Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Supergig

In spite of the fact that Kev is my younger man, I often feel like the kid in the Werther’s Originals advert who has to listen to his grandpa.


The conversation goes something like this:


Kev: Did I ever tell you about the fourth time I saw The Stones at Scunthorpe Working Men’s Club – the one with the contortionist and the dancing dog on the bill?


Kaz: Probably.


However, the other night for some strange reason I asked – ‘Which was your favourite Hendrix gig?’


‘Oh it was definitely the one in Lincoln with Floyd, Cream and Geno Washington on the bill.


I was impressed.


But his memories were rather vague – so I googled it when I got home.


Here’s the poster – all for £1- pay on the door.



What a line up.


I know the Glastonbury list sometimes looks impressive but it takes 5 days, you have to take out a mortgage for the ticket, tent and transport, rub shoulders with bankers and supermodels and catch hypothermia.


I also found some other brilliant (and surprising) posters.


Led Zeppelin and Jimi?


The Monkees and Jimi?

The Doors and Jimi? .... and Miles Davis!



And - who fancies Englebert and Jimi?


Finally - Is this a gig to dye for?


I was wondering what my dream gig would be. I don’t want to see a geriatric Led Zep or an ageing Madonna and I’m much too cool to go and see Take That.


So I’d be a bit stumped for ideas.

KAZ

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36 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

Val Doonegan would probably be not too life-threatening an experience for the more mature concert-goer.

9:45 am  
Blogger Betty said...

"Bob Dylon" - classic! As they say on the internet, LMFAO.

My dream gig would feature Jimi Hendrix, Joy Division, Otis Redding, Kraftwerk, David Bowie (any 1970's vintage), Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett, Sly And The Family Stone, The Beatles, Iggy And The Stooges, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan circa 1966, Rolling Stones circa 1966, Television, Talking Heads circa late 1970's, T-Rex ... what a motley selection.

Sorry about the long, boring list. Just be grateful that it's not even more long and boring.

9:52 am  
Blogger Liz said...

My dream gig would be one where I didn't have to stand in a field all day in order to see more than one artist.

10:32 am  
Blogger scarlet-blue said...

Cilla Black and Britney Spears??
Sx

11:14 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Dave:
Now I really feel as if I'm talking to my grandad.

Betty:
Well I'll certainly come with you to that gig - and I'll pay your £1 on the door as well.
Thanks for remembering Sly. I'll swap Iggy for The Who - not entirely because of the advert but it helps.

Liz:
Yes - unless it's a wonderful sunny day and the facilities are plentiful.

Scarlet:
Throw Madonna in as well and we may have a night to remember.

12:27 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

I'd take that Isle of Wight 1970 one to be honest because Taste were particularly "ossum".

12:35 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

I saw Taste in Norwich and also did the IOW Fest.

My brother saw Hendrix at Chatham Town Hall in 1967 with Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice, and Amen Corner.
I can't remember where I was, but it was the 60's.

1:15 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

Can I come to Betty's gig, too? I'd add Ike & Tina Turner and Parliament to the bill.

I would have liked to have seen John Martyn with Rog at Thames Poly, too. It was only a bus ride away and he could have bought me a lemonade.

1:27 pm  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

I'm not that fussy about music, so I'll come to all and any; but I do love typeface, graphics and illustration - so may I have the posters please, to stick on my wall when you're done with them?

ta

(-:

1:51 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Tiny Tim?

*rubs eyes*

3:09 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

I am definately not a fan but I am finding myself yet again going to an ageing hag, Madge. This time in London.

My favorite gig? (I hate that word) it would have to be Kylie. It would be great if she'd put together a tour with standards like Hey big spender, peel me a grape, my baby just cares for me and fever.

3:29 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Richard:
Afraid I had to google 'Taste' - apparently they didn't last until the end of the year.
However Wiki claims they are having a comeback in 2009.
So - what are you waiting for?

