Can't Stand up for Falling Down - Rock'n'Roll War Stories, by Allan Jones (Bloomsbury)In 1974, the 21-year-old Jones wrote to Melody Maker promising them that he'd "put a bullet up your a...". They gave him a job and he promptly did just that, going on to edit the music weekly for 13 years (he later launched Uncut). This is a paean to a lost age of wild rock 'n' roll and decadent rock'n'roll journalism.
I have been looking forward to this show for ages as I somehow managed to miss Alison the last time she stopped off in Bournemouth and I am pretty certain she was also at this years IOW Festival and I missed that as well. So tonight was the night to catch up. I must be honest and say that I was a big fan thirty years ago but have probably drifted in and out a bit over the last twenty years or so so expected there to be sections of songs that were new to me.
I seem to be seeing a lot of tribute bands recently and to be honest most of them have been pretty good but Purple Rain (A Celebration of Prince) may just be the best of the lot. Considering the fact that Prince himself was one of the most charismatic and musically talented people to ever have walked the planet anyone who takes on the job of covering all of these songs deserves an award just for getting up there.
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