Sunday, September 13, 2009

Live on oldskool cassette


I received this brilliant live cassette by THE UNDERTONES. It's entitled "Live 1980" and needless to say it's a bootleg tape. Some of you youngsters might not even know about this but in the old days there were no CD's, CD-r's, or even computers. All we had was cassette tapes! That's right; no dvd's, cd's, widescreen tv's, or even postal service. And we had no electricity in the houses. Anyhoo, I won this old rare live tape on eBay. In the description the seller said: "New inlay Card has been made - original lost or damaged", haha. Obviously I smelled a rat right away but I still placed a bid cos I wanted the recording. Now I've got the tape (which I won for very little) and sure enough; the tape is brand new and the ink on the inlay card is so fresh you can still smell it. LOL. Anyway, it's a way cool recording; there's really nothing that beats Fergal Sharkey when he rips into Teenage Kicks. The track has been covered by countless of bands (just try and make a YouTube search!) but NONE of them are worthy of washing the original version's underwear! Sorry, but the Green Day version might as well have been sung by a couple of sheep, that's how lame it is. The two live sets on the cassette were recorded in Amsterdam and London (1980) for radio broadcast.


PARIS THEATRE LONDON 1980

HARD LUCK
YOU GOT MY NUMBER
I GOTTA GETTA
MALE MODEL
TEARPROOF
GIRLS THAT DON`T TALK
JIMMY JIMMY
WHIZZ KIDS
MORE SONGS ABOUT CHOCOLATE AND GIRLS
THERE GOES NORMAN
THE WAY GIRLS TALK
HYPNOTISED
TOP TWENTY
MY PERFECT COUSIN
GET OVER YOU

PARADISO AMSTERDAM 15 MARCH 1980

MALE MODEL
TEARPROOF
TEENAGE KICKS
JIMMY JIMMY
THE WAY GIRLS TALK
THERE GOES NORMAN
GET OVER YOU
WHIZZ KIDS
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
TRUE CONFESSIONS
HERE COMES THE SUMMER
SHES A RUNAROUND
GIRLS DON`T LIKE IT
ROCK AND ROLL PART 1


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3 comments:

  1. Hé, in my youth we had a real needle on 78 rpm. black UFO's !!

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  2. 78 rpm?? Black UFO's??? That must all have been stuff you've dreamed in a Dutch coffee house haze. LOL.

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