The main event arrived and The Rods came on the stage Barry was resplendent in is Cross of St George shirt. Their set was a mixture of old favourites including 'DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO', 'TEENAGE DEPRESSION' and 'GOING TO QUIT THIS TOWN' (it's surprising how many of their songs you can remember), new tracks my favourite being 'LOVE, LOVE, LOVE' and cover version such as 'WOOLLY BULLY' and 'RIOT IN CELL BLOCK NUMBER 9'.
Not being a muso so my opinion wont count for much, I thought the band gelled well together and all in all gave a strong performance. I don't know how many if any are part from Barry the original members, but I don't suppose long time members of the band would be disappointed.
At the end of the gig I managed to get a word from the main man himself Barry MASTERS, he said 'I LOVE PLAYING CLUB RIGA, THE ATMOPSHERE IS GREAT, WE ARE ALWAYS WELL SUPPORTED AND ITS CLOSE TO HOME'. How times change I don't suppose being close to home was high on his priorities when he first started out still the life of an ageing rock n roll star.
All in all a good night, at a good venue with good company who could ask for more.
Review by Colin Egleton