Shoes This High – Live 22 June 1980 – Recording C/- Bob Sutton

Thistle Hall, in the '80s
Thistle Hall, in the ’80s – thats the 1980’s for you young-ass mofos

Recorded and mixed by Andy Drey (Steroids/Body Electric) at Billy The Club, 22 June 1980, (incidentally Steve’s 14th birthday)

(recording courtesy of Bob Sutton).

thistle hall poster
thistle hall poster

01 Shoes This High – Monodrone 6:39

02 Shoes This High – Living Hell 1:08

03 Shoes This High – Nose One 3:38

04 Shoes This High – Sop Pong 2:34

05 Shoes This High – Mental Whiff 2:48

06 Shoes This High – Tic Toc* 4:42

07 Shoes This High – Ain’t 1/2 Right 3:27

08 Shoes This High – Fatman 3:56

09 Shoes This High – Gifted? 2:09

10 Shoes This High – Stuk 3:15

11 Shoes This High – Christian Song 4:46

 

 

Shoes This High, Newmatics, c.1980
Shoes This High, Newmatics, gig poster c.1980

12 Shoes This High – Menace In Yer Head 1:31

13 Shoes This High – Tunnel Vision 2:00

14 Shoes This High – ——– 0:28

15 Shoes This High – You Sold Out 2:36

16 Shoes This High – Small 2:35

17 Shoes This High – For Too Long 6:12

18 Shoes This High – Scab 3:28

19 Shoes This High – Catshit 1:41

20 Shoes This High – Bull-fight 3:41

21 Shoes This High – Cretin Time 2:14

22 Shoes This High – Beach Muscle 2:44

23 Shoes This High – Don’t Wanna 1:52

24 Shoes This High – R U Happy? 3:35

*Tic Toc was an improv while Kev restrung half of his guitar.

Kevin Hawkins, at the Womb, AK, 1985
the late Kevin Hawkins, greatly missed, at the Womb, AK, 1985 (photo by Stu)

14 thoughts on “Shoes This High – Live 22 June 1980 – Recording C/- Bob Sutton

  1. THE ORIGINAL TAPES WERE RECORDED IN THE LEFT CHANNEL
    OF A CASSETTE DUE TO THE FEED FROM THE DESK BEING MONO TAPED OVER THE FIRST 2 BUZZCOCKS LPS FOR MOST OF THE SATURDAY NITE AND THE SUNDAY TAPE HAS LIFE IN THE FRIDGE EXISTS FIRST PUBLIC GIG ON THE OTHER SIDE WITH KEVIN SHOWING THEM HOW TO FORM CORDS DETWEEN SONGS AND CONTRIBUTING GUITAR TO THEIR COVER OF THE MODERN LOVERS HOSPITAL ONE OF THE SCARIEST THINGS I HAVE ON TAPE

  2. great stuff. I met a bunch of Kiwi’s in Sydney in 1981 who carried a tape of Shoes This High around with them. I thought they were fantastic. I later moved to NZ 1986 and have been here since. Kevin became a good friend, and I feel honoured to have played music with many of the old NZ music legends.
    Thanx for this eh

  3. Thanks for this – I’m sure I have this tape but still in the one channel version! Bob thanks for sharing this tape and it’s good to know you’re alive and kicking. Don’t know if you’re still in NZ but hopefully our paths may cross soon as I’m returning from the UK sometime in the next year or two. Cheers, Stephen (NSD)

    1. Hey Stephen,
      Are there any plans to reissue any of the NSD stuff? James Moss has just one song on a new Jayrem compilation, but it would be great to see a dedicated NSD compile from right throughout your “career”!
      Best,
      Gary

      1. Hi Gary, no plans at present but thanks for the interest! I still have a few of the master tapes (including the Sausage recordings) but they are of an age were they might need a bit of rescue!

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