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!


  1. 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!

  2. 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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