Punk Rock: Classic and Modern

The REOFFENDERS are on an indefinite break. Never say never, but we currently have no plans to play. However, we had joy and we had fun... and we blogged about it. Enjoy reading and reliving some good times.

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Monday, December 03, 2007

The Damned in Yeovil

After a very late night last night, Hoover and I had a slow day today before heading up to Yeovil to see the Damned.

We bumped into Queenie and Charlie at the bar (where else would you find Queenie?) and a few people who'd seen The REOFFENDERS before... it seems the world and his auntie was waiting at Chard to see us on Thursday. Bugger!

The support was interesting.... a young London punk band to start with, followed by the Burlesque cabaret. Two dancers stripping to almost bare (with the exception of knickers and tassles) and the wonderful Kitten on the Keys, a comedic burlesque girl on keyboards and vocals who did a wonderful covers of the Ramones and Sex Pistols amongst other things.

The Damned started with Nasty which I've never seen live and absolutely love. It wasn't until History of the World that it became obvious that Dave Vanian was struggling with his voice. It was an odd setlist and this made the song selection make more sense. Some songs you just can't manage when you've got the plague. It was a good gig but not their best. By the time they got to AntiPope in the encore, the Captain was singing over half of the song.

As we left, we handed out 150 REOFFENDERS flyers with upcoming gig dates would've been rude not to!

Get well soon Dave cos we're coming to see you in Bristol with Bully.

p.s. If you need someone to mop your fevered brow and feed you lemsips, I'm your girl!


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