August 13, 2020 – 5:06 am

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Amsterdam 1985 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; February 16, 1985. Fairly to very good FM broadcast.

The Bangles combined the chiming riffs and catchy melodies of British Invasion guitar pop with a hint of the energy of new wave. In the process, they became one of the handful of all-female bands of the ’80s to win both critical and commercial success. Theirs is a rags-to-riches story, from the band’s beginnings in LA’s Paisley Underground scene through their reign as chart-topping, record-breaking, smart-pop princesses of the ’80s, through their 1989 breakup and 1999 reunion. As the band themselves put it: “If you can survive success, you can survive anything.”

In 2005, longtime bassist Michael Steele elected to retire from the band, but drummer Debbi Peterson, and guitarists Susanna Hoffs and Vicki Peterson continue on.

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Thanks to rankstranger for sharing the show at Dime.

From a MAXELL XLII-S 90 cassette received in trade long time ago from Italy.
Should be from FM Dutch radio, there are time signals at the end of the tape…
Played back with Tascam 302 > McIntosh C40 > Audacity > CD Wave Editor > TLH Flac level 6, no need for sector alignment

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Track 01. Going Down To Liverpool 3:55
Track 02. Hero Takes A Fall 3:52
Track 03. Want You 2:24
Track 04. I’m Not Talking (tape flip) 3:11
Track 05. Seven And Seven Is 1:58
Track 06. Dover Beach 4:14
Track 07. I’m Going Home 2:32
Track 08. How Is The Air Up There? 3:50
Track 09. Pushin’ Too Hard 3:17
30 mins

Susanna Hoffs - guitars, vocals
Vicki Peterson - guitars, vocals
Michael Steele - bass, vocals
Debbi Peterson - drums, vocals

Click here to order Bangles releases.

  1. 15 Responses to “THE BANGLES - AMSTERDAM 1985”

  2. The Original Swappers Day
    Held since 1944, the original Swappers Day – located at the Johnstown Community Sportsmans Club, 7357 Sportsman Club Road in Johnstown, Ohio – is one of the oldest, largest, most exciting flea markets in Ohio.

    By Corey M on Aug 13, 2020

  3. R.I.P. Adolph Hitler arbeit macht frei

    By swappers on Aug 13, 2020

  4. Aawww bless. Living free in your tiny pointed little heads!

    Corey M what ARE you blathering on about? Nobody knows and even more importantly nobody cares!

    The other post pretending to be me isn’t even funny . . . . . . 3/10 please try harder

    Troll infestation! Can we not do something about it now? Someone said t’other day go back to comments in 2010 and we argued about music, never mind these racist yankee numb nut juvie children cluttering up the place! Just a thought! Still have at it trolls but do try a bit harder

    By David Tennant on Aug 13, 2020

  5. Ooops now you know the Tennant troll response was me . . . . ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha h a
    catch ya later losers . . . . .

    By swappers on Aug 13, 2020

  6. covering Love? hmmm not even close

    By Madame Phoot on Aug 13, 2020

  7. You sure there are no “Bonus” Musicians playing with the Gals? I think
    Rusty used to play with them around this time.

    By leesa on Aug 13, 2020

  8. The Bangles!!!! Great job Big O!! Love the variety on here!! We can never have too much Susanna Hoffs on here!! Great old concert that shows the beginnings of one of the 80’s top bands. Thanks so much for all the great music!!!

    By Big Dave on Aug 13, 2020

  9. Raus Juden and Niggers Raus

    All JEWS n Niggers to Be gassed Left
    All Others Go Right

    Billy Left
    swappers Left
    HHH Right
    Mark Left
    Derrick Right
    TJ Left
    Corey M Left
    Moron Guy Left
    Bebe Left
    Sarah NovacLeft
    David Duke Right
    Scar Rad Left
    DropKick Left
    Darth Left

    By Adolph Trump on Aug 14, 2020

  10. Sking Left
    Snead Left
    Pam Des Barris Left
    Harmon Left
    Madame Phoot Right
    Big Un\Lil UN Left
    Scaramouch Left
    C Tony Left

    By Adolph Trump on Aug 14, 2020

  11. nice, always had a soft spot for these ladies. Thanks BigO!

    By The Allnighter on Aug 14, 2020

  12. Rumor has it these young ladies all preferred Big Uns

    By U L E on Aug 14, 2020

  13. Big UN Lil Un we wanna see you work that stripper pole

    By Adolph Trump on Aug 14, 2020

  14. Make it rain swappers. U and Big Un make it rain on the stripper pole. 2 hos. make them stacks

    By Adolph Trump on Aug 14, 2020

  15. God, I’m such a snitch and a douche.

    By David Duke on Aug 14, 2020

  16. Snitchs get stitchs and end up in ditchs DD

    By Derrick on Aug 15, 2020

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