Yes this monstrous double-header has been anticipated for a very long time indeed as tickets went on sale last September and sold out a long long time ago for both nights. This show was part of the celebration of 10 years of All tomorrows Parties "Don't Look Back" series of shows with bands playing classic albums and tonight opens with Suicide playing their first album at punishing volume truly the loudest band I've heard this year so far they opened with there sound guy the head honcho for Blast First turning on Marty Revs keyboards that let forth a gust of noise and pounding nose bleed techno type beats before eventually Marty Rev and Alan Vega wandered out to cheers and laid waste to Ghostriders in viciously violent style of Marty thumping and bashing the keyboards while Alan Vega shrieked the vocals it was great and was followed by a version of rocket USA that was almost unrecognisable in the squalls of noise that came at us, Cheree lost all subtlety in this delivery and all the while Alan Vega was stalking the stage fiddling with the cigarette he couldn't light or wasn't allowed to light and all of a sudden he was screaming John John John John Johnny at us like all our lives depended on it and Marty kept up the pain from his keyboards and effects and seemed to really only be playing the left hand end of the keys that he hit with almost anything but his fingers. Frankie Teardrop was as frightening as it needed to be and went on as it should for a very long time which included Alan disappearing offstage for a smoke I guess and of course we are all Frankies but unlike normal he didn't make such a big point of that before they closed there set with a squalling real nasty sounding Che that he left the stage before the wall of dissonance and noise was anywhere near complete and was followed a couple of minutes later by Marty Rev who once he'd finished assaulting us took a very slow walk across the stage waved at us and left us cheering and stunned, not there best performance but mighty good as an opening salvo. Soon enough it was time for Iggy & The Stooges who have once again replaced the late great Mr Ron Asheton on lead Guitar with Mr James Williamson who has taken this as a retirement job from his post as a vice president at Sony! Who of course the band are signed to and have put out the incredible new reissue of Raw Power either as a double cd or the full three cd one dvd one 7"single box and the latter is well worth its high price. They are also putting out the all singing and all dancing version of Kill City later in the year. The band ran onstage and James Williamson who was first onstage launched into the opening riff of Search And Destroy and the place went mental and we were off with a street walking cheetah with a head full of Napalm leading the preceding Iggy had on a leather waistcoat for the first song at sounded great James still has what it takes after having to relearn to play guitar. Gimme Danger did indeed sound well dangerous and to prove it Iggy did his first stage dive of the night and he looked great all rippling muscles and way better than the cartoon Iggy of the insurance ads. Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell sounded immense as Iggy screamed out the words and Mike Watt amped up the Bass riff and Steve Mackay switched from Sax to I think that was his first keyboard part of the night a good two fingered effort. Rock Ashetons Drums fair propelled Penetration deep within us as Iggy Promised to stick it deep inside while showing us where he wished to stick it. Raw Power was next and boy do they ever have Raw Power in abundance this was just as mean and lean as you could wish for and none of them played like old men at all. I Need Somebody is probably the slowest song of the night and it wasn't that slow at all but just kept up the power as Iggy emphasised the lyrics and rolled around the stage. For Shake Appeal Iggy Appealed to the crowd to join him onstage and plenty did as they just about managed to hold onto the song amid the mayhem at the end of the song Iggy remarked to one girl on her bravery at getting up there as she was about 4ft something and rather slight. Then it was time for Iggy and the boys to take us on a Death Trip and boy were we ready for it the song had never sounded so good he ended the song by putting his microphone square into the big speaker to get a howl of feedback from it. Then it was straight into the "Hits" section with a storming version of Cock In My Pocket that saw Iggy stick his hand down the jeans that were slipping lower and lower down to play with his cock that was screaming down the old highway with us. Soon enough of course he was telling us I Wanna Be Your Dog while behaving like a dog onstage! I Got A Right had Iggy making it plain what he had a right to do and the band and audience certainly agreed with him and it certainly included being out of his mind on saturday night as it's 1970 and he feels alright and I know I did seeing Iggy dive into the audience again. They then did the instrumental from Kill City is it Mastercharger before playing a great version of Kill City and finishing with a devastating version of Open Up And Bleed. The well-earned encore started with Fun House and a honking great version it was too and then my mind has gone blank for a couple of songs during which Iggy put the house lights up to look at all of us and thank us for coming and eventually to introduce the band before the finished things off with Johanna that was a perfect close to a great great show. I bought my memory stick on the way out so I can download the show later in the week at which point no doubt I'll know what songs were missing!