Musical makeover at bowlo
By TOBY WALKER
TALK about musical contrasts.
The Yamba Golf Club went from the blissful ballads of Missy Higgins to the bouncy pop-punk anthems of 28 Days in the space of 24 hours this week.
A small contingent of eager moshers thrashed about the auditorium during an impressive support set from Adelaide band The Hot Lies, but it was the main act they were waiting for.
As soon as the band hit the stage, welcomed by the scratched up samples of their turntablist Jay, the crowd piled to the front to jump around as they tore into a couple of new songs from their latest album, Extremist Makeover.
Singer Jay Dunne dedicated their fourth song, 'Suckers', to George Bush and John Howard but the crowd's frenzied moshing and his repeated use of the Fword ruled out any chance of it possibly being a love song.
The crowd swelled when hits like 'What's the Deal' were played but the new stuff showed that the band won't be losing any old fans either.
Highlights of an excellent night would be the crowd surfer who managed to put his shoe back on while being passed over by a sea of hands and 28 Days' brief cover of David Brent's song, 'Freelove on the Freelove Freeway'.