Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Eternal: Apollo, Manchester

Dave Simpson, Guardian, The, 6 March 1996

RECENT WARNINGS linking club-going to ear damage have got it all wrong. Never mind amplified Jungle or cranium-pounding dub, the real threat to the nation's hearing is the audience at Eternal concerts. Beginning, deceptively, with a few isolated wails, they soon work up to an ear-splitting Screeeeem that sounds like a gigantic kettle whistling. Terrifying. And all this before the band have come on.

Total word count of piece: 315

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.