The Quireboys will release Black Eyed Sons on June 16th to mark the 30th anniversary since their first gig in Putney. A bonus package will include a live CD and a DVD.
I’m old enough to remember 1984 – miner’s strikes, Prince Harry popping out of his mum’s vajayjay, Whitesnake releasing Slide It In (although this was my pre-rock era as I was about 10), Apple starting to discover that people who know nothing about IT will pay through the nose for a box that looks prettier than someone else’s (first UK Mac sale)…
And The Quireboys taking to the stage in a small pub in London.
Following hot on the heels of last year’s critically acclaimed Beautiful Curse – the band’s biggest-selling record since their early 90s heyday – Black Eyed Sons was produced by the legendary Chris Tsangarides and represents yet another career high for a band bang in form.
Spike (vocals), Guy Griffin (guitars), Paul Guerin (guitars) and Keith Weir (keys) have spent more than a decade rebuilding and revitalising one of British rock n roll’s best-loved brands. Black Eyed Sons is the triumphant result.
Packaged alongside a CD of The Quireboys’ main stage acoustic set at 2013’s Sweden Rock festival – in front of 40,000 fans – and a live 7 CAM shot DVD featuring the London leg of last year’s Beautiful Curse tour, this is a must-have for long-time fans and new converts alike.
“I’ve always felt like I’m 30-years-old,” jokes Spike. “So this is our time. And I’d just like to raise a toast to the next 30 years.”