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Monday, May 08, 2006

Dave Couse and the Impossible

I was a big big A House fan in the 90s. Well not big big, maybe big. I saw A House twice (not bad, I had no money), in 1992 at the Marquee in Charing Cross Road with Strangelove in support - the Strangelove guitarist, Alex something I think, had a fight with a stagediver and won as I remember - and in 1994 at the Garage. 1991's I Am The Greatest remains one of my favourite albums of all time.

The likelihood of seeing any more A House shenanigans were pretty much zero, I would have thought ... until Dave Couse returned from musical exile, formed a new band and produced a fantastic album, The World Should Know, suddenly got himself nominated for two Meteor awards (they're the Irish Brits, or if you're American, the Irish Grammies), and came over to London to play live - and whacked in a few of his old classics to boot. It was the best gig I've been to all year, and I've been to a few!

There will be time for me to wax lyrical over some of the songs (you know how prolific I am at updating this blog) but for now, here's a short film.

It's a bit of a slowie this one, and a bit unlike a lot of the angry list songs which he excels at writing and performing. I've put it up because it brings back a lot of good memories and I really, really never thought I'd hear it again.

And here's some links. - the A House homepage
Myspace - Dave Couse
Myspace - A House

posted by Paul at 9:02 pm


Anonymous Donal said...

Excellent stuff. Would have loved to go this gig.

Friday, May 19, 2006 5:03:00 pm  
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