April Wine
Posted by: Sue ()
Date: March 07, 2001 06:18PM

I've seen April Wine twice in the last five years, both times on holiday in Canada, and they have to be one of the best live bands on the planet. Trouble is, when I tell anyone thay just say "Oh, are they still going?" like they should have packed it in years ago. They can't be any older than ACDC, Alice Cooper or even Status Quo and they have been one of my favourite bands since they played the very first Monsters of Rock Festival at Donnington in 1980.

I agree that Nature of the Beast is their most immediately pleasing album and has some great songs on it, but Harder...Faster is also well worth a listen.

If you ever see this band advertised as playing in a club near your home.....GO!!!!
We were really surprised the first time at how good they were, but they were even better the second time at an open air gig and that was after Jerry Mercer had been ill with cancer. What a brilliant drummer he is. They played all their hits and some covers and the crowd were going wild. It was a wonderful day, made even better by the fact that they had Honeymoon Suite as support.

Check them out.


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Re: April Wine 107 Rocker Chic 03/08/2001 01:11AM
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