“I was wrong about God. Turns out he likes that 70’s stuff after all. So it didn’t piss down and they played four encores. And with the almighty in their corner, who knows what might happen. And how will the Fruits conspire to bollocks it up this time around? We wait with bated breath…”
[Hughie. Roadie & General Factotum]
Not entirely sure why this went through my head as the lights went down for Curved Air on their 45th Anniversary Show, “Air Conditioning to North Star”…. 😉
A band last seen (by me) on 6 December 1974, just a few years prior to the year zero dictat of the Clash and punk, when for reasons that I understand, (but regret), I sold albums that didn’t fit the template of impetuous youth, non-conformity through conformity, and the views of the Unholy Trinity of Nick Kent, Julie Burchill and Charles Shaar Murray. [Lest you are worried that I actually remember the date, fear not…I recall only that I saw them at the Lanchester Polytechnic in Coventry whilst still at school…technology and a process of elimination does the rest…]
…and I sold Air Conditioning….
So…41 years later..here we are…and well worth the wait
“Yesterday you know it never really happened
Tomorrow you know it never really came
You, you’re only what you think you might be
I am only what you think I am
It happened today..”
[Curved Air: “It Happened Today”]
tbc @ 50?