November 26, 2014 – 3:18 pm

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Liverpool 1980 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Mountford Hall, Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK; February 6, 1980. Very good soundboard.

For those who need an introduction… Rockpile were a British rock and roll group of the late 1970s and early 1980s, noted for their strong rockabilly and power pop influences, and as a foundational influence on new wave. The band consisted of Dave Edmunds (vocals, guitar), Nick Lowe (vocals, bass guitar), Billy Bremner (vocals, guitar) and Terry Williams (drums).

Post at bbchron.blogspot:

This show was particularly notable for the opening act, a band billed as ‘The Horace Barlow Experience”. Actually, it was Elvis Costello  & The Attractions performing incognito in an unbilled, unannounced appearance. This was the first of only two shows (the other being the following night in Bedford [Bradford?]) where this occurred. Earlier in their career, Rockpile opened for Elvis [Costello] for many shows on his 1978 US tour, so Elvis was returning the favor here.

Thanks to craymcla for sharing the show at Dime.

Front cover post at bbchron.blogspot - Thanks!

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Track 01. Sweet Little Lisa 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 02. So It Goes 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 03. I Knew The Bride 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 04. Switchboard Susan 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 05. Three Time Loser 2:51 (4.8MB)
Track 06. Trouble Boys 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 07. Girls Talk 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 08. Crawling From The Wreckage 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 09. Singing The Blues 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 10. Cracking Up 2:46 (4.6MB)
Track 11. Promised Land 3:29 (5.9MB)
Track 12. I Hear You Knockin’ 2:26 (4.1MB)
Track 13. They Called It Rock 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 14. Ju Ju Man 4:32 (7.6MB)
Track 15. Down Down Down 4:57 (8.3MB)
Track 16. Let’s Talk About Us 4:19 (7.3MB)
56 mins

Dave Edmunds - guitar, vocals
Nick Lowe - bass, vocals
Billy Bremner - guitar, vocals
Terry Williams - drums

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  1. 14 Responses to “ROCKPILE - LIVERPOOL 1980”

  2. What a classic set.Thanks for posting.Love So It Goes……great sound,a cool find at 2a.m.

    By russ on Nov 26, 2014

  3. A pleasure! thank you. Fine concerts and solo albums (Lowe, Edmunds).
    Same thing with John Hiatt, Bring the Family (Cooder, Lowe, Keltner), and “Little Village” later on.

    By Kint on Nov 26, 2014

  4. Incredible show from this classic band. Thanks Big O!

    By Ernie Clark on Nov 26, 2014

  5. great set list…i can’t wait to hear this! thanks again, bigO for another hidden treasure

    By metaljohn333 on Nov 26, 2014

  6. Rockpile are firing on all cylinders during this set!!! What a powerful performance - thanks Big O for sharing this with us ;o

    By jrinscotland on Nov 26, 2014

  7. rockpile rules! thanks bigO! any chance the taper also recorded The Horace Barlow Experience?

    By barth on Nov 27, 2014

  8. man, I love this band. I was lucky enough to see them during the Seconds of Pleasure tour. Thanks for the post

    By Eric on Nov 27, 2014

  9. I have heard 2 audience recorded shows with Dave Edmunds from Sweden 2013 and 2014.And yes,he still kicks ass.

    And with almost the same band Steve Gibbons did some shows in Sweden 2014.

    By E.T on Nov 27, 2014

  10. E.T. - steve gibbon’s “Down In The Bunker” was one of my favorite albums from 1978 or any other year. as u probably know gibbons was a bob seger type rocker but he put it all together with “DITB”- a great set of intelligent understated songs dealing mainly with working class british life. somewhat like early springsteen without the drama. i think he also must have been listening to the band’s first two albums & the basement tapes. “no spitting on the bus” and “big j.c.” are my faves. it took me years to find his next album, it was a great disappointment.

    By barth on Nov 29, 2014

  11. Rockpile were one of my dear departed friend Skip Gilderslevee favorite bands.

    By Luis Torregrosa on Nov 29, 2014

  12. Steve Gibbons did a show in Karlstad 2014.
    With a lot of Dylan covers.And i know that a guy in the audience did a recording.

    And Sreve did a cool version of Down In the bunker.

    By E.T on Nov 29, 2014

  13. @BigO - the city where Elvis performed the next night under the same fake band name, is indeed “Bradford”, not Bedford.

    By What on Nov 29, 2014

  14. THANK YOU!

    This rocks–it’s a great band playing well, the sound is excellent, and I wish I coulda been there.

    For some reason, this made me want to listen to Dr. Feelgood. It’s hard enough to find their records (at least it took me awhile. Are their any live shows kicking around?

    By Eric (the other Eric) on Dec 2, 2014

  15. Great trad rock by Messrs Edmunds, Lowe, Bremner & Williams!

    And yes barth: Steve Gibbon’s “Down In The Bunker” was a great album by a underrated band!!!

    By Tony Lauber on Dec 2, 2014

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