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form phallus function
tracks
1. King Is White And In The Crowd[Live]
2. Glittering Prize[Live]
3. I Travel  [Live]
4. Celebrate[Live]
5. The American[Live]
6. Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel[Live]
7. Hunter And The Hunted[Live]
8. Promised You A Miracle[Live]
9. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)[Live]
10. Big Sleep[Live]
11. New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)[Live] (called Careful In Career)


catalogue
Men At Work WORK 5550-2
W 5502 PHC


format
CD in jewel case with colour insert.


release date
1992


quality
9/10 (14th March 1983)


additional information
The band was now clear of the lowlands of Europe and travelling around France, Germany and Italy. The songs had settled and Simple Minds were comfortable and confident with the new arrangements. But that didnít mean the night of the 14th March 1983 was not without incident. Jim started a verbal fight with a couple of "wankers" in the crowd whilst New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) was cut off in its prime by a power cut.

Therefore Form Phallus Function captured both the majority of the concert (the encores of Love Song and Sweat In Bullet werenít included) and a feisty Simple Minds who werenít going to ignore any trouble.

This power cut was committed to CD in its entirety. After the groans of the disappointed crowd faded, Mel could be heard resolutely continuing and pounding out the backing. As power was restored, the rest of the band joined in and simply continued the song where it was so abruptly interrupted.

This package returns to the impenetrable art and bizarre titles so beloved by bootleggers. But itís an excellent audience recording (far superior to the easily disposable In Italia) with the band coming through loud, clear and not marred by too much crowd chatter. Unfortunately Form Phallus Function is a rare bootleg but if you see a copy then definitely grab it.




see also
In Italia LP






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