We hadden er eigenlijk al ééntje…maar deze is toch weer een behoorlijk stuk anders. Een verse, tweede Perfect Costello dus. Bij zo’n muzikant kan dat. Deze is gemaakt door Patrick Tersteeg aka Pondertone. Zijn Perfect is een opsomming van de meest inspirerende songs voor zijn eigen liedjes.
On March 15th Pondertone play the Rabo Open Stage in Tivoli/Vredenburg. Accidently our performance starts right after the concert by Elvis Costello.
He is one of my great musical heroes. Ever since his collaboration with Paul McCartney on Flowers in the Dirt (1989) I try to follow his career. That is quite difficult sometimes, because it tends to be quite capricious. No genre is foreign to him and he obviously hates parochialism. The brilliant lyrics, his powerful voice and the constant search for the ultimate song form the connection. Not forgetting the brilliant (backing) bands he played with.
This Perfect contains the songs that inspired me in writing for Pondertone. It would have included more from my favorite albums ‘Mighty Like A Rose’, ‘Brutal Youth’, ‘Armed Forces’ and ‘King Of America’ but then the list would have been way too long. So if you like what you hear, you could do worse than putting them on next.