worship one of the greatest true rock’n’roll bands of the world. The Supersuckers aka „Metal“ Marty Chandler, Dan „Thunder“ Bolton, Christopher „Chango“ Von Streicher and Eddie Spaghetti himself graced Hamburg.It’s not punk, it’s not ska, it’s not hardcore it is simple high-energy rock’n’roll. And that is was – plenty of beer, some Jägermeister thanks to the landlord of the Knust and great music. It’s a simple receipe and fucking hell – it works!
And that is where it ended, no encore but a self reflection pic – here your are Mr. Spaghetti!
Flashback 14.01.1978 – the Sex Pistols grace the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco and Mr. Rottern snears his famous „… ever got the feeling you’ve been cheated“ to end not only the US of A tour of the Pistols but also the Pistols as such. Now zoom over to Hamburg where quite a lot of young kids that got hooked on Punk all stored a precious treasure at home: A ticket for the Sex Pistols show at the Markthalle in Hamburg – finally the prime punk band (at least according to the local german pop magazins) make it to Hamburg! Little did they know in the pre-internet days that it’ll be a „no show“…
Hop into your time machine now and move 13163 days fast forward – the oldpunks in Hamburg finaly get their chance to see a Pistols set (ok, those who make the yearly pilgrimage to Blackpool had a chance already plus those who travelled to London to see Rotten/Cook/Jones/Matlock on stage in 2007). But it ain’t the old farts, it is a travelling circus type of tribute/cover band. In any other case this would make me avoid the show like the plague but this lot has it. Has it realy. A young Sid mockup. A young Rotten lookalike with the same voice and the same starry eyes. A Steve Jones who looks like my old boss in London (and my boss was called by the name of … David C Jones!). And a handsome Cook on drums. And boy do they make a show! The packed Indra was completly taken away and i am sure a lot of wet dreams came true!
But see yourself and listen up:
God save the Queen!
Stunning! For some more pictures see below…
Some people found it rather odd that you get a 1:1 / chord-by-chord / snear-by-snear / look-by-look copy but take it as „our“ ABBA musickal…
Allthough the Pistols came to an end back there on the stage of the Winterland Ballroom greedy promoters sure tried to cash in on them and put them on the poster for the first „big“ punk festival in Hamburg. More pictures from that event over at punkfoto.de!