ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
Hey @whispered secret , is Mr J aware of this? I’ll be having a go at snagging tix.
And here’s a lengthy piece on his Bobness from the New Yorker:
Talking of Bob we went to the Albert Hall on Saturday to see Cat Power. She was replicating the famous Judas concerts, first part acoustic, second part electric. It was very good, especially the acoustic numbers. She got a fantastic reception.
Coincidentally I read the pre-view item on this on the Grauniad website and discussed it with an ex-Laker friend. We both struggled to see the point tbh, so it’s interesting you both enjoyed it a lot. (We were also surprised that the writer seemed unaware of Newport ‘65.) How faithful to the original renditions was it and, critically, did anyone call out in a Mancunian accent when they plugged in?
I think it was pretty faithful and yes, of course somebody did shout out, but Dave said they shouted out at the wrong point in the show!
I would say that either her voice wasn't quite strong enough or it was too low in the mix for the electric numbers, but the acoustic numbers were excellent.
I guess on the issue of what's the point' , that's pretty much how I am feeling about the main man!! Maybe I will be blown away tomorrow morning...
Thanks, he wasn't aware. He decided not to try for The Palladium, but might have a go for this one.
Don’t tell Dave, but the Bobster was quite wonderful on Friday night. Still thinking about it. I’d say top 10 gig, based on artist/group only allowed one slot. Otherwise the 10 places would be dominated by you know who…..
He ended up going to The Palladium, having read the 5 star reviews! He did say it was very good and worth the money!!
I caught the last show at The Palladium and thought it was absolutely outstanding. Remarkable performance from the great man and his wonderful band.