From Adrian Colley’s Blog:
Green Gartside’s voice, for me, is one of the wonders of the age which I never clocked back in the 80s.
A breathy, girlish, achingly tender tone, it’s a startling contrast to his between-song boom.
Not even a big fan in the Eighties, I’ve been thunderstruck by how good they are live and how close to their recorded sound they come.
Understated tunes so gentle and peaceful you want to stroke them. Phil Jupitus head-jived in his seat, Mark Ellen admired from the side and I’m still trying to work out why they are not more popular.
Here is a link to a video on YouTube! A nice conversation by Green and a live version of Brushed with Oil…
We received a heads-up email from Richard Barret about Adrian Colley blog via email last week!
Thanks for passing on the info to us Richard and thanks to Adrian for writing the article and posting the media!
According to the Laugharne Weekend website Scritti Politti will play live on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at the Millennium Hall at 7 pm.
Having trouble reading the text in the English language? The site is also available in Welsh.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Update: Green and Rhodri will be playing for sure. It is a small venue. Details to come.
We found this in our Bibbly-O-Inbox:
Yesterday afternoon Green presented his first show on BBC 6Music, sitting in for the regular presenter. It’s now up on iPlayer for you to enjoy:
Green played and talked about some of his favorite music. Next Sunday afternoon, the 5th of January, he will be doing another show. The shows are archived (for how long?) so you can check them out for a while I guess.
Edit January 1 2014: added the songs i could find in a Spotify playlist (Ellen)
Scritti Politti drummer from the 1970s Tom Worley put this fascinating tribute together of the great leader Nelson Mandela who passed away yesterday at 95. He has also been involved in the Piece One Day initiative and works with an organisation that helps companies build teamwork through music.
Thanks for these great contributions Tom! Nelson Mandela is one of my heroes and his legacy of freedom and democracy in South Africa will live on for generations.
Thanks to loyal longtime Bibbly-o-tek.com visitor David C and to the folks at theartsdesk.com you can now listen to Green Gartside’s new studio track “Fruit Tree” on the new “Way to Blue” Nick Drake Tribute album. (Green has performed live in the past.) Here is a quick clip of my favorite part of the song. Also, here is a link to a great article and the full version of the song on theartsdesk.com. You can also buy the track on iTunes here!
According to thisisnotretro.com BEF is scheduled to release Music of Quality and Distinction Volume 3 Dark on May 6th. The release includes Green covering The Delfonics “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time.” This shouldn’t come as a complete surprise since Green performed this song live in 2011 with BEF. Here is our post about their special live event. Interesting follow up to this song from BEF Music of Quality and Distinction Volume 2 and Green Covering Steve Wonder’s classic “I Don’t Know Why I Love You.” Here is a link to a video of that remake! Concert goers claim that Green also sang the Stevie Wonder’s classic tune at the live event, but a I have never seen a video clip, which I would love to see and hear! In the immortal words of Ben Stein “Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?” ( Update April 2: Greg C posted this link to Amazon for a quick snippet on FaceBook.)