Saw Yuck at the Electric Ballroom. Massively underwhelmed. Great record but it should be a legal requirement that The Youth play faster, hit drums harder and have a more dynamic sonic impact. J. Mascis may have needed a teenage riot to get out of bed, but even in middle age and wearing a shell suit exudes more energy. Remove the Yuck kids’ fuzz pedals and they may be the new Coldplay. Support band Fanzine had more verve but I kept wishing they’d throw in a Teenage Fanclub or Swervedriver number.

Maybe this will make me feel better. I think I was there.