A long and sunny Easter weekend was followed with the most simple but yet successful receipt for fun: Some good simple Ramonescore. And how attractive that was i could see be the diverse number of friends that came out to see the package in the well filled Molotow.
Them Haermorrhoids, with their hot album just out, had the pleasure of getting on dead early, at 20:00 sharp. I guess they have been practicing like hell as they are now totally in it and can deliver a 17 song set in like 27 minutes.
The Haermorrhoids (Molotow, Hamburg, 23.04.2019 (c) gehkacken.de)
There are next to no breaks or delays between songs and the „all vocals, all chorus“ type of singing just works like a treat. I do hope that their support slot for Teenage Bootlerocket opens them additional avenues for success, they deserve it!
They finished their set with my favorite song, the sad ode to overdose.
You were your own worst enemy Now you're dead
Take it DeeD… er Nils:
If you like what you see and what you hear then make sure you buy the record. It is a perfect piece of DIY Ramonescore and it comes in a beautiful yellow cover. And it comes with 20 songs, so has a perfect balance in terms of money vs. what you get.
Rumors have it that the next recording is just around the corner, i do hope that they are able to keep pace and quality, as i would love them to be successful beyond Hamburg and on bigger stages.
As such: Give them a chance. Please.
And whilst we had some drinks and chats in the backyard of the Molotow after the set someone asked if the next band was on. He got multiple replies „naa, listen, they are still spinning records“ whilst Fat By The Gallon actually where already on the stage.
Fat By The Gallon (Molotow, Hamburg, 23.04.2019 (c) gehkacken.de)
For me this was the my personal big problem with them: They sounded so perfect, so polished, so much like on a perfect studio production that i just could not relate to their light weight, fast paced pop punk. But as ever, #thereaintnuthinbetterthanlivemusic – even when the band does not work for you.
Make you own choice, i for myself won’t buy a record of them:
And that did lead to Teenage Bootlerocket, who have come a long way since 2000 and by now are playing „any size“ with an emphasis on bigger places in the US and the occasional rather small place over here in Europe. And all that playing has made them an almost perfect entertainment machine with loads of professional (and semi-professional) gimmicks thrown into the live performance.
Teenage Bootlerocket (Molotow, Hamburg, 23.04.2019 (c) gehkacken.de)
And a live performance that is, the sad loss of Brandon has not stopped them from just being a great band that knows how to carry the audience along and to emit energy from the stage. And, bonus, the twin guitars and the distinct different singing between Ray and Kody is a definite unique selling proposition.
Great set, delivered with precision and professionalism (and with a slight risk of being too perfect in showmanship) and thus the perfect finish for this early show with plenty of friends. And looking at the bright smiles across the packed audience of the Molotow also all the other people enjoyed it too.
The Haermorrhoids will enjoy a couple of more shows with Teenage Bootlerocket and be right back here with us in Hamburg soon.