“Farewell To The Roxy” by Various Artists - album review

features in: (B-list) Album Chart of 1978(B-list) Album Chart of the 1970s

TJR says

Could be seen as a follow on from the famous “Live at the Roxy WC2” LP of '77, though it's an unrelated production. “The only thing that could count as a "scene" is the Roxy. And the Roxy is a dormitory. The last time I went I was feeling really uppity. I stood in the middle and looked around and all these people were slumped around dozing! I threw tomato sauce on the mirror and stormed out. And I haven't been back there. I don't think I will go back there. The sooner it closes the better” ~ Joe Strummer. Well, he got his wish! Recorded live at The Roxy December 31st 1977, January 1st and 2nd 1978, this LP documented the farewell weekender before the venue closed its doors for good. Ropey sound quality and ropey performances, but just about worth the reasonable £2.99 budget price.

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