Thursday, February 26, 2015
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE at the ROYAL CONCERT HALL
These shows are the latest chapter in a remarkable career that’s seen OCS rise from Breton shirt-wearing Stone Roses disciples to one of Britpop’s biggest bands (their 1998 arena tour was the biggest by any UK group that year). In their 25 years together, they’ve enjoyed five Top 10 albums, six Top 10 singles and a mantelpiece full of awards.
But behind all the swagger and the style were great songs, with words and melodies that found their way into your head and heart."
The diehard fans could name every tune in 1 note , going hysterical before the guys even strummed the first cord.The song below was a particular favourite
Pared down , it was remarkable how very much there is a distinctive Motown feel to all the songs , no matter the theme , whether happy or melancholy , the songs have an upbeat foundation and the kind of harmony one would expect if Marvin Gaye or Bobby Womack were writing and performing music today.
The Day We caught the Train
Though it was the first time i have seen them a lot of the songs sounded familiar , without realising i would have heard them many many times of the radio in the 90's , especially this one
One For The Road