- Billy Bragg
- Rusty SpannerSubscriber
Man’s a genius.
He’s written some of the best, most honest love songs I’ve ever heard.
Still get a lump in the throat whenever this comes on:
Stopped going to see him because I got fed up with people talking all the bloody way through his sets.Posted 5 years agodarrellSubscriber
saw him live for the 1st time since the 80s last week in Oslo.
and just spent the evening with the missus listening to some of his cds and had a very very enjoyable evening. I had forgotten how good he is – especially if its shared with a bottle of caol ila
so thanks Billy for a good nightPosted 5 years ago
Stopped going to see him because I got fed up with people talking all the bloody way through his sets.
I just tell them to stfu. Usually does the trick.Posted 5 years ago
Actually that’s rude, I’m usually more polite, saying ‘excuse me, but would you please stfu, people would like to listen to the person they’ve paid to see, not you’richmarsSubscriber
I love him too, I guess we’ve aged together (I was 21 when he sang ‘I’m 21 now but I won’t be for long).Posted 5 years ago
Between the wars has some great lyrics.
To be honest, I don’t care what his politics are, and I don’t agree with them anyway. I just think he’s writes some great songs.Orange CrushMember
I must be getting old – I saw him as one of three concerts entitled “Three Men and their Guitars” on the Festival Fringe.
Can’t remember when but he was supported by a new band, who had quite a lot of obviously travelling following in the audience, named the Housemartins!Posted 5 years agozimboMember
I saw him at Liverpool Royal Court in the early eighties (not to mention loads of times since), supported if I remember correctly by nuts Japanese girl band Frank Chickens and by one Porky the Poet who is now better known as, I think, Phill Jupitus.
Bragg is truly the man. Brilliant songwriter, politically astute, fervent anti-fascist and an all round good egg. If Britain was full of people like him, this would be a much better place to live.Posted 5 years agocrikeyMember
Songs from my youth, and songs to dance to, and I always think that all that bollocks about the Devil having the best tunes is shown up by the likes of Billy Bragg.
The day there is a right wing equivalent, or even a middle-of-the-road equivalent, I’ll eat my tea.
Above all, he’s on the side of people, and for that he wins.Posted 5 years agocrankboyMember
[video]http:// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXEqFMFFsQo&feature=youtube_gdata_player%5B/video%5D My own personal favoritePosted 5 years agobrassneckSubscriber
Billy’s great. If you haven’t heard the Mermaid Avenue albums, where he and Wilko put music to a bunch of long lost Woody Guthrie songs, I suggeest you go get them, superb stuff.
BTW the guitar wasn’t home made – it’s almost certainly a Gordon Smith who made some incredible value raw finish guitars, hand made in the UK. If I remember right one of the criteria BB used in picking it was that they were nice and flat on the back so you could get 2 back to back in a gig bag – very important when touring by train on your own!Posted 5 years agoMad PierreSubscriber
First saw him at Miners benefit gigs during the strike and also at Red Wedge (with The Style Council and various others…).
Seen him several times over the years but like the OP had a long break until recently. Was great to see him again.
Goes off to find “B” on iPod….Posted 5 years ago
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