Friday, April 27, 2007

James rock

I went to see the reformed James play at the Brixton Academy last night and they absolutely fucking rocked! They played four new and excellent songs; they also played one of my all time favourite tracks—extraordinary because it is a little-known album track from Laid—called Five-0 [MP3]
Five-0

Are you open for trade
Your salvation, for something, for some thrills
Is a body of work for your inspection
You can trace, trace my concern
My concern

I've been looking for truth
At the cost of living
I've been afraid
Of what's before mine eyes
Every answer found
Begs another question
The further you go, the less you know
The less I know

I can feel your face
Gonna make it mine
I can be the man
I see in your eyes
Can you take my weight
Are we both too small
Know each other well
We've met before

Will we grow together
Will it be a lie
If it lasts forever, hope I'm the first to die
Will you marry me, Can we meet the cost
Is the power of love worth the pain of loss
Can you pay the bill, will you keep the change
Are you here for the party, or are you here for the pain

I can feel your face
Gonna make it mine
I can be the man
I see in your eyes
Will we grow together
Will it be a lie
If it lasts forever, hope I'm the first to die
Hope I'm the first to die

I am seriously wandering down into Brixton and buying a ticket off one of the many touts for tonight too...

UPDATE: yes, I went and saw them again, down in the standing bit this time. I danced my little heart out to a set that was substantially different to Thursday's. The four new songs that they played on both nights absolutely rock and I cannot wait for the forthcoming album! It seems that the band are enjoying it too.

Hooray—James are back and they're better than ever!

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