Four Scots meet in London in 1985: Jimme O'Neill & Cha Burns (both ex- Finger- printz); Martin Hanlin and Joe Donelly. Fingerprintz were a new wave, Smith- inspired "combo" who released three albums on Virgin (The Very Dab, Distinguish Marks and Beat Noir avalaibles at Power Pop! Criminal$ Blog) and were largely ignored in Britain and Europe despite some stunning reviews, their 'quirky dark surreal pop' did, however, attract a following in America.
After the demise of Fingerprintz, they demo three new tracks at Scarf Studios in South London: Painted Moon, I See Red and I Can't Cry. The concept is guitar-based atmosphere pop with "one foot in the 60's and one in the 80's". Written by Jimme in a little room in Battersea, the songs are less quirky and more melodic than the Fingerprintz material, more passionate and personal. The begin of The Silencers.
This is the 195th volume of the "lolive" great concerts collection recorded in Lyon (France).
It was recorded for ZAP FM at the Truck in Lyon-Vénissieux in October 16, 1989, on a Fostex 16tracks tape recorder and mixed few days after in studio.
Some edits have been done between few songs on the final mix.
The songs normalizing and the complete artwortks maded by Blog Kihn.
Jimme O'Neill (vocals/guitar) / Cha Burns (guitar) / Davie Crichton (fiddle/accordion/keyboards) / Joseph Donnelly (bass) / Martin Hanlin (drums)
I Can't Cry / Scottish Rain / Walk With The Night / Answer Me / Blue Desire / Painted Moon / A Blues For Buddha / Possessed / Higher Ground / Razor Blades Of Love / Gimme Shelter
The Silencers - The Lyon Tapes
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