Friday, 18 July 2008

The Truth

My first gig I paid to go to: The Truth featuring Dennis Greaves (Nine Below Zero). Still to this day one of the best live bands I've ever seen. Here's a couple of tracks: their first single Confusion (Hits Us Every Time) and a live track Just Can't Seem To Stop which was always the last song they played at gigs.

I'm not sure where it was I saw them: possibly the Electric Ballroom sometime in 1984. I just remember being at the front and being lifted up above the crowd during one song and finding myself carried over their heads to be deposited at the side of the venue!

And: "we are the mods, we are the mods, we are, we are the mods"

Ah the perils of three pints of lager in plastic glasses at the age of 15....

The Truth - Confusion (Hits Us Every Time)
The Truth - Just Can't Seem To Stop


adam said...

I was going to see The Kinks supported by The Truth around this time but on that day Ray Davies cried off with a throat infection ALTHOUGH it may actually have been because Chrissy Hinde had run off with Jim Kerr leaving him on his own. I don't think I've ever seen them, although I have half a memory of them supporting TSC a bit later that year.

Simon said...

They were great; not particularly because the songs were amazing or they were great musicians; but for the energy. The live track I've posted, half the performance was the crowd and that's what was great about it: you felt like you were part of something by being there.

dickvandyke said...

Whahay - great shout. Great days. Haven't heard these for 20 yrs.

Many thanks Simon

Peewit said...

This was one of those singles That I don't remember buying,played all the time, loved and then somehow managed to mislay somewhere. Thank you for reminding me of it. I suspect it may get more than a few palys over the next few days

ally. said...

and i was probably in heaven drowning in a sea of poppers... happy days.
this would've been a grand place to be too

Jonti. said...

Nice one!

The Truth must be one of a very few bands not to have had a best of/anthology released - long overdue in my opinion!