Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sleater-Kinney - March 20, 2015, Paris, France

Outtakes, of a sort...

Last year, my favourite band band released their first live album and it was one of my fave records of the year. I suppose Sleater-Kinney's Live in Paris didn't really make a splash the way any of their other records have, but as someone who's never gotten to see them live and thinks they're a great live act (there's a reason I collect bootlegs of theirs, ya know), it's a nice memento to have and cherish and hopefully one day I'll get to see them live. Not holding my breath though.



Anyway, this brings me to today's share: a NPR broadcast from 2015, featuring a live show in Paris. Sound familiar? I assume that when they recorded the live album, the NPR people got dibs on a selection of material for their World Cafe program. I think? I truthfully haven't A/Bed these performances, and anyway there's some stuff here that's not on the official record: a lengthy interview and a nice performance of "Fangless." It's short, it's sweet and if you haven't bought Live in Paris yet, hopefully it convinces you to do so.

As a bonus, I attached an unrelated session at KEXP to this. I forget where it came from. Might have been a promo EP at one point? Or something I downloaded somewhere? It's also good, showing them right before their hiatus. So now you get both sides of the story, as it were...

4 comments:

M. Milner said...

SK 2015/2005 - http://workupload.com/archive/nHjkC7L

Scraps said...

As I noted in another place, Sleater-Kinney was my favorite band, and I was really broken up when they broke up. I don't usually like live albums, but S-K is an exception. I have seen them several times, and they're always great.

geronimo said...

Thanks to you advertising on ADSOB, I discover your blog. Sleater Kinney are so energetic and unfortunately I never attend to one of their show, but now I can appreciate their music thanks again. My son will also be happy to have this recordings for his birthday!!
Portland, Seattle are great places for punk grunge and avant rock...
claude :))

M. Milner said...

Well, never say never, Geronimo. They were playing shows last year and as far as I know, they're not on hiatus again, just busy with side projects: Corin's in a band with Peter Buck, Janet Weiss is touring with Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, and Carrie's filming the last season of Portlandia