Guitar – Phil Mellifont
Well its been a long time since I last saw these two play,
something like 20 years. An I saw at least 3 gigs including
the wonderful Spring Livid where they played in Albert park
as the sun went down!
Tonight in an equally impressive venue the amazing
Spiegeltent they play to a sell out crowd that they had eating
out of their hand.
This gigs brief was a re-imagining of Ed's debut solo album
Electrical Storm and his 1990 Ed and Mark classic
And re-imagined it was, especially the Electrical Storm,
tracks that originally had a very different treatment.
Also gone was the 12 string that Ed always played
during that period with Mark.
Still acoustic but more complex, with just the 6 strings.
Stand out tunes were, the title track Electrical Storm,
a blinding Palace Of Sin and Master of two Servants.
Today Wonder was even better, those songs are still as
magical as they were 20 years ago.
The highlights of course were the song Ed tells us
was the reason the Berlin Wall fell,
Everything I've got belongs to you, which became
a wonderful singalong.
Horse under water, which he no longer plays by
striking the strings with a pen and the song
first made famous by the Laughing Clowns
and re-recorded for Today Wonder, Eternally Yours.
This morphed into the Tim Hardin's track
If I Were a Carpenter .
By the end the audience gave them a standing ovation.
Ed tells us Mark was recently voted the words 9th
best drummer and Ed is of course the worlds greatest
Guitarist so how could you go wrong!
You can find a video of electrical storm and a recording from
|Greg -drummer for Razar and the Leftovers|
Brisbane's very own original punk roker the right 'onerable Sir Ed plays a couple of gigs in the next few days with ol' mate Mark Dawson..
|Rave magazine 5june2007 page 10|
Lil' Fi plays the Gathering festival on saturday at 4:40pm so ffs dont be late!
Gathering fest. timetable here - http://www.thegatheringfestival.com.au/timetable/
Guitar magician John Malcolm is playing the Gathering festival at 4pm so get yer skates on and get there early!!
John Malcolm doing his rendition of "Razors Edge"
more John Malcom can be found here - http://www.johnmalcolm.com.au/
Lots of live music goodies coming up in the next few days...
Custard live on "Recovery" back in the day...
Custard are doing a few reformation shows with the brisbane show happening at the powerhouse on saturday- info here - http://www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/view/custard/
some great reads can be found - http://www.musiciscrap.com/davemccormack/press/Custard_TimeOff_Aug2011.pdf
and here - http://www.scenemagazine.com.au/index.php/section-table/58-cover-stories/1535-custard
and if you look over at brendans blog you can find some custard live from the Hi Fi flood benefit and a meredith fest here - http://turnitupto10.blogspot.com/2011/03/flood-benefit-at-hi-fi.html
and lots of stuff here - http://www.musiciscrap.com/index.html
It's a shame that the two Medews are playing the same nite... already booked in for the Screaming Tribesman myself....
thanx for the sounds - http://turnitupto10.blogspot.com/2011/09/ummmm-custard.html
Tyrone has quite a history, and may be strangely
He played the first Livid Festival in 1988, with comedy
group Skins on the Wall, and appeared at several later
Livids, including one memorable set between
Screamfeeder and psychobilly outfit Fireballs.
(He was the guy with the iguana)
He has played at the Zoo many times,
and took his show Ukulele Mekulele to the Sydney
He’s aiming to record his first album, and you can find out more
about the project here at Pozible.com