Blistering set from Johnny Marr and band on Sunday 18 October at the Olympia Theatre, Dame Street, Dublin. Armed with his trusty Fender Jaguar he assaulted the crowd with tracks from his new solo album including Easy Money, Dynamo, Playland as well as Smiths favourites Panic, How Soon Is Now, Bigmouth Strikes Again, There is a light that never goes out, You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby, and great covers of The Primitives ‘Crash’ and Electronic’s ‘Getting Away With It’.
So I had to get on a plane and head for london when I heard the Primitives were playing another gig in the intimate 100 club. I had seen them last June in the 29 and they blew me away. Although the lighting in the 100 had its problems they delivered a great set based on their lovely album which was 25 years released. The band sounded great and seemed to enjoy all the attention. The sold out gig was a real crowd pleaser as you can witness from some of the pics. I do hope they continue to do more gigs and maybe even do some in Ireland.
Set list included old favourites like ‘Stop Killing Me’ and ‘Crash’
This guy put so much into the gig, I am sure he lost two pints of sweat
Tracy is presented with a bunch of flowers from ‘Flower Man’.
A great night was had at the 229 in Great Portland Street last Saturday. The Primitives headlined to a packed house. Playing crowd pleasers including ‘Crash’, ‘Stop Killing Me’ and ‘Sick of it’ this took me back to the 1990’s. The first time to see the band but hopefully not the last, well worth the trip from Dublin.