Dobba - Guitar
Norbert - Vocals
Ahh Saturday nights around town with the lads or as it was more commonly known back then, "The Possee are out in full effect".
Much anticipated throughout the week Saturday night was THE night for hitting the town, drinking ale and finding a nest. There was a usual route to follow which always started in the Salty Club. From there down to The County, The Market, The Fleece, Astaires Wine Bar, The Crooked Spire and ending up in The Avenue. Some things could always be guaranteed on a Possee night out. Jonah and his future wife Claire would fall out, Daz would shout "get on this" at a group of birds who would usually respond by telling him to go away (but in not such polite terms), Bucko would get rat arsed on half a lager and The Charmer would be surrounded by admiring crowds of underage girls.
The night out would always finish at The Avenue, the hip and trendy boozer of the late 80's early 90's. It played the best music and had the best looking talent. Sadly it is now a Chinese Restaurant and is unlikely to ever reclaim its former glories.
The highlight of the Avenue would be Phil "Philthy" Smith taking over the DJ spot followed by The Charmer sneaking out the back door with some love struck 15yr old.
The Possee song is a tribute to the golden days of the Possee which were at the time of recording at their high point. Over the coming years the size of the Possee gradually diminished as members left to form new groups or became involved with long term nests. The days of the Possee are now firmly in the past with only The Charmer and Jonah regularly hitting the town of a Satdi Neet.
Looking back on the song now there are a couple of lines that really should have been written differently. For starters it wasn't Lawson that was to fat to fit through the door it was actually Andy "Bunny" Bunting and as for Dave Barker, well he wasn't even really a Possee member.
Despite these errors the Possee Song has stood the test of time well. Its upbeat guitar work ranking amongst Dobbas finest self penned tunes. Even Norberts vocals sound just right (not something that was often said). A true Fingolstones classic.
The Possee In Full Effect at The Charmers wedding 1997.
The Possee, Southend April 1998.
The Possee at the "Acker".