Late last week, the normal serenity of historical Canterbury was slightly rocked! Legendary music venue The Beer Cart Arms became host to the equally legendary Tom Arnold’s Revulsion. This one-man, electronic metal band performed an exclusive first ever gig to a barely controllable small to medium sized crowd. Whilst this reporter was not actually there, the rumours of audience whooping, clapping and head-nodding have travelled far and wide. Arnold himself owned the “mother-fucking” stage. Strutting his stuff, he successfully pulled off pose after pose whilst sporting unquestionably fashionable camouflage slacks.
After the gig fans rejoiced in experiencing what one onlooker branded “a sonic onslaught of electric death”. Another was heard to have said it was “alright” and a third commenting that “the beer in here is quite cheap”.
Whilst we were unable to get any formal comment from the band, a group email was sent to Revulsion’s most hardcore fans. A direct quote from the email read:
“People seemed to be really positive about the thing afterwards but I tend to take those compliments with a pinch of salt coz people arnt exactly gonna say ‘ya crap!’ to you are they? ”
No official website has been set up yet, but this reporter believes if every gig is this hectic, it’ll only be a matter of decades before people start paying attention to the Arnold sound. Amen to that.
N.B. Whilst this article is written in good humour I really am impressed with Tom and his music. It is actually quite clever, catchy and is overflowing with potential. Shockingly, I kid you not.