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Posted By: shepherdlass
02-Dec-06 - 05:58 AM
Thread Name: Bellowhead on Jools Holland - 1 Dec 2006
Subject: RE: Bellowhead on Jools Holland - 1 Dec 2006
I'm surprised so many were disappointed - yes, there were tuning problems with the vocal harmonies and the bagpipes, but that kind of thing seems to happen with most vocal harmonies on "Later" (someone's not giving them enough monitor volume methinks). But Rigs of the Time was great - full of energy and passion and great brass/wind lines. And Anthony David was absolutely fantastic, like Bill Withers crossed with Gil Scott Heron - and you could hear his words!

I like the bizarre mish-mash of Jools' show. Reckon they put on the big indie navel-gazing names to underwrite the interesting stuff that JH obviously likes better (shame they often get only one number). Yes, you have to plough through a lot of dross to get to the diamonds, but sometimes these diamonds come from surprising places - I remember first hearing and being pleasantly surprised by the Kaiser Chiefs and John Legend, KT Tunstall and Amy Winehouse on "Later" - and look at how many jazz and New Orleans greats he's managed to sneak into the prog too!