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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rubella Ballet - John Peel Session 1-26-83

Rubella Ballet recorded two Peel Sessions in 1982 and 1983. Here is the second one. The Peel Session page says they played 4 songs but I have these 5 songs and the unlisted songs are versions I've never heard anywhere else so maybe they are from the Peel Session.

Track List:
01. Love Life
02. Newz
03. Exit
04. Death Train
05. Trial 13

Clash - Cut The Crap live 1984-1985

After The Clash gave Mick Jones the boot they announced they were going to turn back and rediscover their Punk roots. With a new line up new songs were written and many shows were played. Eventually a new album was recorded and released. This album was called Cut The Crap and it turned out to be a big pile of crap. Many wondered what happened to their supposed return to their punk roots. Over the years I've collected live recordings from that period just to hear if the songs played live were as uninteresting as they were on the album. Surprisingly, the songs were actually good and did sound like the return to the roots as promised. For my own listening pleasure I put together live versions of all the songs from Cut The Crap that I could find onto one CD to get an idea of what that last album was supposed to sound like.  The quality of these recordings is very good audience recordings, so a little rough and raw. Well worth the listen I think.

01). Dictator
02). Dirty Punk
03). We Are The Clash
04). Are You Red...Y?
05). Cool Under Heat
06). Movers And Shakers
07). This Is England
08). Three Card Trick
09). North & South
10). Sex Mad Roar
11). Ammunition [bonus]

Ivy Green - Club LVC, Leiden Holland 1987

Ivy Green were one of the first Punk bands in the Netherlands and released one classic album in 1978 before disappearing. They returned in 1982 with a horn section and a slightly different sound that was much more influenced by the later Saints. This show captures them live 10 years after the original Punk explosion but still playing a few of their early songs. This is a good quality soundboard recording.

Discography here:

01. Wap Shoo Wap (I'm Sure We're Gonna Make It)
02. All On The Beat
03. Rainy Day
04. On A Different Track
05. Maggie
06. Moon Raised
07. Slide Machine
08. Falling In Love (With Myself)
09. title unknown
10. title unknown
11. Please Please Please
12. Sex On The Radio
13. Dancing The Nerves
14. Go On
15. (I Lost) The Sound Of My Heart