June 17, 2020

The Wedding Present: Tommy 30

In 2017 English indie pioneers The Wedding Present released George Best 30, revisiting their debut album in full. They pulled it off with flying colours, so it makes that the follow-up Tommy gets the same treatment. It was considered as a stop-gap release back then, a collection of early singles and radio sessions. Like The Smiths' Hatful of Hollow its reputation grew over the years and it's now considered a classic.

For Tommy 30 band leader and main man David Gedge has discarded the recklessness of his youth and donned the composure of the elder statesman of rambling garage rock. He truly owns these songs now, having lived with them for decades. He still enjoys playing them and the current line-up of his band are not mere sycophants replicating the sound of the late Eighties. This new version sounds rejuvenated and can hold its own sitting next to the original.

The Wedding Present:
David Gedge: vocals, guitar
Danielle Wadey: guitar, backing Vocals, tambourine
Terry De Castro: bass, backing vocals
Charles Layton: drums

Tommy 30 is released as on vinyl (500 copies) and CD thru Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records (USA) and the band's own label Scopitones.

  1. Go Out And Get 'Em, Boy!
  2. (The Moment Before) Everything's Spoiled Again
  3. Once More
  4. At The Edge Of The Sea
  5. Living And Learning
  6. This Boy Can Wait
  7. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
  8. Felicity
  9. What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?
  10. Never Said
  11. Every Mother's Son
  12. My Favourite Dress

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