If you haven’t seen Good Vibrations yet you should. It’s the story of Terri Hooley the Godfather of NI punk. After opening a record shop a few doors down from Belfast’s Europa hotel ( Europe’s most bombed building ) he stumbles upon a gig by Rudi and has what only can be described as an epiphany!! He decides to start a label so bands from Northern Ireland can get their music heard more widely. So Good Vibrations record label was born and the rest as they say is history.
The makers have re-created 70s/80s Belfast brilliantly with the drab grey/beige colours everywhere . The main actors are perfectly cast , Richard Dormer plays Hooley with a twinkle in his glass eye.
They bring to life tales of tours to the middle of nowhere , records released without any discs in the sleeves and some nasty skin bastards who haven’t a clue what they’re missing.
A feel good movie with a feel great soundtrack , it shows why some of the best punk ever produced came out of the wee six counties. There’s a hilarious cameo from Martin Cowan and Petesy Burns could have found himself a whole new career. Older punks like myself will revel in the nostalgia and younger ones can see where it all started for some of our greatest bands .
Honestly you just have to get this movie get a few cans turn the telly up LOUD and enjoy!!!!
UPCOMING GIGS AND STUFF (see the 'WHATS ON' page for more details)
BIBLE CODE SUNDAYS ALBUM LAUNCHSeptember 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:55 pmThe Claddagh Ring, 10 Church Rd, Hendon, London NW4 4EA, UK
DERVISHSeptember 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmIrish Cultural Centre, 5 Black's Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 9DT, UK
THE MEN THEY COULDN'T HANGOctober 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 11:00 pmNell's Jazz and Blues, 3 North End Crescent, London W14 8TG, UK
THE POGUE TRADERS 35th ANNIVERSARYOctober 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1X 8BZ, UKOctober 4th 1982 back where it all began!
FEROCIOUS DOGOctober 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Rd, London SW15 1EU, UK
RETURN TO CAMDENOctober 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm – October 30, 2017 at 11:00 pmweek long Irish traditional folk festival
THE LAGANNovember 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:15 pmThe Fighting Cocks, 56 Old London Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6QA, UKWith the Barstool Preachers and more. FREE entry.
DAMIEN QUINNNovember 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pmFrostys Bar, 404 Kenton Rd HA3 9DW£5. BBQ from 6.30 Music at 7.30pm. NO admission on the night without a ticket
THE UNDERTONESNovember 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmKOKO, 1A Camden High St, Kings Cross, London NW1 7JE, UK
FLATFOOT 56 IN KINGSTONNovember 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Cricketers, 20 Fairfield S, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2UL, UKWith THE LAGAN, MATILDA'S SCOUNDRELS and more.
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