|Martin Dixon. Rock, and, furthermore, Roll.|
The quality of the bands on Saturday Afternoon (there were bands on Friday and Sunday too...) was quite something.
I was sad to have missed Vex as I discovered - too late - that it featured two of my favourite young musicians, Jake Graham and Luke Graham, sometimes of Stone Pony.
Next up was The Dying Breeds, bringing back the fun of the happier side of punk - they reminded me very much of The Damned. Very much to be recommended. A band I'd like to see again.
|The Dying Breeds|
All the bands up to then suffered somewhat from the unfortunate fact that they were competing for attention with the F. A. Cup final. This finished towards the end of The Dying Breeds' set, after which everyone piled in, just in time to witness the epochal return of Stealer.
|Paul Noon opens Stealer's account (pic by Martin Dixon)|
|Shock Hazard. They're blurry because they were moving around. A lot.|
We Stealers were struck by the energy of the bands with whom we shared the billing. Such youth! Such vigour! We were old enough to be their Dads. However, I'd like to think that we older and arguably wiser types showed those young whippersnappers a thing or two. Here's hoping...
Now, back to the Secret Location to rehearse the full-length set in time for O'Grady's in Yarmouth on 19th.