The Forum
(Melbourne, VIC)

20 September 2003

Billy Bragg & the Blokes

 

 

Soundcheck, L-R: Ben Mandelson (mandolin), Billy Bragg (guitar), Martyn Barker (drums), Simon Edwards (bass), Lu Edmonds (tarbush), Ian McLagan (keyboards).

 

 

 

Ben slides as Martyn plays the cajon and Bill plays the acoustic guitar.

 

 

 

Billy Bragg, in his shirt from Austin (in memory of Johnny Cash).

 

 

 

Lu Edmonds on the saz.

 

 

 

Ben Mandelson on the mandolin.

 

 

 

Mac on the keyboards.

 

 

 

Martyn Barker on drums.

 

 

 

Simon Edwards on bass.

 

 

 

Simon stands as Lu starts "NPWA" on the tarbush.

 

 

 

Ben on the lap steel.

 

 

 

Bill's fingertip, apparently the focus of energy.

 

 

 

Lu and his Gretsch, as introduced by Bill.

 

 

 

Support:

Lisa Miller

Setlist:

(Blokes) Walt Whitman's Niece • Upfield • Greetings to the New Brunette • Some Days I See the Point • Levi Stubbs' Tears • St. Monday • The Milkman of Human Kindness • Way over Yonder in the Minor Key • Save the Country • The Warmest Room • California Stars • NPWA • There Is Power in a Union • Sexuality

(encore 1, solo) To Have and to Have Not • The Price of Oil

(with Mac) Walk Away Renee • A Lover Sings

(Blokes) Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

(encore 2, Blokes) Yarra Song • A New England

 

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