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Friday, January 30, 2015

MARK LANEGAN @ SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE

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Wednesday night it was finally time for Mark Lanegan. The man's been in several bands, including Queens of The Stone Age and a Lead Belly cover band with Kurt Cobain. And then there's his incredible solo career. The man is a poet, a genius. He started the night with "when your number isn't up" accompanied only by his guitarist, I felt it in my bones. (Also worth mentioning; "When your number isn't up" is the first track of his best album "Bubblegum" - a must have in every CD collection).

Anyway - after a few songs the rest of the band joined them on stage, and we got a a mix of old and new songs. At one point I caught myself getting teary-eyed, that's how good his lyrics are. Between songs he was a man of few words, he introduced the band and said "thank you very much" a couple of times, but that was it. He didn't need to say anything else.


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