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 Post subject: Re: Into The Wood Tour....
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 2:55 am 
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Brown Dawn wrote:hope to God i'm not on a potential dvd! - me dancing/air guitar skill's are pretty much in the jurassic period! - any word on the jersey gig?! - still knackered - me conert stub is now in with me collection - great gig!

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Well then when I acquire my copy, if I spot a bloke doing the Saurischian two-step, I'll know you've been immortalised in Hawklore, Brown Dawn !
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hee-hee! - luckily i've made quite a show of meself over the year's so pride (one of the seven deadly's) isn't in me mind set - pretty well used to it! - i hope this get's released - it was a great gig! - still in recovery mode!


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Fractalien wrote: Pedal Bin did you not enjoy the rest of the gig (and if not can you pinpoint why because I thought it was fantastic)?


Well as you asked...

Started off when I joined the queue and got stuck with the, ahem, "comedy" drunk. You know the ones that think they are hillariously funny and all they are are annoying. So that put me in a bad mood.

Got to my seat (back and knee injuries mean I prefer to sit now - damn those advancing years!) and had a lovely view of a pillar view slap bang in the middle of my field of vision. Ho-hum. Tried to convince myself that I wouldn't see would be Richard behind his kit.

So light go down and Phil and his sons come on. I had their EP but it didn't do much for me. I was hoping for it to be a be more Motorhead-ish but to my ears it is just standard pub rock. If it didn't have Phil on it I would not have bought it. It was good to hear the old Motorhead tunes again, particularly the less played ones however I thought they could drop 'Ace of Spades' as Phil didn't record it and he has probably played it more times than anyone else on the planet. Maybe something of their last album 'Bad Magic'?

Anyway whilst the band was one people start filing in and out and I was sat next to the main entrance. The "Roundhouse Volunteers" were only there on a few occasions so most people were wondering up and down with mobile phones out looking for their seats with was rather off putting.

Then on with Hawkwind, I enjoyed the unplugged numbers to start with and didn't have any great expecations for the show as I really do not like 'Into The Woods' I would rate it as their second worst album behind 'It Is The Business of The Future...'. That truly was an awful album after the amazing (as far as I was concerned) "Electric Teepee" still the 'Business Trip Tour' was a right cracker so all was not lost.

The postives: Good to see Dave just playing guitar and Haz has given him a massive boost. Haven't seen him that annimated in years! Dibs being far more lively too. Last year at Islington if he wasn't sing he looked for all purposes as if he was sat in front og his laptop checking his emails/Facebook (I'm sure he was doing something else though).

The negatives: What I didn't enjoy was that ever songs seem to be dragged out overly long with very lenght jams. I know its a Hawkwind thing but at The Roundhouse it just didn't do it for me.

Then of course just as I was getting a bit grumpy in and out go everybody. Up and down. Off to the bar, back from the bar. Six pints the bloke next to me had before the encore. He can't need a drink that badly surely. Add in people arrving late and just sitting whever there was an empty seat then the people who actually had that seat turn up even later and with no Steward around lots of standing up and moving.

Oh and then a quick pause for a few magic ticks. By this stage I was looking at my watch and thinking I might get the earlier fast train to save a 1am finish if I get the late stopping service. So when the bloke next to me went of his seventh and eighth pint (he got two every time) I followed him out and went off to Waterloo. Where my fast train was cancelled and my slow stopping train was delayed by 20 minutes!

Ho-hum. At least I have Iron Maiden to look forward on Sunday and KISS on Wednesday.

So there you go not the worst I have seen Hawkwind (that was Dec 89 at Hammersmith where they were just awful) or the second worst (Alien Tour mostly new music as the album came out after the tour!) so it's the 3rd worst. However everone else seems to have a really great time so I'm glad you did. The world is still spinning, the sun rose up as usual so the fact I didn't enjoy myself is of no real concern.

I'll still get a ticket for their next tour so there is always next time. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:56 pm 
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You Better Believe It, Have You Seen Them?, Vegan Lunch, Steppenwolf from the Roundhouse gig...

"Hawkwind Live @ The Roundhouse 26.5.17"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYZqiAM31Tg


The encore, Brainbox Pollution, Silver Machine with Phil Campbell ("Flash bastard's got a jacket on")...

"Hawkwind Roundhouse Encore 26 May 2017"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTvxAb91ZCc

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