The Gories The Shaw Tapes: Live In Detroit 5-27-88 on LP
Recorded at a party in a Detroit storefront in 1988, this live recording of the Gories captures the band at their apex. The ferocity, intensity and grit that comes through this record is a testament to why the Gories oeuvre has been heavily mined for the past two decades by hundreds of poseurs, pretenders and johnny-come-latelys.
The dual-guitar attack of Dan Kroha's smooth Fender Jaguar and Mick Collins screechy Kent Videocaster, coupled with the snare-less, cymbal-less, bass drum-less primitive drumming of Peggy O'Neill forms a perfect meld of 40's blues, 50's R&B, 60's garage and 70's punk. Dare we say, in terms of influence and reach, the Gories were the Velvet Underground of their day.
The Shaw Tapes: Live In Detroit 5-27-88 serves as The Gories first ever live collection. The 13-song set features covers of songs by the Stooges (“Real Cool Time”), Willie Dixon (“I Just Wanna Make Love to You”), John Lee Hooker (“Boogie Chillen”) and more.
“The best garage band in America since the ‘60s. Very primitive...they made people with Les Pauls and Marshall amps look like idiots.” – Jack White
The Gories The Shaw Tapes: Live In Detroit 5-27-88 Track Listing:
1. Nautiloid Reef
2. Leavin’ Here
3. I Think I’ve Had It
4. To Find Out
5. Boogie Chillen
6. Real Cool Time
7. Charm Bag
8. Sovereignty Flight
9. Again and Again
10. Thunderbird ESQ
12. Train Kept a Rolling
13. I Just Wanna Make Love to You / Give Me Love