_0453Here’s one from the archives I only happened upon recently … anyone know where it is … and when?


Bob Foulks just sent me the secondΒ image — but this gig was a full three months before my bass was re-sprayed — so it must have been ‘colorized’.





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  1. Bruce of America says:

    Saw this on the useless web. Reminded me of someone (no offense intended)


  2. Mike Miller says:

    If my math is correct, next summer will be 40 years since that gig. Sounds like a good time for the Old Man to get the band back together for tour.

  3. Bruce of America says:

    Happy “Brexit Day”.

  4. Adam Kent-Isaac says:

    Using Photoshop, I created this visual representation of the recent events. Enjoy:


    • Bruce says:

      A Status Graphite. Very much of its time. Doesn’t sound too bad does it?

      • Mike Miller says:

        Sounds great. Works well with their sound. That’s the one you sold your Strat for?

        Remain or leave? “Experts” on the tv say it will be remain. Maybe the fix is in.

      • Bruce says:

        The fix is definitely in 48% of the population believe the vote will be rigged. Just as it will for Hillary πŸ™‚

        I actually swapped my Strat for 3 Status basses! — 4-string, 5-string and fretless. It’s the fretless one that I paly on the Attractions’ solo “Work” project with Brian Griffin.

      • Mike Miller says:

        I’ve never heard that recording. Difficult to find anything about it.

        A young British fellow I know stopped in and I asked him about it. He said his brother will vote to remain and his parents to leave. Cut down generational lines.

        I’ve gotta hand it to Trump…he’s rubbing her nose in her corrupt bullshit.

      • Roddy Ring says:

        Looks like Mum and Dad won, crusty old sods.

      • Phil Dennison says:

        Did you also play that bass during your stint in Carlene Carter’s band in the late 80s? I saw the Mean Fiddler show.

      • Bruce says:

        I think I was in Status mode at that time — but if you remember that gig, you probably know better than I do. Good old, Carlene — she looks like her mum June now. Just as her mum looked like Carlene in her younger days. It’s hard to tell which is which if you don’t know the date of the photograph.

    • Adam Kent-Isaac says:

      I love this! Such a creative instrumental arrangement.

      I don’t understand how we got from that, to shit like this:


      It’s one of the most popular “songs” on the radio at the moment. It has about the melodic and rhythmic creativity of a conveyor belt.

      • Bruce says:

        544 million view a bit of old electro-drum programming and someone blowing down a bottle. Jeez, it makes “Pills and Soap” sound like Beethoven’s 9th — and I didn’t even play on that!

      • Adam Kent-Isaac says:

        ha – ha! Pills and Soap, i.e. “that song I always skip over.”

        How about this piece of plodding rubbish I heard on the radio yesterday:


        “Hey guys – how will we make our piece of plodding rubbish stand out from all the other plodding rubbish?”
        “Have someone noodle a bit on the piano.”

      • Mike Miller says:

        AKI…You should work in a studio for a while. That track will sound brilliant.

      • Bruce says:

        We feel your pain πŸ™‚

  5. Bob says:

    September 9, 1977, Crystal Palace Bowl

  6. Mike Miller says:

    Looks like pre-pink bass color, so that should narrow it down somewhat.

    • Bruce says:

      Not so — I would’ve agreed with you but someone just sent me a nice colour photo of the same gig. No, hang on — you’re right. I didn’t have that bass sprayed until three months after that pic. Which means that the other pic has been ‘colourized’!

  7. Neil Jones says:

    Crystal Palace Garden Party, 1977?

      • Neil Jones says:

        Hey Bruce,
        Just noticed Sky Arts are re-running the ‘Almost Blue’ South Bank Show doc tonight 10pm. I think it’s the first time it’s been on UK tv since ’81. I remember watching it originally and thinking it was great. All my mates at school were into the new electronica, new romantics or The Teardrop Explodes and there’s me watching the band rip through’ Sittin and thinkin’. Also remember you resplendent in flashy waistcoat if I’m not mistaken πŸ™‚

      • Bruce says:

        Thanks Neil, it sounds like you enjoyed the experience more than I did πŸ™‚

  8. Andy says:

    Oops, 1977!

  9. Andy says:

    Hi Bruce,
    Finally one I think I can answer – Crystal Palace Bowl, somewhere around ’81? Andy

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