Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The Slits - Hammersmith Palais, London, UK - 30.11.1981 (Flac)

The last gig before reforming. Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sending me this recording to share here.


01. Walk About
02. Difficult Fun
03. Face Place
04. In The Beginning There Was Rhythm
05. Man Next Door
06. (?) True Warrior (speed fluctuations) [a different song to Ari's later song of the same name]
07. Bongo's On The Lawn (speed fluctuations)
08. Earthbeat
09. E Na Tu (aka The Marriage Song)
10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
11. (?) Ain't No Way
12. (?) Get Off Your Lazy Chair

Length: 77:02

Lineup: ARI UP-vocals, VIV ALBERTINE-guitar, TESSA POLLITT-bass, BRUCE SMITH-drums
        Neneh Cherry-backing vocals, Steve Beresford-various instruments, 'Flash' (David Wright)-saxophone

Cassette(audience,unknown gen,bought in Camden Market 1992) > wav > Groove Mechanic(dehiss) > wav > Soundforge(normalise L & R channels, speed correction) > wav > CDWave(split tracks on sector boundaries) > wav > flac(6)

This is the the last Slits gig (at least until the Slits comeback in 2005/2006).

There's 3 songs I've never heard anywhere else but this recording, so the titles are my own invention.  One song sounds like it should be called "True Warrior", but it's a totally different song to the song of the same name that Ari was to do much later.  If anyone has any idea what the correct titles are let me know.  The final two songs are really weird, and a really bizarre way to end the concert in my opinion.

It's an audience recording, the sound is a bit distant but I've heard worse, and two songs suffer from fluctuations in the speed and sound a bit odd, but it's their last gig, so enjoy!

Egg_Crisis, 2007.


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