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Nicholas Waller Bruce Springy at Glastonbury (30) RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury 30 Jun 09


I like BruceS, or rather, I used to buy his records and listen to him a lot when I was a student about 30 years ago (and I bought a couple of his recent CDs too, like the post-9/11 The Rising, which is haunting) but I did think his sound over the telly sounded very muddy compared with others. (I don't like that "BROOOOOSSSS!" thing his fans yell, like booing).

Status Quo is a band I've never consciously bought anything of, or sat down to listen to (though they were often on the radio and played at school dances when I was a teenager) but I thought their set sounded crisp and tight and a lot of rollicking good fun. I still have no desire to buy any of their stuff, mind.

A bit like Iggy Pop at Glastonbury a couple of years ago... I've never bought any of their stuff either, but their televised set was mesmerising: they looked like a pumped-up bunch of maniacal old paedophiles who'd just broken out of the maximum-security facility they were supposed to be banged up in until they died.

Neil Young is a law unto himself, rolling and rambling and rocking in all directions wherever he pleases over his 30 albums or whatever it is, sometimes magnificent, sometimes offering "A Piece Of Crap". I saw him live in 1976 in a basketball stadium in South Carolina with Steve "Long May You Run" Stills, great stuff. An amazing "Southern Man". There was some kind of a temp power cut and he did space-seed-dream "After The Goldrush" solo on a piano... luckily I was only about 20 feet from him, the people at the back can't have heard much.

For those who didn't check into Anne Lister's thread on the travails of being a lowly solo non-headliner performer, here's the link to some of my photos of the magical twinkly short city in the cow fields from the top of Glastonbury Tor on Sunday night.


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