Fastbacks –Mural Amphitheater, Seattle, WA, August 25, 1986 [IMPORT] – New LP
Kick and killer live set from Fastbacks, obviously not fitting into any of the hip stylings from the setting, lighting the fuse and kicking out a set of originals and covers, ripping through a crackerjack cover of a Sweet song to cap it off, capping it off like a home-packed quarter stick of dynamite! -- winch
"We are always excited about our new releases but this one is pretty pretty special. Oh-my-god-I-cannot-believe-it special. One of our all-time favorite bands is releasing a record on our label. Boom!
Early in the 90ties as I dived into our little punk rock microcosm I found their ZÜCKER album and I immediately knew that this is a special band for me, too sugary for the punks, too rocknroll for the pop punks haha, to weird for the now emerging grunge scene, but still, my little pocketband I told everyone about. And with Glitterhouse Germany running the Sub Pop Europe business, all of their records were available and not expensive. I never saw them live, although I had tickets to their show in Innsbruck, Austria, when they were touring with Pearl Jam, but as fate would have it, their van broke down the day before in Milano, Italy. Goddamnit!
“Trouser Press” once said the FASTBACKS were “always good but never trendy”, now THAT sounds like a perfect fit to Bachelor Records. This live show from 1986 (!!!) captures HOW GOOD they were, how fun their shows must have been and how much fun they had on stage. After Kurt Bloch himself remastered this show for a CD release, we thought this has to be pressed on vinyl of course too! And here you have this whole show (with the exception of the first two songs, the CD version has the audience recording of it, but it is not on the LP, which features the whole multitrack recordings)
TRACKLIST A1 Only at night A2 K Street A3 Good Lovin’ A4 You Will Be The One A5 In America A6 Apologies A7 Seven Days B1 Wrong Wrong Wrong B2 The Lights Are On B3 Somebody To Live B4 Says Who? B5 I Need Some Help B6 Set Me Free