Monday, March 12, 2018

Sleater-Kinney - BBC Sessions 1998-2000

I'm going to to keep the women's month posts going here with a look at some great tunes by my fave group, probably ever.

Between 1998 and 2000, Sleater-Kinney had three sessions broadcast over the BBC. This set includes dates, but I've found other dates that match this setlist so who knows? But you know what's great: this music. It's got a little of everything: stuff from Call the Doctor through All Hands on the Bad One, plus a nice CCR cover, which if you were around a good 18 years ago, had a resonance with the then president-elect.

The thing about Sleater-Kinney for me is that besides the badassery of them all, is that I love the way Corin and Carrie's guitars mesh and Janet's propulsive drumming. They're one of those bands I listen to when I'm not sure what I want to listen to. I think this shows them in their live element, and is a little more concise than a full gig. Is there more in the BBC archives? Or in some college radio, or CBC Radio archives? I hope so, because I'm always looking for more live Sleater-Kinney!

5 comments:

M. Milner said...

S-K - BBC http://www.mediafire.com/file/tkzexv547lr70p4/1998-2000%20BBC%20Sessions%20+%20Bowlie%20Weekender%204_24_99.zip

Scraps said...

Janet Weiss is propulsive, you got that right. She is my favorite rock drummer of the last twenty years. She's great in Quasi, too.

Scraps said...

Do you have either "From All Songs Considered: Live in DC, August 3, 2006" or "Sleater-Kinney, Live At The 9:30 Club", which NPR shared via podcast?

M. Milner said...

I have the 9:30 Club show, and I'll get around to sharing it soonish. I've got some other stuff I'd like to get up first, though

Scraps said...

Well thank you! I’ll be listening. Cheers.