Venue: It's Got To Be Belgium (Slurp's Wino Bar)
Location: Northampton England
The gig was outdoors, in what you might call the beergarden, though it's more like a bit of derelict ground they happen to have access to. The band played under a big tarpaulin, and surrounded by drapes (possibly done by Pascal Legras) on which were projected all kind of groovy swirly patterns - it was really quite cool, rather like an early Pink Floyd concert.
Whoever was lamenting that they would never see a really rocking JBC lineup is in for a nice surprise. This was lively stuff, and it went down really well with cognoscenti and newbies alike.
Set list included: We're going to have a really good time together (Velvet Underground cover), Mr. Odd (Funny, that...), She's On Drugs , Our Friends The Filth , Take The Skinheads Bowling (Camper Van Beethoven) , Rosemary Davis' World Of Sound , Ghosts , Soul Happy Hour , and Sister Death (once again described as the "packed lunch" version)
It's just to be hoped that the threatened 20000 fine on Slurps for noise pollution never materialises, and that the weather and the scaffolding hold for the rest of August. (An adjoining building was demolished recently, taking some rather important structural parts of Slurps with it, hence the scaffolding).
Credit: Matt Cockerill