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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2019, 12:55:00 PM »

Maybe a Marmite band as has been mentioned but for me and my partner one of the highlights of the weekend.

For those who think they were slightly "shouty" (and yes they were) they do bill themselves as a gypsy punk band and my recollection of the numerous punk gigs I went to in the late 70's and early 80's was that they tended to be a little on the noisy side  Smiley

What no one can argue (but I bet they do anyway  Grin) is that they put real effort into their performance and whilst they could have engaged with the crowd a little more they did generate a huge amount of energy.

Like I said IMO one of the best acts all weekend and a band I will try to see again live.
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2019, 02:01:08 PM »


otherwise i would have been on the barrier with my head in a speaker!


That was me!  Grin Grin I've been a fan for nearly... 15? years, and this was my first time seeing them live, though I've heard wonderful things about their shows before. I did think they were a bit out of keeping with the rest of the vibe of the festival - proper punk! - but my, oh my, the energy! Can't believe they've been at it so long!
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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2019, 02:07:50 PM »



otherwise i would have been on the barrier with my head in a speaker!


That was me!  Grin Grin I've been a fan for nearly... 15? years, and this was my first time seeing them live, though I've heard wonderful things about their shows before. I did think they were a bit out of keeping with the rest of the vibe of the festival - proper punk! - but my, oh my, the energy! Can't believe they've been at it so long!


fair play, maybe see you in a speaker sometime!!!
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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2019, 02:09:41 PM »



otherwise i would have been on the barrier with my head in a speaker!


That was me! †Grin Grin I've been a fan for nearly... 15? years, and this was my first time seeing them live, though I've heard wonderful things about their shows before. I did think they were a bit out of keeping with the rest of the vibe of the festival - proper punk! - but my, oh my, the energy! Can't believe they've been at it so long!


Proper punk? Nothing like the bands I used to go and see in the 1970s! Had more fun then seeing the likes of The Clash, The Damned, Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers et al....maybe itís an age thing? Think I may have.mellowed too much as Iíve got older
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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2019, 02:20:37 PM »



Proper punk? Nothing like the bands I used to go and see in the 1970s! Had more fun then seeing the likes of The Clash, The Damned, Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers et al....


Sadly I was born too late Wink So I just have to put up with this Gypsy Punk stuff, hehe
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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2019, 02:40:17 PM »

proper folk.  proper punk.  proper metal.  proper jazz.

have we seen any of it this weekend or just stuff we liked or didn't?
i spend night upon night in dance/dj tents and have no idea what the genre is, just whether i like it or i don't!
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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2019, 10:58:46 PM »

Mad as a box of frogs! In a good way. I thought they were great.
 
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« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2019, 07:29:21 PM »

Sorry, not for me. Just a racket  Sad
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« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2019, 08:32:41 PM »

Am I right Iím thinking that they didnít get introduced? I seem to remember they were doing sound checks then started their set without warning, as it were
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« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2019, 11:44:51 PM »

Very good, but too much like hard work & I was ready for it ending.  Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2019, 12:54:00 AM »


Am I right Iím thinking that they didnít get introduced? I seem to remember they were doing sound checks then started their set without warning, as it were



Yes, no intro from AJC, not that I could hear anyway, just sort of snuck up on us. And then bludgeoned us into submission with great rock and roll and shouting.  Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2019, 04:02:33 AM »

Loved them!  Grin  Grin
I have had an album of theirs for donkey's years but not been able to see them live. These were the big draw to Cropredy for me this year and I was not disappointed!  
So much noise, so much energy - it felt like the first time I saw Bellowhead  Cheesy  Hugely entertained!
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« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2019, 03:42:55 PM »

I really enjoyed their set - it was fun, high energy music to dance to at a festival. Not sure that I'd want to listen to an album of theirs, or see them in a concert hall, but that's not really the point.



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« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2019, 05:15:56 PM »

Didn't really enjoy them. The band was good, but the lead singer just put me off with his swearing, wine antics, and mistreating his guitars. I felt sorry for the roadies.

Best bit was the violin player. Nice to see Jeremy Corbyn trying a new hobby.  Grin

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