A simple thread, this – just saw this clip of WA playing two songs (Warrior and Throw Down the Sword) live in Belgium last week and thought it worth posting here. Really atmospheric, and great sound – especially Bob’s new Rickenbacker bass and the tone on Andy’s solo in ‘Throw…’
…and for those of us who speak English, it’s Wishbone Ash at Islington Academy a day or two back.
The Wizzas are on tour around GB as I type. I’ll be at Glasgow, November 12.#
Tour dates here: http://wishboneash.com/tourdates/
Mark Abrahams from somewhere up north (but but not Scandinavia, whence came his two predecessors) is the new guitar player in WA, Muddy Manninen stepping back at the end of the last round of touring earlier this year.
WA started a US tour two days ago, and here’s a clip from that very show. UK tour starts in October. I’ll be at Glasgow Nov 12.
My pal Carol From Luton can’t make a planned trip up north this Friday, which means I have a spare ticket – if anyone wants it, speak now!
Yes, it’s nearly that time of the year again: Wishbone Ash’s annual UK tour. Begins on October 16, ends a month later in Clithero. I’m going to a couple of the Yorkshire shows. A link to the dates is herein.
I don’t know any secret info but Andy has hinted that with the US/UK exchange rate as it is, UK tours are no longer guaranteed. If you live in the Uk and fancy catching the Ash, I wouldn’t leave it till next time if I were you.
Here are the chaps last week in America:
Andy Powell announces a long-gestating Wishbone Ash ‘vintage years’ 32CD set, planned for next year via Madfish, the people behind those enormo-boxes on Family, Pretty Things, Ian Hunter, Streetwalkers, et al. For those who insist that Wishbone Ash can only be either the four original members or the Mk2 one that lasted into the early 80s, there should be no angst here – it will cover those line-ups plus the WA Mk1 reunion period from 1988-90. (I wonder will it cover the lesser-known era in between Mk2 and the Mk1 reunion? Must ask Mr P…)
I don’t believe it will feature BBC material or DVD content, but expect lots of unreleased takes from album sessions.
The new book about Wishbone Ash, by ColinH of this parish, is imminent. The band just posted the cover photo on their FB page and report that the foreword is by Ian Rankin, a long-time fan. Can I also say that, as a huge fan of Andy Powell (officially The Nicest Man In Rock – budge over Mr. Grohl) this is bloody great photo. Properly excited, now.
Having just returned from a splendid (much better than I expected, given the man’s recent health traumas) Wilko Johnson show, I thought I’d share this recent clip of… Wishbone Ash.
Here they are two days ago, near the end of what I understand was a monumentally brutal tour (logistically). But they still have ‘The Power’ – a beautiful track from their best album in recent years, IMO, Power Of Eternity.
I’m looking forward to seeing them in Paris in two weeks, on two of three shows in a bijou theatre filming a new DVD. Should be fun.
When new people join my company inevitably within the first few hours someone will ask “which team do you support” (even the blokes get asked this). So it struck me that I’ve seen relatively few footie related threads on the Afterword site – hope Im not transgressing something in the small print ?
For nigh on fifty years Ive followed my home team Rotherham United through good times and bad (cue the cliché joke). I go through periods where my interest is cursory and since moving south in the mid 70s, whilst I don’t get to see them very often, I generally manage at least a couple of games a season. At the moment following two promotions on the bounce including a memorable play off victory at Wembley last year (are there any Orient fans out there ?) and now struggling to keep our heads above water in the giddy heights of the Championship the fervour is most definitely high.
So it got me thinking (as only Afterworders do) who is the Rotherham United of the musical world ?
Got to be someone who has been around a good while but generally under the radar; unbelievably unfashionable; an honest » Continue Reading.