IS A NEW COAT / THE SAME / THE SYSTEMATICS
ST PETER'S PARISH HALL 16/10/1981
Re-mastered at home from good
01-05 Hope is a New Coat
06-13 The Same
14-25 The Systematics
One of the earliest Parish Hall gigs, I think? Combined soundboard and
live microphone mixed into a boomy ambient sound.
Hope Is a New Coat are the earliest version including Anne-Marie from
Newcastle on extra stuff and Dave W on drums. Possibly better than their
later incarnations. The Same remain completely uninteresting to me with
their bad Cure and Psychedelic Furs imitations. The Systematics are
raucous as usual, often on the edge of falling apart. The medley of old
tunes is excellent.