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"Rock and Blues Weekend, Butlins, Skegness. 25-27.1.13"

John Alderdice January 28, 2013

Sunday night. The final countdown! The Blues Band are first. Opening with ‘Before you accuse me’, early songs ‘Can’t be satisfied’ and ‘Noah Lewis Blues’ are good, Tom and Gary get a turn nowadays but it starts to get a bit sedate. Mention of Chuck Berry livens things up and ‘Maggie’s Farm’ is a good finish. The next lot are what I came for. Blue Coupe An opening tease from ‘(Don’t fear) the reaper’ and we are in for a Blue Oyster Cult and Alice Cooper onslaught. ‘Cities on flame’, ‘Burnin’ for you’, ’18' and ‘Under my wheels’ all get an airing , as do a couple of Coupe numbers. Then, a split second of silence coincides with her Ladyship emptying her lungs and bellowing ‘GodzillaaaAAAAAH!. Sure enough, Dennis gives us the Public Health warning, Albert’s bass drum kicks in, and then we get THAT riff. I don’t know if the riff or the title came first, but it’s an inspired wedding. And beware, once heard you won’t get a full night’s sleep now, it will be pulsing through your temples! Black Sabbath would definitely have sold their souls for that riff. The sight of a 65 year old Albert Bouchard tearing around stage in his Godzilla mask is amazing, and the 3 of them have a combined age of nigh on 200! There is only Simon from the Hot Rods who is even in Albert’s league, both of them sing too. We get ‘School’s out’ and ‘Reaper’, with Joe Bouchard playing a sole Telecaster as opposed to the big production values on the original. The old live favourite, the MC5's ‘Kick out the jams’, meant that blood seemed to pouring from every orifice in my head, but they were absolutely great. This is one group whom I have no objection to being part of Mr Barton’s agency…bring ‘em back! Last up are Dr Feelgood. Hardy annuals, I missed the first few numbers but got there for ‘Alcohol’, ‘Doctors’, ‘Quits’, ‘Wind up’ and the final flourish of Wilko songs.

And that was it. The best R n B for some time. Check out previous posting for other comments and photos.

Most Wonderful Moment Award ‘Godzilla’, by Blue Coupe. Her Ladyship had an attack of the vapours. - bunternet


Discography

Tornado on the Tracks
Million Miles More
You (Like Vampires) single
More Cowbell (Gotta Fever) single

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The three iconic rock stars in Blue Coupe are the angry orphans of Blue Öyster Cult and the Alice Cooper group, and they're out to prove something to the world with show-stopping performances and a wall shaking sound that keeps their legion of fans calling for more.
Blue Coupe's multi-talented entertainers include Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Dennis Dunaway bassist of the legendary Alice Cooper group, along side multi-instrumentalist, Joe Bouchard who founded Blue Öyster Cult with his brother Albert Bouchard master of the drums. These revolutionary originals were the heartbeat of several of the best known songs in the history of rock. And note for note, their full-throttle expertise hits you over the head and grabs you by the heart in Blue Coupe.
With the original Alice Cooper group, Dennis co-wrote smash hits including "I'm 18," "School's Out," and "Under My Wheels" while Albert and Joe were co-writers and arrangers of many of Blue Öyster Cult's biggest hits including "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "Hot Rails to Hell," and "Astronomy" (covered by Metallica). Joe, Albert and Dennis have sold over 15 million albums and have been awarded over 30 gold and platinum records worldwide.
In 1973 Blue Öyster Cult opened shows for the Alice Cooper group on a record-breaking tour of outdoor festivals and sold-out arenas that made the cover of Forbes magazine for the highest grossing tour of the year. As Alice Cooper became world famous with hits like "No More Mr. Nice Guy" and "Elected", Blue Öyster Cult continued with their own sold-out tours with hits like "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and "Burnin' For You." BÖC also pioneered their own groundbreaking stage show with rock's most elaborate lazer light show with pryotechnical explosions and a ginormous Godzilla.    
But Blue Coupe have found continuing glory with their highly acclaimed album, Tornado On The Tracks, which has multiple Grammy considerations in 2011 and 2012, including "Angel's Well" featuring Robby Krieger legendary guitarist for The Doors. And Blue Coupe continue to tour North America and Europe with such illustrious shows as the Halloween Parade in New York City where they were seen by more than a million people.

Blue Coupe are wrapping up their second album, featuring Alice Cooper, Tish and Snooky from Manic Panic, Ross the Boss from Manowar and the Dictators, Buck Dharma from Blue Öyster Cult and Goldy McJohn from Steppenwolf as special guest stars. The album was recorded at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford CT and is being mixed in LA’s Swing House Studios by Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, BOC, etc.) and Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, James Blunt, etc.)