To Live and Shave in L.A.'s debut performance in France, accompanied by Andy and Tim from Evil Moisture. The Infra Base recording is befouled with random cut-ups, drunken monologues, and attendees screaming at the top of their mentholated rucksacks. A dutifully anomalous evening on a tour that engendered a higher order of aesthetic havoc.
released February 28, 1997
Recorded on stereo cassette at Infra Base, Lille, France, on February 22, 1997. Restored from the original master at 96000Hz / 32-bit but NOT speed corrected (the recorder was obviously low on battery power), as the incremental rise in pitch only adds to the bludgeoned fun.
Tom Smith - voice, text, edits and tape constructions
Rat Bastard - bass and treatments
Billy Taylor - gas leak detector, small electronics
Andy Bolus - trash
Tim Mould - treasure
01 Complete Recording (16:59)
An Evil Moisture micro-set is followed by a Tim Mould cut-up, which is absorbed into the To Live and Shave in L.A
. set, which was comprised of three varying versions of "Kopenhagen Lounge" from God and Country Rally! After the TLASILA performance, more cut-ups (this time from both Andy and Tom), then convulsive laughter, then chaos. Fade to emetic mauve.