When old rockers Hired Gun reform to play a gig at the Midsomer Rocks Festival, paranoid lead singer Gary Cooper is convinced someone is trying to warn them off. First rock diva Mimi Clifton is electrocuted on stage, then drummer Nicky Harding is found dead in the swimming pool. Barnaby has to face the possibility that one of his rock 'n' roll heroes is a murderer. Written by
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Rhythm Festival, held at Twinwood Arena, Clapham in Bedfordshire, provided the backdrop to the music event. Compere Mike Read made several announcements from the Rhythm Festival stage that made no sense and were in fact filmed for Midsummer Murders. See more
Both the "Axeman" and DCI Barnaby refer to the electric charge being activated by the "Axeman's" Wah-Wah pedal. When they show the pedal it is a standard effects pedal, not a Wah-Wah which has a distinctively different shape. It is possible the pedal is an "Auto-Wah" but no old time blues player would ever use one, preferring the standard "Wah. See more
Should have used the Red Tag.
No, no, trust me, the Killer Bug is right for the flow.
Written by John Lee Hooker
and James Bracken
Performed by John Nettles See more