Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Guilty Pleasures (Part 7)


Questions? I've got questions.

What did Showaddywaddy think of Punk Rock? Did they ever go to any Punk gigs in the Seventies? Did the the battles between Punks and Teds on the King's Road in the Seventies ever encroach upon them? Did they ever have any contact with Malcolm McLaren when he was supplying Teddy Boy drape outfits from his Let It Rock shop? What did they think of the Ramones? Were they ever fans of The Cramps? What did Americans make of Showaddywaddy? Did they ever get to meet Elvis? Johnny Cash? The Clash? Einsturzende Neubauten? Fidel Castro? Did they ever get groupies? Did they ever party with Queen? The Sweet? Ozzy Osbourne? Dave Lee Travis? Did they ever go in for dwarf throwing at any of their parties? Were there ever fights at their gigs? Were there ever any full-scale riots at their gigs? Did they hate Thatcher? Showaddywaddy are from Leicester, have they ever heard of Gaye Bykers On Acid who were also from there? Or even the Lesbian Dopeheads On Mopeds? Do they know who Ted Chippington is? Who killed Kennedy? Who killed Bambi? If Mickey's a mouse and Donald's a duck and Pluto's a dog - what the fuck is Goofy? Hey hey, my my, will Rock'n'Roll never die? Is it better to burn out than to fade to grey? Are Showaddywaddy the Kings of the Bop? Who put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop? Who put the dip in the dip da dip da dip? Who was that man? Are Showaddywaddy the greatest Rock'n'Roll band in the world?

Showaddywaddy are playing at the Exmouth Pavilion on 22nd May and I shall be demanding some answers.


  1. So... how was it?! And did they ever get to meet Einsturzende Neubaten?

    1. Yes! Showaddywaddy did actually support Einsturzende Neubauten at a gig at the Kilburn National in 1987! Really! And apparently Showaddywaddy blew them off stage! And Fidel Castro was apparently a fan and they were the first western-world band to be screened live in communist Cuba! And though they don't know who Gaye Bykers On Acid are, or who Ted Chippington is, they have partied with Ozzy Osbourne, and The Sweet. And The Rubettes!
      And though not as good live as Flux Of Pink Indians at their stomping best, Showaddywaddy were like living gods bestowing their light upon us mere mortals...