Good The Bad And The Queen make live return on Greenpeace boat

Good The Bad And The Queen live return in aid of Greenpeace
Good The Bad And The Queen live return in aid of Greenpeace
As if it wasn’t enough with old mucker Mick Jones resurrecting the spirit of the Clash with his Justice Tonight gigs in December, ex Clash man Paul Simonon has been treading the boards again with Damon Albarn for a special one off show with their The Good, The Bad & The Queen project.

The band made their live comeback with two gigs last night (November 10), the key one being on board a new Greenpeace boat in the middle of the Thames- in a setting that looked dangerously like the Londons Calling video.

The occasional band, whose 2007 album is still a from favourite here, launched the Rainbow Warrior vessel with an early evening set to a growing crowd on the bank of the London river. A proper old school counter culture event and one that is very much for a good cause.

Playing their first gigs together in three years, the band kicked off with ‘History Song’ before playing a half-hour set of tracks from their 2008 self-titled debut on the deck of the boat.

Later in the evening, The Good, The Bad and The Queen played a gig at the Coronet venue, where reports say they were on great form as they plugged and pushed the Greenpeace cause.

The band’s set was…

‘History Song’
’80’s Life’
‘Northern Whale’
‘Kingdom Of Doom’
‘Behind The Sun’
‘The Bunting Song’
‘Nature Springs’
‘A Soldier’s Tale’
‘Three Changes’
‘Green Fields’
‘The Good, The Bad And The Queen’
‘On Melancholy Hill’
‘Mr Whippy’

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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