The Good, The Bad & The Queen premiere live video for Nineteen Seventeen

Pennie Smith

Pennie Smith

The Good, The Bad & The Queen have premiered a video for Nineteen Seventeen, the third track taken from last year’s Merrie Land album.

The promo captures the band performing the song at Le Trianon in Paris last month. “There’s two ways you could hear the song,” Paul Simonon says. “It’s like a letter to someone you’re leaving. In some ways, you could refer that to the present situation we’re involved in with the United Kingdom and Europe. There are parallels there, in some ways.”

We were at the band’s Cardiff University gig recently, and found that Merrie Land being played ‘in full, in order’ made for an ‘interesting insight into the foursome’s chemistry‘:

“Their laconic, shuffling style seems casual but actually requires the attention to detail that only experienced musicians can bring. Specifically, Allen and Simonon are in perfect sync. Allen comes from the same school as Charlie Watts; perhaps oblivious to his talent, he has the air of a man bemused by finding himself in this situation. He doesn’t miss a beat.”

“Simonon, meanwhile, never stops moving and carries the air of authority that suggests he’s the one really in charge, despite Albarn conducting matters as he often does.”

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