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)
STIFF LITTLE FINGERSMarch 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm – 11:00 pmO2 Forum Kentish Town, 9-17 Highgate Rd, London NW5 1JY, UK
BLACK WATER COUNTYMarch 28, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmWindmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ, UK
FEROCIOUS DOGMarch 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Fitzrovia, London W1D 1LL, UKas part of The Enemy Within Tour. check FD for other dates and supports
DECLAN O'ROURKEApril 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Borderline, Orange Yd, Manette Street, Soho, London W1D 4JB, UK
THE OUTCASTSApril 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmNew Cross Inn, London SE14, UK
PRIMORDIALApril 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmIslington Assembly Hall, Upper St, London N1 2UD, UK
DRUNKEN DOLLYApril 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmLondonDutch Celtic-punk band. First time in England.
NATIONAL FAMINE REMEMBRANCE DAYMay 10, 2018worldwide
LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS TC COSTELLOMay 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Gunners, 204 Blackstock Rd, London N5 1EN, UKOn tour from USA. with ANTO MORRA.
SAINT ERWANNS DAY (Brittany)May 19, 2018
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