THE REAL MCKENZIES / TURBO AC's
/ THE BRIEFS / SHARK SOUP
sure it hasn't occured very often in my life… Imagine going to
a gig and the opening band is very, very good… then, everything
goes "crescendo", each band getting better than the previous
Those guys went on a frantic show, some members sweating like the Niagara falls after only 2 songs!!! Their mix of old '77 Punk with modern power was amazing and very infectious. If at first you may wonder if their sick/silly behaviour is 100% natural, the whole set shows those guys are really into their thing and giving their utmost even in front of a limited audience.
I've been listening to their last album over and over
again since their show and, believe me, there are some top class Punk
hymns that deserves major attention!
TURBO AC's live to tour and it shows! Their ultrafast
Surf/Punk is a fuckin' delight. Having that old guitar sound reminiscent
of THE SHADOWS and other glorious Rock 'n' roll heroes, backed by fast
drums and Punk energy is a fantastic recipe. The three-piece also received
massive support from the audience. Note, it's the first time I see a
musician (the bass player) doing his air during a show!
When the REAL MCKENZIES hit the stage, I was less excited than usual. All bands had been so great, the heat was almost unbearable and the days before this show had been really exhausting, mostly for my liver. After a few tunes, I really got into the show and believe me or not, I've seen this band 5 or 6 times and this one ended up being the sickest ever! I could tell you hundreds of details that happened during that long show. So many stories about beer, stories about the boring young kids going on stage and one of them finally being caught by Dirty Kurt who would end playing his song laying down on him. And what surprised me big time is how the band chose to play a huge amount of songs one after the other without collapsing, only stopping to have some beer and communicate a bit in their own special tradition. After the band finally leaved the stage, the singer returned and sang two songs alone and the audience knew they had lived something unique.
A great evening at a great place!