Friday, October 4, 2013
Get Your Act Together....
I've always been a big fan of King Tut's going right back to the early days but I do have a major gripe with it also. Is there a reason why most gigs don't finish until almost 11.30 ? That in itself would not be as much of an issue if we did not also have a shit, antiquated rail network where everything stops before midnight. It is after all the 21st century where almost every major European city has trains running into the early hours. If you do not live in Glasgow itself and you don't drive then more often than not you miss the end of a gig at the Wah Wah Hut. It is more than a tad frustrating when you pay your hard earned dough to see a band and have to leave before or during the encores.
So to last night. For the first time in over 20 years I went along to see Spear Of Destiny at King Tut's. Now some people may say why on earth would you want to see Spear Of Destiny ? We all have our guilty pleasures and Kirk Brandon's music over the years has always been one of mine from "Westworld" onwards. But sadly I had to leave during the encore and run through Glasgow's rain sodden streets to catch the last Lanarkshire train home.
Is it too much to ask in 21st century Scotland to be able to go to a gig, have a couple of drinks and then get a train home after half past 11 ? I think not....
In case anyone was wondering the gig was great. Brandon has got a really good band around him and vocally he has rarely sounded better. This was the 30th anniversary of Spear Of Destiny and was very much a fan's gig with a large splattering of album tracks played, interspersed with some of the "hits".
PS - As if my blood pressure wasn't high enough the last train was bursting at the seams with hundreds of Fleetwwod Mac fans coming back from The Hydro..need I say more