Here's another Glen Matlock feature for you. Billy Duffy of The Cult and Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats joined existing members Mike Peters (The Alarm), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Kirk Brandon of Spear Of Destiny.
Last night saw the long awaited double header featuring 2 ex Sex Pistols. Glen Matlock with Rich Kids and Paul Cook with The Professionals.
The weather in London was awful but that didn't stop an almost full house from turning up and watching the show.
First on stage at 8pm were the Professionals. They played an amazing set and the crowd loved them. There is no Steve Jones (as we know) and Tom Spencer is no substitute. He really is a great artist. He put in a very strong vocal performance all night with some nice crowd banter. The group played well together and delivered everything I would want to see in a Professionals set.
A new song, New Generation, was performed and its a new classic. Very characteristic of The Professionals sound that we all know & love.
On a side note it was mentioned that they are working on new recordings and these have been sent over to L.A. for Steve to work on....so Jonesy is still involved in the band in some way. Excellent news!
Highlight of the night - the final song - Silly Thing. A total crowd pleaser.
Anyway I recorded the show and here it is for you all to enjoy!
This is an exclusive here on Acid Drops and is so far not available anywhere else.
Please share it freely, a credit would be appreciated if posting it elsewhere
This was a really good gig, PIL were amazing on the night (but I would say that wouldn't I)
The Concorde 2 venue really suits PIL, it has a great sound and always sells out.
Well this gig was recorded by myself. I finally decided to get proactive, I only bought my Tascam DR 05 the day before so I just recorded the show with the settings that it came with. Its not perfect but its not bad for a first attempt.
This recording is only available here on Acid Drops for you all.
Also comes with CD artwork created by myself - I hope you enjoy it
The makers of the new Sid & Nancy doc need a bit of support to help get this great project completed. Please think about donating some money (even if only a small amount) to help get this great project completed.
"Sad Vacation" is the latest documentary film by Danny Garcia (The Rise and Fall of The Clash/Looking for Johnny), which explores Sid and Nancy's fateful trip to New York in 1978. It is a film that is dedicated to presenting the real facts; told as it happened by their friends and those who witnessed it. A film about the dynamics of Sid and Nancy's tumultuous relationship, and how it all ended in Room 100 of the Chelsea Hotel.
Not PIL related but I'd like to publicise a group of youngsters in America, who are very talented.
The group is called Sugar Rush Rocks.
Michael was eight and RJ was nine when they formed their rock/alternative band
Sugar Rush Rocks.
Michael Sebastian, lead guitarist for Sugar Rush Rocks
dreamed of playing music.When we would
get together to jam we had so much fun we wanted to just keep playing,"
Michael and 13-year-old RJ together with 13-year-old Jake Brightman on bass and
16-year old Joey Fattore on rhythm guitar comprise the band and they’re
starting to cultivate quite a following in the northeastern part of America.
Jake, and Michael participate in a quick band conference before a recent gig.
everything to me.Drums for life, life
for drums," says RJ.
RJ and Jake - The rhythm section:Practice makes perfect.
Michael and RJ
recently wrote the music for theirfirst
original tune.They intend to create
more original music and hopefully record their first release in the near future
– and of course continue playing gigs.
“I’d love to play
live in Europe some day.I’m really
interested in Germany and of course England,” Michael states.