OSAKA POPSTAR (MARKY RAMONE ON DRUMS) AND MISFITS AT THE
LIQUID ROOM IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2006
Copyright 2006 -> : Text: Lynne Cameron. Photo: Tank.
I was really excited as I knew Osaka Popstar were going to be special
guests on the UK tour of the Misfits. I knew I would go and see
Anyway I arrived at the Liquid Room early in the afternoon, sorry Marky
about the rain we had in the afternoon as I said to you when we were
chatting, Friday was lovely in Edinburgh, it would have been nice if it
had continued for your visit to Edinburgh which by the way was great to
welcome you back I have happy memories of your last visit to Edinburgh .
As I was going to be meeting with Jon Connor thanks for all your help
Jon. Anyway went to the pub to shelter out of the rain next door and
met Jon there who introduced me to three nice chaps one was from Crashed
Out who were playing that night and had also played in Durham the night
before. The other two guys were fans who were going to every show.
Thanks for the pint lads and the great chat and I hope you enjoyed the
show in Edinburgh.
Later on I went down the back entrance to where Marky was going to
rehearse and he waved me to come in and we were chatting again. Then we
had a couple of pics taken Marky had said to Tank who was looking after
Marky,(thanks Tank for that in taking the pics ) to take a pic. I was
glad my camera did not play up this time as in Whitehaven in April it
did so unfortunately did not get a pic then. Marky was very
friendly as always and it is always a pleasure to chat to him and he is
such a nice guy and I was watching him practice on his drums, Marky is
always amazing to watch when he drums it is fantastic.
After he had finished he went away backstage then the Misfits came on
and did their soundcheck.which was good to watch Afterwards Marky came
back and we had a quick chat again then he went to go and get ready as
Osaka Popstar were doing a soundcheck. Then after that Marky and I
said cheerio as he was going back to his hotel to get ready and everyone
else was getting ready for the show also. Then I went back outside
to wait for the doors opening to let us inside.
The doors opened and we got in then after a little while, Crashed Out
the first band came on, I thought they were good I have not really heard
of them before but enjoyed them anyway. I then moved over to the left
hand side where I could get a better view. After Crashed Out had
finished playing then Goldblade came on I have not heard any of their
music before but what I heard at the show in Edinburgh I liked. Anyway
a good hearted security guard saw that I was not getting a good view and
he moved me to the front that was very kind of him and thanks! Anyway
Goldblade did their set and went off then it was the turn of the
Misfits, who got a rousing welcome. They did a good performance and
amongst the songs they did was Skulls, Die Die Die my Darling and the
Misfits set was excellently performed Jerry was in good voice and in
all they put on a good perfornance. After the Misfits had done their
set, Jerry came down on to where the audience was and signed a few
things for fans and was chatting to them. Then they went away to get
ready for their performance as part of Osaka Popstar.
Marky, John, Jerry, Dez, and Ivan were waiting to come on stage and
then they did to a huge cheer. The first song they did was Wicked
World, I sang my heart out it was great to hear it live John performed
the song very well and everyone did a great job. Amongst the songs they
sang Astro Boy, Man of Constant Sorrow, Love Comes in Spurts (which is
a great song in my book) and Blank Generation .if I have missed a song
out sorry I did not have a set list so am relying on memory. Then
afterwards they played a couple of Ramone songs, Blitzkrieg Bop and The
KKK Took My Baby Away were among them. It was really great to hear
Osaka Popstar and see them playing live. Osaka Popstar rule and they
are terrific if you get a chance to see them live go it is a great show.
Now the Liquid Room where the show had taken place turns into a
nightclub at about 10.15 so everyone really had to leave pretty quick,
the guys went to their tour bus and I left the venue after the show and
was lucky enough to get to say cheerio and goodnight to Marky before
he went on the tour bus, he was greeting other fans who had gathered
Thanks John, Marky, Dez, Jerry and Ivan for a great show and good luck
in your future shows with Osaka Popstar and thanks to the Misfits too
Jerry, Dez and Robo for putting on a good show earlier on. It was
really nice to say hi to you Ivan too earlier on in the rain. The rain
did not spoil my enjoyment though.
Marky great to see you again and special thanks to you. Thanks to
everyone who was very friendly and helpful and thank you to Jon Connor.
Lynne Cameron . Edinburgh 26th September 2006