Thursday, 11 June 2009

Katrina and the Waves - Washington DC (USA) 1985

Katrina and The Waves are understandably considered a one hit wonder band for many, largely as a result of the success and longevity of 'Walking On Sunshine'.

That's hardly that surprising, as according to a survey by the UK's Performing Rights Society, the song was the second most played summer song on radio in 2008.

In Europe they also remain well known because they surprisingly (if briefly) surged back into the limelight by winning the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom, with the song 'Love Shine a Light'.

This is the band around the time of their original period of success performing for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, at the 9:30 Club, in Washington, DC, USA on the 16th May 1985.

Pre FM recording.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3 @192kbps.

Genre: Pop, 80's Rock.

Set: Full KBFH set.

Set List:

1. Intro
2. Jealous Browned Eyed Son
3. Lovely Lindsay
4. Que Te Quiero
5. Do You Want Crying
6. The Game Of Love
7. Cry For Me
8. Going Down To Liverpool
9. Mexico
10. Machine Gun Smith
11. Crowd
12. Do You Love Me
13. Walking On Sunshine

Band Line Up:

Alex Cooper - drums, background vocals
Vince de la Cruz - bass
Katrina Leskanich - guitar, vocals
Kimberley Rew - organ, guitar, background vocals

Links: Official site HERE. Katrina Leskanich personal site HERE. Wolfgangs Vault HERE.

Four year after the band was formed in Cambridge, England, Katrina and the Waves played this energetic show.
Opening with 'Jealous Browned Eyed Son', the band kicks in with a country-pop song that excels in its use of vocal harmonies.

Next up is 'Lovely Lindsay', supposedly written about Lindsey Buckingham.
Most of the rest of the show comes from tracks that made up the first U.S. release for Katrina and the Waves. Among the highlights are 'Do You Want Crying', 'The Game Of Love', 'Cry For Me', and a feisty version of 'Going Down To Liverpool' (which was of course covered later by The Bangles).

They close the show with the big hit, 'Walking On Sunshine'.

Replacement Download link in comments below.

10 comments: (MIKE) said...




Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this one !


Anonymous said...

another great choice....thanks; bill

Anonymous said...

Garbage...too many skips in the recording!

Anonymous said...

plays ok for me check your download you ungrateful no it all

keep up the good work beehive, ignore this selfish self centred nobody

Gary said...

nice post. Worked fine for me

dj d said...

I'm DJ D from Retro Remixes. Fabulous site here. Fabulous! I have gotten so much here that I never knew existed.

I've never seen this concert listed elsewhere. Can you repost ?

Beehive Candy said...

REPLACEMENT LINK (16/06/2010):


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Anonymous said...

No point in bitching at the person who said this was "garbage" because of too many skips - because this is true - although perhaps s/he could have omitted the perjorative. And, sorry, it's not my "downloader", computer or burner. Other files are fine. It skips played directly on my computer and on burned discs. And it's an odd defect, too: I doesn't sound like a digital or corrupted file problem; it sounds mostly like what happens when a turntable's stylus is weighted too lightly when playing a vinyl disc. It's a shame, too, because this is a great concert by one of the best rock and roll bands of their era.

Anonymous said...

and BTW - going to the flame upload site gets you nowhere except to a page demanding you buy a subscription. Not what I was looking for, so I used the MediaFire site - and that's the file that "skips".