Mit einer Neat-Biographie. Und Musik.
A Christmas Special with The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing.
What can I say? One of the comments on YouTube so aptly describes the gig: “Fantastic, a whole hour and a half of drug-fueled chaos to sift through, thank you.”.
Enough said. Except that I can’t imagine gigs like this happening in 2013 or 2014, which is quite sad really. These days it’s all Lady Gaga, me thinks. Groan.
While this most extraordinary SciFi model shop on Lavender Hill in London has unfortunately closed down, you can still walk through the shop with the help of Google Street View, hopefully preserved for eternity. What an amazing place this was.
The website is dead too, but apparently Comet’s proprietor Tony James is setting up a new virtual business under the name of Timeless Hobbies.
Last but not least here’s my Flickr set of the cramped inside of the shop.
Here’s Comet Miniatures Last Day, via YouTube:
Lou Reed demonstrating the Sweet Jane riff.
The good old German Brumm-Comix.
Basically, a copy of the Johnny Moped documentary by Fred Burns. Fab.
Last night I went to the premiere of “Basically, Johnny Moped“, a film by Fred Burns. The documentary is about a failed rock band from Croydon, who really didn’t fail that much, because after the movie was shown, the band played live (together with their first bassist, Captain Sensible), they were incredibly good and the venue was heaving. It really was an amazing night out. Get the DVD!
I’ve uploaded a few photos I took last night onto Flickr.
The Johnny Moped documentary Basically, Johnny Moped will be screened on September 19 at KOKO, followed by a live performance of the band. Here’s a review of the film at CamdenReview and here’s another by Zoë Howe.
“[…] they did have some talent. But a band is never going to succeed if it has a singer who won’t turn up for gigs and a guitarist who was permanently drunk.” (Camden Review)