• Break a leg

    23 juin 2007, 21h20m par JesusHKrishna

    Fri 22 Jun – The Jesus and Mary Chain @ Meltdown

    Seeing the Mary Chain for the first time in nine years was inevitable going to be an event but made all the more so as the last time I saw them (also accompanied by my partner in crime that night too) and probably the last time they played London, was at a previous Meltdown festival in the same venue: John Peel's in 1998 (how many artists have played more than one Meltdown festival?), support that night coming from Add N To X and Suicide. That night the venue had not even been half full and anyway everybody just piled down the front and jumped about. The gig had ended with a very drunk, or something ..., William pronouncing his greatest and having to be dragged off by Jim. It also saw the presence on stage of Bobby Gillespie, Kevin Shields and Emma from Lush. Given that I was lucky to get tickets for this gig, I can only think to paraphrase the Mary Chain's early war cry and say "Where the fuck were you when we needed you?"