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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Taken from the second (and last) show at Shepards Bush with emergency guitarist Jerry De Borg from Jesus Jones (who came in at short notice after departure of longstanding guitar player Malcolm Treece), the Wonder Stuff performed "Never Loved Elvis" in full. If you'd never seen them before, think that you were missing out? Probably not. It's not the brazen and shameless creation of an entirely new band with only a singer, using the same name of an older and better band to generate goodwill, but a new version of the band.

These songs set in our hearts – well some of us anyway – twenty years ago. Some of them - “Sleep Alone”, “Play”, “Inertia”, “Maybe”, “Grotesque”, “38 Line Poem” - are ones the band haven't played in ten or twenty years. With Malc absent, the band have had to rearrange longstanding performances, with Fuzz and Erica taking over backing vocals, and Keyboard/fiddle/mandolin parts replicated by Ercia on violin. It still sounds the same. Sometimes, it sounds different, but even then it sounds the same. These songs still sound wonderful.

Not that anyone really notices. People have come here to see the songs, and the names of the respective members are somewhat sidelined compared. The songs, the body of work, is bigger than any one individual.

With the “Elvis” songs completed, encore time sees the same songs the band have always played. They are by any standard superior, clever songs. But after 1,000 times, surely it gets a little.. predictable to always do the same songs? This is the albatross that hangs over every band though – the songs the people came to see. “Room 512”, “Redberry Joytown”, “It's Yer Money”, “On the Ropes”, “Golden Green”, “Unberable”, “Give Give Give.” These are still the same spiky, witty, irreverent things that they were a quarter century ago. But if you think Metallica don't get boring doing “Enter Sandman” for the 1,588th time you really have no idea about what it is like to be in a band.

But on DVD, the show is different : it's still The Wonder Stuff, performing live, with old songs and newer songs, and they sound fabulous. Maybe it doesn't matter who is in the band anymore, or what happens next, and it is just these songs and what they meant that matters.
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on 11 November 2013
To me the best stuffys album ever, from Mission drive it's none stop fun miles is on fine form as are reat of the band. Was glad i got this so could relive the gig over and over again.
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