Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Jah Wobble & the Invaders of the Heart

Jah Wobble (born John Wardle, in Stepney in 1958) is an English bass guitarist, singer, poet and composer. He became known to a wider audience as the original bass player in Public Image Ltd (PiL) in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but left the band after two years. Following his departure from PiL, he went on to a successful solo career, continuing to the present.

Friday, 2 September 1983, "Grote Zaal", 02:15 - 03:15

Line up
Jah Wobble – vocals & bass; Dave (Animal) Maltby – guitar; Annie Whitehead – trombone, Ollie Marland – keyboards, Lee Partis – drums, Neville Murray – percussion

Set list
01 Invaders (5:15)
02 Hollywood 2 (5:49)
03 Snake Charmer (4:40)
04 Brasil (4:51)

I have a radio recording of tracks 01 - 04, get them here: http://wiels.com/blog/index.php?entry=entry061213-180327

Other info
Jah Wobble was the only artist invited to play again at Pandora's Music Box 1984. He was a last minute addition to that year's program.

In the early eighties a lot of new wave bands were recorded live and transmitted by Dutch radio. I recorded some of them on cassette tape. Including two concerts of Jah Wobble. It is not his best period, the music is a kind of improvisation jazz funk.The first concert was in Vera, Groningen, the Netherlands on November 21st 1982, the second on Pandora's Music Box festival in de Doelen, Rotterdam, September 3rd 1983. I removed the worst drop-outs and the clicks generated by the fridge.

That early incarnation of 'The Invaders' was a fine band; Annie, Ollie, Lee, Nev and Animal. Nev is back on the firm again at the moment. Still a very solid player. I saw Ollie in LA last year... it was nice to see him. That band was ahead of its time as they say... such good players and yet they were so young... (http://wiels.com/blog/index.php?entry=entry061213-180327)

... Jah Wobble die boos werd omdat er niet genoeg mensen aan het dansen waren... (Henk den Toom)

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