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GLEN MATLOCK & THE PHILISTINES 100 Club, London 16 June 2011
As well as
promoting his new album, 'Born Running', this was a launch show for the
new single from the former (and founder) Sex Pistol.
A sparse (and often tame) crowd welcomed two support acts, both one man
and guitar singer / songwriter fare, before Glen hit the stage.
Faces bassist covers rhythm guitar and lead vocals in his own band, and
the band are bolstered by 3 backing singers to give solid sound that,
from the albumís title track that opened, a chunky rock, pop and punk
Somehow' features plenty vocal harmonies, and T.R.O.U.B.L.E. much vocal
interplay with the backing singers and crowd.
'Time Bomb', Hard Work', 'Get What We Get', 'Nowheresville' and 'Yeah
Right' are all amongst the tracks from the new album, as well as the non
album single 'Hey Mister'. Some older tracks fitted in well too, one or
two adding a bluesy style.
The encore had to feature a Sex Pistol track and 'Pretty Vacant' was
Glen seems more than comfortable with the band, they are tight and
solid, and he is more than happy to talk to the crowd. The band's
sound, energy and quality entertained, on this evidence the album is
well worth checking out.
Photos by Judy
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