Hamburg and Beyond - Roger King - November 09
Steve with Martina and Jana
Steve and Jo
Hamburg was magnificent. We are, of course, unbounded in our gratitude to the good Hamburgers who made the gig what it was - a raucous, energetic affair in a former munitions factory. But beyond that, Friday brought news that we could finally sell Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth. Some relief, this, and we happily raised a post-show glass to British justice. And another one. And then perhaps one more. I think we lost count after four.
So a slightly groggy troupe travelled to Bochum the following day, bleary-eyed but high-spirited. And by showtime we were raring to go again, storming in to Mechanical Bride with renewed vigour. There might have been a small slip or two from the keyboard department but the relevant party has been disciplined and we are confident that it will not be repeated. Anyway, it was another great gig, and the punters did us proud again, raising the roof at all the right times.
Anyone want to buy an album?
Roger King - 1 November 2009
Nathalie and Brian | The boys relax