is dead, so they say. Well, sad to disappoint, it is alive and kicking
more than ever.
We may be older and wiser but the music from 25 years
ago is still as great as ever.
As soon as Animal uttered
the words “We are the league, the Anti Nowhere League,”
crowd was off – jumping, pushing, pogo-ing.
I don’t have the energy nowadays to get in amongst the crowd, but my
buzz is taking
photos of the bands and the crowd, which gives me
a natural high.
We were to hear most of “We Are The League”album
"Streets of London," \
"I Hate Rock 'n' Roll," "Woman" (one of
my favourite all time punk tunes),"
infamous b-side to the 1981 single Streets Of London that
had the British police seize all
copies of it from the band's
distributor under the Obscene Publications Acts, and is now covered
many bands including Metallica. It has been 28 years since I first
heard this song:
Wow! Had the place going wild.
The addition of Johnny Skullknuckles (from
Goldblade on Lead) on guitar was a master stroke. He brought
a rock' n'
look to the band, and with Shady on bass, Nato on
drums and the menacing figure
of Animal singing,
you have one awesome band.
there was time for one more song,
said, “What would you like?” And in
unison, the crowd shouted,
“So What,” so
got it for the second time that night. The crowd went totally mental;
people falling everywhere;
being picked up to be knocked down again,
all in a friendly manner.
After the show, the band came outside to speak and take photos with
members of the crowd. I know many bands will not do this, but I think
is great; and sometimes just finishes off a great evening!