|WASTED YOUTH /
UK DECAY / SEX GANG CHILDREN / ACTIFED
/ CROWN OF THORNS / ERAZERHEAD / NEW MODEL ARMY
this event ‘Lost In Beirut’ but what that has to
do with anything is beyond me I’m afraid. An arid, empty
New Model Army,
hastily added to the bill after The March Violets sensibly pulled
out, thus avoiding the lead balloon syndrome, actually provided
the only good music of the first four hours. Led by a perverse
Jacobean mohican guitarist, they rattled enthusiastically through
a powerful set, swathed in melody, made all the more impressive
for their trio status.
you’ve heard on Erazerhead song you’ve heard them
all, and when you’ve heard a dozen that’s 12 too
many. I knew they’re nothing but a total Ramones ripoff
but I hadn't expected them to be quite so moronic. D-U-M-B.
Crown Of Thorns
did their reputation no good at all playing on this bill. Their
monotonous songs fell heavily on those assembled and the set
was far too long. And as for Actifed... well, what do you say?
Rude words I suppose. They were awful and why they were placed
midway here I don’t understand.