REVIEW: Live At The Roxy / Hope & Anchor vinyl release

REVIEW: Live At The Roxy / Hope & Anchor vinyl release

A brace of live limited edition vinyl albums from two of London’s most historic and legendary live music venues – The Roxy and Hope & Anchor – are to be repressed and will be released on 6 December. Pre-order is available now at www.RhinoUK.lnk.to/LiveAtRoxy-HopeAnchor 

Live At The Roxy London WC2 (Jan – Apr 77)

Capturing the full force of the first wave head-on, The Roxy is an essential historical reminder of the power and the glory of punk rock. Originally released on Harvest Records, ‘Live At The Roxy London WC2 (Jan – Apr 77)’ features a number of emerging acts from the punk rock scene at the time. Capturing the club’s famous atmosphere, the release features many artists including Wire and Buzzcocks who went on to great success.

For a limited one-time run, this release is pressed on special pink and blue splattered vinyl.

Live At The Roxy London WC2 (Jan – Apr 77) Track List:

Side One

Slaughter And The Dogs – Runaway

Slaughter And The Dogs – Boston Babies

The Unwanted – Freedom

Wire – Lowdown

Wire – 1,2,X,U

The Adverts – Bored Teenagers

Side Two

Johnny Moped – Hard Loving Man

Eater – Don’t Need It

Eater – 15

X-Ray Specs – Oh Bondage! Up Yours

Buzzcocks – Breakdown

Buzzcocks – Love Battery

Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival

A live recording from the famous Hope & Anchor venue in London. As performed at The Front Row Festival from 22 November to 15 December 1977, this album features The Stranglers, XTC, Wilko Johnson, Dire Straits and more – repressed on 2LP black vinyl for the first time since 1978.

Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival Track List:

Side One

Wilko Johnson Band – Dr. Feelgood

The Stranglers – Straighten Out

Tyla Gang – Styrofoam 

The Pirates – Don’t Munchen It

The Steve Gibbons Band – Speed Kills

XTC – I’m Bugged

Suburban Studs – I Hate School

Side Two

The Pleasers – Billy

XTC – Science Friction

Dire Straits – Eastbound Train

Burlesque – Bizz Fizz

X-Ray-Specs – Let’s Submerge

999 – Crazy

Side Three

The Saints – Demolition Girl

999 – Quite Disappointing

The Only Ones – Creatures Of Doom

The Pirates – Gibson Martin Fender

Steel Pulse – Sound Check

Roogalator – Zero Hero

Side Four

Philip Rambow – Underground Romance

The Pleasers – Rock & Roll Radio

Tyla Gang – On The Street

The Steve Gibbons Band – Johnny Cool

Wilko Johnson Band  – Twenty Yards Behind

The Stranglers – Hanging Around

Both albums can be pre ordered from the Rhino website

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