Saturday, October 12, 2019

CRUCIFUCKS

artist: CRUCIFUCKS (Lansing, Michigan, USA)
venue: Cargo's
location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
date: 29 July 1982
length: 15 minutes

HERE

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

RAMONES

artist: RAMONES (New York City, New York, USA)
venue: CBGB's
location: New York City, New ork, USA
date: 31 March 1977
length: 34 minutes

HERE
Solidifying my belief that RAMONES are wholly overrated, this "Leave Home"-era set blows up the "full speed ahead, all go/no slow, rapid fire" myth. Ballads, pauses between songs, essentially a mid-paced affair all around. Things pick up for the last several tracks, but I'd probably have already been outside drinking beer on the sidewalk by the time they got to the good stuff. Don't get me wrong, RAMONES are fine, but....

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

SUBHUMANS

artist: SUBHUMANS (Warminster, West Wiltshire, ENGLAND)
venue: Bossard Hall
location: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND
date: 02 October 1982
length: 41 minutes

HERE

Thursday, August 22, 2019

X-RAY SPEX

artist: X-RAY SPEX (London, England)
venue: OGWT
location: London, England
date: ?? 1978
length: 11 minutes

HERE
Three song television performance ripped in moderate (at best) fidelity. East to forget how great these songs are/were, and worth noting that "Art I Ficial" sounds really slow here, and it gives it a pretty surprising groove. 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

STRONG CONCENTRATION OF ANGER

artist: STRONG CONCENTRATION OF ANGER (?? HOLLAND)
venue: AJZ
location: Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY
date: 18 October 1986
length: 40 minutes

HERE

Thursday, August 1, 2019

SUBTERFUGE

artist: SUBTERFUGE (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
venue: ??
location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
date: ?? 1983
length: 38 minutes

HERE
A full nine minutes of this set are wasted with blathering between songs - of course the DL is more than worth the effort just for the banter and heckling. The cops interrupt the show near then end, which is also a joy. REZILLOS (by way of FLEETWOOD MAC) cover is a plus. 

Monday, July 29, 2019

RUNNING RAGGED // SELF DESTRUCT


artist: RUNNING RAGGED // SELF DESTRUCT (??? // Walnut Creek, California, USA)
venue: Mission Records
location: San Francisco, California, USA
date: 17 March 2001
length: 59 minutes

HERE
Two sets from two bands I've never heard of (and still haven't aside from this recording). This download starts with a 17 minute untitled track capturing the banter in the room before the show started. If you were alive then, or alive then...you realize that these are important sounds. Many ghosts on that track.