Submitted by James Blast on 3 June 2014 - 12:47am
I try (insert usual joke) in my own way to bring old noises to the AW. Suffered a Loop tune up c.1987-15mins, then off because Robert wasn't happy with the sound. I had to get my last bus home, so nae Loop for Blast that night! Tonight I got in early because of my poor walking. Godflesh soundchecked for 55 feckin' mins! Eventually the doors opened and me and Dougal were united. We'd hud oor tea. Godflesh came on and pummeled us senseless till it was really boring. (ie. longer than the soundcheck) Then Loop, with the tunes/attitude/noise. But, once again Robert was not happy with their sound. He stopped after every (classic) track to tune up/get a tech to check his guitar/amp/pedals. They cut it short because (as Robert said) "This heatwave in Glasgow is affecting our gear". It was a warm day, pished down too. Nae feckin' heatwave. Robert Hampson, out of the Loop band, I think you now owe me at least twenty three quid. But not really, I adored the gig, and it wasn't too loud.
Very mixed, black clad of course. Could have been busier, I'm surprised how small a crowd they drew-250 max. Maybe all the students were busy and the old farts burned out? Ticket was dead cheap-£16.50. I liked the venue, think a NYC loft c. 1990
Food & drink:
£3.50 for a decent sized vodka, stacks of ice, coke and lime slice. Friendly bar staff, reasonably fast service. Nice guy steered me to the lift and got me to a chair. I can't ask more. I really dig the badges from Douglas and the lift home.
It made me think:
A week on I must expand on the above as I've had time to re-live the gig. Loop were really tight and sounded great despite Robert's protestations. Douglas and me have gone Loop daft in the last 7 days, I urge you to join us. A really great band.