Freitag, 22. April 2022

Live Adventures Of Past Times


Travelling in the 70's was much more difficult than today. Especially when you have a very low budget to spent. Under normal circumstances it is not a big problem to get a cheap flight to any capitol in Europe. Back then those flights were invaluable for one who had started his education as an apprentice boy. Nevertheless I needed to have a break to see other countries and cities. The cheapest way was to buy an Interrail Pass. This ticket was valid for one month and you could travel to in and between all participated countries for approximately 30 pounds. So me and my younger brother bought the tickets and traveled by train through Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France mostly close to the sea during July 1977. And it was fantastic to see all the countries, sleeping in youth hostels and meet all that different kind of people.

When we walked through Copenhagen we saw many bills announcing  The Sex Pistols playing two nights in town. I have to admit that I heard of them and that they are spearhead of the new punk movement but I didn't know any song by them. So I decided to get us tickets for the show and looking forward what will happen. Daddy's Dance Hall was a smaller but elevated club with a small stage and a long bar. The DJ before the show started played his records from a gallery circa 10 feet over the ground and the first song he played when we arrived was a loud version of Faith Healer by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. And this loundness was silent by comparison to what The Pistols would be able to. Sadly there were only a few dozen people watching the show but they missed something special. Not the sound - this was horrible and overcharged but to see those guys in their rotten and leather outfits playing with an energy I never saw before and seldom after. As far as I remember the gig ended after 45 minutes but they played all the songs they had in these days. From EMI to Anarchy In The UK, Pretty Vacant and God Save The Queen and a cover of The Stooges No Fun. But this concert changed my musical taste radically.

Sex Pistols - EMI

Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK

Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant

Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen

1 Kommentar:

Charity Chic hat gesagt…

You saw the Pistols Walter!
I'm insanely jealous!