Friday, May 11, 2007

Wandering stars

Well, if James can link to a YouTube video, I guess I can! Hardly Shaun the Sheep, and perhaps not adding to the gaiety of nations in quite the same way .... but here's a rare recent sighting of a certain group, for late-night listening, from an unannounced performance in Bristol in February. Even so stripped down, the magic still works.

If Beth Gibbons' words here have always seemed hauntingly evocative, maybe that is because she is drawing from -- or should I say sampling? -- the King James Version rendering of Jude 13.1: "Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever."

There still surface rumours of another CD, 10 years after the last studio album.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Oh man, I would love to see those guys live. Thanks for sharing the YouTube.