I didn't know before the gig that this was Pink F.A.'s first outing and I didn't guess from the performance! The Venue (The Bull and Gate in Kentish Town) was pretty good. Nice to be able to see the stage from the main bar through monitors with changing images from multiple cameras. A bottle of Newcastle Brown - Three Quid? But then that's London Prices for ya! :-( But at least it was cold! :-)
Great to hear a selection of Pink Fairies songs flying through the air live! Also good to see Nik Turner guesting with them. A trip back in time to when Nik and members of the other 'community band' Hawkwind would get up on stage with the Pinks. I didn't shoot any video as the band were doing their own.
46,000 Fibres with Nik?
If you like 'abstract music' then you'll like them (I know Rory off the Yahoo group did!). If you like tunes with structure, maybe even lyrics and the whole band playing the same tune at the same time then you'd have been with me - in the bar watching the act on the monitors while being semi-protected from at least some of the volume by the doors into the gig area. However, I believe the members of 46,000 fibres like a 'reaction' of any kind so with me they most certainly got one!
When the Pink F.A.'s came back on at the end of the combined Nik Turner & 46,000 fibres set to play "Brainstorm" and "Masters Of The Universe" it was back into the gig area and I couldn't miss getting some of it down on DV tape! It was a great shame that Judge Trev couldn't make it - there was a real need for his backing vox and brilliant virtuoso guitar on the two Hawkwind songs.
Well there is always next time which I'm sure will happen.
I hope it doesn't take too long! Maybe they'll get one of the Pink Fairies to drop in next time?
Now was that a (pink) flying pig I just saw?? :-)
RFM intreped reporter Fee :-)