GEORDIE Get Ready To Bow Out With A Bang

Mostly remembered today as the group where Brian Johnson sang before proceeding to AC/DC, GEORDIE were one of the finest collectives to have emerged from Tyneside whose heavy glam-slanted stompers such as “Hope You Like It” and ballads like “Little Boy” as well as tremendous covers of “House Of The Rising Sun” and “Goin’ Down” – and, of course, “Geordie’s Lost His Liggie” – haven’t lose an iota of their infectiousness even today. Sadly, the now-famous singer’s departure after four albums dealt quite a blow to the ensemble, and 1983’s “No Sweat” LP, with bluster delivered by a new vocalist, was to become the band’s final offering – until an announcement the veterans made just recently.

Red, White & Blue

There have been a few comebacks in which partial reunions of various former members failed to produce any fresh recordings, yet since 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Newcastle rockers foundation, a new full-length platter, planned as a farewell album, has been in the works for some time now. On it the team’s original players – guitarist Vic Malcolm, bassist Tom Hill and drummer Brian Gibson – plus another axeman, Steve Dawson who joined the collective in 2018, invited BACK STREET CRAWLER’s warbler Terry Slesser to front them. And while gearing up for 2023 dates, the foursome prepared a top-notch, catchy single “Red, White & Blue” that captures the glory of Britain right in time for FIFA World Cup. The song will be available for purchase on digital platforms rather soon, but the band already premiered this anthem on YouTube.

November 29, 2022

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