The British band has been around since 1980 and is celebrating by releasing UB40: Live At Montreaux 2002 on CD and DVD.
Although the band has had huge hits like Red, Red Wine and Cant Help Falling In Love, guitarist Robin Campbell says that, only now, do the members feel that theyre getting to be a pretty good band.
In his words, Were far more confident as a band now, especially live. Weve learned to groove with each other.
One of the keys to staying together so long is that they were all friends before they became a band. Plus, they all accept their limitations as musicians.
As Campbell puts it: Were not virtuoso musicians except for Ali [Campbell] as a singer. But that gives us an accidental uniqueness.
Campbell says the Montreaux recording is proof of that.
Says he: We remembered it as a nice gig, but there are lots of gaffes. Its warts and all, including some dreadful chord clashes.
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