Dr.Walsh wrote:<snip>Gerald started off with 'Pacific'<snip>
It was actually Andy that ended their set with Pacific...
Right.. maybe I'm used to bigger/better things but I wasn't impressed, read on:
Better late than never, a review and some piccies:
Got down to town for 10 and we had to wait outside for about half an hour, as they were still setting up inside got in about 10:30ish and butty/recca were playing a blend of piano numbers, nice to hear Expose - Tell Me Why and TNT Piano Please.
Tried to have words with the "sound engineer" they have there, who was less than helpful when asked if he could sort out the mid range and high end, he just shrugged and walked off
It got me thinking about the Hacienda Sessions night that is on next Sat, as there's no way I could possibly enjoy it with their sound system as is, and it was embarassing to say the least when 808 State and A Guy Called Gerald turned up. Dry - sort the sound system out.
Can't recall who was on after butty/recca, but he played a few tasty numbers inc Lil Louis - French Kiss, nice to hear that out
There were 3 or 4 mc's there and I thought they ruined 808 State's set, constantly announcing "808 state, manchester make some noise, it's 808 state" - yeah, we know - every f***ing record, and to be told "raise your hands now" was a joke, we know the records like you do, we know where they break, where they peak, and when to put our hands up in the f***ing air.
Miffed, yes. but thankfully they shut the f*** up for A Guy Called Gerald, who's set was a breath of fresh air to the night, and he played Phuture - Acid Tracks, and then mixed into it Phuture - We Are Phuture, amongst many, many other acid classics, in a full on 303 workout, with some live stuff too via a laptop.
As Gerald played the acid/harder edged stuff, I think he might have been better earlier on, as 808 were the peak of the night for most people, they might have been better suited in the last slot.
butty and recca
guy called gerald
club shot 2
lady mc again
me doing an impression of a bird?!?
another club shot
note the smiley faces, think they got them a bit wrong dint they?!
andy and darren arrive!
darren on the ones and twos
graham making a leap to the dancefloor
graham and andy