Rog:
Another fan of Taste - see above.
You'd probably stayed at home to watch Wagon Train.

Geoff:
Yes - but I can't pay the pound for you too .....oh well go on then.
I hoped you would have suggested a 2009 line up.

You on lemonade and Rog on the Old Peculiar - lovely scene.

View:
I love the Mucha type one. Very popular in the sixties and becoming fashionable again now.

MJ:
What is it with you and Tiny Tim?
What's wrong with George Formby if you like the ukulele?

Pete:
I can't wait to read your review and see if she's as changed as the pictures show.
What word do you use instead of gig?
Kylie?
I saw her present the award on the Baftas on Sunday. She looks well.

4:48 pm  
Blogger Rol said...

That's an excellent line-up for a quid. I'm not sure about the 'Licensed Bar Applied For Hot Dogs' bit - did you need a license to sell hotdogs in the 60's? How times have changed.

4:50 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Kaz, bit of a passion here - it's a pretend Taste, they tried it a couple of years ago to very little acclaim. Bit pointless, Rory Gallagher died in 1995 and it would be like The Experience without Jimi. Have some of this

A friend of mine went to see Taste at the Free Trade Hall in the late 60s and couldn't believe the sparseness of the stage set up - a Bass amp, a Vox AC30 on a chair and a small jazz kit. They walked on and made an unforgettable noise. My friend now makes a living as a Rory Gallagher tribute artist all over the world but he works out of Manchester. Go and see them if you can - Sinnerboy, links on my sidebar.

5:58 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

OK, a 2009 line up.

Kasabian, M.I.A., Hot Chip, Kings Of Leon, L.C.D. Soundsystem, Dizzee Rascal, Spiritualized, The Klaxons, Queens Of The Stone Age, Super Furry Animals, Cliff Richard.

Well, maybe not Cliff.

6:32 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

My favourite gig ever was Killing Joke at the Birmingham Institute - jammed against the barrier at the front, they played every song I wanted them to play as if their set list had sprung out of my mind and I got to shake the lead singer's hand after the gig. The sense of cool lasted for about a week... but for me that's as good as a lifetime. Would have love to have seen Hendrix play - or Bolan - but was much too young.

7:44 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

The Smiffs, Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine, and Ken Dodd.

A combination to die for.

8:55 pm  
Blogger tony said...

It Would Be Quite Interesting To Throw Madonna: Ant&Dec:The Brighoue&Raistrick Brass Band & Micheal Jackson & Gary Glitter on the same stage at the same Time and sit back & see what happens............!
{By the way.Im having great difficulty getting to MJ's &Knudskis blogs at the moment that "Content Warning" is a pain in the Arse.is it just my computer?}

8:55 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

She does doesn't she. Also she didn't fuck it up like last time. I hope she will do well at the Brits too.

I use the word concert or show.

Expect a full review of the old hags sour balls show at the O2

9:25 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Hi Rol:
Alcohol was the health food of the sixties - whereas the hot dogs were considered much more dangerous salmonella inducing eatables.
Well that's my theory anyway.

Richard:
That was fabulous - my favourite sort of thing. I was raised on John Mayall etc.
I'll look out for your mate.

Geoff:
I am stunned and speechless.
I'll copy this and use it as a reading (er listening list).
I've actually heard of half of them.
I'm quite relieved that Lonnie Donegan is no longer with us.

Steve:
Great stuff.
You said it lasted for a week - but I bet it's still with you somewhere.

Garfer:
50% Manchester eh?
I hope you weren't relying on the last bus home if Doddy was on the bill. I once saw him on the same bill as Burly Chassis in Blackpool.

Tony:
Ant&Dec would have a struggle sorting that lot out. I bet you'd rather just settle for Lennie.
Every time I click on MJ I get the content warning that asks me if I want to proceed. I click yes and it's OK.
She'll probably see this and advise you.

Pete:
'Concert' is a bit old fashioned which is OK for a cool dude like yourself - but not for a woman of a certain age like moi.
You don't exactly sound as though you're looking forward to the Madge 'show'.

