Nils Lofgren, OLD SCHOOL
Ian Hunter Live at Rockpalast, Featuring Mick Ronson
Public Image Limited Live at Rockpalast
In 1971 I would wear my sister’s stack-heeled red boots, steal Mum’s mascara, lipstick and face powder.
I wanted to be Bowie/Ziggy. Mott the Hoople were my favorite band. Yes, I was a Glam Rock kid pretending to be a rock n roller (I can’t play any instrument or sing; I will never play Madison Square Garden and open for Aerosmith). As I grew older, it was Blue Oyster Cult, Motorhead and The Damned…then Cheap Trick (but I grew up listening to early Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who)…
MVD have just released a CD of rare Nils Lofgren songs and two DVDs of German Rockpalast performances: Public Image Limited (PiL) and Ian Hunter (of Mott plus Mick Ronson of Ziggy-era Bowie fame). They are “must haves.”
Nils makes my heart soar. The PIL performance with John Lydon (rather fat, but performing “Anarchy in the UK”) made me pogo on the couch and throw myself on the floor.
You love music? BUY THESE NOW (and thank me later).
Note: This is a preview of more extensive reviews of all three that will appear on ATLRetro.com soon.
Contributing Writer Philip Nutman has been FANGORIA magazine’s longest running reporter 30 years this May but also knows a thing or two about rock music. He is also the author of the cult classic zombie novel, WET WORK, and just wrapped filming ABED, the sickest zombie movie ever, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.