Tonight is Hector’s first ever experience of Genesis music live. OK, it is Regenesis, a tribute band playing material recorded just before the period appreciated by most. The venue is The Ferry formerly located on the south bank of the Clyde where the ‘Squiggly’ Bridge is now sited. The Ferry moved to accommodate the bridge, the bridge now allows better access to The Village. All is not lost.
With Marg in Tynemouth and not eating Curry-Heute, it was left to Steve to accompany Hector to The Village (129 Nelson St, Tradeston, Glasgow, G5 8DZ) for a pre-Regenesis meal. With two cars parked in the car park we had to ensure that our registration numbers were entered into the Village Black Box. Now for food.
Hector had not eaten his favourite Village Lamb Desi Korma (hot) on-the-bone for some weeks. Steve asked for a recommendation and had the Lamb Tawa (hot) on-the-bone. Hector’s Vegetable Rice and Steve’s Pilau Rice and Garlic Nan were our usual accompaniments.
Deep in the Motherload
The meals came quickly which was surprising given how busy The Village was. I could not tell if the main restaurant upstairs across the street was open.
The Lamb Lies Down…
Today the Desi Korma was back to its usual colour. The Tawa which is a very similar dish matched this colour, of course. The distinctive Village taste was to the fore as ever. I still think that one gets done slightly ordering Lamb on-the-bone, the portion looks no larger than the off-the-bone version given there is the pile of bones left at the end of the meal.
Steve thoroughly enjoyed The Village experience; he has not been that often. He did remark that the raw Ginger was overpowering but as it is served on top of the meal it was his choice to eat it all. He could not resist it. He loved the Citrus flavour too.
Scenes from a night’s dream
To hear the early Genesis tracks live was a real treat. The band played with great accuracy and replicated the original tracks as they should. When a tribute band does an encore and then another, who is the audience paying tribute to: the band in front of them or the band who wrote the music? Why do tribute bands record themselves playing live? Did the original band not release live albums of themselves?