Author Andy Close

Yorkshire born, Yorkshire bred and now returned to GOC after a decade in exile down south. One time rock 'n' roll hellraiser now living a slightly quieter life but still trying to get out to see decent rock 'n' roll and listen to awesome new bands whenever the opportunity presents itself. Lives to take the rip, dies from retaliation...

Album Review: Electric Six – “Zodiac”

Since their brief dalliance with the mainstream seven years ago with their debut album “Fire” and its two Top 5 singles “Danger! High Voltage!” and “Gay Bar”, Electric Six appear to have settled quite comfortably into their niche as a cult band, appreciated by their loyal fans and generally getting the response of “Blimey – are THEY still going?” to those not so much in the loop.

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LIVE – The Bermondsey Joyriders/Long Tall Shorty (The 100 Club, 3/9/10)

Going into this gig, I had some very limited knowledge of Long Tall Shorty in that I’d heard one of their songs called “1970’s Boy” on some cheapo punk compilation a few years back and knew that they were an early ’80s mod-punk band whose frontman Tony Perfect later went on to join one of my favourite punk groups the Angelic Upstarts. The group have recently emerged from their 20-year-plus hibernation and appear to have gained an extra dose of punk attitude along the way as tonight they play an impressively tight set which reminds me a lot of the Jam’s spikier moments and ends with a competent cover of “I Fought The Law”. Not bad at all.

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