Dare to compare Glasvegas
What springs to mind when you think about buzz-worthy Scottish rock bands? For Paul Shirley, Glasvegas sparks thoughts of Hard-Fi, white basketball players and European women's breasts.
When I go to a concert, I'm always secretly hoping for the same start to the proceedings. I want the stage to be dark. I want the band to come onto that stage. Then I want the band that just came onto that stage to commence rocking. I hate warm-ups, tuning, and mindless banter about how wonderful it is to be in Lawrence or Kansas City or Barcelona. After a few songs, I can handle a break. I can deal with a story from the tour bus or the tale of a band-wide herpes scare.
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Paul's basketball adventures are now in paperback.