Live at Fibbers (York) on Saturday, 17th November 2007
90's band Terrorvision are back for a very short tour and this was the warm up to it. There were concerns beforehand about whether they'd cut it anymore, or whether they'll turn into that sad band trying to recapture past glories, but playing to ever smaller crowds until they end up at Butlins. On the basis of this gig, those fears are unfounded.
Original bassist Leigh Marklew was missing from the line up, apparently he wasn't interested in this reunion. Replacement Danny did really well though, he fit into the role like he was born to it. The rest of the band slipped into their old positions like they'd never been away, although guitarist Mark Yates looked like a pimp in an Elvis competition, with a quiff that needed regular attention throughout the gig. Singer Tony was sporting a moustache which is being grown for a prostate cancer charity, for more details see the Laika Dog (his other band) MySpace page.
They played all the old favourites, including Tequila, Perseverance and Oblivion. Slow songs Bad Actress and Some People Say were played one after the other, which didn't really work - they should have been spread out a bit to give the crowd a couple of rests. Mark fluffed the intro to Middleman, and looked pained to have done so.
At the start of the encore they did a cover of Kaiser Chiefs Oh My God, playing only the first verse and chorus. They made it a bit more metal and did a great job of it, it sounded great.
All the crowd seemed to have a great time, and it was wonderful to see the band back. They're apparently writing new material, so hopefully they're back for good.