Gig Review – Gun @ Stone Free Festival 2017

Gun (Gig Review) – Stone Free Festival 17 June 2017 London Indigo O2

Next for me the Scottish Rockers Gun, who I have not seen since 1994.  I defiantly lost track of them over the years and was kind of glad they are attempting a comeback with a new line-up.

They went down pretty well with the crowd but poor old Dante Gizzi had a hard’ish time trying to get the crowd enthused with the usual singalong’s.  For me ‘Word Up’ was the highlight and I was rather impressed with the new single (Planet Rock playlist no less)  ‘Favourite Pleasures’.  ‘Better Days and Steal Your Fire’ also were performed well and you can never go wrong with covering the Beastie Boys ‘(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)’.  All in all a very good short set.

Gun Set List

  • She Knows – (Favourite Pleasures 2017)
  • Don’t Say It’s Over – (Swagger 1994)
  • Better Days – (Taking on the World 1989)
  • Word Up! (Cameo cover) – (Swagger 1994) click to view video
  • Hold Your Head Up – (Frantic 2015)
  • Favourite Pleasures – (Favourite Pleasures 2017)
  • Steal Your Fire – (Gallus 1992)
  • Shame on You – (Taking on the World 1989)
  • (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)Beastie Boys cover

Based on the new songs we heard, Gun are getting close to being at their best i.e. their 1st two albums.  The new lead guitarist Tommy Gentry knows his chords and his on-stage energy seems to have given Gun a shot in the arm.  Well done and keep it up boys!

Marko 20 June 2016