Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to get down, to get down and dirty at the unholy church of the Alabama 3. Praise the lord and pass the beer, brothers and sisters let us pray to the gods of techno gospel, we need some contextual healing baby.
To help us sinners on our way are vocalists The Very Reverend Dr D. Wayne Love, looking like a sly used car salesman with dementia, and Larry Love, Mr Rock n Roll personified. In addition there’s keyboardist Orlando Harrison, who tonight looks like an extra from a Hammer Films production of A Clockwork Orange.
Tonight they are spreading the word, or rather words, of revolution, anarchy, love and subterfuge. Take me to the river, I cry. Well given the location take it to the bridge on the River Trent at least.
Abling assisting our preachers is Aurora Dawn, here filling in for a pregnant Devlin Love on vocals for this tour. She immediately got into the groove, singing her heart out for the cause and what a voice she has. At one point she even got to do her own thing as the band leave her and bassist Mark Samms to re invent that old rock standard Black Betty. This band of Brixton ne’r do wells sure know how to cook simmer and boil. The roof is raised, brought down and raised again but a bit higher every time with some truly great ‘toons’ such as Hypo Full Of Love, Woke Up This Morning and the new single Following Rainbows.
Seeing Alabama 3 is the most fun you could have with your freak on, hallelujah brethren we have seen the light. Amen.
By John Haylock