Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The War on Drugs - Slave Deviant Vol. 2

Any regular visitors will know that I'm a big fan of the War on Drugs and might remember that I put up something I put together called Slave Deviant Vol. 1 (pulling together the best of their radio and TV performances). I was pretty pleased with that set, and play it a fair bit. But the place the War on Drugs really come into their own is on stage. So Slave Deviant Vol. 2 pulls together the best live recordings I could find into something that I've tried to make sound like the best live show they've ever played.

My original intention was to only use soundboard recordings, but the best version of Needle in Your Eye #16 (which had to be included) was my recording of their Harvest sideshow. Soundwise there were some slightly better options, but performance wise this one was a long way ahead.

I'm really really pleased with how this turned out, although it required a lot of time and effort. So please, if you're at all interested in this band, check it out, I think it's a really good introduction (although it obviously doesn't cover any of their shows for the new album).

Lastly, I wanted to thank the famous NYC Taper, who is responsible for a lot of the material that this is based on.

Arms Like Boulders
I Was There
Best Night
Pushing Corn
Talking 1 [to make it sound like a show I've some of the more interesting/amusing/odd things Granduciel has said]
Taking the Farm
Your Love is Calling My Name
Come to the City
Talking 2
Buenos Aires Beach
Comin' Through
Talking 3
A Barrel of Batteries (w/ Josh Newman and Kurt Vile)
A Pile of Tires
Baby Missiles
Talking 4
Show Me the Coast
Talking 5
A Pagan Place
A History of Plastic
Encore Break
Arms Like Boulders
Black Water Falls
Talking 6
A Touch of Grey
A Needle in Your Eye #16


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