Wednesday, 2 February 2011

27 LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS, DEL AMITRI, Brighton Top Rank, Wednesday 15 May 1985

A 2 car convoy of 8 of us drove down to the South Coast, making a day of it and playing football on the shingle beach during the day! The unexpectedly excellent support Del Amitri left photo booklets of themselves liberally sprinkled around, and their fine strumalong set prompted me to write for inclusion on their "Hit List". The start of something...

Lloyd Cole, looking slightly more confident, played a fine crafted set, which included a truncated "Perfect Skin" due to a scuffle on the dancefloor (!), and a splendid encore version of Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman", showcasing Lloyd's excellent dark baritone. A long way to go for a gig, but well worth it!

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