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Erection Classics

Erection Classics

The Erection Section has been celebrating the best of power ballads and love songs (with an especially fond remembrance of the 1980's) for well over a decade. Founded by Bugged Out's Johnno Burgess with a later lineup addition of Dan Beaumont; the Section makes its way to Dalston Superstore for an evening of key-changes, "Eastenders" drums and children's choir reprises. Johnno has kindly supplied us with his 'Section Top 5 to give you a taster of what is to come. Sentimental powers might help you now...  
Heart - Alone

Various Heart songs from their '80s Hair Metal Imperial phase do the trick. These Dreams and What About Love have that similar quiet-quiet-LOUD-quiet-quiet-LOUD format that Nirvana CLEARLY stole from them. Horse Meat Disco's Severino once very bravely dropped this outside the confines of the Section, at Glastonbury, in the middle of a disco set. 

Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing

One of Beaumont's bangers (and from the period when Whitney was still alive). An instant head and heart turner for every lady in the house. Great key change. Visions of Kevin Costner being a "safe pair of hands". 

Abba - The Winner Takes It All

Throats lumpen as soon as the pianos cascade downwards and the saddest of breakup records begins to unfurl. Mad to think The Blokes got The Ladies to sing such a record when their own relationships were in tatters and that's the reason why Abba are up there with The Beatles. Everyone in the Section has to sing, "Big ones, small ones" on cue. 

Toto - Africa

Powerful chords. And also powerful when you hear the throng sing. As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti. 

Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

Apparently one of Foreigner, probably Johnny Foreigner, wrote this to woo some broad who in turn gave birth to Mark Ronson. But don't hold that against this incredible song. A brooding start and an epic, gospel filled climax. Just like when the Sectioneers make love. 

Join Johnno Burgess, Dan Beaumont and Neil Price for Erection Section on Valentine's Day, Thursday 14th February at Dalston Superstore from 9pm - 2:30 am

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Erection Classics