The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Merrie Land
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November sees the release of ‘Merrie Land’, the second album from The Good, The Bad & The Queen, a band comprising of Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), Paul Simonon (The Clash), Tony Allen (Fela Kuti) and Simon Tong (The Verve). The Good, The Bad & The Queen began life as the acclaimed 2007 album of the same name, a heartfelt tribute to London with a musical journey through Music Hall tradition to West Africa and Afrobeat, zigzagging through the West Indies and its reggae and dub, back to England and London’s punk scene, all the while taking in a strand of British beat music from the ’50s right through to Britpop. Produced by Tony Visconti and The Good, The Bad & The Queen the new album was completed in London and Wales this year, during the current ongoing period in which the UK is preparing to leave the European Union. And so ‘Merrie Land ’is a questioning good-bye letter, a series of observations and reflections on Britishness in 2018 set to the mood music of a nation about to be broken yet undefeated.