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X-Ray Spex - Live at CBGB's 1978

This is X-Ray Spex playing live at CBGB's in New York USA, on the 17th March 1978.

X-Ray Spex were one of the few female (Poly Styrene) fronted punk bands from that era and were summed up more recently by John Lydon as follows - "Them, they came out with a sound and attitude and a whole energy - it was just not relating to anything around it - superb."

Source: Possibly soundboard (levels and audience noise suggest this is the case).

Sound Quality: 1970's punk - come on don't expect Hi-Fi - highly listenable good quality stereo will have to do!

Genre: Punk (UK) - New Wave

Set: Full live concert

Set List:

1 - Artificial
2 - I'm obsessed with you
3 - Let's submerge
4 - Identity
5 - Plastic bag
6 - I live off you
7 - Germ free adolescents
8 - I'm a poser
9 - Genetic engineering
10 - I'm a cliche
11 - The day the world turned dayglo
12 - Oh bondage up yours!
13 - Artificial
14 - Identity

Links: Official Website HERE, and Wikipedia HERE.

Comments: They never t…

Garbage - Dallas Texas - 1998

With one of Scotland's (UK) finest female vocalists, it's easy to forget that Garbage are primarily an American band from Madison Wisconsin.

This is Garbage back on the 15th October 1998 live in concert at the Bronco Bowl, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Source: I am uncertain, the originator of this copy suggests soundboard, however it may be from local FM (anyone shed some light on this?).

Sound Quality: Highly listenable (soundboard?) good stereo at 160kbps.

Genre: Indie / Alternative Rock

Set: Full live concert

Set List:

1. Temptation Waits
2. Not My Idea
3. I Think I'm Paranoid
4. Special
5. My Lover's Box
6. Hammering In My Head
7. Thirteen
8. #1 Crush
9. Stupid Girl
10. Vow
11. Wicked Ways
12. Queer
13. Push It
14. Only Happy When It Rains
15. You Look So Fine
16. Milk
17. Trip My Wire
18. When I Grow Up

Links: Official Website HERE MySpace site HERE and Wikipedia HERE.

Comments: It seems likely Garbage have run their course, which is preferable to releasing a tired new album for the sake of it.

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