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LIVE SESSION: Broken Social Scene with Johnny Marr – “Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl “, live Manchester 23 May 17

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LIVE SESSION: Broken Social Scene with Johnny Marr – “Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl “, live Manchester 23 May 17.

They launched their European tour Tuesday night at Albert Hall with special guest Johnny Marr, who’s from Manchester. They performed “Anthems For a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl” from the band’s 2002 release You Forgot It In People. “Thank you for showing up,” Kevin Drew told the crowd. “Thank you for coming out tonight. What’s most important is tonight we’re here together, all of us.” Their long-awaited latest release is out July 7th and will be their first since 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record.

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POWERFUL SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES PERFORMANCE: LIVE AT ‘THE FUTURAMA FESTIVAL,’ 1980

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POWERFUL SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES PERFORMANCE: LIVE AT ‘THE FUTURAMA FESTIVAL,’ 1980.

On September 13th and 14th, 1980, the second installment of “The Futurama Festival” was held in Leeds, a city in the English county of Yorkshire. This year the lineup included a cavalcade of incredible acts like Echo and the Bunnymen (fronted by a 21-year-old Ian McCulloch), The Psychedelic Furs, Athletico Spizz 80, U2, Wasted Youth and Siouxsie & The Banshees, headed up by a then 23-year-old Siouxsie Sioux. Apparently this was also one of the very earliest Soft Cell performances.

The seven-minute clip captures the band on top of their game performing two songs, “Paradise Place” from the 1980 album Kaleidoscope and “Eve White/Eve Black” which was released in 1980 as the B-side to the band’s “Christine” single.

Siouxsie & The Banshees performing at the Futurama Festival, Saturday, September 13th, 1980.

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SAINT JULIAN: JULIAN COPE LIVE IN NYC, 1987

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SAINT JULIAN: JULIAN COPE LIVE IN NYC, 1987.

Recorded Live: 7/6/1987 – Ritz (now Webster Hall) (New York, NY).
A set largely comprised of songs from Saint Julian and his first two solo albums (just one Teardrop Explodes number).

Setlist:
0:00:00 – Trampolene
0:03:30 – Pulsar
0:06:18 – Eve’s Volcano
0:10:10 – Strasbourg
0:12:49 – Saint Julian
0:15:57 – Sunspots
0:22:00 – Nonalignment Pact
0:24:45 – Bouncing Babies
0:26:57 – The Greatest Imperfection Is Love
0:32:47 – Bandy’s First Jump
0:35:35 – Shot Down
0:39:28 – Spacehopper/World Shut Your Mouth
0:51:32 – I’ve Got Levitation

Julian Cope – vocals, guitar; Donald Ross Skinner – electric & slide guitar; James Eller – bass; Keith Richard Frost – keyboards; Chris Whitten – drums.