This afternoon I played drums for the first time since " retireing " 18 months ago.
It was to rehearse the Malleus set for Mearfest hASTINGS 8&9TH DECEMBER 2017, and I have never felt so apprehensive before attending a practice.
Given that Andro Coulton is an original member of one of the most iconic early British Metal bands Witchfynde and we were doing the track " Give em hell " also left me with huge boots to fill. Anyway im very glad to say the session went well and I came away feeling very happy about things.
Im not sure if the others appreciated me singing the entire song at the top of my voice but hey its not everyday you get an opportunity like this.
I bought the Single " Give em hell " in 1982 at Slough Record Fair. St Marys Church Hall Herschel St Slough on a Saturday Morning when I should have been doing planned overtime at Work.
Little did I know when I first spied this iconic image id be playing the song.
Isnt life, Strange and Beautiful ?
KEEP ON DREAMING THEY DO COME TRUE
"Well, what can I say, that wasn't a band's first rehearsal that was 4 mates who 'clicked' from the first note/drumbeat!
We instantly became a band, feeding off each other, taking the music to places it has never been before.
Can we do it again tomorrow?
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