Billy Bragg - The Great Leap Forward 2011

I did the maths and worked out that I’ve seen Billy Bragg play live almost every year for the past 15 years. (When I first started, I was consistently one of the youngest in the room. Now, not so much.) One thing I look forward to is seeing how he’ll adapt this one song, Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards, to reflect the current political and cultural landscape. This 2011 version is pretty spot-on.

For comparison, here’s 1988, and 2006 (you can actually see my head in this one - that’s me just around Billy’s right foot).