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Stage Buzz: Jay Aston’s Gene Love Jezebel at Bottom Lounge

| September 10, 2018

Like the Davies (The Kinks) and Gallagher (Oasis) brothers, Jay and Mike Aston have had a hard time getting along both personally and legally, so Gene Loves Jezebel has been offering two touring versions of the band for quite some time.

Like the two versions of UB40, it’s “hard to keep track of players without a scorecard,” but the edge goes to Jay’s Jezebel, by retaining original members of the band (guitarist James Stevenson, bassist Pete Rizzo and drummer Chris Bell) who made their mark in the mid and late ’80s when Goth and Batcave bands in Britain took their original punk ideals and glammed them up, along with Flesh For Lulu, Sisters of Mercy, Alien Sex Fiend and The Chameleons.  While Michael Aston has been touring for quite some time in the states, Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel –  are a bit more rare to touring the USA  – arrive at Bottom Lounge Thursday, Sept 13.

Expect to hear their mid-’80s hits that were in heavy rotation on college radio and MTV’s 120 Minutes, including “Desire,” “Jealous” and “The Motion of Love.” Plus some new music from their surprisingly competent comeback album, Dance Underwater.

At Bottom Lounge Thursday, September 13.

-David Gedge

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