7 Year Bitch Live At Moe on Limited Edition Colored 180g LP
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In the early 90's, Seattle rock band 7 Year Bitch burst onto the scene with their raw songwriting and raucous live performances. After releasing their third (and final) studio album in 1996, the band was undeniably at their peak and electrified audiences around the world with their intense stage shows. During this time, the band returned to their hometown of Seattle and played a fiery show at Club Moe which was recorded and subsequently buried in the vaults for nearly 20 years. Recently discovered, this amazing live performance is the first release from Moe Recordings.
Recorded in 1996 at Seattle's Club Moe (aka Moe's Mo'Roc'n Cafe), the tracks on Live At Moe were originally broadcast on iMusic.com, the first website to routinely stream live music directly from a club. The recordings themselves were all but forgotten until producer and Moe Recordings impresario Scott Blum – the man behind iMusic, found the recordings (along with around 350 other master recordings) languishing in a box previously buried in his basement. According to Blum, it was the intensity of the 7 Year Bitch recordings that inspired him to create a record label that could bring these recordings back into the world.
For the band members, the discovery of these live recordings is not only a pleasantly shocking surprise, but also a nice way to pay tribute to both their career and their shared history as a band. For longtime fans, hearing 7 Year Bitch tear through some of their most classic material is to be reminded of just what a formidable live band they really were. On Live At Moe the band rips through a career-spanning set, which includes ferocious live renditions of audience favorites "The Scratch," "Lorna" and "M.I.A.", as well as deeper cuts such as "Crying Shame" and "The Midst." The tracks were mixed live at the time of the recording by longtime soundwoman Lisa Faye Beatty, who would later replace Roisin as the bands guitarist. The record not only serves as a testament to 7 Year Bitch's live prowess, but to the diversity of their catalog.
At a time when nineties nostalgia seems to be cresting at an all-time high, hearing Live At Moe is a remarkable reality check – a reminder of the urgency and spirit that informed so much of the best music to come out of that time. Live At Moe is produced by Scott Blum and features the classic lineup of Selene Vigil-Wilk (vocals), Elizabeth Davis-Simpson (bass), Valerie Agnew (drums) and Roisin Dunne (guitar).