October 28, 2007

GEORGE LIVES:

The Wedding Present (JONATHAN TREW, 10/28/07, Scotland on Sunday)

THE Wedding Present were not the first indie band but they may be the definitive one. Led by the usually morose-looking David Gedge, they were heroes on the student union circuit from the mid-Eighties to the early Nineties. Pairing rapid-fire guitar riffs with Gedge's mournful lyrics about love affairs gone wrong, the Wedding Present's tinny tracks sparked many a moshpit in their day and were responsible for vast quantities of snakebite being spilled in discos up and down the land.

They are back on tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their first album, George Best. By promising to play the entire album from beginning to finish at each gig, they have managed to tempt a significant proportion of their original fanbase off their suburban sofas and back into gigland. It's terrifying proof of the havoc that the passage of time can wreak.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 28, 2007 10:27 AM
Comments

(Early U2)-(Bono)= WP

This equation works for me.

Posted by: ted welter at October 28, 2007 2:27 PM
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