Krusher’s Embassy Club Blog
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!
Third week and things are rockin’ along ticketyboo!
Decent turnout, copious quantities of Satan’s urine thrown down throats and a great shaking of pants on the dance floor! Happy, happy, joy, joy!
Almost made me feel like a youthful 15 year old again, but of course that’s a prison sentence!! Thou shall not go there!!!
And talking about yoof, I often get asked how and when I decided to get involved with the music industry and the answer is that it all started in when I was in my early teens.
I was a country boy living in a house in the middle of nowhere, my nearest neighbour was a good half a mile away in each direction! The only rock music I heard was either on the radio (and that was very limited) or my mum blasting out her Stones and Yardbirds on my dad’s outrageous stereo!
There was always talk of bands on the school bus and occasionally a copy of Melody Maker would be shared around, but if I wanted to actually go and see live music I had to travel!
My nearest venue was Malvern Winter Gardens and, after persuading my parents to let me go, I religiously made my way there once a month (I used to hitchhike there and get picked up by my dad after the show). In two years, I saw the likes of King Crimson, Savoy Brown Blues Band, Eric Clapton, Yes, Caravan, Jack Bruce, Atomic Rooster, Hawkwind, Emerson Lake & Palmer and The Keef Hartley Band to name some of the legends, but there were two shows that really did change my life!!!
The first was Saturday, 20th September, 1969 with Taste and Deep Purple.
The second was Saturday, May 30th, 1970 with Black Sabbath.
Both nights were mind blowing for a mere 15/16 year old and I remember sitting in my dad’s car being driven home thinking “I don’t know how and I don’t know if I want to be in a band, be a roadie or one of those people who just swishes in and out of the backstage area, BUT I AM going to work in the music industry!!”
And you know almost 29 years after thinking that, I find myself walking out on stage in front of 20,000 headbangers at the Coral Sky Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, Florida as the MC/DJ of the 1999 Ozzfest. Who’s the headlining band? Black Sabbath!!
As Ozzy once told me, “Never stop believing in your dreams because one day they will come true!!” And I’d like to add, never forget what it felt like when you went to your first gigs. The excitement, the atmosphere, the fellow rockers and most of all the music, because if you do that’s when the rockin’ stops!!!
Another band that I saw back at Malvern Winter Gardens were The Heavy Metal Kids and that brings me nicely back to the rock night at the Embassy, because this Monday, 23rd March, Raw Glory will be playing and they include guitarist Cosmo (who played with The Heavy Metal Kids) and Gillan drumming powerhouse, Mick Underwood. We have support from LAMF and all in all, I think it’s going to be a VERY FINE NIGHT OF ROCKIN’!!!!!
Hope to see you there and if you can’t make it, I hope you have a nice evening wherever you may be!!!
Rock Hard! Rock Heavy!! Rock ANIMAAAAAAAAAL!!!!