Front Row Live Music Pick: The Adicts
BOSTON (CBS) – The Adicts got together way back in 1975 and posted many indie hits in the Eighties, yet they are still together with the same line-up. Keith ‘Monkey’ Warren, vocals; Mel Ellis, bass; Pete Dee Davison, guitar; and Michael ‘Kid Dee’ Davison, drums – to this day. Recently added members include John Scruff Ellis (Mel’s brother) guitar & Dan Gratziani on violin.
The group has always considered themselves a punk band, but others, including members of their own entourage, have regarded them as New Wave. Having originated in Ipswich, England, the Adicts are famous for their Clockwork Orange ‘Droog’ look, but musically they are up-tempo and lyrically light-hearted.
If you are a person who feels “they just don’t make music like they used to,” this is a show for you.
The Adicts are at the Paradise Rock Club on May 18th.
I’ll see you in the front row!