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‘There are no happy endings’
he sat with two middle aged black women and a a 20 something with tattoos all over his arm
I immediately got a strong Iggy and the Stooges vibe.
Just like the Dogs, the Pagans have stayed in the underground overlooked and underappreciated while the Stooges or the New York Dolls took the spotlight… If they have opened for rock stars, they have never been stars themselves, that’s the reality of music, but both bands have managed to release new material over the course of four decades and this is the only thing that matters.
The show was a series of bullet-rocket punk rock songs, reminiscent of the Stooges’ raw power, or the Misfits’ tumult, sung with raucous vocals and a few violent riffs, making the crowd react with a savage shaking of the barricade in front of me, and eventually some brutal moshing after a few songs
Still waiting for its official release, this is a Stonesy meets punk workout with a great groove and a Stiv Bators via Mike Hudson (who is indeed the lead singer) vocal, all snarl and drugs, Richard Duguay’s guitar is fluid and fast and first rate. If Hollywood High was art rock by other means, “Hopped Up” is 70s punk by professional hit men – A