Monday, 17 November 2014

The Raincoats - Acklam Hall, Ladbroke Grove, London, UK - 05.05.1979 (Flac)

Thanks to Cyrus for making this one avaiable again on Dime.

Original Info File:

This is probably the best of the few early recordings from one of my
favorite all time bands - end of comments.

Cheers, Cyrus

AUD > ? > Cassette > CD Wave > FLAC
40:31 minures

01. No Side To Fall In   3:00
02. No Looking   3:20
03. Life On The Line   4:32
04. The Void   3:31
05. Lola   4:07
06. Adventures Close To Home   2:21
07. Off Duty Trip   3:38
08. You're A Million   4:11
09. Fairytale In The Supermarket   3:42
10. In Love   4:17
11. No Looking   3:48

"Here's a terrific early Raincoats live recording, taped beneath the Westway at Ladbroke Grove's Acklam Hall during their first British tour, shortly before the release of their eponymous debut Rough Trade LP. They were playing as support to Switzerland's ever-vibrant Kleenex, & Cabaret Voltaire
were on the bill too, I believe?
Needless to say, it's a shambolic delight - a joyous cacophony in some places, concise & cogent in others. Best of all, the vivacious Palmolive (aka Paloma Romero) was still clobbering the drums at this juncture. Fresh from her stint with the original, explosive Slits line-up (with whom she co-wrote virtually all of what would eventually become Cut), she only remained with The Raincoats for the duration of this tour, leaving the band after a mere 6 months citing dissatisfaction with the
music business: "I vividly remember after one of the concerts... watching people leave the
venue wasted & with a sadness & heaviness about them, & I thought, I'm helping to make them like that... I didn't want to just go along with something because it wasnpopular or profitable." > Unknown internet source


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