The 2005 reunion concerts
2005, on September 22 and 23, The COUNT BISHOPS reformed for two
live concerts :
one private at The Lock 17 (September 22)
one public at The Bang-Bang Club (September 23).
Lock 17 (ex-Dingwalls, in Camden Town, London)
The COUNT BISHOPS were the main act of the party organised by Roger
Armstrong and Ted Carroll for the 30th anniversary of CHISWICK
Johnny came from Florida, U.S.A.
Pat came from Budapest, Hungary
Dave came from Australia
Paul also came from Australia
They rehearsed during 3 days and when they took the Lock 17 stage, they
hadn't played together for 26 years !!!
The BISHOPS began their concert with a high energy version of "Too
Much Too Soon".
It was real high energy.
Real high emotions, too.
Dave, Pat and Paul were all in top form and
showed they were happy to be reunited and play all their classic songs
They played 19 tracks. Here's the list :
01. Too Much Too Soon
02. Stay Free
03. Baby You're Wrong
04. Good Guys
05. Saturday Night
06. Taste & Try
07. Don't Start Me Talkin'
08. Someone's Got My Number
09. Down The Road Apiece
10. Confessin' The Blues
11. I'll Go Crazy
12. I Need You
13. I Take What I Want
14. I'm Not Talkin'
15. Train, Train
16. Somebody's Got Their Head Kicked In
17. I Want Candy
18. Route 66
19. All Over Now
20. (No Lies)
It was a concert high in emotions. A large photo of Zen DE FLEUR
overlooked the stage. Zen was there. And I guess he was happy to see his
friends enjoying themselves on a stage with the same energy as in 1977.
Steve LEWINS was also present. He has a new musical project with his FLY
Stevie now plays blues with guitar, slide guitar and harmonica. It
was nice to see him there, also reunited with his old friends.
In the public, everybody danced and had a lot of fun. What a night !!!
The Lock 17 walls and foundations have shaken !!!
Bang-Bang Club (ex-100 Club, in Oxford Street, London)
At the Bang-Bang Club, the conditions were a bit different.
Eddie & The Hot Rods opened for The COUNT BISHOPS.
Then Mike SPENSER briefly introduced our BISHOPS on stage.
Most of the public came to see The COUNT BISHOPS reunited for the
first time in 26 years.
They were not disappointed.
The set was the same, with again Zen reunited with his old friends,
with the same energy, the same pleasure.
However, according to me, there
was a little difference : the musicians seemed more relaxed.
This concert was also played at 130 m.p.h.
Here again, a large part of the public danced.
Everybody had a great time.
We're waiting for a new reunion !!! Please don't make us wait for 26 years
Both concerts were FANTASTICALLY GREAT !!!
John, Paul, Dave, Pat and Roger
all these unforgettable moments,
musically than emotionally.
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|© Herve Colombet, 2003 - 2005