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X-Ray Spex - Rock Against Racism, Victoria Park, London, 30th April 1978

This is by far the worst sound quality of the known surviving X-Ray Spex bootlegs. For completists only. Don't say you weren't warned!

Original txt file follows...

X-Ray Spex
Carnival Against the Nazis
Victoria Park,
London, UK
30 April 1978

Trade CDR > EAC Secure > Flac lvl8

Audience recording: Not good, muffled.

Quoting Lora Logic from Greil Marcus' "In The Fascist Bathroom":
"X-Ray Spex only played about thirty gigs in its whole life...."
.....this show is one of them.....there's no room for grumbling.

Thanks to the taper for being there.


01. Art-I-Ficial
02. Obsessed With You
03. Identity
04. Let's Submerge
05. Plastic Bag
06. I Live Off You
07. I Am A Poseur
08. Genetic Engineering
09. I Am A Cliche
10. The Day The World Turned Day-Glo
11. Warrior In Woolyworth
12. Oh Bondage! Up Yours!


The most memorable Rock Against Racism event was the April 1978 "Carnival against the Nazis". A huge rally of 100,000 people marched the six miles from Trafalgar Square through London's East End - the heart of National Front territory - to a Rock Against Racism concert in Victoria Park, Hackney.
X-Ray Spex, The Clash, Steel Pulse, and the Tom Robinson Band were on the bill - a diverse selection of music for a diverse multi-cultural crowd.

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Yes, yes, the sound quality may be of very weak condition...but I could hear at least some of the concert which is an advantage. I would like to thank you for posting this!
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