The Man Who Sold The World – Shepherds Bush Empire


“Though it’s hard to pick highlights from a show that was, by its nature, made up of highlights, Paul Cuddeford’s guitar playing was jaw-dropping in touch, tone and pure, devastating force. During “She Shook Me Cold”, he and Woody duelled so ferociously that it was like the sprawling, unhinged attack of Mudhoney at their most uncompromising – now that’s a comparison I certainly didn’t expect to find myself making going into the gig. Meanwhile, as Woodmansey proceeded to put his foot down, Tony Visconti steered, the pair of them playing together in perfectly pocketed harmony.”

woody drumming

Photo: Masanori Naruse

“The band are noticeably enjoying every note of this set and are often just getting lost in the fun. At one point I notice something strange on my face, and it is a mile wide grin that stays in place for the entire two hour show.”

A selection of photos from the tour (click to enlarge):