Monday, December 7, 2009

Hard Rock Hell 3 - Day 1

Having now done all 3 of the Hard Rock Hell festivals held at, firstly Butlins Minehead in 2007, and for the last 2 years, Pontins Prestatyn, I have to say that this 3rd one was overall the best of the bunch.
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There was barely a spot in the day when you couldn't find something to your rock taste.
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Voodoo Johnson
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My festival started in the Queen Vic with the RATTM, QOTSA, Foo Fighters inspired rock of Voodoo Johnson. Great stuff and very loud (especially where I was stood)
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Remedy
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Next up were the female fronted Remedy with their good, simple, melodic rock. The singer had a good voice I thought.
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9 x Dead
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Next up were the much trailed 9xDead from Caerphilly. Not really my cup of tea (or pint of beer), but they were entertaining enough.

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Dead Against The Rest

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A fast paced 'glammy' set from more Welsh rockers. Possibly a little samey, but the 'get well' message to Ronnie James Dio via a cover of 'Holy Diver' went down well.
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Logan
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Over to the main stage for the evening, opening up with Glasgow boys Logan, and what a great sound the twin guitar band made. It included a cover of 'War Pigs', which the singer didn't seem to get.

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Gun
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Probably the highlight of the 1st day. Magnificent rock band now fronted by Toby Jepson. Polished, professional and crowd pleasing, exactly what you want at a festival.
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Here's 'Word Up' (you tube).
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Ratt
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My personal favourite of Day 1, and it was great to see them after all these years. With Warren DeMartini back in partnership with Stephen Pearcy, they cranked out the 1980s classics: Lay It Down, Round and Round, You're In Love (you tube).
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Terrovision
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With the alcohol now well and truly kicking in, Terrovision gave us a blast of tequila.
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Monster Magnet
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Friday's headliners came and went for me - sorry just not one of my bands.
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Edens Curse
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Last band for me before bedtime - I can't really remember much.
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1 comment:

Giles said...

What a good set of reviews and pics of Hard Rock Hell III.

Top writing. Top pics.

Full marks.

From
A fellow regular who's attended all three and just bought ticket for v4