Thursday, 27 January 2011

55 THE WOODENTOPS, JAMES, London Institute Of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, Saturday 11 October 1986



A great double-header, this, and a great venue as well, the ICA being very posh indeed with an impressive and ambient bar, where I spent much time - and money!

Both bands played superb sets; Tim Booth of James wore a massively vile boiler suit and jerked his way through a set of mainly new material, yet still fun, unorthodox and distinctly James. The Woodentops, by contrast, played all the old favourites in their 100mph set of mutant rockabilly. Grabbed both set-lists; Rolo's one for The Woodentops halfway through the set! Naughty, naughty...

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