Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
Queen’s Head, Mold
Friday 2nd December 2016
“Another Vinyl Night, Daddy?” my six year old daughter asked. Yes, sweetie, another! After a bit of a quiet stretch, there seems to have been a little more vinyl action recently. Well I ain’t complaining!
Back to the Queen’s Head in Mold for another Bring Your Own Vinyl Night, arranged/organised by Halcyon Dreams and VOD music. You know the routine by now: play a 15 minute set of whatever tunes you like, vinyl only.
I travelled up with my good pal Brother Adam. We got to the pub nice and early and had some food before the music started. Happy to report that the food was very good indeed – I ordered BBQ pulled pork tacos, and they were mighty fine!
Next up, it was my turn on the decks. This time I played the following:
Revolting Cocks – Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?
I was in the mood for slaying with some off the wall crazy tunes. Revolting Cocks (or RevCo, if you’re in polite company) are an offshoot of Industrial giants Ministry, so this take on the old Rod Stewart cheese fest was sure gonna rock the house. Imagine the seventies original put in a blender with sleazy guitars and a big, head throbbing beat and you’re most of the way there. Ideal for any strip club. This song can be found on the “Linger Ficken’ Good” album, though my version was from a clear vinyl 12″ that came in a liquid filled plastic sleeve. The liquid looks very dodgy.
Vince Taylor – Brand New Cadillac
Absolute classic old school rockabilly mayhem from Vince Taylor, this version is from a recent acquisition called “Rockabilly’s Gravest Hits”. That record is well worth the money. I originally heard The Clash’s cover version on their “London Calling” album; years later I wound up jamming this song in a band practice. It’s highly addictive, full throttle rock and roll and I love it.
Dread Zeppelin – Heartbreaker (At the End of Lonely Street)
For anyone not in the know, Dread Zeppelin specialise in reggae styled covers of Led Zeppelin songs. With an Elvis impersonator on vocals. This song, from a 12″ single, is a mash-up of Zep’s “Heartbreaker”, with “Heartbreak Hotel” thrown in for good measure. Great fun and surprisingly good – the novelty factor works well on this number.
So there you have it – another great Bring Your Own Vinyl Night. As it was the Christmas special, there was a buffet to enjoy as well as the great music. Thanks to everyone, it was a great night. Looking forward to more in 2017!
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