10:01 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

I am. I will be laughing so hard. Going to Madge show where she tries to appear 20 again can't not be hilarious and at least slightly postmodern.

Oh and if I wanted to see Kylie with another artist in concert/show it would be Bette Midler or Dolly

6:54 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Ah postmadonna!
The show will be spectacular whatever happens.

4:03 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

I'm sure it will. I heard she's doing Vogue.

I was very disappointed that she didn't do that on her last tour. Which I was dragged to by a friend.

8:00 pm  
Blogger Rimshot said...

One Pound is impressive, but they would have had me at three times the price with their siren's offer of both "Soft Ultra Violet Lighting" AND "Hot Dots". "Knockout Atmosphere" is just gilding the lily after that, isn't it? I mean, I am just a man, after all.

2:11 am  
Blogger Rimshot said...

erm...."Hot Dots" of course being closely related to "Hot Dogs"

1:56 pm  
Blogger Malc said...

The Specials, The Selecter, Madness at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in '79 - very much "of its time".

Chas 'n' Dave opening for Led Zep at Knebworth. Good year, 1979.

No hot dogs at either, though.

2:42 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Pete:
Vogue is one of her best.

Rimshot:
I suppose if you are going to have a 'discotheque' at 4 in the afternoon, it would be quite difficult to provide a 'knockout atmosphere'.
They were obsessed with uv in the early 70s. Not good for the dandruff sufferers.

Thanks for calling back to sort that one out.

Malc:
Hey I was at Knebworth in '79 - the only time I saw Led Zep live.
Did you see me there?
Can't say I recall Chas and Dave though - I'll just go and find the programme.
I'll need a ladder.

4:40 pm  
Blogger BEAST said...

I would go and see madge again , blonde ambition and confessions from the dance floor were really good . You would have a hard time finding a twenty year old that could keep up with the old thing.

2:26 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

I've been back several times to try and come up with a Super-Gig line up but, after reviewing some of those I've been to I think it's the new (to me) bands that have often made them Super.

However, tonight I'm off to see Magazine....only 30 years late.

4:53 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

BEAST 1:
'You would have a hard time finding a twenty year old that could keep up with the old thing'.
True - but I'd still prefer the 20 year old Madge.
But - as I said to Pete - the show is bound to be spectacular.

NiC:
Ah you mean the 'thrill of discovery' rather than the 'tried and tested'.
I've seen the posters for Magazine outside the university Union this week and wondered if it was the real Howard Devoto.
Hope you enjoy it.

9:13 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

Oh it was very definitely the real Howard Devoto (indeed, all the original line-up bar the sadly deceased guitarist).....it was truly excellent (not at all bad for a Manc!). Good review in today's Grauni too.

They should be really on form for the home town tonight.

But, yes I do still like to be exposed to something new as well as that I already know.

1:17 pm  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

Cripes. I thought I was the only one living with an old hippy. Come to think of it, I've never seen my bloke and your Kev in the same room at the same time. Spooky!

5:13 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

NiC:
Excellent - thanks for your good review on behalf of all Mancs.

I'm good at new visuals - art, sculpture etc. But my music appreciation is a bit stuck.

Nora:
Apparently, it isn't unusual for these cads to have one up North and one down South.
I shall investigate.

9:42 pm  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

Madonna would be great if she wore better clothes and stopped trying to pretend she's a twentysomething hooker. In a funny sort of way, it ages her, despite her frantic efforts to stay young.

8:47 pm  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

Superb gig posters by the way. Your Kev is a lucky chap to have caught such a salubrious concert for £1!

8:48 pm  
Blogger Donn Coppens said...

Even though I discovered Bloc Party my son didn't invite me to go hear them in May..humph!

I did go see Foo Fighters with the kids..
Hmmm, must have acted a bit crazy..can't imagine why..I didn't even get a decent contact high?

9:23 pm  

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