Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Courtesy of Paul Collins himself and our friends over at Alive Records, we've pulled two gems from the vaults to offer you guys this week while we have Paul blogging with us.
We'll have two winners for this giveaway who will win both of the following:
The Nerves - Live At The Pirate's Cove, Cleveland OH, May 26th 1977
Remastered from an analog tape recently discovered by Jack Lee in an unmarked box, this 1977 previously unreleased performance showcases the trio live in Cleveland during their infamous Magic Blistering Tour.
Comes with inner sleeve featuring a collage with Nerves memorabilia, rare photos, notes by Jack Lee, and Paul Collins original tour diary entry related to the show.
All the classics are here, "Hanging On The Telephone," "Walking Out On Love," "When You Find Out," "Stand Up And Take A Good Look," etc, all delivered with blistering energy in front of a small audience of enlightened scensters that included Dave Thomas of Pere Ubu, and with Devo as the opening band.
This is a VINYL ONLY release on YELLOW VINYL, LIMITED to 500 copies.
Breakaways - Walking Out On Love/The Lost Sessions
After spending nearly 30 years gathering dust in a closet The Breakaways makes its worldwide debut!
Born in 1978 after the demise of The Nerves, this short lived combo was formed by Paul Collins and Peter Case, just prior to the formation of The Plimsouls and The Beat. "Walking Out On Love - The Lost Sessions" compiles all the band's known material, including studio recordings, demos, and acoustic rehearsals.
"This is the sound of pop on the streets of Los Angeles circa 1978."
"I'd forgotten these tapes even existed. We were definitely homing in on something."
Enter to win the pair of unearthed vinyl gems by simply leaving a comment to this post and let us know why you deserve to win these classics. The two most convincing pleas who leave us some contact info (which for some reason is typically the hurdle) will be awarded the vinyl.
You've got until next Tuesday (6/1) so make 'em good!
Posted by Jon at 9:49 AM