No time for farewells

John Waters pictured outside the 'Sold Out' Komedia

John Waters outside the ‘Sold Out’ Komedia


Thursday 8 May 2008, The Komedia, 44 Gardner Street, BRIGHTON BN1 1UN


It is absolutely fantastic to see Robin and the band back in Britain, playing live. A BIG “thank you” goes out to Alan Robinson, Laurie Brace and everyone who has made this particular tour possible.

Tonight’s show at Komedia in Brighton is a sell-out. Business is brisk on the merchandising stall too with new product in demand, in the form of the new EMI compilation “Day of the Eagle” and T-shirts inscribed with the words “the first farewell tour”.


An early glimpse of new bass man Glenn Letsch


What a set list! For me, it’s the strongest ever.

My personal choice for stand-out track of the night is definitely “No Time”. Some 22 years on from its first appearance on vinyl, tonight is the first time this “Passion” band classic has been played live on British soil.


Outside Komedia


Davey’s gut-wrenching vocal, over Robin’s greatest ever chorus chord combination, is the highlight of my evening. Wow! What an absolute knock-out!

There is so much to look forward to on this tour, so much more to come from four great musicians who are really on top of their game.

This is Alan Howard for ‘Steve’s Place’ reporting from Komedia, Brighton on the English south coast. 8 May 2008.


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