The Nightingales (UK) + Culture Club Disco • Dresden

The Nightingales (UK) + Culture Club Disco • Dresden
Dienstag | 30. Oktober 2018 | 21:30 Uhr


Culture Club & Blood Service präsentieren
live: The Nightingales + Culture Club Disco

Tickets: 10 € + charges at Konzertkasse Dresden + saxTicket – Der Kartenschalter
Door: 12 €

http://www.thenightingales.org.uk

Birminghams Postpunk-Kult-Band um Robert Lloyd (auch Sänger von The Perfects) war einst mitten drin in der Post-Punk-Revolte Anfang der 80er als John-Peel-Super-Darlings. 2004 haben sich THE NIGHTINGALES in leicht verändertem Line-Up wieder um ihren charismatischen Frontmann geschart und kommt nun endlich auch nach Dresden. Sie spielten insgesamt 7 BBC-Peel-Sessions ein (nur The Fall und Half Man Half Biscuit haben das getopt).
John Peel sagte in den 80ern: „Their performances will serve to confirm their excellence when we are far enough distanced from the 1980s to look at the period rationally and other, infinitely better known, bands stand revealed as charlatans“.
Robert Lloyd hatte nach der Trennung von The Nightingales 1986 mit Steve Nieve und Pete Thomas (The Attractions), Andy Scott (Sweet) und Craig Gannon (Smiths) ein Soloalbum aufgenommen, welches grandios floppte, aber dennoch bis heute seine Anhänger in ganz Europa hat.
Nach der Reunion spielten sie das SXSW 2005 und Glastonbury natürlich auf der Peel-Stage 2009. 2018 dann den legendären Ostpol in Dresden.

English:
Birmingham’s original punk group The Prefects had been part of The Clash’s ‘White Riot Tour’, recorded a couple of Peel sessions, released a 45 on Rough Trade and, years after splitting up, had a retrospective CD released by NY label Acute Records to all round glowing reviews – from Rolling Stone to webzines.
The Nightingales was formed by a few members of The Prefects following that band’s demise in 1979.

Described in John Robb’s definitive book on post punk (“Death To Trad Rock”) as “The misfits’ misfits” and comprising an ever fluctuating line up, based around lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, the Nightingales enjoyed cult status in the early ’80’s as darlings of the credible music scene and were championed by John Peel, who said of them – “Their performances will serve to confirm their excellence when we are far enough distanced from the 1980’s to look at the period rationally and other, infinitely better known, bands stand revealed as charlatans”.

The group recorded a bunch of critically acclaimed singles – pretty much always ‘Single Of The Week’ in the music press – and three albums, plus many radio sessions for their great supporter Peel. They also regularly toured the UK and Northern Europe, as headliners and supporting acts as diverse as Bo Diddley and Nico.
In the late Eighties the Nightingales stopped working but, following the occasional gig between times, they re-grouped in 2004.