skanking, originally uploaded by monaxle.

Went to see The Beat last night. They were the first band I ever saw playing live. Then it was in Keynes College at the university of Kent in Canterbury. This time it was at the Beaconcourt Tavern in Gillingham.

I was about 14 or 15 years old then. Loved it. I came home with one of Everett Morton’s drum sticks. Thrown into the crowd after having played Mirror In The Bathroom. I still have it.

The journey back was was unreal. Much more than I expected. It took me by surprise. Revival!

By monaxle

Dad to four boys. Married to their mum. A satisficer. Lifelong cyclist, wannabe nomad, casual snapper and music lover. Occasional glimmers of creativity. Left field, anti establishment and non conformist tendencies. Green politics. Employment in mental health and children and adults social care. Open to learning, development and growth. Often get things wrong. Sometimes getting them right.

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4 replies on “skanking”

I’d forgotten about that – shame to have missed it. I saw the Beat a couple of times in their heyday when they played at my uni (Salford). I agree btw great picture!

I was listening to the Today progamme on Radio 4 this morning and they played the Beat’s Stand down Margaret (only this time it was for Margeret Moran – MP for Luton!)

So I got to wondering – did they play that the other night?

@ deadheadk – Thanks. Stand Down Margaret was the first song they played. Sounded great. Really set the tone for the rest of the gig.

@ B – Cheers.

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