Just been to see richard ashcroft at the secc, 2 concerts in the same week…who knew? this was a freebee as well. Courtesy of Elizas uni friend Lisa (sorry that’s all the information I have to offer). Was a bit unconvinced by this initially; saw him in his verve days – was indeed awsome, urban hymms and all that jam. Never really bothered by all his solo stuff, read a few interviews with him and thought his was an idiot.
Went out for tea first and I spilt curry all down me, then we had a good walk in the rain. Decided to skip the support band after the bees experience (read below) and I had a cheeky peek at their myspace and it sucked. By the time we got there we couldn’t really be assed but even better we had seats (normally this would be a bad thing but you can’t dance to the ashcroft!). We just caught the end of DJ Wayne who was alright lots of random 70’s funk (safe choice). So it all kicked off and I was quite impressed. It was a new track and all the crowd seemed quite enthusiastic…I was thinking I could be onto a winner here…second song in, sonnet, stroke of genius.
Then his luck changed, played nothing but new tunes…then i started to wander off, looking at the animations wondering what programs they used to make them. God it was boring, Then it become more and more obvious that richard ashcroft thinks he’s god…It just irritated me. They did the usual went off came back on, Then it was like karaoke with richard ashcroft…all the classics, but i just don’t like the man. He even did a version of U.N.K.L.E lonely souls which was a cracking tune but he sung it over what sounded like a tape with no other band members there.
Ashcroft = Idiot (even when desperately clinging to old verve classics)