Last night I attended The Kix gig at The Tiger Moth in Medway and had the time of my life, reliving happy memories of my Generation X youth. Being part of an era and movement encouraging authenticity, freedom of self expression and a tiny bit of mayhem, makes me feel very proud indeed and extremely grateful to be my age! I would not of wanted to miss this creative era for the world.
My generation have often been accused of being selfish re-cycled teenagers, so our reply is, “yeah yeah, what evaaaa” followed by a two finger salute! The Sex Pistols sang a cover of ‘ol blue eyes’ I’ll do it My Way, which sums up our generations philosophy….like it or lump it! Unless you have lived and breathed the Generation X and Punk era, you will not understand the mind and spirit of its ‘Freedom Warriors’ .
The Kix, as a band are extremely professional and excellent musician/singers, with a brilliant sense of humour! They watched in amusement the shapes that were being pulled on the dance floor, including The Conga (no I didn’t participate!) from a group of girls, who the lead singer Mal Irvine hilariously named and knighted 5 Star .
The songs The Kix covered included hits from Sham 69, The Clash, Sex Pistols and The Jam. The crowd were very cool and many of us danced and shouty sang the night away!
Their final encore, much to mine and the crowds delight, was My Way, Sex Pistol style, which was a perfect ending to a brilliant night!
Not surprisingly, The Kix have many gigs ahead of them, including The Lower Bell on Friday 24th August and The Ska Festival in Maidstone, Bank Holiday Monday 27th August .
During their tour, they will also be playing in Amsterdam!