Jayne County & [her new] Electric Chairs at the Underworld, Camden 25/03/05
The following is a review of this gig that I wrote for Alternative London magazine:
Reports of her death were greatly exaggerated, She’s still got “Big hair, Big Thighs and Fuckin’ Big Tits” (rousing cheer from crowd), she’s the foul mouthed, fast talking, transsexual “Queen Mum of punk” and she’s here to teach us a history lesson.
Despite looking her age in the flesh, mingling and signing autographs, onstage the spirit shines through and in spotlights and flashes everything else bleaches out leaving the huge hair-do and harsh make-up, consequently Ms. County looks as lovely as ever.
Her performance is part gig part stand up comedy routine which goes down well with the assembled punks.
The new Electric Chairs deliver a tight Rock n’ Roll package, it was their first gig but again any punk rocker worth his salt will have know these songs since his schooldays.
The set list is packed with classics, “Fucked by the Devil”, “Max’s Kansas City”, “Are you a Boy or are you a Girl?”, “Eddie and Sheena” and of course the fabulous “Fuck Off”.