Brighton and Hove News »The precursors of the psychobilly scene book Brighton gig
Madness alert, madness alert! The mad are go, are set to tear up Prince Albert in Brighton on Friday 7th February – beware you have been warned!
What about Demented Are Go that hasn’t already been said or invented? Formed in 1982, they are a group that inflicted their twisted version of rock’n’roll on the world for 3 decades, from the legendary Klub Foot to clubs, squats and festivals around the world. They’ve built a loyal following of Psychobillies, Punks, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks, who just can’t get enough of the DAG sound. Always a live not to be missed, their catalog of releases over the years is proof that the group is always evolving and is never limited to a single scene. The reason for the longevity and popularity of the group is due to one man, Sparky. A riot of a man who sold his soul for Rock’n’Roll!
Uncompromising, unpredictable with a voice that sounds like he’s been gargling hot gravel, he’s instantly recognizable as one of rock’n’roll’s true leaders. How he kept the group going for 30 years is inexplicable.
The Brighton & Hove News covered their previous gig in Sussex when they appeared at the Con Club in Lewes, our reviewer Andrew Easton observed…“The group appeared on stage, looking like characters from a horror movie – fake blood, big hair and tattoos being the main theme. Another day, it would be hard to have to follow King Kurt on the band list – but not for this lot! Their stage presence is something to see and they can definitely grab the attention of an audience!
Discography of Demented Are Go:
“In sickness and in health” (1986)
“Expelled from Hell” (1988)
“The Day the Earth Coughed Up Blood” (1989)
“Orgasmic Nightmare” (1991)
“Tangential Madness on a Nice Side of Hell” (1993)
‘Hellbilly Storm’ (2005)
“Welcome to the Madness Room” (2012)
Grischa (double bass)
If you are brave enough, you can book your concert tickets HERE.
Scary cats had better not click on their official website www.dementedarego.de
The support of the night will come from the affectionately named Death caps, who are Sturat (vox / guitar), John (double bass) and Tom ‘The Hammer’ Hamer (drums) and they formed in 2016. They are well known on the circuit and have supported Demented Are Go, Nekromatix, Batmobile, Guana Batz, Long Tall Texans, Hola Ghost and they performed the UK’s biggest psychobilly festival – Bedlam Breakout. Learn more about them HERE.
Spinnin ‘the tunes between the groups will be DJ Mike the Peak.
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