Friday, 7 January 2011

164 CARTER THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHINE, Gloucester Guildhall Arts Centre, Wednesday 6 June 1990

Back to the "Banana Club" at this very pleasant, convivial and well appointed venue, almost a little too posh for rock gigs! There must have been a support band but I missed them; too busy swigging beer in comfy seats in the oak-panelled bar! Bumped into Carter vocalist JimBob and got him a beer during a brief chat.

Carter's recent experiences in Eastern Europe and their current NME "press darlings" status, being particularly championed by journo Steve Lamacq ("my favourite hack"!), have obviously done wonders for their onstage presence and confidence. This was a manic strobe-lit set from the beatbox backed guitar mercenaries, loud and proud with the new single "Rubbish" an early highlight. On this form, Carter are unstoppable!

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