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1 - RKL - LIVE IN A DIVE - (CD) 

The tenth installment of Fat Wrecks Live in a Dive series takes us back over 30 years to Eindhoven, Holland. The date is May 12, 1989, not too long before Montecito, CA punks RKL will call it quits (for the first time, anyway). The 17-song set - a good chunk of which is culled from 1987s album Rock n Roll Nightmare - was recorded at famed Eindhoven squat-turned-venue De Effenaar, and is beautifully ragged and raw. Although the band would get back together, things were never quite the same after the members went their separate ways the first time. As such, this record is a document of one of the last points before everything took a dive, of a band holding it together - incredibly well, it has to be said - before everythingunraveled. And even though you cant really hear that tension, when compared to the Double Live in Berlin live album, recorded the year before this one, there does seem to be an extra sense of urgency in these songs. Theyre more primal and more ferocious, more intense and more nihilistic. Above all, though, they still sound fun as hell. RKLs Live in a Dive album - which features incredible art by longtime RKL cover artist Dan Sites - isnt just a pure representation of the band in all itstwisted, untamed glory. Its not just the sound of a band about to fall off the cliff edge. It also serves as a bittersweet tribute to both Manzullo and Sears, who died in 2005 and 2006 respectively. These songs capture both members in their element - onstage, doing what they love, surrounded by people who love what they do. Just listen to the frantic run-through of "Break the Camels Back", the guttural desperation of "Hangover", the nervous energy of "Blocked Out", the blistering frenzy of "Rock N Roll Nightmare". Its one of the last times - and certainly the last time caught on tape - that the band would sound thisimperfectly perfect, this happily carefree. Live in a Dive is an integral piece to any RKL fans collection.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Lies 02. Beautiful Feeling 03. Break The Camels Back 04. Hangover 05. Coming Home 06. Lay Your Weapons Down 07. Scab On My Brain 08. Drink Positive 09. Tribute To The Jester 10. Blocked Out 11. Rumors 12. Life In A Bottle 13. Meltdown 14. Rock N Roll Nightmare 15. Pothead 16. Why? 17. Ded Teds

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 10-06-2022
Item # : 556919     
Availability: IN STOCK

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