There’s something very tawdry about commenting on a band’s appearance.
True, there’s a visual element to every gig, and searing an image onto the onlooker’s retina is crucial tradecraft for all who tread the boards. Ultimately though, it’s the music that’s most important. So we won’t mention anything about the bassist looking like Mike Harding off for a steamroller jaunt with Fred Dibnah, nor will we mention the singer’s resemblance to Alfred Steptoe. We’re above that.
The Galileo 7 supported The Sonics at Koko, London.
All photos: Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without prior permission.
Photographer, published poet, former party animal, body builder, grave robber
to the stars and renowned chainsaw juggler, Carl can often be spotted on his
Harley Davidson pretending to be in Terminator 2. He is also frequently seen in
the press pits of old London town, camera in hand, avoiding being hit by bottles
of wee and crippling his opposition with secret Kung Fu moves.