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Friday, December 09, 2005

The Dead 60s at the Electric Ballroom

Another band whose album was good, but who are outstanding live. The kids (and the older kids like me) obviously agree; last night's show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden was a sell out, with 1,300 tickets sold, and a real mix of teens, 20 somethings, 30 somethings, and God knows whats, and unlike the reports I heard for Hard Fi's recent chavtastic perforamnce, it was good-natured too. All a bit different from the new bands tent at the V Festival in Chelmsford last year, when only about 100 people bothered to come in and see them. As then and now, the sound is fantastic as well as the live performance itself.

They don't really say a lot, they're just drunk on power and give the occasional "Come on, LONDONNNN!" It sounds to me that they're trying to hide their Scouse accents but every time I see the singer I still think of Red Dwarf. The Electric Ballroom holds a special place in my heart too as the last time I was there was for the fantastic Kenickie supported by the absolute madcap EARL BRUTUS, possibly the best support band I have ever seen.

Back to last night ... I was *extremely* near the front as you can see from this random pic. So close in fact that I managed to capture a rather reasonable video too.

The Dead 60s - Loaded Gun (video, live at the Electric Ballroom 8/12/2005

posted by Paul at 10:29 am


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your video fucking blew me away!!!

Great song and the quality was fantastic.

Thanks Paul.

Saturday, December 10, 2005 12:18:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That pop-up for ILEAD is friggin annoying.
Just an fyi.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 12:16:00 am  
Blogger Paul said...

I think the stat counter is making popups from time to time WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 7:47:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geek question!

Awesome quality on the Dead 60s clip Paul, I'd love to know what equipment you were using.

Keep up the good work, love the blog.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 11:37:00 am  
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