Charlie Starr has that legend on the backside of his battered Black LP. A warm greeting in a hot room in the Bunker in Hamburg yesterday. The 'Smoke' rolled out a stunning set full of their usual country tinged rock 'n roll boogie. Tight as a drum as only a hard touring band can be. They even included a small vignette of 'Starship Trooper' on 'Let a Sleeping dog Lie' a la JB.
Hamburg yesterday, Stockholm the day before, Amsterdam today and Cologne tomorrow. Life on the bus.
I had the privilege to get an aftershow pass and meet the guys backstage after the set. Had they really just played a 110 minute set? They seemed so fresh. I was knackered!
Anyway, a more genuine bunch of guys you couldn't wish to meet. Charlie - an absolute gentleman, very gracious happy to talk. Paul Jackson - I really don't think there is a dungeon in the building but I hope my explanation on Brexit made it clearer. Britt and Brandon - glad they liked the Irish whisky I brought. I see it could be dangerous with these guys!
Great band, great music, great time- Catch them if you can. A better night out doesn't exist.
No Hits, No Hype.......................Classic Rock Jan 2012