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19901203 - The Fridge, Brixton, London, England

Mark E Smith  
Craig Scanlon 
Steve Hanley 
Kenny Brady 
Simon Wolstencroft  

Idiot Joy Showland  
Blood Outta Stone  
Littlest Rebel  
High Tension Line  
Bill is Dead 
Hit the North 
Big New Prinz  
Black Monk Theme  
British People in Hot Weather  
Mr Pharmacist  
And Therein 
Life Just Bounces 
White Lightning 
Arms Control Poseur 
Wrong Place Right Time 
Don't take the pizza 
I'm Frank 
U.S. 80's 90's 

1h 10m

Audience Recording

A fair audience tape which needed speed correction on my version. Some intermittent audience chatter which is quite intrusive, fortunately only in small order. A peculiarly muddy sound which little separation and despite the speed correction Mark sounding incredibly lethargic in places. Its listenable but the odd tone to the whole thing is somewhat distracting.

Back from the Antipodes, Japan, and Greece, via Reading and Norwich, the band embarked on a short tour of the UK through the early weeks of December. Relying heavily on Extricate and The Dredger & High Tension Line singles material with one or two oldies thrown in this is a good gig, however not a classic.

High points are the rarely played "Don't take the pizza" and an intense "Arms Control Poseur" but generally speaking this is a tad constipated in places with the band drifting rhythm wise and Mr Smith messing up his lines on a couple of occasions.