Krusher’s Embassy Blog – 26/3
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!
Krusher’s Embassy Blog – 26/3
Oh yes, and it came to pass on the 23rd day of March, in the year of our Rock 2009, the Embassy did rocketh like a bastard!!!!
What a brilliant night! Brilliant turn out, brilliant bands, brilliant guest DJ and brilliant pant shaking on the dance floor!!!
The night kicked off with me quaffing Devil’s piss with Pighorn guitarist Stupid Foookin’ Kaaaant in the public hostelry opposite Savile Row nick, where we discussed the set list for the much anticipated return of the ‘Horn at the club on the 13th of April, along with the Empiric Uncle Rotter, for my official birthday bash.
It’s almost been forgotten where and when the ’Horn last played in public, but it’s certainly a fact that the plugs were pulled on them! Otherwise the audience would have spontaneously combusted with the power of ‘Pighorn Crock’ that was spewing forth from the speakers!!!
Right back to the club!
First up on the death decks was Andy Evil Eye, who had a set list that would have toppled half of Mayfair, but I got him to compromise and only a quarter of Mayfair fell!!! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!!!
Actually Evil Eye delivered a magnificent set and got the night rockin’ the way it should do! For that sir I salute you and look forward to your return soon!!! How’s NEXT Monday suit ya’!?
So on to the first band of the night, LAMF.
As soon as I heard the name, I knew we were going into Johnny Thunders country Like A MotherFucker, and if you don’t know who Johnny Thunders is you’re reading the wrong blog!
Met the man a few times, arrogant, selfish, great guitar player, take anything you’ve got to offer and most certainly wouldn’t give up anything in return, a true rock ‘n’ roll PUNK barrrrstard of the finest order!!!
Used to go down the Speakeasy in the ’70’s to watch the Johnny Thunders All Stars and remember having to step over Sid Vicious by the pay box, who was being refused entry, but was supposed to be playing with the band. As I paid my hard earned bits of crinkly paper over, he looked into my eyes and said,
“You couldn’t be a darling and get me a pint of lager!” and then slumped into Nancy’s lap!! The pong of mong must have been strong as he resurfaced and actually got himself in and played like a member of Pighorn… atrociously! Sid and Johnny R.I.P. you fooooooking LEDGENDS!!!
With tunes like ‘Chinese Rocks’ and ‘Too Much Junkie Business’ I think you get the idea of what LAMF were laying down.
Then I took over the death decks and messed my pants!
Next up on the stage was the mighty Raw Glory and I know I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, this is a band who compromise of HISTORY, having played with THE greats as far as roots bloody roots are concerned.
This includes Gene Vincent, The Outlaws, The Herd, Episode Six, Quatermass (whose one and only self titled album has become one of the most collectible albums of its genus), Heavy Metal Kids, Paul Rodgers, Gillan, Thin Lizzy and Elvis’s legendary backing band The Jordinaires. Refoooooookinspect gentlemen!!!!!
And what a set they delivered! 60 minutes of PERFECT entertainment of the most rocking kind!
Kicking off with classic Montrose/Sammy Hagar pant buster ‘Rock Candy’ and then delivering one of their own in the form of ‘City Life’ as well as ‘Bad Girl’, ‘White Lies’, ‘Down So Long’ and ‘Only The Night’..
With the volume turned to 11½ and an audience understanding the power of the rock, the night also continued with outstanding interpretations of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Hoochie Koo’, ‘Don’t Believe A Word’, ‘Hanging On’ and a ‘Whole Lotta Love’ and if you don’t know who did these tracks originally, I really don’t know where you’ve been!!!
But highlight of the night for me was the band’s cover of James Brown’s ‘Its A Man’s World’ when Terry Marshall, son of the Mr. Jim Marshall, (who’s name is on every REAL rock ‘n’ roll stage, every night, in every place in the world, for every one’s enjoyment) who graced the song with his superb sax playing! Sir I cannot thank you enough for making a special night truly magical!!! Oh and not forgetting Mick Underwood’s drum solo, it’s been a long time since I remembered the magnificence of a GOOD drum solo!!
And the band played on with encores ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’ and ‘All Right Now’!!
And then I cleared the dance floor in my inimitable style.
Next week, Monday, 30th March we have A.W.E., who consist of guitarist Laurence Archer, who’s played with the likes of UFO, Phil Lynott’s Grand Slam and Stampede, bass player Paul Williams who has played with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and drummer Clive Edwards who has played with Pat Travers and also UFO.
If you like your blues rock roots, this is the place to be!!
In the mean time if I could thank everyone who turned up last Monday, I luuuuuuuuurve you!!!
And I hope to see a good few of you down this coming Monday!
May the farce of the arsechicken always be with you!!
ROCK HARD! ROCK HEAVY!! ROCK ANIMAAAAAAAAAL!!!