Hello, Good Evening, Welcome. And Goodbye
Release Date: 11/12/2015
On 7th November 2014, Carter USM made their last ever radio appearance performing a special gig for Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6Music show. Steve said "Carter USM were one of the first bands I championed while working at the NME, from the backrooms of London's pubs to the top of the summer festival bills.. so it's sad they're properly calling it a day, but we wanted a proper tribute for them and for all the listeners who've followed them down the years."
The hour long career-spanning set was played to a small but extremely passionate crowd of fans at the legendary Maida Vale studios in West London, making for a very special occasion. So special that the huge demand for tickets was, according to the BBC, the most ever for a 6Music Maida Vale show.
JimBob and Fruitbat played a 13 track set featuring many of their hits and fan favourites including Rubbish, The Only Living Boy In New Cross and Sheriff Fatman plus covers of Pet Shop Boys Rent and the Inspiral Carpets This Is How It Feels, featuring guest vocals from none other than Tom Hingley, the Inspiral’s frontman.
The release includes sleevenotes from JimBob and recollections of the day by long time band support and paddock buddy, Mr Spoons.
Two weeks later the band brought the curtain down on their near 30-year career with a last ever gig at Brixton Academy and this release serves as a monument to a band who thrilled thousands of crowds and radio listeners during that time.
Do Re Me, So Far So Good
Everytime A Churchbell Rings
Anytime Anyplace Anywhere
A Prince In A Pauper's Grave
And God Created Brixton
Glam Rock Cops
This Is How It Feels (featuring Tom Hingley)
Let's Get Tattoos
The Music That Nobody Likes
The Only Living Boy In New Cross