We had an early taxi start so we could watch the latest up and coming Swedish AOR stars HOUSTON. Good stuff and looking forward to seeing them again in October.
STEELHEART are back. Miljenko Matijevic and co performed well with their Led Zep influenced rock.
MR BIG are also back and singer Eric Martin said it’s no longer a gimmick or nostalgia, Mr Big are really back. They did a brill 75minutes on the main stage. Eric had his arm in plaster, guitarist Paul wore big headphones but the songs played were performed very well by all the band. Good to see the famous playing guitars with an electric drill thing. Brilliant! I would love to see a headlining gig.
Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy (The Electric Drill Song)
Green-Tinted Sixties Mind
Alive And Kickin'
Just Take My Heart
Still Ain't Enough for Me
Road To Ruin
Price You Gotta Pay
Around The World
As Far As I Can See
Addicted To That Rush
To Be With You
EVERGREY were dark and depressing but in a good way. Nice stuff.
JASON AND THE SCHORCHERS – Entertaining country rock.
STRYPER – ok, not as good as I thought they might be. Too much religion, some good covers of Over the Mountain, Breaking the Law and Heaven and Hell though.
ROB ZOMBIE – Something a little bit different but entertaining.
What Lurks on Channel X?
Scum of the Earth
Living Dead Girl
More Human Than Human
(White Zombie song)
Mars Needs Women
House of 1000 Corpses
Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
Thunder Kiss '65
Lords of Salem
HELOWEEN – Touring in support of their 13th studio album in 26 years. Some songs came from that album for for some reason a great deal came from the 2 Keeper Of The 7 Keys albums, including Halloween. Brilliant! Andi Derris did good vocal work on the songs originally sang by a well admired vocalist.
Are You Metal?
Eagle Fly Free
March of Time
Where the Sinners Go
Keeper of the Seven Keys / The King for a 1000 Years / Halloween
I Want Out
WHITESNAKE – We got close enough to almost see his wrinkles and shiny dentures. The new songs stood up well with the classics. We were forced to listen to a 15 minute widdle widdle guitar duel and a 10 minute drum solo but in order for Mr Coverdale’s voice to hold up he needs a break for his cup of horlicks.
We were heading out by the time his old guitarist Adrian Vandenberg came on stage but we did get to see his other special guest Bernie Marsden who actually co-wrote 2 of his most famous songs..
Give Me All Your Love
Love Ain't No Stranger
Is This Love
Steal Your Heart Away
Love Will Set You Free
My Evil Ways (With Drum Solo)
Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City (with Bernie Marsden)
Fool For Your Lovin' (with Bernie Marsden)
Here I Go Again (with Adrian Vandenberg and Bernie Marsden)
Still Of The Night (with Adrian Vandenberg and Bernie Marsden)
Before we went I did get to catch a glimpse of the band called Ghost which has a skull faced bishop singing while the band wear monk robes. All very mysterious and actually not too bad.
Seeming as all 4 of our gang were together we got a taxi back. It cost £10 each but that’s only £2 more than the bus so that was ok.
Bands of the day – Houston, Whitesnake. Helloween, Mr Big