Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lords Of The New Church: Scene of the Crime (Live, 1985)

It is said by many that the stage was where the Lords of the New Church (more HERE) reigned. Now is the time to come to your own conclusion. We here at MRML like the studio albums both in spite of and because of their eighties production. There a squirm-inducing moments all over those albums where you wish there'd been a stronger, smarter producer at the board. That being said, there's something cheerfully subversive about the clash between the band's imagine (not to mention their pedigree and lyrical stance) and their pop aspirations. It's ironic but not in a laugh at it kinda way but in an unsettling sort of way. I miss having a band with such complications messing up the pop/underground dichotomy.

This particular show preserved on the bootleg, Scene of the Crime,  was recorded in January of 1985 in Zurich and finds the band vamping out their punked-up goth-pop at full volume.

So the offer is on the table, sacrifice a few words to the COMMENTS section - tell us where The Lords excelled - in the studio on the stage or some monstrous combination of the two - and we're willing to let forth more lost Lords!

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  2. Thanks so much, Love The Lords!! :)

  3. Thank you for all the Lords posts, they're great.

  4. Thanks for all this live stuff, got all the records but never saw them live!!!!!!

  5. Thanks once again!

  6. Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie I want some more. Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie don't ask what for. I will give you till the count of four then you're in trouble mister!


  7. This NOT a bootleg friend this was issued by Bator himself. He issued 4 live recordings in 88 to prefect beat for drug money. This Album, stiv bator live at the limelight, the dead boys liver than you'll ever be, the lords second coming. They were all sound board recordings. I think bators live at the limelight is the best sounding one out of them all. Plus he does new songs and wanderers track on it too.

    B. James has officially reissued some of this live lords show on pilot records and now easy action records.

    The lords were an amazing band I like the psycho sex ep alot. Kinda wish they would have finished an album for it.

  8. Hello,
    Can you please re-up ... My colored vinyl is used !
    Fred... The 1st Stiv Bators French fan.


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