Mid February is an unusally late start to my gig campaign. It is deliberate. i was very tempted by a Bob Mould gig at the Globe earler this week, but price wise it was a spicy enchilada, I'd seen Bob quite recently in Bristol and with Tokyo so near I decided to give it a miss.However Buzzcocks were different matter
I'd been lucky enough to see a Buzzcocks gig a few ago in Brixton Academy where every line up of the band, culminating with Howard Devoto joining the band on stage. I thought at the time that I'd see all the Buzzcocks I'd ever want. I was clearly wrong. Part of the attraction of the gig was the chance to go to Cardiff's newest venue The Tramshed which has been getting a lot of primo gigs culminating recently with a date from Low which I am stupidly excited about.
Jason Maybury and I made our way through post match Cardiff craziness to The Tramshed and what an impressive venue it is! It reminds me in many ways of the late lamented Point, although the layout is different they are booking similar status bands.
Maybe Wales winning against Scotland just across the Taff helped but the atmopshere was great, and the Buzzcocks were full of beans. The part of Steve Diggle was played by Charles Hawtrey and Pete Shelly was played by a sixth form Art teacher. They roared through the set and Pete trying - and failing - to hit the high notes of 'Everybody's Happy Nowadays' added to the gig. Jas was hoping for 'Boredom' which was amazing. i was hoping for 'Orgasm Addict' which was - well - orgasmic - which I howled the lyrics back at the band. 'Ever Fallen in Love with Someone you shouldn't have Fallen in Love?' is a song I will never get bored of hearing and again yelping the lyrics out to,
Fantatsic gig at a fantatsic venue which I think is going to become a second home.