Saturday, January 29, 2005

"When The Angels Sing"

Well, Jesse’s last night of the UK tour at London’s Islington Carling Academy turned out to be a great night, even if Jesse does always appear a little nervous every time I’ve seen him play in the capital. It must be said that Richard Bacchus looked rather smart in his new purple shirt and gold tie, & tonight he played ‘Long Lost Debbie’ which I think was missed out of the set in Leicester.

I guess for me, the highlight of Jesse’s set was ‘Love Streams’ with its newly added Boomtown Rats ‘Someone’s Looking at You’ intro & outro… I’m not sure if it was Jesse’s intention to emulate the Boomtown Rats, but that’s what it sounded like to me! Other musical highlights of the night were Ricky & Jesse’s duet on ‘Capital Offender’ (apparently only the second time on the tour that Jesse & Ricky did this together, the other night being at Leicester), Jesse’s take on Cher’s ‘Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves’, and The Clash’s ‘Death Or Glory’. I don’t imagine there are many other musicians around throwing as many different influences into the mixing pot as Jesse does… Christ, it’s pure genius how the man gets away with it sometimes! I also believe that Jesse hinted that he may not be able to stay away from the UK for a whole year, although I doubt we’ll be getting another tour this year.

I did note also that Richard Bacchus will be back in the UK on March 23rd to play a show at the Camden Underworld. There’ll be more news on that when I have it!

It was great to see & speak to a few new and familiar faces too, & a BIG THANKS to Rich for the loan of the D Generation video, I’m off to watch that now…

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