The Lemon Tree
(Aberdeen, Scotland)

3 March 1999

Billy Bragg & the Blokes



(Reprint of a) ticket to the show...




L-R: Billy Bragg (dancing and vocals), Martyn Barker (in the background, drums), Simon Edwards (in the back, bass), and Lu Edmonds (cümbüs).




Simon Edwards (bass) and Lu Edmonds (saz) finding another way to wait for the great leap forwards... (Over the course of the song, they playfully tried to back into each other until one or the other gave way; my impression is that Lu won, at least for the time being.)




Ian McLagan on the keyboards.




Ben Mandelson
on the bouzouk. (If you look closely, you'll see that he has a Badge of the Mustapha on his lapel, a very difficult-to-find item these days.)




"You can take home your own Lu Edmonds!" (Out of the range of the camera, Lu put on his best impression of the straw figure, although there wasn't quite an equivalence between his nose and the banana.)




Front: Ben Mandelson (bouzouk) and Lu Edmonds (cümbüs). Back: Billy Bragg (guitar) and Martyn Barker (drums).




Grant Showbiz at the controls.




A poster for the show, announcing the "adult child of alien invaders." (For a full-size version, click here.)




The setlist (there were two per show).



two members of the Felsons


(solo) Upfield • Rule Nor Reason

(Blokes) The Warmest Room • I Guess I Planted • She Came Along to Me • Eisler on the Go • Christ for President

(with Mac) Must I Paint You a Picture • A Lover Sings

(Blokes) The Milkman of Human Kindness • My Flying Saucer • All You Fascists Bound to Lose • California Stars • Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

(encore, Blokes) Glad and Sorry • Hoodoo Voodoo • A New England

(solo) Sexuality

(Blokes) Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key


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