Punk rock dating game bedlam
rock party, and they bring a nice flavour to the evening.
Paula Frost Stupido Records was founded in 1988, and since then their empire has grown to include a record shop, a mail order service and a publishing company. Pelle Miljoona is a pioneer in the Finnish punk rock scene.A superb swirling psychedelic sound hypnotises the audience as The X-Men pull out a cover of The Syndicate Of Sound’s ‘Little Girl’ along with their own classic ‘She’s A Witch’.Closing with a rendition of The 13th Floor Elevators ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’ only endears them to the crowd further.A trio who make a big noise they turn in a crowd pleasing set.The ultimately silky voice from the coolest cat in town COLBERT HAMILTON brings his band to entertain Bedlam.They’ve signed 37 legendary Finnish bands including Pelle Miljoona (pictured), Waltari, Tumppi Varonen (from Problems and Pelle Miljoona) and Villu Tamme / J. He recorded his first album in 1977 and the band line-up has changed over the years, hence most recognised names who played for the band over the years are Hanoi Rocks legends Andy Mc Coy on guitar and Sam Yaffa on bass.
On the night Pelle Miljoona played his hits like ‘Moottoritie On Kuuma’ (‘The Freeway Is Hot’), ‘Tahdon Rakastella Sinua’ (‘I Want To Make Love To You’).
RED ROOSTER FESTIVALEUSTON HALL, SUFFOLK With a track record of good weather, Red Rooster is something of a rarity in the UK calendar. It’s also one of the easiest on the eye, when it comes to locations, situated in the grounds of Euston Hall on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, by wood and river.
Moreover, it’s compactness means you don’t waste time and energy slogging everywhere, can easily find your mates and are generally in with a good chance of making it back to your tent before passing out.
By Saturday both stages – and the sun’s rays – are getting into their stride, so we slap on the lotion to enjoy sets on the Little Red Rooster acoustic stage from fast-rising skateboarder-cum-country-blues-picker, Yorkshire’s own Serious Sam Barrett – drawing one of the biggest crowds of the weekend – and the country’n’rockabilly of The Haystingers, unphased by a mid-set power failure.
Over on the mainstage, it’s Euro-tastic with youthful French rockabillies Howlin’ Jaws delivering a blistering set, closely followed by Switzerland’s Powersolo and the homegrown Oh!
All bands were really energetic and Stupido records can be proud of their long success in the music business as a independent record label.