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O2 Islington Academy, London 2 April 2010
Good Friday bank holiday tonight and whilst most Londoners go away for
the weekend Kory Clarke brings his Warrior Soul to lay waste to the
capital. Last seen with Chicago doomsters Trouble, Kory is back
where he belongs fronting his band who now are becoming something of a
I saw the
band for the first time in over a decade last year at the Camden
Underworld and the band blew me away and did the same again tonight with
a set that lasted just under the 2 hour mark.
with the crowd pleaser 'We Are The Goverment' Kory grabbed our attention
and kept it throughout, something Gordon Brown could only dream of.
Songs from the recent 'Destroy The War Machine' followed. 'F*#k
The Pigs' made us raise our middle finger with a grin. After the
touchy title of 'The Fourth Reich' Kory said sarcastically ''If someone
had to say it, it had to be me...Bon Jovi couldn't say it....on a steel
horse I ride...right out of my arse.''
was on a high and the band inputed more energy as the night wore on.
Ending the main set with another newie 'Bad News (Rock 'N' Roll
Boyfriend)'. Encore time we got to hear some tracks from the classic
debut 'Last Decade Dead Century' for the first time tonight making me
realise how many great tracks Warrior Soul have recorded since then ,not
having to rely on that album to fill up the set.
Wasteland' ended the gig on a high.The verdict was unanimous.This was a
Good Friday agreement. Kory gets our vote.
Set list : We Are The Goverment / F*#k The Pigs / Burning Bridges / The
Fourth Reich / The Drug /Let's Get Wasted / Love Destruction / The
Losers / Shook Um Down / The Party / Superpower Dreamland /Bad News
(Rock 'N' Roll Boyfriend) ..encores .. Downtown / Charlie's Out Of
Prison / The Wasteland
Review by Mark Taylor
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