live, in-studio sessions originated from the mid-90s and were pressed up on CD and sent to college radio stations for weekly airplay. You'll no doubt recognize host, Pat Dinizio from Smithereens renown. His approach was anti-climactic at best, but he was at least hip to GBV. I don't have an original copy of the disk, but I was able to find a digitized version of the set, presumably taped from an FM radio broadcast. It's the Mag Earwig lineup of GBV (Doug Gillard, etc), nipping on the heels of the "classic" lineup (Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, etc). And yes, Pollard and Co. managed to maintain their sobriety for the entirety of the set. Am not quite sure if that's a plus or a minus, but anyway.
Seven songs: Quicksilver, Not Behind the Fighter Jet, Bulldog Skin, Choking Tara, My Impression Now, Now to War and Teenage FBI.
THE REST - s/t LP 1986 - Berlin had and has a very active underground scene and this rare piece is an excellent example of this. The Rest were Frieder (vocals), Ringo (bass), Diet...
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