Cry Wolf at Staines Riverside Club
…. We have got a Blackfoot Sue track on a K-Tel album (remember those?) up in the loft. The track was most probably ‘Standing in the Road’ ( I cannot be bothered to go up and check) and was a No.4 hit single from just another long-haired stomping band that seemed to be another ‘one-hit’ wonder.
Starting out as a progressive group (not unlike the band ‘Tomorrow’ or even Soft Machine) but with a haunting, driving tribal beat, riff-orientated melodies and soaring vocal harmonies- this Brummie/Hounslow band evolved into a household name in 1973 with a beautifully polished gatefold-sleeved album and a media-friendly glittery public image. And I will bet you a pound to a penny that you and your missus have heard that brash, hummable single several times yourself in your life (at School Discos and Wedding Receptions) and you would still swear that it was Slade!
Well Blackfoot Sue have now incarnated into Cry Wolf and I was lucky enough to see them at the Riverside Club last year. They are now heavy, bluesy, mature and very, very serious and I will definitely be going to see them again!
Well worth a night out…. and the lager is good at The Riverside too !
STAINES RIVERSIDE CLUB
6 LALEHAM ROAD
You can also see CRY WOLF at:
Fri February 8 THE CARDINAL WOLSEY, East Molesey, Surrey
Fri February 22 THE BROOK HOUSE Kingshill Avenue, Hayes, Middlesex
Sat February 23 THE SURBITON FLYER 84 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey
Sun February 24 THE SIX BELLS High Street, Brentford, Middlesex
Fri February 29 STAINES RIVERSIDE CLUB 6 Laleham Road, Staines
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