Raul's was the riot-torn club whose five year existence whelped Austin punk rock. This compilation, Live at Raul's, was recorded in 1979 before a paltry matinee audience, showcases the club's earlier more new wave side (see Standing Waves or The Next) more so than it's later hardcore side (see the legendary Dick's/Big Boy's Live at Raul's LP.)
Live at Raul's greatest contribution to humanity is that it acts as a witness to the resurrection of sixties psychedelic casualty Roky Erickson. These two tracks show Roky teaching the kids about raw n' bloody rock n' roll but without the ignorance of history punkers often feigned
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"Recorded in 1979, at the Austin club Raul's, this album has long been unavailable, but post-punk punkers can take heart thanks to the ongoing DejaDisc reissue program. It's all here; bashing guitars, inane posturing, post-World War pre-apocalyptic lyrics, and the gratuitous use of German to indicate an implied hip brave-new-world blank-generation-cool-without-responsibility in the face of an increasingly chaotic world. If you like music with no purpose, this album is for you. Just don't pretend that it's good."Richard Meyer in the liner notes.