The return of Lungleg was a much anticipate event – but first, the support act, and what a opener.
These two bands supported Bikini Kill at Glasgow’s Cathouse many decades ago and so have a shared history, making Bis an obvious choice of support. With new material aplenty and other live dates planned or completed south of the border, Clarkston’s finest clearly relished a catchup with their home audience in a smallish venue.
Grinning away, Stephen yelled his way through the first couple of tunes and unleashed a couple which sounded more like Tom Tom Club than Bis, with some spectacularly funky guitar riffing. John sang a couple and tunes while Amanda, resplendent and jumping around her keyboard, gave it what for on ‘Kill Yr Boyfriend’ and new post ‘Me Too’ anthem ‘Go Home, You’re Drunk’. There was a fair amount of audience interaction, banter and general silliness before a home run through ‘Eurodisco’ and the evergreen ‘Kandy Pop’. Great as usual and BM looks forward to their Rumshack gig early next year with their spiritual successors Slime City…
BM was not actually that familiar with Lungleg’s music, they emerged at a time when your writer was out of the country and also listening to more techno than anything else. An all-female combo, they played two separate sets, the first composed of early songs (and featuring original drummer Jade Green) before (re)launching the available-again classic album ‘Maid To Minx’. Shouty, to the point, the songs were often brief with no noodling around. The audience loved it and BM came away much more familiar with a band sadly missed on in their heyday.
Lungleg played a further gig at Mono a few nights later and are have some English dates shortly – long may they continue to regenerate!