24th – 26th June 1994. Glastonbury. Free.

Yes we were still climbing over the fence – easy peasy back in the day.

Iain McNabb & Crazyhorse.

Went to see Crazyhorse really. I like Neil Young but only really know Decade which is a blueprint for all best of LP’s.

Rate 7 out of 10.

Blind Melon. A good band. There I said it. No Rain is the kind of track that makes everyone / anyone smile. Marketed as hippy grunge but there’s more to this band than that. Or was when they were all alive.

Rate 7 out of 10.

Beastie Boys. At last they were again getting the recognition they deserve. This is the Sabotage era when they were all over MTV and becoming popular all over again. Lots of mayhem and a rammed Stage Two. One of the best Glastonbury performances I’ve ever seen. With the grunge scene all but gone and the britpop scene about to explode this great Brooklyn outfit were oddly very well placed somehow and it fitted that they were very positive and positively nuts.

Rate 10 out of 10.

Rage Against The Machine.

For me RATM never got past their 1st LP. It’s great they kept going but they can not and did not improve on a pretty flawless debut. Also the main stage with literally tens of thousands of people jumping up and down shouting Fuck You I Won’t Do What You Tell Me – kind of reminded me of The Levellers There’s Only One Way Of Life… (in a bad way) Good gig but not great.

Rate 8 out of 10.

Paul Weller Interesting how he re-invented himself. Almost an English Neil Young and a very able, versatile musician. Never been a massive fan but have a lot of respect for the material he puts out in any guise. Again the gig fitted the setting perfectly and unlike RATM was perfect for the Main Stage at Glasto.

Rate 8 out of 10.

Orbital. Orbital Glastonbury = unable to remember a thing except glow sticks and people drinking milk going nuts. Milk at midnight?

Rate 8 out of 10.

Johnny Cash. Early Sunday Show on the Main Stage almost in the “Tom Jones” slot but with a lot more quality and depth.

Rate 8 out of 10.

Oasis. I’d heard the first two singles and seen a great live photo in the NME of Liam and thought i’d check out their NME Stage appearance. The only recording I had of them was a demo of Cigarettes & Alcohol on cassette that was given away with the NME. Straight away you could see they had massive stage presence and simply massive potential. Looking back they probably played most of Definitely Maybe and it’s a very strong debut. I can remember I’d read they were “part Pistols, Beatles, T Rex and The Stone Roses with an equal measure of themselves” and this did come across live. Personally I prefer their wall of soundish Colombia, Bring It On Down, Slideaway sonic.

Great gig and practically an endorsement to drink Stella and do a funny walk, scowling wearing a blue checked shirt. Easy to knock them but they were an important band.

Of note when the guy in the tartan trousers crowd surfs in the video below – the person in the light blue baseball cap is me!

Rate 9 out of 10.

Credit To The Nation. Incredible they played after Oasis. A sign of the times. Half decent all the same and again very well suited for Glastonbury.

Rate 7 out of 10.

Peter Gabriel.

I was going to omit this as I only watched a bit but we did watch from where we were pitched really. Anyhow.

Rate 6 out of 10


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