Another reason I'd been particularly looking forward to this show is because The Cult have decided to do what a lot of bands are doing these days and play one of their classic albums in full. This apparently worked well with the band's 'Love' album several years ago. My favourite Cult album has always been 'Electric' - the Rick Rubin produced one where they went for a huge and raw AC/DC type sound. Now they are playing this album in full (nearly) as part of the 'Electric 13' tour - I just had to get a ticket for this!
It was definitely worth the wait. The two set show starts with the band launching into 'Wild Flower' the album's opening track. The sound mix is OK if not great and improves as the show goes on. The band are on good form in spite of me hearing reports of them being a bit on the ropey side last time they played in London. It's a long time since I've seen The Cult and this is only the third time I've seen them - the previous occasions being at Reading Festival and supporting Guns 'N' Roses at Milton Keynes. They were good both times and definitely one of my Reading highlights. Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy have been the only two original members for many years now - the rhythm guitar, bass, and drum spots these days being taken by James Stevenson, Chris Wyse, and John Tempesta respectively. However, at tonight's show we also get the welcome appearance of former bassist and rhythm guitarist Jamie Stewart on a few songs - meaning we get to see three quarters of the 'classic' Cult lineup on stage together. Maybe something never to be repeated.