Friday, July 6

dB's - NYC & London 1981

The Ritz
New York, NY
June 12, 1981
The Old Grey Whistle Test
London, UK
July 3, 1981
soundboard recordings (quality: VG++)

Will often ends up in the center of these old group shots, looking very cool.
Stephanie Chernikowski photo

The Ritz NYC 1981-06-12
Newly-unearthed photos of dB's live gig: Hope & Anchor, 1981
London gig photos by R. Plews (see more photos & read story HERE)
01 Big Brown Eyes           
02 I Feel Good (Today)
03 We Should Be In Bed  
04 Dynamite
05 Cycles Per Second
06 Death Garage
07 If and When

OGWT London 1981-07-03
08 Cycles Per Second
09 pH Factor
10 Big Brown Eyes

The dB's:
Chris Stamey
Will Rigby
Gene Holder
Peter Holsapple 

ROB SEZ: It wasn’t hard to pick the first music post for the blog. I’m guessing 1981 was a very cool time to be in The dB’s. The debut album was out, receiving rave reviews, and the band played hip places like The Ritz in NYC and at "The Old Grey Whistle Test" in London. The 1981 Ritz set is one of the few soundboard recordings in The dB’s ROIO canon. You can judge for yourself, of course, but I think the guys are firing on all cylinders. The OGWT tracks are fun to listen to, but even more fun to watch. Find ‘em on YouTube.

BIG THANKS to the original tapers & sharers, especially lilpanda for superior versions of the NYC tracks. I first saw these online at the late, lamented NargoTheBort's Deviant Subculture blog.

FLAC (OGWT tracks = MP3)


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