Pete Astor at The Lexington
Advance apologies for the long dull story.
I bought a CD from The NME in 1994 where you had collect a few tokens and pay them a £3 cheque for postage and they’d send you The Patron Saints Of Teenage CD compilation; an early Creation Records compilation with bands including The Loft, JAMC, Ride, MBV, Sugar… so many bands that I love now where that CD was my first introduction to.
Pete Astor was in The Loft and then The Weather Prophets. I’ve seen him well over five times (maybe 10) over the years. Usually it’s just him and an acoustic guitar as it was tonight and I really enjoyed it. First gig tonight for a long time with my mate and semi regular gig buddy.
The set up at The Lexington was great as was Astor; a huge thank you to both.
Pete Astor is a brilliantly understated and underrated quintessentially British 80s indie musician. Finally after 27 years of loving The Loft song Up The Hill And Down The Slope, I finally got to hear it live. Nice one.