The Gories / Oblivians
14.07.09 Gleis 22, MünsterJust when you think it couldn't get any better...
After last weekend's fantastic shows by the Supersuckers and the New Bomb Turks you could hardly think of any event stepping that up. But there was, a historic tour bringing together two legendary garage rock bands reuniting just for this special treat - the Oblivians, broken up in 1998, and The Gories who split up even earlier in 1995.
Of course, the Gleis 22 was sold out and the place was buzzing with excitement when Oblivians entered the stage at 10 pm. For about an hour they blasted through their back catalogue including such favourites as Sunday You Need Love (originally by German band Trio) and Jim Cole. I thought The Gories couldn't beat that but they did. Mick Collins, better known as now fronting The Dirtbombs, is one hell of a cool guy and Dan Kroha adds some sharp edge to Mick's soul and blues inspired guitar solos. Closing with the loudly demanded Nitroglycerine they put an end to the concert of the year so far.
Both bands on their own couldn't beat the frenzy the New Bomb Turks created but as a package this evening was even better.