Friday, March 12, 2004


The only trouble is... I saw the Go-Betweens at the Astoria last year and it was, quite frankly, dire. Admittedly, they were shunted to an 8pm slot to make way for a GAY club night, but even so... dire arrangements and a mediocre performance. Morrissey at the Albert Hall and then Brixton was, by comparison, triumphant - he started with 'I Want The One I Can't Have' and ended with 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out', but I still left both venues with the new songs in my head.

Then again, if by 'special guests' they mean Lindy will be drumming...

Ah, but you can't let a single dud show put you off for good - and playing at 8 pm to ensure that a club dedicated to putting on acts in the twilight of their camp can start on time would be enough to give anyone the hump. The trouble is, the Morrissey date is something of an unknown quantity - you might get Morrissey, Nancy Sinatra and Sandie Shaw. Or you could get a Lonnie Donnegan tribute act and a thirty minute declamation of Johnny Rogan. I'd want a Go Betweens ticket as a back-up...

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