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Thursday, March 13, 2008

When we was young, oh man did we have fun :: The Strokes live from a Melbourne brewpub

Back in 2001 as Is This It started to take off for The Strokes, their dance card was suddenly and dramatically packed; according to the archived tour dates on their website they played just three shows in 2000, but over a hundred in 2001. Early show recordings are really difficult to find -- to sate my ears, I wanted something nascent from 2000, but the odds were against me.

During the summer of 2001, they played a small (capacity 300) pub/club in Melbourne called The Laundry, and the set was broadcast on Australian 3RRR community radio. The sound quality on this boot is pristine - the minimal crowd noise almost makes it sound like a lost studio demo of alternate versions rather than a live show, but with that terrific energy that I expect from these boys. It's a necessary addition to the collection of any Strokes fan.

THE STROKES
LIVE AT THE LAUNDRY
Fitzroy, Melbourne, AUS - July 2001
Intro
Is This It
The Modern Age
Soma
Barely Legal
Someday
Alone, Together
Last Nite
Hard To Explain
New York City Cops


ZIP: THE STROKES IN MELBOURNE

[top photo credit Cody Smyth, CBGBs 2000.
bottom photo credit Christopher Wahl
]

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13 Comments:

At March 13, 2008 10:21 AM, Anonymous Steve said...

WOW. I love these guys and this is a real treat. My only problem is that the set isn't twice as long! What great quality! Caaarazzzyyyyy! Thanks Heather!

-Steve

 
At March 13, 2008 11:25 AM, Blogger JJ said...

thanks
thanks
thanks
!!!

 
At March 13, 2008 6:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS BLOG AND MP3S. I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOME LIVE STROKES FOR A LONG TIME. I HAVE SOME ON CASSETTE FROM A LIVE MTV SHOW, BUT THIS IS MUCH BETTER! THANKS AGAIN, YOUR FRIEND PAT

 
At March 13, 2008 9:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks Heather,

Kev in STL

 
At March 13, 2008 10:52 PM, Blogger KT said...

Thank you thank you thank you!

 
At March 14, 2008 2:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great audio, thank you :)

The Laundry is more of a club than a "brewpub" (had to wiki that phrase) though.

 
At March 14, 2008 9:04 PM, Blogger Windy City Vinnie said...

...i enjoyed that immensely...grazie, heather!

 
At March 16, 2008 7:41 AM, Blogger Eric said...

Thanks a lot. Passed this post around to a lot of people.

 
At August 23, 2008 10:01 AM, Blogger Hanan said...

could you possibly repost this? these guys are my favourite band and none of the links work. I would greatly appreciate a new zip file!!

-Hanan

 
At October 03, 2008 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please could you repost the zip. The Strokes are amazing and i would love to listen to this!
thnks

 
At October 25, 2008 7:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ditto, i would be forever grateful if you reposted the zip

 
At December 02, 2008 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN YOU PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE REPOST THIS FILE

 
At May 24, 2009 10:00 PM, Anonymous K. said...

FOR THE LOVE OF JULIAN CASABLANCAS, PLEASEEEEEE REPOST! I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER FOR INFINITY!!!

 

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