that evening they were playing in the Newcastle rock venue
"Trillians" with local lads, "The Hothouse Rock
Band" who made a lot of rockin sounds and got the audience in the
mood for a good night.
On came the headliners, all six of them starting in the age-old
tradition of making their own intro, "Bloodshot" (very
reminiscent of Hanoi Rocks with "Pipeline") and then into the
first song. "Hardhitter."
The boogie, rock n roll sound that these guys made in the rock pub was
totally outstanding. Stevie Klasson (on guitar) and Stefan Bjork (on
bass) where all over the stage, rockin with the crowd that had turned up
to see them. Sulo, the lead singer was trying to get everybody in the
audience to join in with the catchy chorus to "Anywhere
Henrik Widen was doing a very good impression of Jerry Lee Lewis on the
piano, obviously influenced greatly by the man. And the rest of the
band, Mattias Hellberg on rhythm guitar and Jesper Karlsson belting out
the beat on the drums. This striking set of guys made some mean music.
Worth every penny of our hard earned dosh to go and see them.
They finished the one and a half-hour set with a rip roaring version of
The New York Dolls classic "Pills", which went down a storm
and had everyone singing along to in unison.
guest reviewer: shen Spencer