Radio Birdman Reunion Tour
The sound is stripped down and raw, bringing a return to the band's basic twin guitar attack. The line-up features original members Deniz Tek (guitar), Rob Younger (vocals) and Chris Masuak (guitar), along with long standing member Jim Dickson (bass) and drummer Russell Hopkinson.
The idea to record was initiated by the staff of Houston's Radio KPFT 90.1 FM with the intention of having a quality 'live' broadcast of the band's two Texas shows, legendary Emo's in Austin and The Meridian in Houston, available for broadcast on their regular Radio Sessions At Sugar Hill show. The ensuing care taken in the mixing at Sugar Hill finds Live In Texas sounding clear and powerful with a loose and ragged edge of a band playing with furious intensity and driving song tempos hard and fast.
The set features a balance of new and old, with songs drawn from each prior stage of the band's tumultuous existence. New cover versions appearing here include The Who's Circles, The Kinks' Til the End of the Day and the set closer, Blue Oyster Cult's Hot Rails to Hell. As a bonus the sleeve art and booklet features spectacular unreleased live photos.
Fans can also look forward to next year's ultimate reissues of the band's 70's albums. Included in these reissues will be recent mixes from original master tapes of 20 plus studio out-takes as well as a superlative 70 minutes of their historic December 1977 Paddington Town Hall concert. All tracks are previously unreleased. It is expected the music will be accompanied by a DVD of vintage footage and initially come packaged as a limited edition box set.
Track Listing: (48:14 m:s)
1. Murder City Nights (Tek)
2. We've Come So Far, To Be Here Today (Younger/Tek)
3. You Just Make It Worse (Younger/Dickson/Tek)
4. Anglo Girl Desire (Tek)
5. What Gives? (Gilbert/Tek)
6. Circles (Townsend)
7. Burned My Eye (Tek)
8. Subterfuge (Younger/Tek)
9. Die Like April (Tek)
10. Smith and Wesson Blues (Tek)
11. More Fun (Tek)
12. Til The End Of The Day (Davies)
13. Hand Of Law (Tek)
14. Locked Up (Tek)
15. I-94 (Tek)
16. Hot Rails To Hell (Bouchard)