Krusher’s Embassy Blog – 2/4
The one and only DJ Krusher checks in with his weekly blog, this week including a little on his route into the music industry. Read all about the movings and shakings at this week’s Krusher club night at London’s The Embassy Club every Monday.
Krusher is Classic Rock’s brand new club night at London’s Embassy Club, every Monday night. Featuring reduced drink prices and the very best tunes being spun through the venue’s state of the art sound-system, Monday nights have never rocked harder!
Wiithout further pondering, here’s the man himself with a blow-by-blow account of this week’s action and debauchary!
The original idea for the rock night at the Embassy was based on the old saying ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’.
What I wanted to do was alternate the weeks with bands that had history filling the ‘something old’ slot, ooooooo errrrrrrr. Quireboys, Raw Glory I salute you!!!
Then I wanted a week where we gave new bands a chance to play before a London audience, gawwwd help them as without a doubt London audiences are quite probably the most spoiled audience anywhere in the world!! But thankfully you don’t get that element down at the Embassy and hence Imperial Vipers, Xphere and Gripshift all delivered great sets and much rocking of the pants.
Also in the plans to cover the ‘something borrowed’ bit, was to do a night with tribute bands salivating like Pavlov dogs, their greasy chests exuding a stench of rock equal to only that when sniffing the glove and not having to wait 1,450 years for them to reform, This is something that I’m still working on, muuuuuuuuuuhahhahahahahahahah!
LetzZep, Dirty DC, Are You Experienced let’s be having you!!!
And finally as far as the ‘something blue’ was concerned I wanted to do a blues orientated night (at fooookin’ last I get to last Monday’s klub night) as this form of music is more than a milestone in the history of music, it is the very foundations on which everything has been built. I’ll be stunning the death decks with the likes of Son House, Robert Johnson, Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Stones, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Taste and Cream to name but a few, and of course LIVE MUSIC from a band who could take us to the crossroads and back without paying the bus fare or the ferryman, muuuuuuuuuhahahahahahaha!!
Well this week the blues did come to Mayfair (in the week of the G20 summit I think not a moment too soon), and I’m not talking about Chelsea footballers and their extraordinarily gigantic wallets, NO, it came in the form of A.W.E, Laurence Archer on guitar, vocals Paul Williams, tickling the toms Clive Edwards and not forgetting the young whippersnapper on bass, who I’m sure was introduced as Cheeseboard?!?! I also thought I heard A.W.E. stands for Atomic Weapons Establishment!! Whatever it stands for they most certainly did the job!
Kicking off with their own compositions ‘Rambling’, ‘Who’s Talking’ and ‘Win Or Lose’ they gave me and the audience what we wanted and more.
Laurence’s guitar playing was just so sweet and downright eeeeeeeevil when necessary, Paul William’s vocals a perfect example of how the blues should be sung, simple, mesmerising, telling a story, and of course Mr. Edwards and Chessboard keeping that solid foundation of bass and drums just rollin’ along!
And when it came to the end of their set they delivered in diamonds and spades.
The Bill Withers classic ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ beautifully executed, followed by the CLASSIC Ashford/Simpson composition ‘Don’t Need No Doctor’ as good a version, indeed if not better, as any I’d previously heard by the likes of Ray Charles, Humble Pie, Styx or W.A.S.P.!!! Finally finishing with ‘Backdoor Man’, not the old, Willie Dixon song written for Howlin’ Wolf, but rather the one Mr. Archer wrote for UFO that appears on ‘High Stakes’ and ‘Live In TOKYO’.
Only their SECOND EVER LIVE gig delivered ‘n’ dusted and in my register that gets a gold star!
One of the finest live blues sets that I’ve seen in a very, very, very long time. If they ever play near you, definitely get the old crinkly bits of paper out of your mum’s purse and go and see them!!!
After the set I continued beating the death decks with blues tracks and we finished the whole night off the way we started it with Jimi Hendrix’s 15 minute version of Voodoo Chile from Electric Ladyland!
Next week Robert Brown is playing www.myspace.com/robertbrownmusic1.
One of the finest people to ever draw breath and who quotes his influences as Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Marty Robbins, Charly Pride, Johnny Burnette, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee, Elvis, not forgetting Hendrix, Zappa, Page, Salvador Dali Domenech, Buchannon, Egor Stravinsky, Hank Marvin and all points in between, and is not afraid to say he doesn’t listen to Dylan or the Beatles! Ohhhhhhhh controversial! Oh, by the way, he rocks! I hope that you make it down to the club as he’s something special that should be experienced live amongst the many, many tunes to split pants to that I’ll be playing!
May your pants never split and more importantly may you never soil them!!