Friday, 7 June 2013

Yeah Yeah Noh - Peel Sessions 1984-86


All three sessions YYN recorded for John Peel, plus broadcast highlights from their set at the ICA, London as part of the 1984 ICA Rock Week.

What's interesting listening to these recordings in chronological order is how rapidly the group were developing in such a short (18 months to be exact) time frame, before it all suddenly ended with band members retreatingto monastries from rock 'n roll excess burnout, hospitalisation through inter-band fisticuffs, and the bass player moving to Liverpool.

Shortly after the group broke, these sessions were gathered together for the long out of print album Fun On The Lawn Lawn Lawn; the final session was released independently by Strange Fruit in 1988. A handful of tracks ended up on the Cherry Red best of cd Leicester Square.

YYN are due to play their second gig of the year on June 22 as part of the Scared To Get Happy festival. Staged to coincicide with the release of the 5cd Cherry Red box set of the same name, the ten acts confirmed to play are the Wolfhounds, Blue Orchids, BMX Bandits, 14 Iced Bears, Brilliant Corners, Mighty Mighty, The Primitives, Popguns; The June Brides round off proceedings, scheduled to take to the stage at 11pm. More details on YYN's Facebook page.

Last month they played their first gig of 2013 at The Victoria in Dalston.  features of the live setThere are several clips from the show currently circulating on youtube, including this one of new song Shooting From The Hip.


1st 28/7/1984
Prick Up Your Ears
Beware The Weakling Lines
Starling Pillowcase
Jigsaw

Temple Of Convenience
Another Side To Mrs. Quill
Crimplene See Lifestyle
See Through Nature

Superimposed Man
Stealing In The Name Of The Lord
(It's) Easier To Suck Than Sing
Cottage Industry
Blood Soup

Beware The Weakling Lines
Another Side To Mrs. Quill
Cottage Industry
Jigsaw

2 comments:

  1. I know I've said it before but.. you are spoiling us...

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  2. I'm having a mad frenzy before I take a bit of a breather.

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