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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Slits - Eric's, Liverpool 10-77 + Alexander Palace, London 6-15-80

The Slits singer Ari Up died today so I thought I put up these shows as tribute to her and the musical power of her band. The Eric's set shows the primitive beginnings of the band while the Alexander's Palace shows the growth they achieved as musicians over the three years. They show very different bands, actually. Both shows are recorded from the soundboard so generally very good quality.

Eric's Setlist:
01. Vindictive
02. Instant Hit
03. Vaseline
04. So Tough
05. New Town
06. Love And Romance
07. Femme Fatale
08. Shoplifting
09. No. 1 Enemy

Alexander Palace Setlist:
01. Instant Hit
02. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
03. Adventures Close To Home
04. Man Next Door
05. Walk About
06. Spend, Spend, Spend
07. Newtown
08. Animal Space - Spacier
09. In The Beginning There Was Rhythm
10. Man Next Door

Slits Ari Up dies

Zeros - KUOR, Redlands CA 5-27-78

Since the Zeros from Chula Vista California are playing my neighborhood next week I thought I'd celebrate by posting an old live show by them. This was recorded just before their second single was released and they play both songs from it as well as the hit song from the first single. All the other songs were not released until the 1990s. This is a radio broadcast but the person controlling the knobs had everything turned way up so there is distortion in the broadcast. It's still an enjoyable listen. So, enjoy.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Talkin'
02. Beat Your Heart Out
03. -interview segment-
04. Sneakin' Out
05. Out Of Place
06. Right Now
07. Wild Weekend
08. I Don't Wanna
09. Cosmetic Couple
10. Wimp
11. -interview segment-