started on an afternoon instore (again, but they are so good) at Changes
Dan Baird, one of the huge rock stars of the 80's with The Georgia
Satellites was playing a special afternoon instore to promote his new
album "Dan Baird and the Sofa Kings - Redneck Savant ".
Considering that it is a good 12 years since I saw this living legend in
the Georgia Satellites he has not changed that much. A little bit older
and a little bit broader but still the same "big grin" guy he
was back in 1988.
His lead guitarist and partner for the tour was Darrell Bath, also a
star in his own right; guitarist with The Dogs D'amour, also with The UK
Subs and his own band The Crybabys and new outfit, Sabre Jet.
They played a good half hour set, entertaining the forty plus people,
who had turned up, in the North-East rain, to see them.
Between them they played a good basket full songs with a mixture of Dan
Baird's classics and Darrell Bath's fresh bar-room boogies. They then
asked for some requests from the audience.
Now bear in mind the night before we had seen Ginger from the Wildhearts
at The Office in South Shields and he had played the very same shop the
previous day for the Changes One "Grand Opening".
Well, he was in the audience, hanging out, doing what we do etc. So he
shouted out "Battleship Chains" (Dan Baird for some unknown
reason never ever sings this song any more - god alone knows why!!) So
he replies to the giggling Ginge "Only if you sing the
chorus". So he obliged naturally.
He helped change the lyrics to "need a dick" instead of lips,
which went down a storm and gave everyone in the shop a good laugh.
Another successful mini gig to the shop's credit.
guest reviewer: Shen Spencer