May 12, 2004

Supergrass At The Cambridge Corn Exchange

Supergrass is 10. So says the badge I was given as we entered the Corn Exchange on Monday night. Those three words have done a better job of making me feel old than my impending thirty-ness.

We were there early, in plenty of time to catch the support act. The 22-20s, who sound like Motorhead fronted by Crispin Mills with a hint of Metallica and The Animals. Their distorted, heavy rock lent itself well to their infectious, energetic up-tempo numbers but was a little uneasy and monotonous with the slow ones; which unfortunately includes the upcoming single, 'Shoot your gun'.

Supergrass took to the stage at 9:15: superb from the get-go, the first organ notes from In It For The Money being delightfully drawn out for the band's entrance. Then followed an hour and a half of hit after hit, drawn from all their albums, broken masterfully in the middle with an acoustic section played from the relaxed setting of a brown leather sofa. I'd forgotten how many great songs they've got, no prizes for working out what's been on the MP3 player since...

Update: There are a few pictures of the gig available at Jean-Luc Benazet's website, currently on the News page: 13 May 2004.

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Gah! This is the second time in as many years I've missed Supergrass through forgetfullness. Sounds like it was a good night too.

Posted by: Damien Ryan at May 12, 2004 12:13 PM

I almost missed them myself. Fortunately for me, Sam wasn't feeling too good, so Ian had a spare ticket. Up in the balcony, so we missed some of the atmosphere, but it was still an excellent night.

Posted by: Adrian at May 12, 2004 12:21 PM

I was going to ask if you wanted to see them and forgot. Double arse!!

Posted by: Leila at May 12, 2004 10:06 PM
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