16 November 2007: Tokyo Dragons – Junktion 7, Nottingham, England, UK

So loud…..partially deaf today as a result….hearing’s very patchy…….

First support, Dollar Sent……young but enthusiastic…..fast and loud…..in hindsight probably one of the better bands on show……worth a second listen…..

New Generation Superstars…….not bad, not great…..guitarist and bassist are real throwbacks to the 90’s…..generic rock…..

Hip Priests…..playing fast shouldn’t be at the expense of a tune…..sound just like Motorhead but without the tunes……strange look the band have gone for too……almost an anagram of Sh!t Pests…

Main event……..Tokyo Dragons……are they less beardy than usual? shame……lots of new stuff from Hot Nuts played…..good album although not as good as the classic Give Me The Fear……is it another example of ‘difficult 2nd album syndrome’?……crowd was quite small but definitely into The Dragons…..song selection left something to be desired…..Ramblin’ Jack was a highlight……think this band are better suited to a larger stage……low ceiling at Junktion-7 can feel cosy for an acoustic gig but oppressive at a rock gig…..average gig by a great band…..

Pardon?…….

Approximate runners and riders in no particular order; On Your Marks / Keeping The Wolf From The Door / Let It Go / Teenage Screamers / Rock My Boat / Come On Baby (maybe) / Ramblin’ Jack / High On Hate / Chasing The Night / Rockin’ The Stew / On Fuel

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