Monday, January 1, 2018

Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out: Live

Words and guitar...
 Here's a little something I threw together. Why? Well, Sleater-Kinney is probably my favourite band, for one. And they're a great live act who've only recently been documented on record: Live in Paris, taken from their 2015 reunion tour. But before that, when they were an act who toured all over, on a regular basis? Not much. A couple b-sides, that's about it.

On the tape-trading circuit, Sleater-Kinney is weirdly represented. I've seen that many shows circulate, but I'll be damned if I can find more than a handful on the internet. But one thing that's out there is a large Sleater-Kinney live archive, a huge collection of mp3s that span their career as a live band, but are only stray tracks.

But it was good fodder for this: a re-creation of Sleater-Kinney's career-making record Dig Me Out.  It covers all their years as a live act, from their final shows in 2006, all the way back to 1997, when they still preformed some of the album's deeper cuts. I mean, it's not like fans were clamouring to hear "Heart Factory," except hey! Maybe some of them were. I probably would have been.

Anyway, since they're not currently touring (and who knows if they ever will again), and the possibility of another archival release seems slim at best, this fills a gap for me. And maybe for you! Until they release a 25th anniversary box set or something, anyway.

1 comment:

M.D. Milner said...