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December 9, 2012 2:12 PM   Subscribe

Rites of Spring, Live at 9:30 Club, 1985: Hain's Point (and another 1985 version from BCC Comm. Center)

For Want Of

Theme (and another 1985 version from BCC Comm. Center)

Nudes (and another 1985 version from BCC Comm. Center)

Spring (and another 1985 version from BCC Comm. Center)

Patience [BCC Community Center]

All There Is

Remainder

Deeper Than Inside

Drink Deep (and another 1985 version from BCC Comm. Center)

All Through A Life [BCC Community Center]

Hidden Wheel [BCC Community Center]

Apartheid No/Freedom Yes

In Silence/Words Away

End on End
posted by OmieWise (12 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh man - thank you so much, OmieWise. This is going to make this grey day about a billion times better.
posted by koeselitz at 2:15 PM on December 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Related: 55 minutes with Guy Picciotto (Low Times Podcast, 28 Nov 2012)
posted by LinusMines at 3:47 PM on December 9, 2012


1985........... Revolution Summer in DC with Embrace, Shudder and Rites of Spring creating a more sophisticated and different sound (at the time). DRI was going metal, my hero's 7 Seconds totally changed their sound to something so saccharine I could not stand them anymore. Every bonehead and jock with anger management issues was starting to pop up at shows. My friends and I would stay up and watch Night Flight on USA to see a video or concert footage of "our music". I was only 14, but had been introduced to punk two years earlier and was not sure what to make of all the sudden changes in the scene. What caused me great teenage anxiety at the time, now fills me with warm fuzzy nostalgic memories of good friends, seeing shows, and harassing WPRB,/WRSU/WFMU DJ's by calling in requests and mooching guest passes. Now I am 41, sitting at the computer and feeding a bottle to my newborn son thinking how I hope he is half as lucky to experience a music scene as varied and vibrant as I did.
posted by remo at 4:02 PM on December 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oops, I meant to include these two bonus One Last Wish videos from 1986:

My Better Half

Loss Like A Seed

And this user has most of the Happy Go Licky show from 9:30 in 1987 up, as well as a bunch of other good videos.
posted by OmieWise at 4:23 PM on December 9, 2012


I am 41, sitting at the computer and feeding a bottle to my newborn son...

I'm 42, and stole the time to put this together during the (newborn) boy's nap. Shit.
posted by OmieWise at 4:24 PM on December 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Haha, my guy is in his cluster feeding time. Thank goodness he was kind enough to take a break for me to type my comments!
posted by remo at 4:38 PM on December 9, 2012


Also see this recording from an FM broadcast of Rites of Spring playing at U. MD.
posted by OmieWise at 4:41 PM on December 9, 2012


It may be because I'm a local, but I still consider H-G-L Picciotto's best work -- better than the subsequent Fugazi. H-G-L just had so much of Guy's natural, off-beatness. I'm not referring to syncopation here -- H-G-L had a very powerful DIY psychedelia going on.

Sadly, these 1985 videos have caught them in the rough. They were more polished band when I saw them over the summer of '87. Some, but not all of these recordings appear on the Will Play anthology.

(The 06-21-87 Food for Thought show is also good, but you have to be a serious insider to get ahold of any of those.)
posted by vhsiv at 5:19 PM on December 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


> Also see this recording from an FM broadcast of Rites of Spring playing at U. MD.

Those Dischord guys usually controlled their own mixing decks -- sadly, this was one of those rare occasions that they did not. However, there are a few gems in there.

Spin Doctor will probably work wonders on the muddy tracks, even though it sounds as though Ian was in the booth during the recording, and should have seen that it was done properly.
posted by vhsiv at 6:19 PM on December 9, 2012


Thanks for pulling this together!
posted by safetyfork at 9:41 PM on December 9, 2012


That is the 9:30, O.G. version. The new one is nice but I can't stop thinking of it as a rehabbed church hall without the right smell.
posted by C.A.S. at 2:15 AM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


The podcast linked above is quite good in many ways. Definitely worth a listen.
posted by OmieWise at 11:30 AM on December 10, 2012


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