29 Dec 2007

Blam Blam Blam - Live at The Kings Arms

Influential 1980s alternative pop/rock band Blam Blam Blam got together again this year, 25 years after a serious car accident in which bassist Tim Mahon lost some fingers, effectively ending the band. The Blams were in fine form for this one-off performance at the Kings Arms in Auckland. Vocalist, drummer and euphonium player Don McGlashan dug out a gold lamé shirt from his 80's box, Tim Mahon jumped about as if he were nineteen again, and singer/guitarist Mark Bell, along with guest drummer Barton Price (ex. of Australian band 'Models'), assisted in the recapture of many a misspent youth. This Radio New Zealand recording includes classic Blams tracks 'There is no Depression in New Zealand' and 'Don't Fight it Marsha, It's Bigger than the Both of Us'.