Saturday 29th February 2020
DUNCAN REID AND THE BIGHEADS
Live at The Old Barn, The Milton Arms, Portsmouth
8.00pm - midnight
Plus special guests:
The world’s best looking and most exciting proponents of Heavy Melody Power Pop Punk.
There are only two people in the entire world who can claim to have played with the Ramones while not actually being tagged with the ‘Ramone’ nom-de-plume. Duncan Reid is one of those people.
As singer and bass player of Joey Ramone’s favourite band, The Boys, Duncan rode on the crest of a wave during punk’s original late-1970s heyday as part of a wider collective of friends and peers that included Sex Pistols, The Clash, Generation X and a host of other power-chord pioneers. The Boys remain one of the best-loved and influential bands of their generation.
Montevideo, from the Big Heads’ debut album Little Big Head, earned Duncan the keys to the Uruguayan capital (the only other musicians to achieve this being Elton John and Paul McCartney).
Black Bombers know their rock & roll history, and this album shares DNA with not only classic US garage rock, but also Sun Sudios blues & rockabilly and 70s British protopunk, stretching from Third World War, The Pink Fairies and Larry Wallis-era Motörhead through to the great breakthrough moment in ’76, when The Damned released the first ever UK punk single, ‘New Rose’.
Acid Attack epitomise the DIY ethic of UK punk rock! …the sound of enthusiastic young punks getting to grips with their instruments and developing their sound. …a short but favourable review in the music paper Sounds, who noted that “Acid Attack are a spirited punk band with sufficient ideas and energy to lift them above the morass of thrash-and-screech merchants”.