Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Snuff, London, December 19, 2009

Ten days ago the newly re-branded venue The Garage (now the Relentless Garage - pesky sponsorship, eh) in Islington played host to the legendary Snuff, a band that I had not seen do a gig since August 1991 when the band played a "farewell show" at the National in Kilburn. The story of this band is too long to go in to, so read all about it here. But in short Duncan Redmonds (vocals/drums) is the only founding member.

Disappointingly the venue was barely half full, but regardless, Snuff played a barrage of old classics including "Not Listening", "Somehow", "Martin", "Caught In Session" and "Nick Northern" and of course obligatory cover versions such as "Soul Limbo" aka the BBC Cricket Theme, "Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads" and The Specials' "Do Nothing".

A lot of people including myself have got a bit older now so there wasn't quite as much stage diving as you would have got back in the early 90's but still a highly enjoyable night to rekindle my younger days. Almost.

I didn't get any pictures of the gig and, so I don't have much in the way of visuals. So here is a clip of the current incarnation of Snuff playing earlier this year at the Shepherds Bush Empire.

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