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



  1. I always drive to gigs, saves me having to drink shit lager at inflated prices, neither of which applies to King Tuts. I try to avoid the Wah Wah hut these days as the calibre of support band the last few times have been shit. I don't mind waiting 'til 10 pm/10:30 for the main act if at least the supports have been okay, however on the last few occasions I've got home at half past midnight asking myself what was the point.

    I thought this revisionism of Fleetwood Mac was a music biz joke but it seems to have grown. They were and still are fucking awful, overblown wispy shit at its worst.

  2. Being a non driver only leaves me with the option of public transport sadly. Know what you mean about the calibre of most of the support acts these days.

    As for " The Mac"..there were some really fucking depressing conversations on the train about how wonderful they were. Have these people no shame !!