The Romantics

King Biscuit Flower Hour

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Arguably the group's best album, and one of the best live albums ever released by anybody. This concert, recorded on Oct. 30, 1983 in San Antonio, at the peak of the group's popularity, captures them in a powerful, energetic performance, displaying their best garage punk attributes full force along with a surprisingly melodic sound that put them a few steps above bands like the Ramones. It's all here, including "Talking In Your Sleep" and climaxing with "What I Like About You," covering a big chunk of the band's history as well as some pre-history, like "Little Latin Lupe Lou." Along with Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians' Gotta Let This Hen Out, one of the great 1980's live albums, and only a step short of classics like Live Kinks and the Stones' Got Live If You Want It. Great sound, too, with some really cool crunchy guitars--a must-own collection.

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