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  MARK TAYLOR'S BIG CITY NIGHTS

RICKY WARWICK
CAMDEN UNDERWORLD, LONDON
plus EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW


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Ricky Warwick has been a busy man these past few years fronting Thin Lizzy who have now made the sensible name change to the Black Star Riders who have recently released the rather nifty 'All Hell Breaks Loose' album.

Black Star Riders will be embarking on a Euro tour starting in October, but with a bit of spare time on his hands before then, Ricky played a few select acoustic gigs on a co-headlining tour with Tony Wright of Terrorvision.

MetalTalk's Mark Taylor got to speak to Ricky before the gig to chat about the forthcoming re-issues of The Almighty which will be released on Spinefarm at the end of September. You can watch the interview below.

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An acoustic evening that was easy on the ear holes started with Mark Curran who normally fronts his own self named band. A short engaging set of his own tunes and a spendid cover of Bon Jovi's 'Blood On Blood'. Not only that, but the singer has a fine taste in shirts. The man has star quality.

Billed as Acoustic TV, it's hard to believe that it was almost two decades ago that Terrorvision were dominating the charts with great power pop hits before disappearing into oblivion. Tony Wright along with buddy Milly Evans reminded us about what was so great about the Bradford terrors with his cheeky banter and a set of great tunes including the underrated 'III Wishes', 'Middleman' and the only rock song to ever quote whales and dolphins with 'Perseverance'.

Paying homage to David Bowie with a cover of 'Moonage Daydream', the best was served up with a quenching flamenco take on 'Tequilla' which made us happy.

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Ricky Warwick played a wise choice set full of his own solo material, Lizzy, Black Star Riders tunes, some eyebrow raising covers and select Almighty tracks that have matured nicely over the years. Kicking off with Eddie Cochran's 'Summertime Blues' a song that inspired the whole punk movement and no doubt a young Warwick when he was a nipper at home with his parents. Scott Gorham was in the house somewhere in this venue but didn't guest on 'Jailbreak'.

'The Almighty classic 'Wild & Wonderful' got the crowd singing and a cover of Iron Maiden's 'Running Free' worked surprisingly well in a country rock form.

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Between songs Warwick regaled many road stories including one about his first meeting with Lemmy and how nervous he was to be meeting his hero for him only to end up completely blind drunk and crashing out on the floor of Lemmy's hotel room for ole wart face to call Warwick "A fucking lightweight" before the acoustic strut of 'Ace Of Spades' and Warwick didn't forget to play the joker with a bizarre cover of Britney Spears 'Oops!... I Did It Again' delivered without a patch of irony.

Fellow Belfast lad, Therapy's Andy Cairns, guested on 'Jonestown Mind' and the night ended with Springsteen's 'Born To Run' and just like a gig from the Boss, Ricky Warwick could've played all night. A highly enjoyable evening.

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Set list:
Summertime Blues
Jailbreak
The Whiskey Song
Wild & Wonderful
Bound For Glory
Can't Wait For Tomorrow
Running Free
Jesus Loves You... But I Don't
Can't Live With Maybe
Belfast Confetti
Ace Of Spades
Oops!... I Did It Again
Jonestown Mind
Hey Judas
Free 'N Easy
The Boys Are Back Town
The Arms Of Belfast Town
Born To Run

Mark also interviewed Ricky Warwick recently, talking about the Black Star Riders debut 'All Hell Breaks Loose' and you can read that interview here.

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12.8.13



NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

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As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:



Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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