Post by Devo McDuff on Jan 15, 2009 11:25:07 GMT 1
Saw this on a gig list mail-out I get:
SIMPLY RED HOSPITALITY See Simply Red in style, this April at the O2! This package includes: A pre show party in private facility at the venue, Buffet menu, Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks, T-shirt (or tour programme - dependant on availability), Souvenir Laminate, Premium seats, Background music, Room decor and DJ in hospitality facility for 1 hour post show (drinks on cash basis). www.seetickets.com/?e=simply+red+hospitality
What I want to know is, is the background music them?
When I was getting my last tat done, I was reading an article in Mojo about Mick Hucknall. The tattooist looked over my shoulder and asked why. I said he's doing an album of Bobby Blue Bland covers because he's his hero, and the good news is, he's decided to get back to his blues roots and split up Simply Red. The tattooist summed it up with two words. "Nice one".
...he's doing an album of Bobby Blue Bland covers because he's his hero, and the good news is, he's decided to get back to his blues roots and split up Simply Red. The tattooist summed it up with two words. "Nice one".
Hucknall's crimes against music have been many and varied, from his days in punk bandwagon-jumpers The Frantic Elevators right through the entire godawful Simply Red canon but perversely the bloke does have taste in music. He was a co-founder and financial backer of the finest reggae reissue label ever, Blood and Fire, and for that I shall always be grateful. Sadly they've closed down now but there's about 50 fantastic reggae/dub/DJ albums sitting on my shelf right now that I otherwise wouldn't have owned without BAF.
When they come on the old wireless I wanna fall from the stars too ... preferably without a parachute.
My aunty and uncle were at that gig Zepp
Sorry about the delay, Devo. We're in the process of moving house/job. The gig was good, not only because Hucknall, despite what people think, can sing and is a showman, but because one of the support bands was 'Burning Spear'! Wow!
That sounds quite appetising! I was trying to impress Pam (we had just started going out together), but grudgingly had to admit that the show was good. Is that different from saying that Hucknall is a showman? I hope so - I don't want to lose any cred!