Sunday 25 March 2012

A Bridge too far

 Canvas c/o Mongolian artist Khurelbaatar

We were in Hebden Bridge on Friday night: we'd got tickets to go and see a tribute band. Thing was, I didn't know we were going to see a tribute band. We'd bought tickets for Jah Wobble at The Trades Club months ago. Apparently he's patched up his differences with Keith Levene and selections from Metal Box were promised. So far, so good.

What I didn't know was that Wobble and (the now skeletal) Levene have got in a lame brain John Lydon lookalikey from a Sex Pistols covers band to handle the vocals. Oh dear.

This is what they looked like:

However, just because it caught me off guard doesn't mean that other people in the room weren't lapping it up. Apologies then to anyone who was offended by my heckling and sincere apologies to John Wardle if I was less than complimentary when we met after the gig.


  1. Sounds like a Stranglers gig I attended back in the mid 90's, completely unaware that High Cornwell was no longer with them, I took pride in heckling! On a similar note I saw The Psychedelic Furs on Saturday night, pretty good, sounded just like the records even though the Butler Bros. were the only original members! Richard Butler resembled Gary Oldman channeling Bowie!

  2. Here's the thing: Wobble did two back to back nights - Friday in Hebden and Saturday in Manchester: Fri with lookalikey, Sat without. A Public Image tribute in Hebden and, by all accounts, a Wobble dub set for the Mancs. Guess I put my money on red and it came up white.

  3. Ooops. I'd really like to know what you said to old Wobble.