Date: Tue 15 Jul 2003 - 16:39:59 PDT
Had a chance to hear the two Wilson singles "Istanbul Connection" and "Quality People" and they are wonderful. Istanbul Connection sounds like vintage early JBC, with that sense of place he can give to stuff like Chinatown, and another infectious melody.
US fans of the Fall contemplating seeing them: I just saw them live here in Atlanta at a sold out small club and sad to report Mark Smith was falling down trashed. They only played an hour. As soon as they left the stage half the audience just left, not even waiting for the encore. The faithful and the morbidly curious who stayed saw three encores of one song each, none worth the bother, as the band, feeling bad, apparently, kept dragging him back out. The band was very good, and Smith was into it for a few minutes at a time, but I wish I had saved my $20.
The Delgados' release "Hate" is a otherworldly great.
PD Received on Tue, 15 Jul 2003 19:39:59 -0400