Very rarely nowadays i am really exited to see a band – Giuda from Italy where such an occasion. I missed them last time at the Indra, where barely 50 people watched them. This time round they where paired with The Guv’nors from DK and they played on the evening prior to a public holiday…well…to my surprise the Indra was still half empty. It must have been the boring „new school of danish heavy metal“ that has put people off – what other reason could there be to miss one of the only bands that truly has found a lone niche of their own and exercises true class in there?
First on where The Guv’nors and sorry my danish friends – that was not to my liking, so i did spend most of the time outside trading stories about getting old and health issues…like true old punks do.
Oh boy, what a difference – Giuda took the audience by storm! Every once in a while i do see bands that make me think „oh boy, i have seen something unique and maybe even the future of rock’n’roll“. The last time this hit me was when Rocket From The Crypt played the old Knust cellar at Brandstwiete in (i think) 1996, that was a raunchy show giving view (and sound) to something unique new. Same here – primed by their records i knew what i was up to but they did get it over with so much determination and true style … unbelievable!
Call it „Retro„, call it „Soundtrack of my school parties“ – just call it whatever you like. In the end it is not only a great and unpretentious show but a great, unique and true sound. Stunning. That it comes from Italy. Of all places. Just class!
And for those (and you are too many to name) who missed it, you are (lucky) bastards – here you are:
Lesson one: Instrumental Intro and the singer enters the stage from the audience!
Lesson two: keep the pace!
Lesson three: Keep a teenage rebel stance!
Lesson four: It’s rock’n’roll and football, not drugs!
Lesson five: Nod’s to those who graced the place before (at the Indra that was on 18.08.1960 and it was a rather unknown band from Liverpool)
Lesson six: Rock’n’roll and … football – score twice to be sure to win on away goals!
Lesson seven: Tell the audience to spread the words!
Thanks to Giuda and indeed thanks to Sam for putting it on. And shame for those who did let go the chance to see something unique. For once.