Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Rock Action: The Auteurs - Live Black Sessions (1996)

The Auteurs were quite simply one of the most perfect pop bands of the 1990s. Sparklingly vicious and witty autopsy's of British life coated in some of the most wonderfully composed indie pop tunes ever written. One perfect album (1993's New Wave, three brilliant ones, and then GONE without most people caring. Most people are morons. Luke Haines of course continues to write and release music under his own name and with Black Box Recorder, but for me he's never truly scaled the heights of those Auteurs records. Thus today I thought i'd provide you with a bumper crop of Auteurs live session action. These songs are taken from the legendary Black Sessions as broadcast on the Paris radio station La Maison De La Radio, and were recorded in 1996. We get songs from the firist three Auteurs albums plus a few welcome rarities, and the band are in top form. Enjoy the fuck out of them.

The Auteurs - 01 Starstruck (live)
The Auteurs - 02 After Murder Park (live)
The Auteurs - 03 Kenneth Anger (live)
The Auteurs - 04 Unsolved Child Murder (live)
The Auteurs - 05 Bailed Out (live)
The Auteurs - 06 Light Aircraft On Fire (live)
The Auteurs - 07 Buddha (live)
The Auteurs - 08 How Could I Be Wrong (live)
The Auteurs - 09 Married To A Lazy Lover (live)
The Auteurs - 10 American Guitars (live)
The Auteurs - 11 Junk Shop Clothes (live)
The Auteurs - 12 Kid's Issue (live)
The Auteurs - 13 Early Years (live)
The Auteurs - 14 Lenny Valentino (live)


Blogger chris said...

Great ... great ... great ... great ... great. My favorite band. Thanks.

5:27 pm, February 14, 2007  
Blogger Jet said...

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10:57 pm, February 14, 2007  
Blogger Poekie said...

Oh my god, it's brilliant. Thanks ever so much!

11:23 pm, February 14, 2007  
Blogger JC said...

Eh....looks like I'll be downloading for a bit....

Agree 100% with your obseravtions. Bang goes my posting on The Autuers for while....

8:31 pm, February 15, 2007  
Blogger Duncan said...

You rule so hard. That show is killer, almost better than the recorded versions. Cheers Jamie.

9:31 pm, February 15, 2007  
Anonymous Erik said...

A band I miss... I was introduced to them by comic book writer Grant Morrison back in 1994. At a sparsely attended signing, we talked about music, since he used the Dylans lyrics in his comics, he told me about the Auteurs and guaranteed I love them, and 13 years later still do.

9:53 pm, February 16, 2007  
Blogger Gregory Peck said...

Fantastic...Luke Haines for PM

5:48 pm, February 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would you care for a repost?

6:13 pm, September 30, 2007  
Blogger mattinthedesert said...

Aaah, go on, go on... repost please?!

11:08 am, October 07, 2008  
Blogger Lorenzo said...

A repost would be the Greatest Thing Ever.

10:48 pm, November 19, 2008  
Blogger Holmeslaw said...

please please re-post these!

11:58 pm, January 09, 2009  

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