Wilko Johnson Koko 14/10/13
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Wilko Johnson





A chance to see the Canvey Island genius once again. As everyone knows he is not a well man but it was fantastic to see him in such good form and looking well. Ably assisted by the best Bass player in this country, Norman Watt Roy and drummer Dylan Howe. This will probably be my last time seeing Wilko unless he turns up guesting with one of the many bands who would love to have him playing with them.

We got in the Koko just to see the end of the Ruts DC set. Of course they were playing “In a rut” we probably should have got in there a bit earlier to see them but when I went to the bar I remembered why we don’t go into the ex Camden Palace too early. Six bottles of beer for £32.40, compared to £18 in the pub over the road. Still it is a magnificent venue.

Wilko played a blistering set, probably one his best I have seen from him and I don’t think I am saying that looking through rose tinted glasses. The good thing about it was that you didn’t think of him as being terminally ill but just as a great entertainer. The setlist consisted of from my bad memory “Roxette” “Sneaking suspicion” “Paradise” “Dr Dupree” “She does it right” “When I was Cowboy” and “Don’t let your daddy know”. This finished with “Bye Bye Johnny” and “Twenty yards behind” as encores. There was a lot more but I think old age is setting in. It seemed a lot longer set than normal and when it ended we reminisced how many times we had seen him in his various guises. Maurice reckons it was over 30 times but that seems a tad high to me. Another good night and I can’t believe how many top gigs I have been to this year.

Duncan, October 2013.