The Big 40 - Punk 40th Birthday Party
Billy Karloff Band And Friends Present: Hung LIke Hanratty, Monkish, The Anoraks
"Openers of the day, when stray members were finally coaxed out of the top floor dressing rooms, were London-based weirdoes Monkish. Luckily, we’d seen this lot before, or the mad traffic-cone-gnome, bagpipes and human Christmas tree would have sat badly on top of those mushrooms I had for breakfast. Especially when I noticed the miniature Angus Young from On Trial standing next to us in full costume. Insisting on addressing Amsterdam as ‘Belgium’, Monkish’s delightfully juvenile silliness would have warmed the crowd up nicely had it perhaps not been a bit too early for some of them"