Friday, May 6, 2011
The 123FOURS at The Mercantile Dame Street
This band blew me away, they are a punk covers band featuring lads from RTE Television and a lad that used to be in an old band called The Moondogs. The lads from RTE consist of Colin Murphy (The Panel, Harp Advertisements, Blizzard of Odd)-Guitar, Dermot Whelan (Republic of Telly, 98FM)-Drums, John Colleary (Naked Camera, Savage Eye)-Guitar/Vocals and Jackie Hamilton (The Moondogs)-Bass/Vocals. They kicked off the set with one of my personal favourites Blitzkrieg Bop and from that point on I knew I was gonna like these, they nailed it and done a couple more Ramones tunes after that, all spot on. Then what happens? They play Male Model by the truly GREAT Undertones. I was loving it! Every song they played was a classic from The Buzzcocks to Ten Pole Tudor and I was really surprised to hear Rancid-Time Bomb in there, fuckin icing on the cake so it was. They even done theyre own rendition of Psycho Killer by Talking Heads which was fanfuckintastic if I may say so myself. They had The Clash in there and everything. All in all, I would defo go and see them again and if that wasn't enough they finished with a fuckin classic also Sheena is a Punk Rocker, that was a perfect way to end the night, brilliant stuff altogether. All class musicians, didn't know what to expect when I heard about this gig but they pulled it off big shtyle!!! CLASS!!!!