asked what he thought of the afternoon performance by Psycho-A-Go-Go,
the owner of Changes One Mr. Tunstall replied:
"I was very, very, very impressed with the stage presence and
performance of Psycho a Go Go.
Their instore was well received. Plenty of vocal support and applause
throughout. A number of people travelled in excess of 40 -50 miles for
the event. Many also walked in from off the street.
Their set included favourites from the Whiskey Chaser EP + a few Rock n
Roll cover versions too. Also a great Mm mm mm Motorvate...version too.
I kid you not " at the end of the gig they did a beach boys surf on
the" roof "of their van " behind the shop !!!!!!! I guess
they were happy".
Well after a recommendation like that who could resist going down to see
the band perform a full set at The Office later that night? Never being
ones to miss out on a good gig we promptly filled up the car and headed
on over there.
The room was nicely filled by the time the band came on at 9.30 pm.
Describing themselves as Punk-A-Billy-Rock they introduced themselves
and informed us that they were from Aberdeen.
They had come straight over from their set on the afternoon at Changes
One and you could just tell even before they told you where they were
from that they came from Scotland.
How? Well Rob-A-Go-Go was sporting a skirt! OK, well not a skirt as
such, a lovely kilt, phroaw! I do like a man in a kilt!
In fact to describe him as a Scottish Robbie Williams look-alike
wouldn't be too far from the true!
We were told by lead singer Jonny-A-Go-Go not to be afraid of this
vision before us. If anyone was afraid of him early on they soon
overcame it later on when the mass stage invasion erupted, but more
about that later!
It took a couple of songs to warm up the crowd but by the time they had
launched into 'Born in Vegas', complete with full on punkish attitude,
they soon had a small posse of young men throwing themselves about in
all directions in front of the stage.
The band genuinely looked amused and glad to see that people were having
such a good time and thanked everyone for turning up that afternoon.
A big cheer went up and they proceeded onwards with a very cover of Eddy
Cochran's 'C'mon Everybody'! This was well received and we could hear
the strains coming from behind as the crowd joined in.
Next up it was 'Wheel of Misfortune' with its big drum solo courtesy of
Fast Johnny C. He may be but a wee bairn but he knows how to tan those
Throughout the whole gig the band, who were all dressed to kill, let
their hair down and really got into the spirit of the gig.
Lead singer Jonny-A-Go-Go dressed in black Stetson, shades and a leopard
print shirt was merrily doing the splits around the stage in time to the
The man whose knee's captivated the hearts of many a young lass that
night, Rob-A-Go-Go grinned like a demented cat as he spun around the
To the left of the stage we had the guitar wielding Psycho G. Another
fan of black pants and leopard print top he looked one mean dude!
The blur on the drums was Fast Johnny C, if you don't believe the name
then go see him in action.
One of the funniest moments throughout the
gig was when the band introduced the song 'Rockin' by Lunch', and
invited us all to take our partners and to do a line dance! We were told
it was a slow one and so 8 students, who were up for a bit of a laugh,
rushed to the front and spun each other around in time with the tempo.
Johnny C was obviously impressed by their light-footed efforts as he
stood up throughout the whole song to watch them as he performed.
The room was hot, the band was going full throttle and the crowd was
having fun. What a great way to start the week.
The band have a unique sound all of their own, to try and describe who
they sound like is difficult. Every now and again you could hear a hint
of The Ramones or The Stray Cats drift out between the chords they
However you describe them, one thing's for certain, the dance floor was
busy all night and the crowd of young people here tonight were really
enjoying the music they played and the lively performance they gave.
It didn't take long for the band to realise that the North East, South
Shields in particular, love all things to do with The Wildhearts and The
Yo-Yo's. Apologies were given to Danny McCormick for the versions
they did of 'Out of my Mind' and 'Headfuck'. All three were surprisingly
I'm sure had either Ginger or Danny been here tonight they would have
been equally as impressed. The band cried out during 'Motorvate' for
everyone to … Bounce like Fuck! … What wags! The stage
invasion did occur, as it so often does on a Monday night. A bewildered
band had to battle to hold on to the microphones as the fans joined in
the singing with the cover songs.
If you want to hear what a Punk-A-Billy-Rock band sound like then here
you are. Their name is Psycho-A-Go-Go and they come from Aberdeen!
Demon, Swamp Boogie, Born in Vegas, C'mon Everybody, Wheel of
Misfortune, I Love USA, Rockin' by Lunch, RNR, Blue suede Shoes, Love
break City, Out of my Mind, Motorvate, Hot Dog. Encore: Headfuck