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Forgot my Camera
For the first time in 3 years, I have been going to concerts without my camera. My camera is dearer to me than mt family and this a big step for me to take, but I did it and came out just fine….and on occasions, completely drunk! The only thing I have been taking picyures of these last weeks, are Helen, out might Coolgrrrls from Sydney, and my cats. No Rock, no Roll, just gals.
Helen is apparently one of the few people in Sydney who did not appreciate having to have that darn yellow mascot and those Olympic Rings,which by the way looks like they´re a remnant from the cover of a 70s German pornmovie, in her face where ever she went….So, the lady packed her bag and ran off to Sweden, only to find that they´re was nothing going on here cause everyone was at home, watching the Olympics on their TV…
She stayed with me for a week and there wasn´t much we could do, cause the 69hard show had already drenched the Mejeriet stage in beer and the “C-Men+KnockUp-gig out in the wild that we call Lund”, was cancelled.
But, we stalked some ducks, had a tryout frenzy in a shoe store in Copenhagen and had some drinks…..and I apparently took her on brisk walks, as I then could find her standing in a corner, phanting like an old man, scaring the children. It seems like Steve, the outdoorsy Aussie on Animal Planet who is overfriendly with innocent animals, is not the prototype of the Australian People…But, we had a good time, even though I did not get to show her the swedish rock´n´roll extravaganza, so let´s just hope that at least Packe did his job when she was staying with him in Stockholm….
As you might now, I am not really a movie addict. I can hardly sit still during the commercials and a whole movie, that is really pushing it. So, when Fantastisk Film Festival took place in Lund 2 weeks ago, it wasn´t anything that got me overexcited…But, the did have an event with El Curado, the club who brought us the Burnouts to Lund (Helle for Queen of Denmark!!), so that was something I wouldn´t want to miss. Two bands were playing, Giljoteens and Hot Rod Moses and even if the mentioning of their names didn´t blow my socks off, it was enough for me to party some more…without the camera. And, luckily for me…and for some others, I did not bring the camera. Hot Rod Moses played twice and even if they seemed like a bunch of pretty jolly rock´n´surf Danes, I couldn´t say they did too much for me. It was ok but I wouldn´t buy their stuff and I won´t rave about them..It wasn´t just tasty or special and it didn´t have any feel to it….They have played at South by Southwest as well as at GutterIsland. Released an ep called “The Devil´s Music” and apparenly, a fullenght is on the way.If you´re into easy rock´n´roll with a twist of surf and a bit of psych, go to http://www.mp3.com/hotrodmoses and check them out.
Swedish band Giljoteens appeared on the Digfi/Alcatraz compilation and they played garage with a bit more rock to it. Like the Sonics would have sounded if they were born in the 70s…Live, well, I drank 3 beers and I talked to Qvist and David, but I didn´t pay too much attention to the band. It was really sad actually, there was nothing garage or rock about in stage; it was boys all dressed up in the retro stuff they had found in the expensive 2nd hand store playing pop without any feeling. I ain´t saying that they sucked but the song on the compilation was rock, they weren´t..Cute pop for kids for kids who like to imitate, like corduroy and helmet haircuts…
But, I did have a blast that night.There was a lot of strange people there, who usually wouldn´t want to be seen at a rockclub as it isn´t “culturally correct”. Us, the rock-scum, were all really drunk and even if there was a sour “journalist” who tried to get us all thrown out for not “respecting her authority” (yeah, she actually looked like Cartman with a blonde wig..), we had fun.
Club Massattraction have been around for a year now and it just gets better and better.
The people who run it are dedicated and do it because they like rock, not cause they want to get their picture in the paper or get some extra money in the bank.
With a starting point like that, you can´t really go wrong.
The last few shows have been really crowded and this time, there was even a queue outside when the doors opened and there wasn´t just people from Lund who had nothing else to do, it was people who came for the band. Unfortunately in Lund, most of the University students don´t really seem to care about the shows, they come for the cheap beer, and therefor it´s always a gamble putting on a show, so the queue was good news.
The band of the night was the Coffinshakers who also played at Massattraction in February.
Then with D-Men as support, this time all alone, even though C&D-Man Björn was the dedicated DJ. Apparently, the Coffinshakers aren´t travelling the classy stylee on the road and their wheels decided that enough was enough when they were just a few miles from Lund…So, they got there just in time to soundcheck before the doors opened…and I don´t know if that was why they weren´t wearing face paint or hats, but they weren´t.
The pictures show men with hats and makeup but that´s because they´re the old ones and I am lazy…The used term on this band is “wampire-rock/country” but if you didn´t listen to the lyrics, you wouldn´t know, but a lot of goth-kids do show up at the shows…
TheCoffinshakers sounded a bit rougher and faster this time, with hints to Johnny Cash as well as Brian Setzer. The mood from the country and the hipshakin´ rock from rockabilly. This time, they seemed more like a one-man show as the singer/guitarist was up front, he´s the one that catches your eye and they other ones stood pretty stationary, not moving a muscle, but not motionless as before mentioned bands. The drummer did get wasn´t as staionary later as he after a couple of drinks, decided that he also wanted to try the art of “tumble-drying”.
It seems like Björn has won over yet another fan to this fine sport…
A great show, mostly cause the tiny change in their sound; hipshakin´ has always appealed to me…
They have just released their first fullenght “We are the Undead” on Primitive Art Records and a couple of 7″ are out and you can either buy them in a store near you or order through the site;
So, what´s up next? Well, not as much as you could wish for…
The 8th of October, Fugazi are playing at El Curado at Mejeriet in Lund.
the 14th of October, Club Deadbeat will take over Club Stalingrad (upstairs with the pooltables) as Stengade.
Deadbeat has also “stolen some air” and are having a radioshow on XFM Radio 107.7 in Copenhagen, on Tuesdays at 20.00. Brock is one of the DJ´s so you can expect all the Estrus&Crypt releases, just everything that has to do with garage, punkrock, soul and rock´n´roll!
..and then there isn´t much more until November when there are dates with Hellacopters+Hives, Bob Log III+Burnouts and Columbian Neckties…