Len Price 3 Graham Day and the Forefathers
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Len Price 3

Graham Day and the Forefathers, 100 Club

05/03/17

The second gig of the weekend. The first was a great night of Ska and Reggae by one of Essex’s finest, The Kubricks. Another great gig at the Bassment put on by local promoter Dave Wheelhouse (AKA Shakey). It’s my third Friday in a row down the Bassment, perhaps I should start to get loyalty points. The Kubricks are a fantastic band, very entertaining and good fun. Next time they play Chelmo as far as I am aware is at the Asylum on the 6th of May. This is for Austin’s 60th Birthday bash so should be a good night.

The Len Price 3 is one of the bands that I have wanted to see for ages so we braved the rail replacement buses from Ingatestone to Newbury Park. The up side of this was that I missed the mighty Arsenal being humiliated by Liverpool, sack the manager, the downside because of the buses we missed the first ten minutes of the LP3 set. The Len Price 3 are a good time, fun time 3 piece band who are part of the Medway scene, formed at the end of the 90’s. They play fast and loud what can only be described as a more polished form of Punk Rock in a mod style, very much harks back to the old garage bands from the 60’s but with their own sound. The Lyrics are biting, sarcastic and funny and if you get the chance to see them, do it. Of course it always helps when you have the right venue and the 100 Club, the scene of some great nights for me and probably some of the most important in the history of English music was spot on. To be truthful I don’t know many of the bands songs but they did play “Rentacrowd” “Swing like a monkey” and “Praying Mantis” which I do know. A really great gig and I will try and get a few more of my mates to go next time as I know they will all love them, Spen excluded.

Next on were another band that I always wanted to see, Graham Day and the Forefathers. Another band from the Medway and another 3 piece. If you don’t know Graham Day he was the prime mover in 80’s band the Prisoners (top band) and also the Solarflares and the Goalers. The Forefathers produced a top quality set of psychedelic garage from their extensive back catalogue. Another one my mates would all enjoy. Anyway the band put on a blistering set which seemed to finish too quickly, it wasn’t short, I just enjoyed it so much. It’s a shame because sometimes they are accompanied by a Hammond organ and this would have finished off a perfect musical night. I don’t know how well they get on with James Taylor now but he did used to play with them in the prisoners.

Summing up a super night, the 100 Club is always the best for atmosphere, we had 2 great bands and the music before, between and after gigs there is always right. Even the buses from and to Ingatestone didn’t put a damper on the night. In the end we went from the West End of London to the West End Chip Shop in Chelmsford in one night. Who says we don’t know how to live or enjoy top epicurean delights. Go and see both of these bands.

Duncan, March 2017.