Onstage they ain't got no roots rock rebel

With Arsenal and England both crapping out, my entire sporting season rests upon one basketball match tomorrow night. Hopefully, we'll see more scenes like this on the mean streets of G-Vegas.

Anyway, sad news from west London. Tonight's the last ever gig at legendary venue, the Hammersmith Palais. I've only ever been there once, and the experience was actually quite annoying - it was for "An Evening with Primal Scream", which meant that they took to the stage at 11pm on a Wednesday, and last train left at 11.45, so we only caught half of the set. It was brilliant, but we left before 'Higher than the Sun'. Bah!

But the Palais will always be remembered fondly, mostly because of one particular song, which you can enjoy below. Accordingly enough, Paul Simonon rocked the house last night with The Good, The Bad and the Queen, even taking an axe to the stage. The final gig will be from the Fall, apparently a side project for that dude from Von Südenfed.

[download The Clash - White Man in Hammersmith Palais]
[download The Fall - How I Wrote Elastic Man]


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