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Echo And The Bunnymen
Do It Clean (Live Royal Albert Hall London, July 18th 1983)

I’ve got a handful of this…

Echo And The Bunnymen - Do It Clean (Royal Albert Hall 18th July 1983)

After playing for forty minutes, ending with an immense, protracted Over The Wall, the band wandered briefly off-stage only to return with a blistering two-number encore, lasting the better part of another fifteen minutes.  Preceded by Crocodiles, this was the last track.  It turned up many years later on digital but first it made an appearance on the b side of the 12” of The Killing Moon, which is where this is taken from.  DeFreitas had been going apeshit all the way through but for the encore Will Sergeant also got decidedly frisky and the result is that this is a stone groove.

You can see it here from 47:20.

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Echo & the Bunnymen
Ashes To Ashes (Stars Are Stars)

Echo And The Bunnymen - Ashes To Ashes (1979)

An oddity, of sorts.  This is the version of Stars Are Stars from the first Peel session in August 1979 (recorded 15th, transmitted 22nd).  But taken from the cassette free-inclusion with the shrinkwrapped 1983 7” of The Cutter, with the alternative (original) titles.  Slightly NR’d for hissy tape.

Courtney Love's other dead-ex Pete DeFreitas does not play on this session, he hadn’t joined at the time.  This is basically the line up that gave them their name; "Echo" being the drum machine.  Here programmed by David Balfe who also provided keyboards for the session, pre-Teardrop Explodes.

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The Ruts
West One (Shine On Me) (With intro by Henry Rollins)


Traffic island castaway…

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With thanks to the girl who reminded me I posted this over two years ago.

Malcolm Owen.  The Ruts.  Everyone remembers Ian.  Usually for the wrong reasons.  But few remember Malcolm, a less esoteric, more visceral  dynamic.  But no less important.  And West One was a MUCH more significant single/track than fucking Babylon’s Burning.  By degrees of magnitude.  As with Atmosphere/Dead Souls towering over Love Will Tear Us Apart.

People never fucking get it; they just follow the herd.

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DC 'Identity Crisis' Absolute Edition has major printing error. No-one notices for THREE YEARS.

I love this.  Laughed like a drain when I read it.  Sort of underlines my assertion that Comic COLLECTORS aren’t comic READERS, as anybody who actually takes them out of the fucking cellophane may just have noticed…

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