- 12 Dec 02
This album operates under its own internal logic, happens in its own dreamtime, the basic tracks being augmented with all the care and lightness of touch one would expect from musicians preparing their friend’s last will and testament
Mic Christopher’s time was now. The Mary Janes, The Frames, Mark Dignam and the Kila clan broke the hard ground currently being harvested by Gemma Hayes, Damien Rice, David Kitt, Josh Ritter and kin. This much we know.
What I didn’t know was how low he’d been after the demise of the Mary Janes, and just how much of a wake-up call the motorbike accident of May 2000 was. The Heyday EP put Mic back on track, doing what God put him on this earth to do. And then God took him off the pitch, just as he was playing a blinder, on tour with the Waterboys.
It makes no sense. It never does.