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)
FLOGGING MOLLYJune 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 11:00 pmLondon Forum, 9-17 Highgate Rd, London NW5 1JY, UK
THE POGUE TRADERSJune 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:30 pmThe Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, London NW1 7AN, UK
SAORJuly 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 11:00 pmNambucca, 596 Holloway Rd, London N7 6LB, UK
THE IRISH BRIGADEJuly 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:50 pmMannions Prince Arthur, 158 Broad Ln, London N15 4QJ, UK
THE DEAD MAGGIESAugust 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Cricketers, 20 Fairfield S, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2UL, UKwith MATILDA'S SCOUNDRELS and BENNY MAYHEM
THE DEAD MAGGIESAugust 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Stags Head, 55 Orsman Rd, London N1 5RA, UKwith MATILDA'S SCOUNDRELS and BENNY MAYHEM
WILLIAM WALLACE MEMORIAL RALLYAugust 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmSaint Bartholomew's Hospital, W Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, UK
THE STREET DOGSAugust 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Underworld Camden, 174 Camden High St, London NW1 0NE, UK
THE REAL MacKENZIESSeptember 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 10:30 pmThe Underworld Camden, Camden High Street, London
RETURN TO CAMDENOctober 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm – October 30, 2017 at 11:00 pmIrish traditional folk festival
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