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Monday, 26 September 2016

Crossed Swords


In 1994 Andrew Weatherall put together a live band version of Sabres Of Paradise who played several sets around the country, Weatherall standing at the back twiddling knobs and smoking while Gary Burns, Jagz Kooner and Phil Mossman dealt with the live bass, keys, guitars and percussion. Until now no recordings of these live sets have existed on the interwebs.  Herbal Tea Party have found and uploaded a recording of Sabres Of Paradise playing live in 1994 at one of their nights in Manchester. The motherlode. The first half hour is Andrew Weatherall playing a down tempo, laid back set. Then Sabres join in and work their way through Bubble And Slide II, Tow Truck, Theme and a pounding, bent out of shape Smokebelch. Those of you who are Weatherall/Sabres fans will understand the excitement this recording causes.

8 comments:

Michael Doherty said...

Haven't had a chance to listen but thank you in advance!!!

drew said...

Really looking forward to this, cheers SA

Simon said...

I saw them live around then. Memories are vague. I remember somebody stood with a bass guitar in a long black coat, posing a little like Simonon. However I'm not sure if I imagined this.

KevM said...

This is great! Does anyone know if any of his Blood Sugar sets from the Blue Note in Hoxton, London are online?

Swiss Adam said...

Long black leather coat sounds right Simon.

Hi Kev- I may have some Blood Sugar sets on another hard drive.

KevM said...

That would be interesting, Adam.

niv said...

Holy Crap, I was at all these early Herbal Tea Parties - first time I heard David Holme's Smokebelch remix and Capricorn's 20Hz - seminal moments in my life!

Jake Sniper said...

So pleased you put this up,can't wait to hear this. Haven't heard this since I was there. When they suddenly came on the whole room suddenly & seamlessly changed to a slow dub dance in unison. One of my favourite gigs.