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Mink DeVille - New York - 1980

Mink DeVille formed in San Francisco having performed initially as Billy DeSade & the Marquis and also The Lazy Eights before settling on the name Mink DeVille. They relocated to New York in the late 1970's, and were quickly associated with the local burgeoning punk scene. The reality was that at heart Mink DeVille was a soul orientated band with roots in R&B, the blues and even Cajun music. This year their founder Willy DeVille, celebrates thirty years as a recording artist, 'oh how time flies' when you are having fun. This is Mink DeVille Live from The Bottom Line, New York, USA, back on September 12th 1980. If you are not familiar with the band, I strongly urge you to give them a listen. Many may recognise their hit single 'Spanish Stroll', there is however far more to this band. They are one of those bands that simply light up a venue when they perform. This is a 'stonking' performance! The set list is as follows: 1. Harlem Noctur