What does it sound like?:
A three cd plus dvd compilation from the collected works of the Bard of Salford.
The three cds combine studio performances with live material and Peel sessions, while the dvd has an excellent selection of performances from his appearances on the Old Grey Whistle Test and culminates with some live material from his 2014 shows.
All the old favourites are here – to name but a few, Evidently Chickentown, Beasley Street, Kung Fu International, Readers Wives, I Married A Monster From Outer Space – and there are many more just as good of course.
Listening to these pieces for the first time in years brings back hazy forgotten memories of long nights in the Student Union in days of yore – and they mostly sound just as good now as they did back in those halcyon days of the late seventies/early eighties.
What does it all *mean*?
Some stuff just stands the test of time with no apparent effort, and age has certainly not wearied most of the verses on offer here.
Goes well with…
To be taken with a few beers and some good mates. Wait for the recollections to come flooding back