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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

X Ray Spex - Brixton Academy, London 9-14-91

The X Ray Spex did a reunion show in 1991 and some thoughtful person taped it for those of us who couldn't be there. I don't know which original band members were involved but not all of them were, I believe. The most interesting thing about this show is the four new songs. Those songs fit better with the Conscious Consumer album of 1995 than they do with the first album material of 1978 but after listening to that first album a million times I prefer to hear these new songs especially Be Conscious and Trick Of The Witch. Sadly, as far as I know, they have never been released officially. This is an audience recording so the quality is a bit rough.

01. Artificial
02. I Can't Do Anything
03. Identity
04. Genetic Engineering
05. title unknown
06. Warrior In Woolworths
07. Germ Free Adolescents
08. Be Conscious
09. title unknown
10. Trick Of The Witch
11. Oh Bondage Up Yours
12. The Day The World Turned Dayglo
13. Identity
14. Warrior In Woolworths
15. Oh Bondage Up Yours


  1. ---------REQUEST ALERT----------

    upright citizen
    neurotic arseholes
    torpedau moskau
    tapes that we can see on your new picture for the blog!
    would be great!!

  2. I'll add those shows to the queue. Those tapes were from my collection and have been stored at a friends place for the last 5 years. I just got them back and am now making a list of everything to post here. I don't have my stereo set up yet so it might be a little while until I can start transferring tapes to CD.

    One former member of BGK has a blog with some BGK stuff uploaded. Go here for that:

  3. The X ray Spex reunion was a great show and lucky for me I was there. All the bands, Lurkers, 666, Chelsea and several more all came to play. It was a joyous day for this Brooklyn boy.