Wednesday, 2 February 2011
20 LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS, Blow Monkeys, Bath University, Friday 12 October 1984
Drove down in time to see support band Blow Monkeys play a crappy leather-clad set of sleazy rock, murdering Lulu's "Downtown" in the process.
The predominantly student audience were stoney-clad throughout, refusing to dance and elbowing us for wanting to do so! Bah! An obviously nervous and fidgety Lloyd Cole, staring at his shoes between songs and almost mumbling his vocals, in front of a conversely excellent, confident band with a notably superb, almost virtuoso guitarist, made for an incongruous sight! However, Lloyd's charming intelligent bedsit pop won through.