Stoke Rigger & Brum Scruffy Murphys Gigs May 2012
A Jar of Jeremiah Weed
An Ode to Tom, Jack, Freddie and Steve
Upon our arrival at the Rigger, we came upon quite a snigger
Lined along the bar, were three jars of Jeremiah Weed
And about to partake was Jack on lead – who said
‘This isn’t our first drink of the night, far from it’
‘As soon as we arrived we had to Jager Bomb it’
Brother Tom was full of tales, from saucy girls to spicy ales
But above all, a driving desire to boost CD sales!
To achieve a top ten album, they’d have to be quite cute
So Sondura turned to a producer of some repute
He’s worked with Bullet for My Valentine, his reputation mighty fine
Surely 2012 is the year this band will really shine?
The only band on that night, the fab four would need all their might
To impress the bar staff and motley crue, and avoid the punters feeling blue.
Songs new and old, some quite bold – the boys are breaking from their mould
Steve on bass picking up the pace, Sondura’s sound filling the place.
‘Those Who Dare’ is new to us, and when it ends I have to cuss
Its riff is epic, and for a new single, it’s the song I’d surely pick.
Sondura are a band that make you think, even if you’ve had a drink
I tried to tell them how good they were, but it was difficult to get them to concur.
Fellow metallers Sworn to Oath, didn’t come here just to loaf
Leading the way to the after-show - with Sondura, keenly in tow.
Star Wars was the theme, as the date was May the 4th
And by all accounts the beers were consumed - with some force.
Shame it wasn’t based on Star Trek, although the concept is poorer,
I could have rhymed Sondura with Uhura.
The problem was, the very next day, there was a gig where punters pay
Three pounds on the door - marking your hand – next leg on the tour
Scruffy Murphys was the venue, four bands were on the menu!
AcelDama opened up, Eradikator tore it up.
Captain Horizon was quite a leap…and Sondura’s Freddie fell asleep.
Partying that hard the night before, is guaranteed to make you snore.
By the time they play in Andover, surely they’ll have forgotten the hangover?
The dinky stage is all the rage, and Sondura write their next page
In their search for glory, the band is coming of age
And you can take this to the bank – the last four songs would surely rank
Amongst the top you’ll ever see – so at next years Download they will surely be.
The crowd chanted they wanted more, so Sondura played an encore…
‘A Thousand Miles’ was our treat, a nicer band you’ll never meet!
I hear you cry ‘please let this poem be over’
Well it could have started ‘There was a young band from Andover’…
Tobester & The G, May 2012
(Poetic licence applied for!)
Rating out of 10