The DeRellas and The Bollock Brothers – double headline show! with guests Pig City Angels.
It was hot in there, sweaty, loud and clammy – YEAH!
The DeRellas are:
The DeRellas have been real busy, touring right across the UK and including Scotland, at the famous Bannermans Bar. They have dates coming up in Europe and a new mini album dropped.
As always, The DeRellas gave us a helluva show. The DeRellas, always deliver and tonight was no exception cutting to the bone of punk rock n roll. They offer us a generous slice of 70’s glam tinged sleazy rock and roll. Its just great! Always enjoyable to watch the band strut their stuff and go through their paces, the set and just great to listen to.
The band have released two albums so far, and Timmy DeRella and the band were really excited about the band release of a new selection of songs which is out now. Its brilliant and well worth the wait!
The set was a shorter one tonight, and some of the standards were missing – never mind, what we got was 30 minutes of pure unadulterated DeRellas goodness. Bass man Timmy was on fire twisting, high kicking and jumping all over the stage. Timmy had a lucky escape whilst performing his acrobatics in Edinburgh – he jumped into the air and the stage gave way when he landed. Timmy, ever the professional, continued the song only visible from the waist up! Steve, no leopard skin print coat tonight “I am warm enough” he told me. He was sporting sunglasses. Bish sitting at the back, his Alice Cooper “Schools Out” tattoo catching attention. Luca, always looking cool and relaxed, gave me a run down of what he has coming up – a busy man!
Sit back, turn it up with a montage of old and new material from the fabulous DeRellas!
We got the crowd pleasers led by Steve and Timmy and they included She’s a Pistol, Rock N Rollercoaster, Kids Wanna Slam. Steve and Timmy introduced songs from the new album, Mess up and Freakshow and made some passing references to the recent UK political scene – why not! it would be rude not to! Mark, Bish, was as always magnificent sitting behind his kit giving a suitable barrage of powered audio rhythm goodness. He really does work hard, and as usual two songs in, off came the T Shirt. And yes, again, after his set the sticks looked as if they had been through a wood chipper!
It was great to catch up with the guys, Timmy chatting about the new album, Steve chatting about the Electric Shakes, the new DeRellas album and photos. Bish always a great person to chat with. Sitting outside in the cool night air with The DeRellas was great fun as everyone tried to cool down after the heat of the venue and the performance!
The DeRellas are one of those bands who are always good fun to watch live, they have a knack of pulling you in with their infectious brand of glammed up punk. Leave what you know at the bar, take a few deep breaths and prepare yourself for a great 30 minutes of pop-punk that you can pogo to! Few bands do it better. Its simply great music and good fun. In other words – Go Go DeRellas!
Timmy is quoted when asked for one of his favourite venues “I love the Prince Albert pub in Brighton. Its a small steamy venue, with a great rock n roll vibe.” Thank you DeRellas you certainly delivered tonight and continued the Alberts tradition of good time rock n roll!
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The Bollock Brothers
After a few minutes breather in the cool air, it was back inside to the packed Prince Albert in Brighton.
The band took to the stage. A bass rythmn started up, guitars, drums….. Hang on a second – “Let me put my hands on you” – a cover of The Sensational ALex Harvey Band – Faith Healer got proceedings under way for the final act of the night. The Bollock Brothers.
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The Bollock Brothers are a British Punk act formed in 1979 by the London promoter, DJ and manager Jock McDonald and are latterly best known for their English language cover of Serge Gainsbourg’s song “Harley David” and Alex Harvey’s “Faith Healer”.
As well as being renowned for their self penned creations such as “Horror Movies”, “The Bunker”, “The Legend Of The Snake” and “The Slow Removal of The Left Ear of Vincent van Gogh” which featured Martin Glover of the band Killing Joke, they are known for their release of cover versions by artists as diverse as Led Zeppelin, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Steppenwolf, David Bowie and Vangelis among others.
Sit back a triple track montage from the band.
Always on the lookout for clever publicity, their 1983 electro version of the Sex Pistols’ album Never Mind The Bollocks received critical acclaim and featured Michael Fagan, the man who famously entered the Queen’s bedchamber at Buckingham Palace. Jimmy Lydon, brother of Johnny Rotten was a featured vocalist for a short while in the early 1980s. Having released nine studio albums as well as many other EPs, singles, live releases and compilations the band continues to be a popular live draw throughout Europe although primarily in Belgium, Germany and France.
The band worked hard to deliver songs from their entire career, starting sometime in 1979 I think. Some great vocals and on stage banter between the band. The sound the guys put together on the night, despite a spot of microphone trouble, was brilliant. They had the crowd fixed to the spot with their set. The audience, dripping with sweat, danced, sang and took part in this rare Brighton appearance. The set included old and newer material and ‘Harley David’ and ‘Horror Movies’ were great to hear live.
Well played Bollock Brothers – just don’t leave it so long till you come back.
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PIG CITY ANGELS
Pig City Angels were on first. Chatting with Jim pre gig he dropped a bolt from the blue. “This is our last gig” he told me. Thats a shame, they are a great band and have been together for a while and put out some great material.
Pig City Angels were raised by wolves in Brighton UK. Inspired by rock music of the 1970’s, and predominately influenced by the sound of 1977 punk, the inquisitive listener will note echoes of Rolling Stones, AC/DC and a hint of Glam. Their songs have a strong melodic element and cover themes from pornography to football, love and loss. The guys put everything into this set. It was loud, fast and totally on point. I think they wanted to go out in style, and the appreciative crowd and me think you did just that. Great songs always delivered fast, and at times with menace – hell this is punk in its purest form. Great songs, great set, great band and wishing them all the best and good fortune for their future. Jim has a new band in the final stages of coming together so watch this space!
Sit back and check out what these guys were so good at. The final ever set of Pig City Angels
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