I’ve had tremendous respect for Billy Bragg’s musical talents for over two decades now. One can argue with his politics, but his songwriting and lyrical skills are top-shelf.
I was channel surfing last weekend and saw that he would be appearing on The Henry Rollins Show, and hit the record button. Watched the show this morning. I can’t find it on the net, but if you can catch a re-run, Bragg’s performance of a quite-updated Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards was a hoot. Stephen William Bragg turns 50 at the end of this year, and it’s impressive that he still has the drive and emotion that made him a great songwriter half his age ago.