Report and Photos from Half Moon, Putney gig on 15th December 2007
by Alan Mothersole
Once again The Pirates rocked London with their unique brand of R&R/R&B. The Half-moon pub in Putney was packed with fans, friends and the curious. Opening with ‘Peter Gunn’, Mick Green and Johnny Spence launched into some old favourites and a couple of new ones from ‘Skullduggery’.
From memory the songs played (but not necessarily in this order) were ‘Peter Gunn’, ‘Please Don't Touch’, ‘Milk Cow Blues’, ‘Don't Munchen It’, ‘Honey Hush’, ‘Lonesome Train’, ‘Drinkin' Wine’ (dedicated to Lloyd Green), ‘You Don't Own Me’, ‘Gibson Martin Fender’, ‘She's Hot’, ‘Ugly Millionaire’ and ‘Shakin' All Over’. As an encore we were treated to a Mick Green special ‘Baby Please Don't Go’.
Gems of wisdom from the band included Mick once standing in for Jimmy Page and being told he wore nice shoes! Taking more pills now than in the 60’s and that Johnny is technically a pensioner but age is only in your head (in spite of the leg, neck and back problems) !! Mick also had given guitar tuition to the lead guitarist of the support band Sengoku Jidai and whilst their music was quite modern the band were well received.
Sadly they came on stage a bit too late at 10pm which meant I had to leave just before the end to catch my train ( in Finland they don't come on until after midnight!! - Ray ) but nevertheless it was a great gig and proves that old rockers never die they just have longer breaks between songs!
plus some YouTube links
Honey Hush http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmJZWN2YMnc
Shakin All Over http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoQBZedDJtI
Don’t Munchen It http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7jeOIRuSHM
Excellent stuff Alan - many thanks