CD Review:- "The
Lancashire Hotpots - Pot Sounds"
WELL we must have been potty to
review this one... Just as the nationally successful 1st album, with
the tracks like "Chippy Tea" and "He's Turned
Emo" on, the latest by the Lancashire Hotpots is just as
funny and as politically incorrect as ever. They are very similar to
the Mac Ladds, but cleaner and not as rocky. This type of music is
nothing new, even Billy Connelly does it... Just like Spike
Milligan's 'Monty Python' style of humour, this is
still a fantastic blend of northern humour and wit. The lads have
done us Northerners proud with their comical folk view of 21st
Century Life. The bands observations and descriptions at first are
surprising as they ring true to most people who hear them. For
example, "Ikea" will bring a huge smile to most
people’s faces, who have ventured into that type of store.... It
does remind us of Katie 'Brand’s Big Ass Show', where
they had Ikea as Nonia, so that adds even more smiles. "Uncle
Bernard" will bring a smile to anyone born in the late 70's,
early 80's who has kids. The tale also reminds me of the radio show
called 'Bradshaw's'. The best, that will appeal to
anyone over 18 is the political comment about Britons binge drinking
society and the Olympics, called "The Beer Olympics".
The only one we feel lets it down is a song called "Lets Go To
The Indie Disco". The release date for this album is 3
November 2008 via Townsend Records.
The only one we feel lets it down is a
song called Lets Go To The Indie Disco The release date for this
album is out on 3 November 2008 via Townsend Records. You can
purchase the album from:-
townsend-records.co.uk. The bands music is also on
If you want to see this band perform live, the band will be on tour
at the Liverpool Philharmonic on 29 October 2008. For tickets
for the Liverpool show, call:- 0151 709 3789.
THIS YEARS SHOW WILL
BE A BLAST!
OVER nine thousand people
attended last year’s Bonfire and Grand Firework Display in Victoria
Park in Southport, but this year, on 1 November 2008, the
organisers, Southport and Hesketh Round Table would like every one
who came last year to bring a friend. "We had 100% positive
feedback from last year’s charity display and we hope that this will
continue to be the case. We have booked good weather, so bring your
friends and help us raise lots of cash for the Queenscourt Hospice
and the North West Air Ambulance. This year’s display will again be
provided by Northumberland based pyrotechnic team Reaction
Fireworks, who are the 2005 British Championship winners. They will
put on a dazzling 25 minute display set to music... We also have 27
rides for all ages, thanks to Silcocks and lots more! Do not worry
though about huge crowds blocking the views as there is lots of room
on the field. As we expect many people, we suggest you arrive
early... Doors open at 5pm and the event will close at 10pm. The
bonfire will be lit at 6:30pm and the display will start at 8pm.
Food is available in the park, but please note that we do not have a
bar! This is a family event and we aim to please all ages!" said a
member of the Southport & Hesketh Round Table.
Admission is only £6 for adults and £3
Young persons aged 5 to 14 years. Please bring proof of age... Under
5's are FREE!
For more information please go to the
Southport and Hesketh Round Table website:-
To see what last years event looked like, please click