Goldie Lookin Chain
Coventry Godiva Festival 12/6/4
"They may be only around for 6 months but what A 6 months they will be". So utters one satisfied visitor to the latest
free concert provided in the city of Coventry. The weather has been gloriously sunny, and the alcohol consumption
high, the perfect accompaniment to an evening with GLC. Not in the sense that you have to be pissed to forget them
taking to the stage, but in the manner that you've relaxed a bit and are looking forward to having a laugh with
someone, not at them.
Whereas at a paying gig the audience should have made a conscious decision to view the act, today's event is free to
the public and so kiddies are perched on daddies shoulders, standing alongside the Goth contingent of Coventry
which is out in force today
GLC must be the easiest bands to set up; no drums, guitars or complicated arrangements, merely nine microphones
and a stage that allows them to bounce up on down, for when they are onstage, it's a non stop bundle of vibrancy
and energy on display.
Like a child's kaleidoscope, and sometimes as equally garish, there is no one point to focus upon but a shifting array
of vocalists, each getting their 20 seconds front line attention per song, the rappers snaking around the stage conga
For each section of the crowd there's something on display to like,
whether it be to view the latest street style, Hackett etc., the florid
colours of the tops, or just their carefree "Let's wind them up" attitude
that always comes across with a big, knowing, smile.
They posses an unerring knack of a identifying a catchy title - "Your
Mother's Got a Penis" is a Bamford postcard card type title, filled with
a sauciness that will amuse the toddlers as well as the adults.
More cleverly knowing than merely wannabe Eminem imitators, they
appear in control of things at the moment, savouring the attention.
After all, who knows what's going to happen in the next 6 months?