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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Bob and Knopfler At Braehead

I really do not know wether to laugh or cry at the news that:

"In a coming together of two of the greatest living songwriters, Mark and his band will be joining Bob Dylan for a series of shows around England and Europe this autumn.

Both artists will be taking a coterie of their own musicians and as usual Mark has assembled a group of players who are the best in their field. The band will consist of Richard Bennett on guitar, Guy Fletcher on keyboards, Jim Cox on piano, John McCusker on violin & cittern, Mike McGoldrick on flute, whistle & pipes, Glenn Worf on bass and Ian Thomas on drums.
Mark has taken a break from recording his next album in order to participate in what is likely to be the must see show of the year. Mark's association with Dylan dates back to 1979 when he played on Dylan's Slow Train Coming Sessions and then produced Bob's acclaimed 1983 release Infidels.
Mark says, "I'm much looking forward to going out on the road with Bob in such a special year. Also, it was an honour to be asked to record one of Bob's songs on the forthcoming Amnesty International 50th anniversary album to mark his 70th birthday"

Anyway all this takes place in a venue WORSE!!! than the SECC at Braehead Arena. 8/9th October, tickets on sale at usual outlets.

You pay your money you take your chances as always with Bob.....see you there..

Friday, 15 July 2011

Forgotten Album Friday #22 - Dave Edmunds

Sorry for the lack of meaningful updates but hopefully this great lp from Dave Edmunds gets me back into the way of things!

The lp is pretty much what you would expect from Dave Edmunds with some classic rockers together with some new material notably from future producer Nick Lowe. Backed by Rockpile the playing and production are exemplary and there really is not a bad track on the lp.

The first of four cracking lp's on the Swan Song label the standout tracks are:

I Knew The Bride
Crawling From The Wreckage
Back To School Days
Get Out Of Denver

Monday, 4 July 2011

John Mellencamp - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Word is that we have been waiting 25 yeras for a John Mellencamp gig in Scotland.

I am not sure if that is qute correct but he delivered an outstanding set last night at the GRCH. The set list was roughly:

1.Authority Song

2.No One Cares About Me 
3.Death Letter 
4.John Cockers 
5.Walk Tall 
6.The West End 
7.Check It Out 

8.Save Some Time To Dream 
9.Cherry Bomb 
10.Don't Need This Body 
11.Longest Days 
12.Jackie Brown 
13.Easter Eve 
14.Jack & Diane 
15.Small Town 
16.Rain on the Scarecrow 
17.Paper in Fire 

18.Crumblin' Down 
19.If I Die Sudden

20.Pink Houses 

21.R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. With guest vovalist! 

Gene Clark Re-Issue : Two Sides To Every Story

Great news that at long last, on August 30th the long out-of-print Gene Clark lp Two Sides To Every Store is hitting shelves again with bonus material, previously unseen photos and new liner notes. The disc features contributions from guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and backing vocals by Emmylou Harris.