This evening’s entertainment kicked off with The Expletives offering a veritable horde of classic late 70s Punk and New Wave tracks, which they performed with much aplomb.
By the time they reached their sweaty, ruddy-faced climax, the band had banged through sixteen belting tracks in short order.
I’m going to be watching these guys a lot in the future!
Looking suitably “Meninblack”, and with a particularly intimidating looking bass player (who had a high level of accuracy on the crucial bass lines), The Dead Ringers chopped out an essential set of Stranglers fare, with a few nice surprises and obscurities for good measure.
High points of the set were “London Lady”, “Hanging Around” and “Something Better Change”. As any fan of The Stranglers knows, keyboard skills are extremely important, and we were certainly not disappointed in this department – however, I’d have liked to have heard him have a go at “Golden Brown” and, from a picky point of view, “I Feel Like a Wog”. Mind you, with six solid formative era albums to choose from, I am sure they will fill in any gaps as time goes on.
The Dead Ringers lineup is:
Nick Moon – Vocals & Guitar
Geoff Green – Keyboards
Geoff Hayward – Bass & Vocals
Scott White – Drums