Tuesday, 14 December 2010

238 ADORABLE, Santa Psychotic, Swindon The Link Centre, Wednesday 14 April 1993

Along for this one anyway, I rather sneakily got in for free when a friend got one pass-out ticket too many! Result! Into the venue therefore just in time for Santa Psychotic. Led by an old school chum, they kicked up a grungy rock'n'roll fuss, capped with a cover of Status Quo's "Pictures Of Matchstick Men". Derivative but fun, with my old school pal a nevertheless energetic frontman.

Adorable are now a band with a significant track record of brilliant releases, so expectations were sky high for this one. They didn't disappoint; Piotr and the boys blasted the audience to smithereens with powerful renditions of their haunting, melodic rock; vitality and energy were the key-words of this performance, as Adorable held the audience in their palms, and delivered a brilliant set leaving us all in the moshpit stunned and sweaty. Highlights? Well, I could pick out the rush of "Fallen Idol", the soaring brilliance of "Sunshine Smile" and the melancholy wonder of "A To Fade In", but they were all highlights, really. It's only April, I know, but this was the best gig of the year so far - by miles, ref!

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