Review: Howard Jones at the Largo Cultural Center
Howard Jones' Everlasting Love is one of the great feel-good hits of the '80s, so it's no surprise that Stuck in the '80s blogger Steve Spears checked out Jones when he performed last week at the Largo Cultural Center. And sure enough, Jones brought out his impressive array of hits:
The first blockbuster hit came about halfway through the set with No One is to Blame, though we got the Phil Collins version instead of the stripped down version. That's fine. Half the females in the audience (which numbered vaguely in the hundreds in this very small, but really surprisingly fun venue) jumped to their feet and rushed the stage so they could sing along. I can pretty much bet my paycheck that every soul in the house knew the lyrics to perhaps one of the '80s most perfect ballads. Everlasting Love, surprising just performed solo by Howard, had a saloon feeling to it. I kept expecting a gun fight to break out. Or for Michael J. Fox and Back to the Future 3 to start playing in the background.
Photo (from 2009): Getty Images.