Seal played The Anthem in Washington DC tonight, with support from The Buggles. This show was so much fun for me, because the Buggles are just awesome- they only ever had two albums, released in 1980 and 1981 respectively, and they were the first video ever played on MTV, yet they have never toured until now. One could argue they still haven’t, because Geoff Downes wasn’t part of this- just Trevor Horn as a “Solitary Buggle” with Seal’s backing band. Still, Trevor Horn is a legend- he’s got founding or writing credits for some truly amazing stuff, including joining Yes for a while, co-forming The Art of Noise, and writing or producing for ABC, Grace Jones, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and, of course, Seal. He also worked on one of my all time favorite movie soundtracks. Trevor served as the music director and sometimes bass player for Seal’s set as well, but once Seal was onstage, he faded into the background.