It was one of the best and most exciting concerts I have ever seen.
After five years of obsessing over my favourite band in the world, I finally get to see The Clash as part of a huge, passionate, and excited audience at the CNE Grandstand.
Black Uhuru also delivered a stunning and memorable opening set. It was also one of the best double bills of my lifetime.
To say that this visit to CNE Stadium was a far better experience than the 1982 Police Picnic just three weeks earlier is an understatement.
Special Guests not only drops by once again with his memories of the band and the show, but also reveals his real name!
Stay tuned for a spirited performance, stage invasions, getting “The Message,” and The Story of Lady Bump.
Note: Apologies for occasional distortion during the Skype interview portion of the podcast.
NEXT PODCAST: One month after The Clash—and from one Joe to another—I take in a second, very different five-star (and three-hour) show from Joe Jackson.
Once again, the effervescent triumvirate of Lady B, Le Chateau et moi take in another concert together: one that far surpassed all our expectations. The music was ebullient, spirited and unforgettable, even if a certain someone was intermittently beset by curmudgeonness.
This concert also marks my return to Alumni Hall on the campus of Western University for the first time since seeing Elvis Costello and the Attractions there in November 1978 (Episode 8, Concert no. 3). Luckily, the student rent-a-cops had officially chilled since then.
Stay tuned for on-stage elbows, the bitter toll of insincere clapping, and going into Another World.
013. (EP 19) Night & Day: Joe Jackson, Alumni Hall, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, Monday October 4, 1982