DEAD C: Arena (Record One in The Twelfth Spectacle)
Grapefruit Year Four Series (2015, GY4-1)
The Dead C: Arena (Record One from The Twelfth Spectacle Set)
A follow-up to last year’s immense Armed Courage is not easy, but The Twelfth Spectacle comes as close as anyone would hope The Dead C to achieve. This is record one from the Twelfth Spectacle, being sold individually as well as part of the set. The four LP set collects live recordings from the past decade by a band whose infrequent performances have become part of their legend. Captured herein is the band at their most dynamic, oblique, challenging and consuming. Each LP has its own title and origin. To wit:
Arena: Recorded at La Dynamo Pantin, Paris and Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, April 2013
Permanent LSD: Recorded at Luminaire, London, December 2006
This Century Sucks: Recorded at The Smell, Los Angeles, March 2002
Year of the Rat: Recorded at The Swap Meet, New York, October 2008
Michael Morley – guitar
Bruce Russell – guitar
Robbie Yeats – drums
Recorded by Marielle Bassporte at Sonic Protest – La Dynamo Pantin, Paris, and Les Ateliers Claus, Bruxelles, April 2013.
Thanks to Arnaud Rivière, Franq De Quengo, Yann Le Flohic, Katell Roy, Nico Ciret, Tommy Denys, David Keenan, Joan George, Frances Horn, Gabriel Kuri, Eve Couturier, Jean-Jacques Palix, Torturing Nurse, Gravetemple.
Arena Part 1
Arena Part 2