Third Outing made it down the Barras last night to catch Oz indie star Kevin Parker and the rest of Tame Impala play a packed out Glasgow gig. Along with pictures taken on old rotary phone, first time reporter Christine Morrell shares her opinion...
If you could somehow bottle this feeling up and get it on a website, you'd be certain to make mega hits! An amazing crowd joined en mass in one of Glasgow's most amazing venues for a band who need not be described as anything but amazing. Word of the night around the Barras had to be scuzzy. Yes, scuzzy. Adjective meaning not filthy but well earned dirty. That's what both the Barras, the crowd and the band were tonight; scuzzy!
The beauty of the night was watching young people truly find a collective feeling of something that represents how they want to feel. That's the important part, how they 'want to feel'. Generations before had the Sex Pistols, or The Who, in fact I personally haven't felt that 'togetherness of the people' since I did it years before in the same venues listening to Saint Etienne. I guess it's a 20-25 year generational thing, and seeing young people rebel against the machine and find their own way of living and loving is a testament to the music which fuels them. Tame Impala flicked the V's at the Generation game and X factor tonight, showing us what real rock and roll success smells like. Long live a wee bit of the hippie in all of us, and long live Tame impala. My honest rating?...
Tame Impala Barrowlands Scuzzy/10 (that's a very high rating indeed)!
Christine Mary Morrell
All photography by Third Outing©