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Still on form after 25 (or 26) Years!
on 23 March 2009
After deciding to reform for their 25th anniversary, Fascinating Aida went on tour with their new show featuring largely new material. Having been to one of the shows I can say that this CD is a true representation of the enjoyment of the evening. The songs are a bit more political this time 'They Care' is about CCTV, 'The Markets' is in the form of a lecture on banking, short selling etc. 'Lerwick Town' is a Scottish/Jamaican calypso about the climate change: 'it's too damned hot below the Firth of Forth!' and so on. There are also two (and a bit) collections of 'Bulgarian Folk Songs' with themes relating to current affairs and celebrities - one about Paul McCartney and Heather Mills is particularly cutting.
There are, however, two stand out songs on the album: 'Dogging', in their recent tradition of having at least one filthy song on each album, is about that particular night time activity. 'Tesco Saves' is in the form of an American Gospel Hymn: 'Jesus Saves but Tesco Saves you more'. Priceless
5 out of 5 and another 25 years please!