Sunday, July 15, 2007

How to Make Me Feel Old

Kevin Ayers is making a comeback. I always had a fondness for Shouting in a Bucket Blues - 'Sometimes I get too drunk,/I feel so goddamed low.' He also made June 1st 1974 at the Rainbow - ah, the Rainbow - with Nico, John Cale and Brian Eno, a platter that mattered in a not very good kind of way. But I hope the recent return of Take That and the imminent comeback of The Spice Girls have not turned his head. Old rockers may not die sometimes they should just fade away.


  1. Ah, he 14 Hour Technicolor Dream at the Alexandra Palace. I managed to buy the Soft Machine's Probe album in Andorra of all places in 1969 and played it regularly at my DJ gig at the Redhill & Reigate Arts Workshop....Oh heady days...

    'Joy of a toy' is just wonderful

  2. Ah, those distant days when it was cool to be a Kevin.