Quite an exceptional evening at The Gov last night at the reunion of Seven Stories, which was more like a Westbourne Park UC reunion! Despite not having played together for a long time, the band was incredibly tight and played a superb set - pretty much all of their first album and quite a few off their second, along with "I Still Believe" and "The Walls Came Down" by The Call, staple covers from the old days. And "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division to close. The band's material is still so strong, and lyrically relevant too, a credit to Andrew Tanner's songwriting abilities. And his charisma still carries the performance. It certainly helps that all of these guys still play a lot of live music.
Here are some snippets. [These are excerpts of songs for which I do not own copyright, posted for the purpose of review.]
It was wonderful to catch up with a whole bunch of people that we hadnt seen since 1985, and few others that we rarely get to see. So many creative people doing music, arts, drama, etc from that time. It's also sobering when you meet people who you thought you knew well and they vaguely remember you, or in one case not at all, even though we worked together... Quite a generational reunion from a certain place and time. I'm feeling all nostalgic today.
They've now put live clips from The Gov's fixed camera setup on Youtube here.