Now this was something different. A band that people had actually heard of playing Barnet’s Monday night student/alternative night at The Dandy Lion. R.D.F. was/are a band who came out of the crustie/free festival scene that played with ska, dub and punk. They’d gotten some coverage in the music press and the occasional tune showed up every so often in the indie clubs back in the early/mid 90’s.
I’ve no idea how they ended up playing at The Dandy Lion on a Monday night, and to be fair we’d probably have been there anyway but having them was an added draw.
However, I think I wasn’t really in the mood for their blend of music at that point – or the Dandy Lions sound system and ambiance just didn’t suit them. Whatever the reason I was disappointed with them – which I’m pretty sure was a one-off as I think in the right atmosphere – especially in a field somewhere in the summer – they’d be ace to see live.
They’re still going so who knows, I may get the chance one day 🙂