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Dreamy indie pop star lovelies Lush may have recently reunited, but why not listen to some live Lush from back in the day? They'd just gone and made Spooky with the help of a certain producer and ex-Cocteau Twin, and soon after put their shoegaze into full effect at Lollapalooza. Just seemed like the right thing to do. Listen to it on this circle slab.
Remember when you were 15, thought a metric tonne of feedback was cool and you refused to get a proper haircut? Remember that time you saw Jesus and Mary Chain in the U4 Club in Wien, Austria on April 10th, 1987? Regardless, this is your chance to forge that memory, and there's only 349 of these babies, and they look awesome. So go and get nostalgia-tripped up!
After not playing live for 15 years Coil returned to the stage in 1999, and as is their way, provided something we had never heard before. Here we have a recording from their performance at London Convay Hall in 2002 where they perform a version of The Universe Is A Haunted House, which was released on Live Four, but expand it into a full album length performance.
Pretty self-explanatory stuff from the folks at East / West, who issue another rare and random live offering, this time from Throbbing Gristle. The industrial pop electronic rock avant-garde noise crew used their evening at the Factory wisely, performing nine tunes between Third and Final Report and 20 Jazz Funk Greats. Won't be round for long, will it?
Hear the sound of Joy Division live in concert at the University Of London Union, February 8th 1980, just a few short months before the death of Ian Curtis. They are on fiery form, blasting out their greatest songs in a frenzy. 349 copies of snow leopard-looking splatter vinyl on the East / West label.
Orlando Arena, Florida, April 30th, 1989 captures R.E.M. in their Green period, a time when they straddled the fence between the underground and the mainstream. Thirteen tracks that the crowd go wild for, all pressed to clear (with black and green spots) vinyl in a limited edition of 349 copies by the East / West label.
Plunge back to the early 90’s with this live document of Mudhoney playing in their prime. Markthalle, Hamburg, April 29th, 1992 is a seriously energetic and feedback-drenched slice of prime grunge-rock from some of the original kings. Pressed to yellow splatter vinyl in a limited edition of 349 copies by the East / West label.
Ajenta Cinema, April 18th, 1980 was Joy Division’s penultimate gig and widely regarded as one of their best. Scintillating versions of She’s Lost Control and Isolation are chief among the Joy Division classics on show here. Only 349 copies of this so you’d better be quick, it’s on splatter vinyl too!
Can’s gig at Burg Norvenich, Germany on the 25th July, 1969 was recorded at a similar time to their Monster Movie LP. It contains rawer versions of classics such as Yoo Doo Right and Outside My Door. This is a must-buy for fans of the band, not just because of the music, but it's on red splatter vinyl too!
This goes back all the way to when Kraftwerk was still cool - I mean, they’re still cool. But do you feel like you missed out when they were doing their crazy live shows with actual acoustic instruments? This is your chance to right the wrongs! Here’s a 349 pressing limited edition vinyl release of their live show at Gondel Kino in Bremen, Germany on the 25th of June in 1970.
Recorded on the opening day of John Keenan's "The World's First Science Fiction Music Festival", better known as "Futurama". Joy Division played 13th among 17 bands, including Cabaret Voltaire, Orchestral Manouvres in the Dark, Public Image Limited and A Certain Ratio. Limited edition of 349 hand-numbered copies on green splatter 180gr vinyl with yellow and black speckles in transparent sleeve with obi strip.