The Good, The Bad and The Queen is Damon Albarn’s (Blur, Gorillaz) latest project. The BBC has a live set: Electric Proms: The Good, The Bad and the Queen:
There’s plenty of talent in the line up. Britpop renaissance man Damon Albarn, has brought together two musical legends in Paul Simonon of The Clash and Tony Allen of Fela Kuti, one of the most exciting drummers in the world. The band is completed by ex-Verve guitarist Simon Tong. The band take to the stage looking like a gang of vagabonds dressed in shabby suits – Damon’s top hat completes the look.
The sound is a vaudeville music box of delights – enchanting lullabies that have a dark, mysterious edge but they still receive a warm reception from the crowd. “Three Changes” ups the tempo as the audience dance and cheer, much to the relief of Damon Albarn. The band finish on a high with “TGTBQ” and the audience leave in the knowledge that they’ve witnessed something quite magical.