Punk legends GBH have spent their entire career travelling all around the world. So, we asked iconic frontman Colin Abrahall to give us his top 10 tour bus playlist songs.
“It has been an almost impossible task to cut this down to ten. In fact, I kind of cheated. I set my phone on shuffle and this is what it spit out!” Colin Says.
- Complete Control – THE CLASH
- It may be the best ever intro, chiming guitar and stomping bass drum announce a tsunami of a song. Three chords and the truth, it’s all you need.
- Chase The Devil – MAX ROMEO
- We all love reggae but mainly stuff from the ‘70s. Makes the van a more mellow place to be.
- I Keep It To Myself – WILCO JOHNSON (w/Roger Daltrey)
- Ross’ all time hero (Wilco, not Roger!) We met him in Japan and he jumped on stage and played a song with us. What a man!
- Loose – IGGY AND THE STOOGES
- Classic Stooges, raw and in yer face. No messing about. Iggy a whoopin’ an’ a wailin’. Nothing today even comes close to this.
- Highway Patrolman – JOHNNY CASH
- Originally a Bruce Springsteen song but I think Johnny does it better. Listening to this as you drive across America…everything just makes sense.
- But After the Gig – DISCHARGE
- Johnny Cash to Discharge!!! What a leap…or maybe not. This reminds me of when we first met up with them at their best. Brutal and righteous.
- It Thing Hard-On – THE CRAMPS
- Always makes me smile when I hear The Cramps. Ivy is such an awesome guitarist and Lux is Lux. Wish they had made more music.
- Suicide – THE DAMNED
- B-Side! The Damned were so good even their B-Sides were killer. Still one of our favourite bands, always top quality Mate.
- American Girl – TOM PETTY
- I think Tom is a musical genius. Whether he’s playing, producing, or standing up for musician’s rights. Power to the people, great songs and great guitars.
- Till My Heart Stops Beating – THE GODFATHERS
- My favourite living band, so underrated it’s a crime. But still touring and still making essential rock ‘n’ roll. Check ‘em out. So there endeth our Top Ten. Have fun kids, be nice to each other”
GBH Tour Dates:
24 February – Rosemount, Perth
w/ SSA, TRS & Yob Mob
25 February – Enigma, Adelaide
w/ Bastard Squad, Perdition & Second Hand Squad
26 February – The Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
Charter 77, Debacle & Substance Abuse
27 February – Crowbar, Brisbane
w/ Dreamkillers, Plan of Attack & The Scam
28 February – Factory Floor, Sydney
w/ Rust, Stanley Knife & Rukus
2 March – Transit Lounge, Canberra
w/ The VeeBees & Urge2Kill
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