Monday, August 14, 2006


Since most of the bands - even the official ones - touring years after their star started to wane are, if lucky, boasting only a couple of original members; or, sometimes, just one bloke who once met one of the original members in bar - you can see how a rogue promoter thought he'd be able to get away with putting on a Redbone gig without any members of Redbone in it.

Indeed, the real Redbone were in a different state playing a gig.

The organisers of the Butte-Silver Bow Fair are now talking about suing the 'fake' Redbone; we imagine a defence will rest on the Mark Steel question outlined in his programme on Aristotle of 'are the Four Tops really the Four Tops?