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DAN BAIRD & THE HOMEMADE SIN
Borderline, London 4 July 2010
was at this very venue the year before on a double headliner with the
Quireboys. Tonight the former Georgia Satellites frontman is
performing to a sold out crowd without any support to give the
Borderline a value for money two hour set.
It has to be
said that one of the best ever festival appearences I have ever seen was
when the Georgia Satellites played Reading Festival back in 1987.
The band were absolutely cooking that day. Since then, their fire
died a little and after three albums the band split in two.
Satellites still perform today with Rick Richards and Rick Price but if
you want the true Satellite experience then Dan is your man who along
with himself has two other original Satellites in his band: Mauro
Magellan on the drums and bassist Keith Christopher who was a Satellite
before the band broke big.
duties and shared by Dan Baird and Warner E. Hodges who recently seen on
these shores touring with Jason & The Scorchers (Now there's a double
bill I'd like to see.).
faith with opener 'Six Years Gone' Dan takes us way back to the
beginning of his career, before giving us a couple of tracks from the
excellent self-titled release of 2008 in the shape of 'Just Can't Wait'
and 'Crooked Smile'.
what confidence you have in your own material when the Top 2 US smash
for the Satellites 'Keep Your Hands To Yourself'' is only the fourth
song into the set which ensured an early sing-along.
track from the latest album is 'Two For Tuesday' is a heavy strumming
crowd pleaser that Tom Petty would've been proud of writing. Even
a cover of 'Tears Of A Clown' gets the Dan treatment in a new
first solo album 91's 'Love Songs For The Hearing Impaired' came the
happy funky 'Julie + Lucky' which got me jiving and the single 'I Love
Some of the
best songs the Satellites ever did were from the criminally underrated
album from '89 'In The Land Of Salvation And Sin' from where came the
excellent 'All Over But The Cryin'' and 'Another Chance' as well as
other Satellites classics such as the steaming 'Railroad Steel' and
'Shelia' , but no 'Battleship Chains', not that many noticed tonight -
too busy enjoying themsleves.
touring mate from last year Quireboy Paul Guerin joined the band for a
rocking cover of Little Richard's 'Keep A Knockin' which ended the
mammoth set on a high and finally gave the sweet soaked Borderline crowd
a chance to get some air.
toothed wonder played a blinding set that didn't need any filling. This
is how rock 'n roll should be played at it's best.
Set list :
Six Years Gone/ Just Can't Wait/ Crooked Smile/ Keep Your Hands To
Yourself/ Lazy Monday/ Lil Bit/ Two For Tuesday/ Tears Of A Clown/ She
Dug Me Up/ Julie + Lucky/ I Love You Period/ All Over But The Cryin'/
Dan Takes Five/ Cryin' To Me/ Damn Things To Be Done/ From Small Things
(Big Things One Day Come)/ Railroad Steel/ Another Chance/ Younger Face/
Sheila/ I Dunno
Dixie Beauxderaunt/ Like A Rolling Stone/ Keep A Knockin'
Photos by Noel Buckley
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