Thighs By ThighswestDay 2

The Good, The Bad & The Queen
Webster Hall
March 12th

[muse sick spy]

It goes without saying that Damon Albarn is an effin musical genius. I take that back, cause I want to make sure everyone knows: Damon Albarn is an effin musical genius. Not only would I bone him, but I would also PHONE him! If only I had his number. But seriously folks, Damon is a grade-A artiste, which is almost as tasty as grade-A beef! Everything he touches turns to critical gold, if not popular culture gold. The sorta-still front man of Blur is actually having more success now with his Traveling Wilburyesque side projects than he did with his ye olde fab foursome, aka the bestest thing to come outta England in the 90s, besides me and a case of Walker’s Salt & Lineker crisps. DA is like the Quentin Tarantino of the music world, digging up luminaries of days past and making them shine again. On the last Gorillaz joint, Neneh Cherry and Ike Turner were given new life and with Damon’s latest project, the band without a name, although everyone calls them The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Clash bassist Paul Simonon and Afrobeat founder Tony Allen get their due over.

As an album TGTB&TQ is a spirited and all around beyond solid effort. As a concert, tits exactly like listening to the album, since the gang play it from song one til song end (+ a B-side & and unfinished ditty), but it is not such a rock and/or rolling affair. Those looking to jump around would probably have to wait another night when the Fab Faux take up residency. TGTB&TQ’s show was more like a performance than a concert, which is purty much how I felt about the Apollo Gorillaz shows last year. One blizzoger said it breast, ‘The crowd was more impressed with who was on stage rather than the music itself.‘ Regardless of the rump shakenlessness and sorta-lameness of the crowd, the show ruled, juss like it’s ringleader. Can’t wait to see what Alban has up his sleeve next go around cause I’ll be there with bells on and cows on and most likely cowbells on!

‘Kingdom of Doom’ [d]

what, you lookin for an album that gives TGTBTQ a run for bestest of 2007? try this on for thighs

‘Young Folks’ [d]

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