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on July 03, 2013, 11:00am
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Let’s hear it for Jim — and Deap Vally

Glastonbury Festival 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Photo by Adam Gasson // threesongsnoflash.net

Deap Valley’s Sunday set on the John Peel was preceded by a birthday presentation to its stage curator, Jim Fox. With a white beard almost as long as his flowing locks, Jim resembles Slartibartfast, a character from Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. After a homely sing-along tribute to Jim and Glastonbury, it was time for a different vibe. Raw and raucous, the Californian blues rock duo duly modelled a nice line in hot pants while delivering angry riffs on dirty fuzz guitar, pounding drums, and vocals from the Robert Plant school of intonation. This was real R&B, an education for anyone who believes it can’t be unless the artist has the abbreviation ‘ft.’ in their name credits. If anyone disagrees with that, play them “Baby I Can Call Hell”. One would think that John Peel would deeply approve of Deap Valley, and I’m sure Jim does, too. –Tony Hardy

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