This Tame Impala live album has been pressed and re-pressed to within an inch of its life but is still a worthwhile document showcasing the band at the peak of their early powers. It is taken off the desk at a show in Chicago and originally a radio broadcast. It sees the band hammer through songs pretty equally split between Lonerism and Innerspeaker and is a good as you are going to get way of experiencing the live band from the comfort of your own record player.
Vinyl LP £18.99 3773739
Reissue LP on Fiction.
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As wonderful as they are, there is an argument as to whether a Tame Impala live album is strictly necessary, especially one which has already come out twice, the only difference being the colour of vinyl. A cursory listen through the tracks though reveals a band at the peak of their powers, re-creating quite accurately the complex, sonically adventurous psych rock of their magnificent albums.
Originally broadcast on WXRT Chicago, the recording is obviously off the desk and is of good a quality as you could expect from these type of things. They rattle through a load of tracks which I recognise but can’t remember which album they are off as both albums are as good as each other and blend into one for me.
The only surprise is the pitch of the audience cheers, as if the promoters of the gig had bussed in a slew of pre-pubescent girls for the occasion. Sounds like they enjoyed themselves.
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