Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Electric Head - Pt. 1 (The Agony)


Saturday night...was a big one!

I have been lamenting about the state of heavy metal and decent places to go and all I finally did something about it!

Inevitably with my wonderful sister in Goa, and my fiancee not sharing the same taste in music, I was going on my own. I didn't actually mind, because it would mean not having to worry about anyone else hahahahaha!

A quick google search on 'heavy metal night London' and I found a night called Vendetta at the Purple Turtle in Camden-not a venue I was familiar with, but I was willing to go for it, especially as:1) the range of artists played on the flier suited me, and2) I recognised one of the DJs names from when I was 21 and first went to metal clubs in London...good old Riyad...

So I got out my ankle and knee supports, my best jeans, my chain and my lucky Scooby-Doo top. With that and my contacts on, I was ready to go.

I was apprehensive as I arrived-not because of going to a new venue in London, but because I really wanted it to be a good night.

There were some live bands on when I arrived. First one was ok- I knew the frontman from the distant past (does one ever forget a ginger?) when Positive Impact Records ( started...

Second band were great... Will Haven meets Lamb of God and Deftones...can't remember what they were called though - it was something really obscure and hard to remember.

After that the venue filled up - but not to bursting point. Unfortunately I started getting into the music really early...which I was to regret later on (hence the name of this if anyone apart from my sister knows the song in the title of my post, add a comment...) because I just kept going for it...

And of course...they played good song after good's a few:
Battery - Metallica
South of Heaven - Slayer
Elite - Deftones
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns'n'Roses
Lapdance - NERD
Fix Up Look Sharp - Dizzee Rascal
Fight For Your Right (To Party) - Beastie Boys
Thunder Kiss '65 - White Zombie
Be Aggressive - Faith No More
Even Flow - Pearl Jam
Fucking Hostile - Pantera
Stinkfist - Tool
Take My Scars - Machine Head
Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC

I haven't had such a great time in a club, or danced so full out for years. To think I used to do this pretty much every weekend! Ah the life of a student ten years ago at the age of 19! And now when I go out, most of the time it's to shit places with bad music, and people who just want to look good for each other and not really care about the music...sigh...

And yeah I've paid for it over the past few days...neck and lower back pain...

Maybe I am getting too old to rock?

And monkeys will fly out of my butt...