PSYCHEDELIC FURS + BASH & POP St. Augustine PHOTOS

After a 22 year hiatus, Tommy Stinson has resurrected his post Replacements band Bash & Pop with a new line-up and album, 2016's Anything Could Happen.  Tommy spent many of those in-between years as Guns N' Roses bassist before the return of Duff McKagan.  Bash & Pop ran through some raucous twang that would have blown the doors off any dimly lit Memphis juke joint. 

The "P-Furs", as front man Richard Butler referred to the band he co-founded with brother Tim in post- Sex Pistols London, played an enviable set of hits including Pretty in Pink, Love My Way, Heaven and The Ghost in You.

Stinson joked early in his set that he and Richard were neighbors in New York.  I couldn't help but wonder if they came into contact through the Butler's post Furs band Love Spit Love that included Richard Fortus and Frank Ferrer who also played in the latter day GNR line-up.

Sax player Mars Williams was a highlight of the Furs set.  As was the obvious joy and affection the Butler brothers still have for each other and their music that was the soundtrack to the mostly John Hughes generation in attendance.

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall marked another sold out venue on the Psychedelic Furs current "Singles Tour" that continues through October in the US and Canada.


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