A ROCK fan has seen all of today’s top bands before they were famous or worth watching, he has confirmed.
Stephen Malley saw Radiohead when they were still called On A Friday, Blur when they were called Seymour and Suede when Justine Frischmann was a member, all of whom were unknown and unendurable.
He continued:”I’ve just got a knack for spotting the hot new acts before they’ve got any good songs, or instruments, or stage presence.
“Kasabian, Elbow, Disclosure, I’ve seen them all in tiny venues when all the things that would eventually make them hugely successful were not in the least apparent.
“Though I remember this young Irish band I saw in Derby in 1979, U2. Absolutely fucking awful, but even then you could tell it was the kind of fucking awful that would make them stars.”
Malley was introduced to the joys of live music by his father who saw The Silver Beatles on their 1960 tour of Scotland and described them as ‘piss’.