The Associates - Live In Edinburgh 1985
I seem to be having a run of finding stuff I've haven't heard from my all time favourite bands at the moment. Chameleons, Microdisney, Martin Dupont and now this. This is quite interesting for various reasons, Alan Rankine had left the band at this point, and in fact Billy was the only original member. It was the era of Perhaps, he'd played Ronnie Scott's the year before with a torch song set but this was with a full band. Party Fears Two gets an airing, as do a couple of other Sulk era songs (which was never really toured due to various reasons, Rankine leaving, Billy not really wanting to hence Rankine leaving etc). Heard bits and bobs from this before, but never the whole gig. Until yesterday. So here we are, Billy Mackenzine and his new Associates coming off the crest of a wave created by Sulk. Nowhere to go but down but such heights to fall from.
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