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Captain Sensible: Solo & Beyond... (2009)

The list of shows for 2009 is believed to be complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


* Captain Sensible, Monty, Stu West, Dave Berk

Thursday 13 August - Hobgoblin, Brighton

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Antipope, Jet Boy Jet Girl, New Rose.

Comments: An intended appearance by the Sumerian Kings, in which Monty should have been playing... but the singer and saxaphone player didn't show up. Captain Sensible, Monty, Stu West and Dave Berk, were in attendance as they had been rehearsing in the area because Dave Berk was filling-in for Pinch with The Damned at an upcoming show in the Czech Republic. Due to the non-appearance of the Sumerian Kings, a hastily arranged set was apparently knocked-up (soundchecking with 'New Rose' and 'Wait For The Blackout') and then the 4-piece played the above set to an audience of about 20-30 people.

* Captain Sensible & Monty Oxy Moron

Saturday 20 June - The Greenhouse, Hove

Set: A Nation Fit For Heroes, Arnold Layne, Happy Talk, Glad It's All Over, Astronomy Domine.

Comments: Benefit gig, organised by The Real Music Club, in aid of funeral costs for Slim Tide's daughter who died in a car crash. These are some of the comments posted on The Official Damned Message board by contributor Frozen Joe Ballet Boxer:

Arrived just in time for the first act, Jacki Windmill, who played Ruby Tuesday decitated to Alice. Jacki also played a song with Slim Tim Slide and a song with Judge Trev. A nice gentle start to the evening.

Next up was a good set by Judge Trev though there was a lot of chatting amongst the audience, not many people seemed to be paying him much attention.

Slim Tim Slide did a great set on his own including a brilliant guitar instrumental written for his daughter before she was born - a poignant moment. Slim Tim is a great slide blues player and held attention well.

Next up was Captain Stupidt whose name I've come across before but never heard or seen his stuff before. He's a tall, large bellied, ginger with a beard and pony-tail wearing a grubby ladies shirt and skirt with knee high socks and green tights, accessorised by two ladies bags and a notepad of some really good satirical poems including rewrites of Money (That's What I Want), Downtown (as Downturn), and Windmills of Your Mind. Completely mad but entertaining.

We were treated to the penultimate performance by the Polly Shang Kuan band who are soon to split up. They were a young female trio who made what can only be described as a sound collage.

Monty then took to the stage performing the track English Holiday from his Living My Life Backwards album with Captain Stupidt on vocals. Sadly that was all from Monty's repertoir but one Captain was changed for another and he and Sensible played a fantastic 5 song set including A Nation Fit For Heroes, Arnold Layne, Happy Talk (apparently not on the setlist, but it didn't take much encouragement for Sensible to start playing it!), Glad It's All Over (sadly interrupted half way thru by guitar problems), and a (inter)stellar version of Astronomy Domine. Another Captain, Barrington White from the Dr Spacetoad Experience, did some psychedelic ballroom dancing with Honking Stu from The Uncontrollables to this one.

Taking to the stage next was a young band called The Shoestrung who are a bluesy R 'n B rock band similar to early Stones. There was definately something very sixties about them and they were great. Great danceable songs, authentic sound, good stage presence - they got a lot of people up and dancing and having a great time - including Captain Sensible.

The night was closed by The Uncontrollables who I'd seen at Brighton's Komedia supporting The Damned back in December. They were joined by Captain Sensible on bass and as the set moved on members of the audience seemed to bring more and more instruments out. A brilliant version of Bo Diddley's 'Mona' got everyone dancing as did '(She's A) Bad Motorcycle'.


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