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Wilko Johnson
The Spitz Festival of The Blues - April 2006
Review Ricardo, Photos Andy Hall

Wilko Johnson at Spitz Festival of the Blues   Wilko Johnson at Spitz Festival of the Blues
Wilko Johnson at Spitz Festival of the Blues

What with their world tour and all, there's been much talk in the media recently about the Rolling Stones being the World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Band, but lets be frank, they've been crap for the last twenty years, and even when they were making good records you still had Mick flouncing about in frilly shirts reading poetry to Hells Angels.

Apparently these days they're 'really great live', but how can you tell, sitting quarter of a mile away in mega-stadia built by oppressive regime's in order to garner international credibility?

No, the Rolling Stones are not The World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Band, Wilko and his band are - the stripped-downest, keeping-it-realest, right-there-in-your-facest purest distillation of the spirit of rock n' roll that ever walked the planet. At least they were last night. Hats off to the Spitz for including them in their excellent festival.

Wilko Johnson at Spitz Festival of the Blues   Wilko Johnson at Spitz Festival of the Blues
Wilko Johnson at Spitz Festival of the Blues


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