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Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 / Stanley Odd / Medicine Men

Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (Saturday December 22nd 2018)

By • Jan 1st, 2019 • Category: gig reviews

Party time! The Mustards, with some decent support acts, it is Xmas !

In the legendary Barrowland Ballroom there were two great support acts first.

Glasgow’s Medicine Men are soon to record their second their second album after 2017’s fine ‘Into The Light’. Still with the world’s best-looking drummer they previewed some of these new tracks (which went down very well, the venue filling up as they played) – they finished with the epic ‘Out Of The Light’ which could be the missing link between Fleetwood Mac, Happy Mondays and Underworld – oh did someone spike ma drink?

Next up were Edinburgh combo Stanley Odd, playing after quite a long live absence, and BM faves – my good grief they were good! Again! Frontman Dave Hook was the usual ball of energy, working the crowd from the start while spitting complex lyrics, and respect due to the backline for keeping up (the drummer so far off the stage he was almost in the Sarry Heid). Veronica’s singing was quite amazing, and there were pops at many targets, but mainly just a self-deprecating good time… The audience responded “quite well” to ‘It’s All Gone Tae Fuck’ which was quite a big singalong. BM wishes Dave and the rest of the Odd a very good 2019 – there is a pile of talent here, and Hook has surpassed himself in 2018 with the Solareye stuff. This was just so hugely enjoyable tonight.

The Dijon 5 of course took the roof off, starting with the usual ‘International Sex Hero’ , “coming to save the day”… There were thrills and spills, social commentary, good and bad dancing, and a lot of yellow!

Probably best tune tonight for BM (maybe again) was ‘These Are Not The Drugs’ which has become something of an anthem – many people have had to deal with the effects of addiction and this is a message of hope, for everyone.

Another year ended for the Mustards, with many more converted, some further good tunes created, and surely a bright 2019 ahead for the Yellow Movement.

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