The Gories – “The Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 5/27/88”


Tag: Heavy

Release date: 26 November 2013

The Gories are a Detroit garage rock and bluesy-punk band originally active from the mid-80s to early-90s. The Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 5/27/88 is a full recording of a jam at house party inside of an abandoned shop; it’s their first chronological album but fourth overall full-length release. While selling few records over their career, they are extremely significant in alt-rock circles, and Jack White considers them one of the primary influences during the formative years of The White Stripes. The Gories comprised of just three members: guitarists/vocalists Dan Kroha and Mick Collins, and drummer Peggy O’Neill. The production, being a live set, is incredibly raw, featuring mic/amp feedback, quick introductions to each song by band members, crowd chatter, and interjections by the woman recording the show. At one point the band blows a fuse at the house, resulting in lots of expletives. There are many covers of obscure garage and R&B artists with a high energy, furious approach in pure rock ‘n’ roll form. The end of the set devolves into a raucous, smashing event. The Shaw Tapes provide an incredible snapshot of a roaring time that proved punk’s not dead.

Do it for morning shows and punk shows. Released through Third Man Records.

Cuts are in bold! There is a no-play: #8.

1. Nautiloid Reef – (2:37)
2. Leavin’ Here – (2:31)
3. I Think I’ve Had It – (2:18)
4. To Find Out – (2:50)
5. Boogie Chillen’ – (3:58)
6. Real Cool Time – (3:20)
7. Charm Bag – (2:55)

8. Sovereignty Flight – (4:08)
9. Again and Again – (2:27)
10. Thunderbird ESQ – (2:30)
11. Hate – (3:22)

12. Train Kept a Rollin’ – (2:48)
13. I Just Wanna Make Love to You/Give Me Love – (4:17)

RIYL: The Oblivians, Agent Orange, ’68 Comeback, New York Dolls, The Dirtbombs, Little Richard, PJ Harvey

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