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The Assembly, Leamington Spa 18 November 2009
One of my
gigs of the year so far this one, I have been a fan of Gun since the album
Taking on the World came out back in 1989 and so pleased to see them back
in business with one major line-up change Toby Jepson ex-Little Angels now
The show was
a three-band line up with first act the Birmingham/Worcester based rock
band Absolute Ataxia a young three piece band with plenty of
attitude and their feet firmly in the classic rock mould. They mixed
original material with covers including the T.Rex classic Children of the
Revolution and Pulp's Common People.
London based New Device on the road supporting their cracking debut
album Taking Over from which they performed amongst others the full on
rock of Until the End the stylish single In the Fading Light and the
powerful Heaven Knows. The album really is superb and they do it full
justice live and should not be long before they are headlining a major
headliners Gun, in my opinion always one of the UK’s strongest rock
acts and so good to see them back on the road. Along with new vocalist
Toby the line up consists of original members Giuliano Gizzi on guitar and
Dante Gizzi on bass and another new boy Gordon McNeil now on drums.
They have a
5-track mini CD on sale at the gigs and all tracks have the trade mark
punch and sing-along choruses of classic Gun and from this they performed
Let Your hair Down, Seraphina and the title track Pop Killer.
the great new tracks on display it was a trip down memory lane with a
greatest hits set including five tracks from their storming debut album
Taking on the World - Money, Shame on You, Better Days, Taking on the
World and my all time favourite Inside Out.
band's second album Gallus they of course played one of the all time
classic rock numbers Steal your Fire as well as the riff filled Money to
Burn and Welcome to the Real World.
Swagger was represented by set opener Don't Say it's Over, Seems Like I'm
Losing You, Something Worthwhile and final encore one of the greatest
covers of all time their rock take on Cameos Word Up. The other track
performed on the night was Crazy You from the album 01416326326.
gig so much excellent support bands and Gun playing a storming set please
come back to town soon.
photos by Andrew Lock
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