Friday, November 22

Joe Jackson Band - Live at The Beeb 1980

Live at The Beeb
Feb. and Oct. 1980

first set:     unknown venue & city, Feb. 1980
second set: Hammersmith Palais, London, Oct. 27, 1980

BBC broadcasts (sound quality Ex--) The first set kinda spoils you for the second. Tracks 1-8 have the better sound, but both performances are great.

The Joe  Jackson Band formed in the late 1970s, recorded 3 albums, toured a lot, and broke up. In 2002, they reunited and recorded a new album, released in 2003. Not bad!

ROB SEZ: If you poke around the blog a bit, you'll see I have a fondness for alt-pop from the UK (classic & classy stuff only, of course!). So here's another one I like a lot, at least Joe's early days.

SAMPLE: "The Harder They Come (Beeb 1980)"

01 Look Sharp
02 Friday
03 Geraldine and John
04 Kinda Kute
05 The Harder They Come (Jimmy Cliff cover)
06 Pretty Boys
Joe Jackson: reading it in the Sunday Papers...
07 Don't Wanna Be Like That
08 I'm the Man
09 Intro
10 I'm the Man
11 Biology
12 Beat Crazy
13 Look Sharp
14 Crime Don't Pay
15 Pretty Boys
16 On Your Radio
17 Friday
18 Is She Really Going Out With Him?
19 Don't Wanna Be Like That
20 Got the Time

#1-8 = Feb. 1980 (locale unknown)
#9-20 = Hammersmith Palais, London, Oct. 27, 1980
TT: 1 hour, 21 mins.

Joe  Jackson Band:
Joe  Jackson – vocals, keyboard
Graham Maby – bass, vocals
Gary Sanford – guitar, vocals
Dave Houghton – drums, vocals

Want more shows like this? Have a look here, here, here and here.

Learn more about the music of Joe  Jackson at his official site or this great fan site

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