When I saw that David Sylvian was touring, I got Lee and I tickets as a birthday present. We last went to see him almost 24 years ago (28/5/88 at the Hammersmith Odeon) when we were going out with each other first time round…… On that occasion he had most of Japan as his backing band. Lee, like many indie chicks in the 80’s loved Japan and had Sylvian posters from Smash Hits on her wall. Wasn’t he voted the worlds most beautiful man around that time? Men with make-up on didn’t go down too well in Little Hulton.
I wasn’t a big Japan fan but got into his solo stuff after ‘Gone to Earth‘. I’m a big Bill Nelson fan and got this double LP on the strength of Bill being involved. An LP of songs and an LP of ambient tunes was just up my street. ‘Silver Moon‘ is still a favourite in our house.
So it was a big disappointment when news came through of the gigs cancellation. Ironically it’s a bad back which has made him cancel and both Lee and I have suffered with back trouble in recent weeks – must be coming out in sympathy. Get well soon David!
Bob the Chiropodist