Just a quick note on this one as there are a couple of other reviews  of their shows on here. This time it’s a celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut album “I just can’t stop it”, so the for the second half of the show they’ll be playing the whole thing in track listing order.
The first half of the show is all about the songs not on their debut so we get:

  • Doors of  your heart
  • Too nice to talk to
  • Tears of a clown
  • How do you do (Mini Murphy’s song)
  • Dangerous
  • Get a job
  • Save it for later
  • Rock the Casbah (as always, dedicated to Joe Strummer)
  • Muscle Ska (a song Ranking Roger wrote with Neville Staples of The Specials)
  • Ranking Full Stop

As always, Roger and his son make a good tag team, and the first half of the show is full of energy and good humour. After a five minute break, they’re back with the songs off the debut album so we’re treated to:

  • Mirror in the bathroom
  • Hands off she’s mine
  • Two swords
  • Twist and crawl
  • Rough rider
  • Click click
  • Big shot
  • Whine ‘n’ grine / Stand down Margaret (which morphs  into Stand down David for obvious reasons)
  • Noise in this world
  • Can’t get used to losing you (their biggest hit to date but one they never play live)
  • Best friend
  • Jackpot

It’s amusing to see Roger using an IPad to sing the lyrics to “Two Swords” and “Noise in this world” as he freely admits to not remembering the lyrics. Still, it’s better than reading off sheets of paper I suppose :-).
Still playing festivals and touring all year round, catch The Beat if you get the chance.

Here they are performing the classic “Rough Rider”: