Pistol & Jack: SMASH*GLAM*SEX*MUSIC (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.


Hyper, pop comedy lacks some focus

Even the most precious mainstream music-lover should raise a smile at a mash-up of Radiohead, Lady Gaga, Madonna and The Doors, as pop princess Pistol and sex, drugs and rock’n’roller Jack tell tales. Not consistently funny enough to be great comedy and too hyper to be musically amazing, they land in the middle.

Assembly George Square, 623 3030, until 28 Aug, 9.20pm, £10–£12 (£8–£10).


  • 3 stars

Raucous. Heart-wrenching. Badass. She’s an American pop princess. He’s a depraved Cockney rocker. Preaching the filth and mashing up hits from Beyonce to Bowie, Pistol & Jack will grope your soul and bring you to your knees. 'Hilarious' (Time Out London, Critics' Choice), ‘Sublime talent, humour, and intelligence…

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