Tuesday, 10 February 2009
The Blood Junkies
I'm going to begin with The Blood Junkies...an odd little lot. Dennis Pearce on tutu and vocals was joined by the ineffable Piggy on guitar...and Jane and Tessa on supplementary vocals. I have made this odd band my first port of call because Dennis put much effort into his role as chief hack on the Spotlight page in the Chatham Standard for a huge chunk of the 80's....giving rave reviews and dark verbal beatings to many a local band. Forever etched into my cerebral data-bank is their searing rendition of "Ghost Riders In The Sky" at Chatham Town Hall...in a circa 1980 gig. Dennis was an old-school reporter who believed the best way to get your name in a newspaper was to walk across a busy street whilst reading one.