Saturday, 4 August 2012

YEAH YEAH NOH - Westfield College, London 14/2/1986

Last London show of the original 20th century incarnation of  the proverbial perennial Peel favourites Yeah Yeah Noh. This was the third of five farewell concerts the group performed following the announcement at the beginning of the year that they were calling it a day after a career (in the public eye at least) that spanned little over 18 months.

While sound quality isn't great, the atmosphere is electric and emotionally charged - press reviews claimed that grown men left the venue with tears in their eyes - at what was a sold out show with an uncharacteristically large and appreciative crowd going by the standards of other live recordings I've heard of theirs.

They must be pricks if they haven't got record players!

After a 26 year lay off, they're back and forging ahead with a new line up, new songs and new arrangements of old songs - if it's a nostalgia trip of greatest non-hits regurgitating indie pop memories of cosy nights in reading tatty fanzines whilst listening to Peelie with your first love you're after, then you're out of luck.

The group's next gig will be at The Musician, Leicester August 25. They are also scheduled to appear live in session on Marc Riley's 6 Music programme on September 10.

For more info go to the official YYN on Facebook.

For more archive live recordings, studio rareties, gigography, memorabelia etc, why not wamble your way over to The Yeah Yeah Noh Ropey Audio Emporium.

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