Radio Birdman and The Suzann Live 13.09.06.
Originally Posted Date 9/18/2006
Radio Birdman Live at The Dirty Water Club 13.9.06
Upstairs at the Dome In Tufnell Park. With The
The second gig of a busy week was the return of
the Australian Punk Legends Radio Birdman that
took place in the middle of a huge thunder storm.
The upstairs ballroom at The Boston Arms is just
the perfect sleazy venue for this gig.
The support band were the Japanese Girl Group The Suzann who
looked like they had just stepped out of a Mike
Takashi movie with the singer looking like she
could have been in Audition and the Lead
Guitarist like she could do some mighty scary
martial arts, this all the while sounding like
an 60’s Psych rock garage band, with some cool
harmonies and catchy songs, although by the end
of their set they had outstayed there welcome by
about 4 songs as they got a bit samey.
Then as The remnants of the Flaming Groovies had
cancelled as main support it was time for Radio
Birdman and they were welcomed as the heroes they
are and gave us a high energy set of there
classic hits and stuff of the new album Zeno
Beach with Dennis Tek blowing us away with some
exceptional guitar solos and great playing. The
new material sounds just like the old material,
good amphetamine punk with a large Stooges
influence. Of the new stuff Hungry Cannibals and
Zeno Beach came across best, Sorry I don’t know
too many song titles, but I have more side
project stuff by these guys than actual band
Still it was a great show and the encore that
began with a note perfect version of Search and
Destroy that sounded totally stooge like! The
fact that the whole place had been chanting
Birdman Birdman Birdman for 5 minutes since they
left the stage helped. Great to see Dennis Tek,
Rob Younger and the boys.
Originally posted on Myspace and the USK.org