NOTHING was more fun than a show by The Clams. Cindy, Karen, Patty, & Roxie could rock the house, and together they had so much character. The Clams were a perfect example of “the sum being greater than the parts”- exactly what a great Rock n Roll band should be. I missed their reunion show a few years back, and I’m regretting it now- what was I thinking?!?. Rock-It Records was in the space that Muddy Waters once occupied (Lyndale & 24th).- this performance was in the store for the grand opening celebration. Thanks to Cindy Lawson for saying “Sure You Can” when I asked if I could put these raw early Clams tracks up for you to hear.
ADDED NOTES: please TURN UP THE BASS on these tracks so you can hear Patty! Kim the sound person was getting the levels set during “Cherry Bomb”, please excuse the minor technical issues here.
GJG is certainly the best place to buy a ton of records. We have 470,000 of them, and have been selling 'em for 29 years. GJG is also a blog: I like lo-fi analog sound (cassettes and vinyl, please) and lo-rez/highly-pixelated/blurry photographs of (mainly) Minnesota music and its related ephemera.
A word about the audio clips posted on this blog: ABSOLUTELY NO sound editing is used. No level boosting, no de-clicking, no 'cleaning up', no sweetening, no mastering. You can do that yourself if you like- we're trying to give you the actual sound from the item provided- warts and all.
TURN IT UP if you want to!
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