Before we launch headlong into Day 2 at Eindhoven Psych Lab 2016mg, let’s rewind to just after the White Hills set, the night before.
“He was just one of those guys with that weird light around him. He just knew he wasn’t gonna get so much as a scratch here.”
This quote from ‘Apocalypse Now’ is an all time favourite, mostly because it encapsulates my philosophy on life in general. It felt particularly true during my pharmacologically fuelled 90’s – it’s essence, suffusing the alacrity of my tribe, gathered here under the collective banner, of Eindhoven Psych Lab 2016.
It’s 9.3 miles to the Limelight Belfast – it’s a Friday night, The Dandy Warhols are playing, the sun is shining… and we’re wearing sunglasses. (sic)
It’s funny how the first song you hear by a band, tethers you to them forever, eternity’s undeniable, umbilical c(h)ord…
In this particular instance it was 1998, ‘…The Dandy Warhols Come Down‘, and the track was ‘Boys Better’ – a gorgeous, acid-drenched, Neal Young-esque, hook-laden, up-beat, rendering of underground americana. It hit the spot enough for me to buy the album, and go see them that year at one of my regular haunts back then, The Garage in Glasgow.