Friday, May 1

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - FM Broadcasts 1984 + 1985

Barrowland Ballroom 
Glasgow, Scotland 
Sept. 9, 1985
FM recording (sound quality: VG++)

SAMPLE: "Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken?" (live 1985)

01 Rich
02 Patience
03 Why I Love Country Music
04 Sweetness
05 Brand New Friend
06 Grace
07 Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken?
08 Four Flights Up
09 Rattlesnakes
10 Speedboat
11 2CV
12 Forest Fire
13 Perfect Skin
14 Perfect Skin (outro)

Le Palace
Paris, France
Dec. 4, 1984
FM recording (sound quality: VG++)
01 Rattlesnakes
02 Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken? 

03 Glory (Tom Verlaine cover)
04 Andy's Babies
05 Charlotte Street
06 Patience
07 Speedboat
08 Beautiful City
09 Perfect Skin
10 Forest Fire
11 Glory (Reprise)

Blair Cowan - keyboard, accordion
Lawrence Donegan - bass
Stephen Irvine - drums
Neil Clark - guitars
Lloyd Cole - vocals, guitars

ROB SEZ: Call it "coronavirus nostalgia" if you like, but lately I've had a hankering for classic artists from ages past. This extraordinary band is among them, with Glasgow & Paris being the perfect gig locations to satisfy my nostalgia. I've posted other Lloyd Cole & The Commotions ROIOs here in the past, but not these. HUGE THANKS to the original tapers as well as BBGrant for sharing the 1985 recording and to HARMONIZER09/ APOPTYGMA for sharing the Paris recording. Avid LC fans will appreciate the appearance of the rarely-played "Beautiful City" (a Rattlesnakes-era outtake) in the 1984 set. Look for another Lloyd Cole share next week — without The Commotions.



  1. Cheers for L.C. much appreciated.

    1. Happy to share the good stuff, Col. The L.C. solo material coming next week is worth waiting for!


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