Monday, December 22, 2008

If I had a clue...

As a fan of Kings of Leon I was torn as to whether or not to buy tickets to their gig last Friday. Perhaps it was the fact I've already seen them live a couple of times, perhaps it was that the Point being renamed The o2 somehow seems to piss on my teenage memories of seeing cracking gigs like Ash in '96 and Blur in '97 there, perhaps it's the fact that the hordes of new fans they seem to have gathered in the wake of Sex on Fire making every radio station's daytime playlist would inevitably annoy the shite out of me, but I decided not to go. Then last week the rumours circulated that U2 would be supporting them and some inevitable pangs of envy flared up.

Too late though, I had tickets to Kerbdog at Andrew's Lane for the same evening. You don't remember them, but they were great. This would be cool, I thought, it's a chance to see a real band, with real fans, in a real venue. And other italicised smug sentiments.

As it turns out though, I'm a little too old to watch Cormac Battle drunkenly shamble his way through the set and spit at his bassist. And he is definitely too old to be doing it.

13 comment(s):

Sarah Gostrangely said...

Kerbdog? Are they Irish? Sounds veeerry familiar....

As for Blur in 97, my gosh, it *was* crackin'. I got drunk for the third time and fell over my Spice Girl boots.

Rosie said...

as exercises in nostalgia go, it was a pungent one.

B said...

fuck KoL

jothemama said...

Heh. B hates the Kings of Leon. It totally amuses me.

I would have gone to see them, because I haven't yet.

Kerbdog. meh. Cormac Battle is the BEST name though. Better than Fionn McCumhail.

narocroc said...

Ah Jaysus Andrew you got B'Dum started on his anti Kings of Leon buzz again!

Used to like Kerbdog. Thought they were extinct, maybe they should be. Sounds like a shit gig alright.

Andrew said...

Sarah - Yeah, they're from Kilkenny. look up either 'Sally' or 'Mexican Wave' on Youtube and you'll probably recognise them.
That Blur gig really was fucking brilliant, i recall them opening with Beetlebum, playing a cracking version of Popscene somewhere in there and finishing with Song 2. Good times.

Rosie - You don't like the scent of urinal cakes on young women?

B - you used a naughty word without asteriskising the shit out of it! The Kings obviously provoke an intense level of ire in you. Well, I knew that already. In fact, i knew wouldn't be able to resist weighing in with something. I'm just a little disappointed it wasn't a lengthy tirade.

Jo - They are very good live, but have only really become so recently. Kerbdog have some smashing songs, they just clearly hadn't done much rehearsal before this gig.

narocroc - They're dormant rather than extinct, I suppose. they just come out of hibernation every once in a while to play gigs but aren't writing or recording anything new. Which might be for the best.

B said...

I thought short and sweet would work nicer, with the non censorship showing the sheer venom in it.

B said...

your title quotes kerbdog

B said...

from that one song they had

B said...

which he plays on his own show sometimes

B said...

5.03am

Andrew said...

B - Yes, quite.

Lindsey said...

What about the Manics at the point? When I so spectacularly fainted during 'A Design For Life'? Fun times, man. Fun times.

I am going to this o2 Arena (and it was only within the last month or so that I realised it was the Point) on Monday for the Mighty Boosh, though.