Rock nostalgia is big business these days, with everyone from The Police to Spandau Ballet getting in on the act.
In " '71," O'Connell is a British draftee who thinks he's going to the Continent but instead is sent to Northern Ireland, the most dangerous assignment of all. And if you are in the mood for a confusing and thoroughly depressing immersion into Irish history, you can't do better.'As far as looking at bands I was really hoping would reform, I couldn't imagine anyone higher up there, to be honest', says Phil Mc Carroll, frontman of rockers Pay*ola who are supporting on the night and a true Ashanti fan from the good ole, bad ole days of Belfast's rock music scene. ‘People would talk about this ‘vibrant rock scene’ going on, but when we were going out to bars it wasn't vibrant at all, it was a bunch of bands playing cheesy covers of Bon Jovi or Poison.’ With hair-metal being the most popular music in the world during the late 1980s, Northern Ireland was awash with cover bands getting in on the craze.Although fans of the original acts, Mc Carroll and his mates found it boring watching bands in Belfast merely replicating their heroes.And if a woman has never had a lover who actually knew what he or she was doing, then I don’t blame her for being less than willing.Genital stimulation, or fingering, presents problems too.