Well, as the last two posts were a bit preachy, here’s something frivolous and fun. From nearly twenty goshdarn years ago, here’s a little gem courtesy of the BBC. It’s a charming little gig from the Borderline in
featuring four tunes from Richard Thompson and eight from the dual-Finn line up of CH. Thompson plays on some of their set too. London
I’ve not seen this on the net, but it must be out there somewhere. Anyroad up, here’s my version from a trusty TDK SA with no clever dickery applied - digitized, split and that’s it. It’s lovely.
Crowded House are a bit of a guilty pleasure at BPFE…as much as I like Mogwai, Phillip Glass, Erik Satie etc, there’s not much that beats a bit of quality Antipodean Pop. It’s a little bittersweet as it features the late Paul Hester, whose untimely departure is still felt by the band. They’ve done two polished albums without him and their live gigs are still warm and funny, but there’s a little bit of Art School Mania missing. ‘Italian Plastic’ is a highlight on this set – it’s a belter.
Richard Thompson is…Richard Thompson. Brilliant musically, great banter and biting, witty lyrics. The bounder!
So there you go…the soapbox is back in the shed and a truckload of Be-Bop Deluxe and Rain Parade shows are ready to go over the next few weeks, interspersed with some tasty treats from the Rushbo Archive. If this post doesn’t put a smile on yer face, then there’s no hope for ya!
Crowded House & Richard Thompson: Borderline, London, June 06 1991
01 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
03 Now that I am dead
04 Read about love
05. Don’t roll those bloodshot eyes
06 Weather with you
07 Italian plastic
08 Love you til the day I die
09 Sister Madly
10 When you come
11 Don’t dream it’s over
12 Chocolate cake
13 Into temptation