The Taming Of The Hugh: Live At Poole Arts Centre Volume One – The Stranglers

Back before the advent of CDs and then MP3s vinyl bootlegs or, as they are now known, unofficial live releases, were real things of beauty. Of course we had the live tape, but proper vinyl bootlegs were treasure and generally quite pricey. You could easily pay double for the bootleg compared to official live albums. Now it is just so easy, someone bungs you a bunch of MP3s from 1983 and you might listen to them once, then that’s it. When I bought this I played it everyday for a year. You have to remember we were living in the technological dark ages and anything new from your favourite band was cherished, and played everyday, every inch of the cover was scanned for detail (I still do that) and run off grooves were investigated for etchings, we were on a punk rock palimpsest. I never did find Volume 2, the second half of the gig, seeing how volume 1 cost 15-20 quid I don’t think I could have afforded it anyway.
Best track; Baroque Bordello
An aside; Simon Cowell reckons the reason why he doesn’t like rock music is because of The Stranglers, another reason to love this band.

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