live-revolutionOne thing you can say about Scott of Northern Star Records is he doesn’t fuck about. This statement is pretty fresh, as those who knew him before he ran this wonderful record label will testify that Fucking-About was his double barrelled middle name! Whether it was burning hotel rooms or getting punched in the chops while on stage in his underpants for making an awful racket!
What nobody saw coming was Northern Star… An absolute gem of a label, which has, over the years become ESSENTIAL LISTENING.
The Psychedelica series of compilation albums this label has produced are amongst the best you’ll EVER hear, and I revisit them often…
Scott was clever… He left Rhyl… You couldn’t run a label of this magnitude from Rhyl… Those south of the Gap will struggle to tell you where Rhyl is, and if you told them it was a leafy suburb just outside Tel Aviv, they’d probably believe you.

The Early Morning Satellites take things at a fast pace, sounding like an up-tempo and very short version of Perfect Disaster‘s excellent B52 track. Actually, with the live adrenalin pumping, Scott’s own band Electric Mainline also thrash out their single All Too Much at breakneck speed. As do 93MillionMilesFromTheSun who, with Drinking Bleach hammer and tong an LA Woman style bassline with what sounds like thousands of feedback guitars… Simply magnificent…
The Carousels‘ Mayflower, are perhaps the most Psychedelica-styled band on this live album, a great little song, very much in The Coral mould and the live recording captures the feel of the song with perfection.
Can also say the same about Deep Cut‘s Something’s Gotta Give with it’s immediate up-front feel.
Swansea refugees Soundwire were subject to a bukkake style review from myself last summer and if Devil’s Key is anything to go by, then they’re in for one helluva splashing when their album comes out… Again a Perfect Disaster tinkle appears in my ears combined with a Black Rebel Mary Chain best of compilation…. great stuff.
Plenty of wah-wah strummed guitars on display from both The Greencoats and AirCav and for a live recording, you’d be applauding the sound quality as well as the bands playing..
My only grumble is the fact I wasn’t at The Windmill in Brixton last year to witness this fine event…

Live Revolution is available to order until February 28th as a limited vinyl collector’s item for 20 notes, after that they are going to press as many copies that are ordered. There is no option about ordering a copy, it’s compulsory…
I don’t normally give a release a rating, but if I did, this would be a Perfect 10.

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