A tight, relentlessly driven hour to a sold out crowd, playing a mix of Sub-Lingual Tablet with new songs (galloping Cowboy George a highlight) and an encore of classic rock-out track Mr Pharmacist. Using two and sometimes all four microphones, Mark E. Smith dominated sublime, adding keyboards, tweaking sound (at one point turning the bass right up so it brilliantly boomed over everything) and throwing his mic into the crowd so a shouting guy could show just how skilled Smith’s drawling atonal lyricism really is. Magnificent Fall Sound!
Concorde 2, 29 January 2017
March 27, 2017