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Portland, Oregon's now disbanded Sleater-Kinney probably don't need an introduction here, but for those who don't know them I'll give a brief one. Sleater-Kinney was originally formed in 1994 by vocalist and rhythm guitar player Corin Tucker and lead guitar player Carrie Brownstein in Olympia, Washington. The band was a vehicle for their anger, frustration and feminist politics. As time passed, their punk sound became more refined on each album with Brownstein, Tucker and drummer Janet Weiss turning out to be marvelous and passionate musicians. The band eventually split in 2006 for reasons that I won't speculate on here. I have no doubt that they will reunite someday for another album and another tour and maybe then I can finally see them play live.
This is a bootleg soundboard recording of decent quality. It may not be 100% perfect, but that is what I love about it. And the performances are raw and boisterous and punk as hell, as they should be. When I put on a S-K album, most of the time I put on the their final 2005 album The Woods, although I do love most of their previous albums. It is such a pleasure to hear these songs from The Woods played live, unpolished and lacking the over-production of the CD. Hearing them do a noisy encore cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Fortunate Son put smile on my face, too. It really doesn't matter if you have never heard this band before, a bootleg live recording is just a good a place to start as the studio albums. Enjoy.
Year of Recording: 2005 Label: None / Bootleg Genre: Punk Media: Digital Format: MP3 Bitrate: 320 kbps FLAC available by request.
Track List: 01 intro 02 THE FOX 03 OXYGEN 04 WILDERNESS 05 JUMPERS 06 SYMPATHY 07 EVERYTHING 08 MODERN GIRL 09 ROLLERCOASTER 10 GET UP 11 WHAT'S MINE IS YOURS 12 STEEP AIR 13 LET'S CALL IT LOVE 14 ENTERTAIN
ENCORE 15 START TOGETHER 16 IRON CLAD 17 LITTLE MOUTH 18 FORTUNATE SON