Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Clash 1977-08-05 Mont De Marsan Festival, France (FLAC)

THE CLASH - 5 August, 1977 - Mont De Marsan Festival, Switzerland

Disk 1: silver CD > xAct (flac)
Disk 2: analog tape gen? (low) > CD-R > xAct (flac)
artwork for silver CD provided

Here are two versions of this classic punk rock show. An incomplete
version as on the silver bootleg CD, and a complete version from an
improved quality alternate source. The alternate source is the entire
show, with its one missing track filled in from the boot version.

This is far from a perfect soundboard, but the performance is so fantastic that it doesn't take away from the enjoyment. I have just about every live Clash
recording in collectors hands, and this show is in the top 5. Possibly the earliest performance of 'White Man In Hammersmith Palais".

1. London's Burning
2. Capital Radio
3. 1977 *
4. Complete Control
5. Pressure Drop
6. The Prisoner
7. I'm So Bored With the USA
8. White Man In Hammersmith Palais *
9. Cheat
10. Hate and War
11. Police and Thieves *
12. Clash City Rockers
13. Remote Control
14. Career Opportunities **
15. Janie Jones
16. White Riot
17. Garageland
18. 1977
19. What's My Name
20. Complete Control
21. Protex Blue
22. London's Burning

* missing from silver CD version
** sourced from silver CD version in alternate source version

Entry from Clash On Stage Live Tape Review Archive:

"This has some distortion, but it's such as great tape it is easily gotten past - and this is punk rock so just crank it up and don't give a damn! The performance is great, with high energy interpretations of just about all of the early set material. The grade above [b] is for the tape version, while most copies have the LP as a source. That seems to originate from a different recording, and has even more distortion, dropping it to a B-. The recently released CD was probably mastered from the bootleg vinyl, but I haven't heard that one. Both LP and CD cut out the first "1977", "White Man...", and "Police and Thieves", while the tape version loses "Career Opportunities" to a side switch. All things considered, this is the best 1977 show, especially in the tape version. "Pressure Drop" makes one of its occasional appearances, as it would do until the end, in the speeded up style. Other interesting bits are early performances of "The Prisoner" and "Clash City Rockers," and Joe getting pissed at the Damned (also on the bill) for lighting a stink bomb."


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