The Miserable Rich were one of the finest bands ever to have emerged from Brighton, and we don’t say that lightly. After three superb albums all of which received excellent reviews and an awful lot of touring, but very little commercial success, the band sadly called it a day at the end of 2012.
However, a live album has now emerged, along with a collection of the band’s formidable array of covers. The recording comes from Germany, where they had a small but dedicated following, and from the band’s final year so they are very much at the top of their game. The concert is from one of those small intimate venues so the crowd feels mostly invisible except when the drinking songs take over and we get a gorgeous warm-hearted sing-along on the chorus of Pisshead!., What we have here is like a greatest hits collection of alternative versions of some really excellent songs, beautifully played and sung, as they always are.
If you haven’t heard the Miserable Rich you should listen to this. if you have you will want to own it. We really hope the band recoups its energy, reforms and starts creating more music of such high calibre.