LILY ALLEN - KCRW 2006

April 27, 2009 – 4:12 am

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LILY ALLEN
Morning Becomes Eclectic 2006 [no label, 1CD]

Live at KCRW-FM, Santa Monica, December 5, 2006. Stereo FM broadcast.

Here’s an early promo session from Lily Allen who has earned the label “potty mouth” for her foul language. Everything you read about her on the net is true.

Her father was a close friend of The Clash’s Joe Strummer and she has admitted that ska and reggae were played a lot at home. Allen’s musical base borrows from the summery fun and melodically light style of both musics. Her own bent for melody shines through all the time. Four songs from her debut album were released as singles.

Among the earliest to build her fan base through the net, Allen used her MySpace page to share her demos, mix tapes and whatnots. According to the wikipedia “The demos attracted thousands of listeners, and 500 limited edition 7″ vinyl singles of one of the demos, a song titled “LDN”, were rush-released and sold for as much as £40.” So now you know Taylor Swift wasn’t first.

Lyrically, this young adult, who has been booted out of enough schools, writes songs that are topical and endearing to all ages. A keen ear for street language and a taste for pungent material make her songs very memorable. Sample Not Big:

You’re not big, you’re not clever,
No, you ain’t a big brother
Not big what so ever.

A brilliant FM recording with no static and perfect stereo. Thanks to doodoodooboy who shared this on purelivegigs.
- The Little Chicken

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.Intro (693k)
LDN (4.2MB)
Nan, You’re A Window Shopper (3.7MB)
Absolutely Nothing (5.1MB)
Knock ‘Em Out (4.0MB)
Interview (8.5MB)
Not Big (4.6MB)
Littlest Things (5.6MB)
Smile (4.7MB)
Alfie (3.7MB)
outro (587k)

The studio versions of the above tracks can all be found on her debut album Alright, Still although some are bonus tracks on the US and Japan editions.

Allen toured to promote her album Alright, Still which was greeted rapturously by the British press. Her album was No. 2 in the UK and is six times platinum there. Worldwide sales have passed two million. Buy it here.

  1. 2 Responses to “LILY ALLEN - KCRW 2006”

  2. Adorable! Cheers!

    By heli0tr0pe on Apr 30, 2009

  3. Excellent show. Great sound for live in the studio performance. A great summer listen. Thanks for my currently most played disc.

    By John Branin on Jun 30, 2010

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