Rated 5 out of
Phil still blasts out great music
A great gig by a great band . I was a little doubtful about the timings of this one especially as the Blasters were due on at 9.15 and my train meant leaving at 10 .20. Turns out I only missed 10 mins--no encore I'm told although that's hard to believe given the excellent performance and reception. I've long been a fan of Phil and Dave Alvin and while the latter's contribution was missing here it was more than made up for by a straight ahead rock n roll show. Phil I know was seriously ill a few years back but his voice is still raw power blues-just as well as there were no vocals from anyone else--guitarist Keith Wyatt was sensational-and the other guys were extremely tight. Phil doesn't offer much between songs except the odd thank you so the gig was almost punklike in tempo--I've seen gigs twice as long that were less than half has good--easy 5 stars.
Date published: 2018-05-05