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Watching UB40 Is ‘Like Waiting For A Coffin To Turn Up

by | 31st, October 2014

Pop group UB40 before rehearsals at Shepton Mallet for Channel 4's live rock show. Standing from left: Mickey Virtue, James Brown, Robin Campbell. Sitting from left: Earl Falconer, Astro, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers and Ali Campbell. Ref #: PA.1930686  Date: 23/09/1983

Pop group UB40 before rehearsals at Shepton Mallet for Channel 4’s live rock show. Standing from left: Mickey Virtue, James Brown, Robin Campbell. Sitting from left: Earl Falconer, Astro, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers and Ali Campbell.
Date: 23/09/1983

 

STUART MacBeth reviews UB40 for the Oxford Mail:

You may, at this point, wonder when I’m going to tell you what the UB40 gig was like.

For the first 90 minutes this gig was like being at a funeral, waiting for a coffin to turn up. The band looked bored. And by the end my mother’s old adage rings true: “if you haven’t got anything good to say… don’t say anything at all”.

At the end, when it was finally over, my girlfriend and I met up with a couple of friends who’re from Jamaica. We all went to the Hi-Lo Jamaican bar, down the road, and spent a couple of hours listening to reggae. A breath of fresh air.

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