The Scots jangle merchants play a surprise version of 'Blitzkrieg Bop'...
The band played the first of three nights at the London Camden Underworld. Approximately halfway through their set, the band broke into a short, impromptu version of The Ramones‘ ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’, with mainman Norman Blake dedicating the song to the late singer. He added: “We had the privilege of meeting him a couple of times and he was a lovely man.”
The audience showed their appreciation, and urged the band to play the song in its entirety. However, they declined, and the set continued with ‘Don’t Look Back’ from their ‘Grand Prix’ album.
Ramone died on Sunday (April 15) after losing his battle with lymphatic cancer. He was 49. He was laid to rest yesterday (April 17) at Schwartz Brothers Memorial Chapels in the Forest Hills area of his native Queens, New York.
Teenage Fanclub continue their residency this evening (April 18) with an acoustic set, while tomorrow (19) the band will perform with no guitars at all.
Speaking previously to NME.COM, Fanclub guitarist Raymond McGinley said: “We’ve been trying to think of a way to do something a bit different with three shows in the same place…it’s a good challenge for us to do something a bit different. It could be interesting.”