Aberdeen, 23rd November 2005 (24/11/05)

Robert Poleson:

Well, it's been almost 20 years since I first heard 'Back in the DHSS', the best album ever released in the 80s, and yesterday night I finally popped my Biscuits cherry.

The place was packed, easily three or four hundred cunts in there. Support was from a guy calling himself The Kitchen Cynics, he played a funny looking thing that looked a cross between a guitar, mandolin and lute. He was quite amusing, too, with songs about scoring drugs, dead lesbians and even an Ivor Cutler cover thrown in. Wouldn't mind seeing him again with the rest of his band backing him.

The main event got off to a fantastic start with 'Fuckin ell, it's Fred Titmus!' and they sounded fantastic, as tight as fuck and the sound quality was spot on. They played a good mix of old and new stuff. Highlights for me were 'Fred Titmus', '99% of Gargoyles look like Bob Todd', 'We built this Village on a Trad. Arr. tune', an excellent cover of The Damned's 'Love Song', 'Joy Division Oven Gloves' and a bit about the lead singer out of Slipknot going to see the Pope.

On the downside; when a band has so many top notch tunes you know you're going to be disappoint they don't play everything you want to hear. I really to hear 'The Len Ganley Stance', 'God Gave us Life' and 'Time Flies By When You're Driver of a Train'. Still, mustn't grumble. It was still a fucking good gig.