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Can I explain the delay?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

An appropriate title, lifted from one of the tracks from Colin Newman’s fine ‘Commercial Suicide’ album of 1986 vintage. Having fallen off the road for some months without any updates to this Version Crazy blog, ’tis time to climb back on the horse and get going again with renewed vigour, so look out for plenty of posts over the coming months. In a slight change to the mission plan, I may sneak in the occasional contemporary act who have breathed life into the new wave/post-punk ghost. But to begin with its time to set the time machine back to 1978…

Adam Ant live shots, 100 Club, London, 27 January 2011

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The ever wonderful Adam Ant has been venturing onto the stage at increasingly frequent intervals over the past year in the environs of London town and I was fortunate enough to make it to one of his recent shows at the 100 Club on Oxford Street. With a focus on earlier material, a spirited band of musical conspirators, this was a fine night and Adam Ant, as you can see from the photos I snapped, remains physical… oh so, physical… if perhaps fragile in other respects though – the night did teeter at times on the edge of Adam’s changing mood.

 

Adam Ant live at the 100 Club, London 27 January 2011

^ Adam Ant live at the 100 Club, London, 27 January 2011 – click on the image to view at a larger size

 

However, if you get a chance to attend a show and have a taste for the earlier Ants material, be there… it’s a must.

Adam Ant live at the 100 Club, London 27 January 2011

^ Adam Ant live at the 100 Club, London, 27 January 2011 – click on the image to view at a larger size


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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) 2010 tour live shots

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

In something of a departure from the style of previous articles on this blog, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are on tour again at the moment and I managed to see the first night, at Brighton Dome on Friday 29 October 2010. Here are a few shots taken from the balcony during the show and they give a good idea of the elaborate lighting rig for the stage set on this tour. A good set too with a mixture of tracks from the new album plus most of the hits and some nice early surprises such as ‘Bunker Soldiers’.

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