Sunday, July 12, 2009

Blog Number 2

OK, so the show at The Victoria Tavern went off amazingly well. Was a little apprehensive at first, as Londoners seem to like to go to things late. The Greasemarks started off around 10 or so, and man can those cats ever rock. Nervous twitchy high energy that kinda reminded me of seeing Ray Condo and His Hardrock Goners back in their prime in the mid 80's. They used to call Ray Canada's skinniest cowboy!
But getting back to The Greasemarks, man are they ever a HOT band! If you ever get a chance to see these guys don't miss them as they won't disappoint!

Above is The Greasemarks and in no way does this picture do them justice. Next up was London's premier rockabilly combo, Duke Sedan and the Hi-Tones. As always, they delivered the goods and more as they always put on their best shows opening up for Bloodshot Bill. By this time the joint was packed and people were really getting into it. Where do these people come from? You only see them at the Vic, but then maybe that's a good thing...below is a pic from behind...

Duke Sedan and The Hi-Tones even pulled out a cover of The Cramps 'Naked Girl Falling Down The Stairs' which I'd only heard them do once before, at their Lux Interior trib a few months ago.
And next up, the man that everyone has been waiting for, the one and only Bloodshot Bill!! A slightly different setup this time due to only 2 working mics, but Bill can work with whatever he gets handed and rock out! The crowd surrounded Bill, sorta like gawkers at an accident, but after a song or 2, Bill had the packed joint in the palm of his hands and he didn't let them go for at least an hour! All kindsa faves got played, everything from 300 More Miles (ya, I yelled for this one) and even a short Hasil Adkins combo of She Said and No More Hot Dogs to a rousing rendition of 5 10 15 20....ya, we all know the words to that one! Should quickly mention that Bill was supposed to go on a tour with Hasil Adkins until Hasil's untimely death put an end to those plans...Ya Bill was really wired up during this show and for several hours afterwards as London finally appreciates Bill and his primal rock'n'roll!! Man what a show!! Seemed like everyone at the show had a big smile on their face and the drinks and drunks were flying and everyone had a great time! Like to thank all of the bands for being so hot that nite, all of the people that came out and The Victoria for putting up with all of this insanity that we bring with every Rockabilly Massacre!!! Below is Bloodshot Bill relaxing with Rory after the show, they're about to fight over some ravioli that hit the floor....LOL....

And finally a picture of Bloodshot Bill in action at The Victoria Tavern, 7/10/2009 below... which for some odd reason it won't let me add...maybe you can only have 3 ictures per blog...
OK, on to other stuff...the same nite as above, The Pack AD, Legendary Dirt Bikers and The Standstills had their show at Call The Office. We're huge Pack AD fans and unfortunately we couldn't do anything about the timing of the 2 shows. BUT, The Pack AD are playing this coming wed nite, 7?15/2009 at the Brunswick Tavern in St Thomas, only about 20m or so outside of London and well worth the drive. So we'll be heading down there on wed nite, hopefully there'll be at least a few people out to see The Pack AD as they ALWAYS put on a great garage/blues show! Plus there is the possibility of Lonesome Ghost opening the show. Lonesome Ghost are a brand new 2 piece outta Aylmer Ontario (just outside London, near St Thomas oddly enough) that play fucked up blues a bit like The Speaking Tongues. These kids are well worth checking out if you ever get a chance. They will be playing at our Back To School Blooze Bash Part 2 on Aug 28th with a couple of bands that you don't wanna miss, more details soon.
Also, a big thanx goes out to The Evil Farm Children and The Speaking Tongues for both putting on excellent sets at Rena's birthday bash back on July 4th...Labatt's 50 all around...LOL...damn I wish i could add some more pictures here.

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