Archive for October, 2006
These might be one of the first recent pictures i’ve seen with Gartside, Gamson, Maher all in one place! All this loveliness thanks to LindaMarie. Love the tie…
My friend Ron Kane, who is a fan of my old band MAM has send me his review of yesterday’s Scritti gig at The Roxy. Although it was a Dutch band (and singing in Dutch) MAM had a couple of fans in America, LA for example.
Here’s Ron’s review:
Last night, Scritti Politti played The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood.
It was their American debut show, and they said so. I had waited 25+ years to see them.
They played lots of songs from the new album, wonderful sound. Also, I could recognize “The Word Girl”, “Wood Beez”, “Die Alone”
and “Brushed With Oil Dusted With Powder”. The surprises were to hear “The Sweetest Girl” and “Skank Bloc Bologna”.
Green’s voice was very good, but he said he had a bad cold.
The band was good, the playing very tight – but there was an instance of “Laptop failure” before “Wood Beez” – Green was very funny and chatty – before they played even one note of music he greeted his Los Angeles fans by saying, “We don’t play ‘perfect Way'” – OK, Green!
There were two opening acts – I do not know what they were called, and it’s not my style of music, anyway. They wouldn’t let us sit down, “All of the tables are reserved!” – even though nobody was sitting at any of them when I asked (I looked later, maybe 3 of 24 tables had someone sitting at them). At least the ticket was inexpensive!
Scritti Politti play two more shows in the L.A. area – but I probably can’t get to either of them. They were also selling T-shirts and buttons, the CD and a poster (Only 210 made!). The T-shirt had the tour dates, I already ordered the CD from Japan (bonus tracks and a DVD!), so I bought the buttons (for the new album) and the poster (autographed).
Ron is huge music fan and a huge music collector. Check him out at Flickr.
From Nonesuch Records:
We actually are giving away a three-track CD in the tour markets to anyone who buys the record, this will include Last Time I Looked, When I Was Happy and Am I Right in Thinking.
Boston: Newbury Comics
Philadelphia: Aka Music / Mainstreet Music
Baltimore: Record & Tape Traders
I am unsure if they are coupled together as a retail product or if it is a mail-in promotion. Perhaps a Bibbly-o-tek.com reader can help us out. Do you live in one of these markets? Wanna shop your local store and let us know???
Akemi recorded ‘Summer Sonic special program’ on TV Asahi (CH10). Green’s interview is short, but funny.
This week we were informed by Rough Trade that the Snow in Sun single is definitely cancelled, it will only by available as download on Itunes with as extra tracks Am I Right In Thinking and When I Was Happy. At this stage it’s not known whether or not there will be taken another single from White Bread Black Beer. On Itunes there is also a new collaboration with Skillz available, called The Jam, Pt 2.
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