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Monday, August 15, 2011

Thrills - Live + Demo 1978/1980

Here's the Thrills from Boston who released one single in 1979 and then after a name change to City Thrills they released a 10" ep. In 2004 a CD collection of studio and live tracks was released. The Cantones show is a soundboard recording and the sound quality is very good. Three songs from it are on the CD collection. The demo was unmarked on the end of the tape so I don't know if these songs were ever released anywhere.

Some info here:,,2761694,00.html
And here:

@ Cantones, Boston 10-78 [from cassette tape]
01. Rave Up Tonight
02. Who Knows
03. title unknown
04. I'll Be The Heartbreaker
05. When Ya Gonna Quit
06. No Reason To Stay
07. Two Bit Whore
08. Someday (We'll Rise Again)
09. My Little Girl
10. (I Don't Want) No Sympathy
11. Hey! (Not Another Face in the Crowd)
12. Summer Street Massacre
13. Burn Down The City
14. Then He Kissed Me [Crystals]
15. Have You Seen Your Mother Baby [Rolling Stones]

Demo c.1980 [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. Don't Come Back

Stiff Little Fingers/Damned - Channel, Boston 1989

Here's two classic 1970s Punk bands playing reunion shows in Boston. Both of these shows are audience recordings and the sound quality is raw but good. The Damned show is missing the Machine Gun Etiquette part of the show. That's how my tape is.

Stiff Little Fingers - Channel, Boston 6-24-89 [from cassette tape]
01. Alternative Ulster
02. Roots Radicals Rockers & Reggae
03. Silver Lining
04. Love Of The Common People [Nicky Thomas]
05. Gotta Gettaway
06. Just Fade Away
07. Mr. Fire Coal Man
08. Back To Front
09. Gate 49
10. Piccadilly Circus
11. Listen
12. Wasted Life
13. Fly The Flag

Damned - Channel, Boston 7-18-89 [from cassette tape]
01. See Her Tonite
02. Fish
03. Born To Kill
04. Fan Club
05. Help [Beatles]
06. Neat Neat Neat
07. I Fall
08. New Rose
09. 1970 [Stooges]
10. Day Tripper [Beatles]
11. Looking At You [MC5]
12. The Last Time [Rolling Stones]