Young Marble Giants 'Live at the Western Front, November 6, 1980' (video)
Published Sep 18, 2015Vancouver-based project space Western Front has played host to countless stunning musical and visual artists over the last 42 years, and they're reminding us of this by unearthing an awe-inspiring, ages-old performance from classic post-punk minimalists Young Marble Giants. A full-set video is now streaming online.
The concert took place November 6, 1980, and found the Welsh unit treating the crowd to many of their subdued but stunning pieces. Witness, if you will, the opening number "N.I.T.A.," a mix of droning organs, bassist Philip Moxham's signature pluck and thump, and Alison Statton's lines of nostalgia-haunted heartbreak. Elsewhere, you'll find performances of "Radio Silents," "Ode to Booker T." and more.
You'll find the vintage performance from the colossal youths via the Western Front website.