LET PJ SHAKE

February 14, 2011 – 3:18 am

As Let England Shake snakes its way into the net, here’s a solid blast from her Uh Huh Her tour.

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PJ HARVEY
Le Zenith, Paris 2004 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Le Zenith, Paris, France; June 30, 2004. A very good stereo satellite broadcast.

Before wardrobe malfunction, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, there was the contender.

Uh Huh Her was PJ Harvey’s sixth album with yet another change in style. A lo-fi affair, self-produced, self-composed and self-played except for the drums, yet Uh Huh Her didn’t quite make any chart shake. Already a critics’ fave, Harvey just never quite delivered the stuff to become a crossover wonder. It would take Lady Gaga to do that.

If you listen to this incredible live show at the Zenith, you can see some of the reasons for her failure to sell albums by the trailer load. In many ways, Harvey is to punk in the ’90s what Patti Smith was to punk in the ’70s. Both shared an insouciance to authority, were fiercely feminists and traded in art not celebrity-hood. While they might have wanted to be rich and famous only the latter path was open.

This unique show paired her with ’60s legend Marianne Faithfull fronting brand new songs. Mostly the show was an opportunity to test Harvey’s new songs from Uh Huh Her and from the previous album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. Harvey toured for seven months and offered herself for scrutiny in the pop press but the songs on Uh Huh Her, described as personal and “tender”, never oozed pop hooks or offered memorable singles as this concert proves.

That’s where Rihanna, Lady Gaga and co stepped in.

With Let England Shake, PJ Harvey has changed direction again to offer not a European’s interpretation of the blues or another take on punk but a cool Britannia’s look at post-Empire Britain. So before you get serious and political with PJ Harvey, let’s get it on with this excellent show.

Thanks to NotaPrettyBoy for offering this at the legendary Sharing The Groove site back in 2004.
- Professor Red

lineage: Canal satellite broadcast at 16/44 - CD quality.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Uh Huh Her (5.5MB)
Track 102. Meet Ze Monsta (7.0MB)
Track 103. The Letter* (6.0MB)
Track 104. Big Exit/Who The Fuck?* (9.8MB)
Track 105. Dress (5.9MB)
Track 106. Evol (7.8MB)
Track 107. A Perfect Day Elise (6.2MB)
Track 108. Shame* (5.5MB)
Track 109. Victory (7.0MB)
Track 110. You Come Through* (6.7MB)
Track 111. The Darker Days Of Me And Him* (8.9MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Good Fortune (5.6MB)
Track 202. Down By The Water (4.8MB)
Track 203. Taut (6.1MB)
Track 204. Harder (3.7MB)
Track 205. Cat On The Wall* (5.8MB)
Track 206. The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore… (6.7MB)
Track 207. The Mystery Of Love (Marianne Faithfull w PJ on guitar) (9.2MB)
Track 208. My Friends Have (Marianne Faithfull w PJ on guitar, vocals) (5.3MB)
Track 209. Rid Of Me (7.1MB)
Track 210. To Bring You My Love (8.7MB)

* songs that appear on Uh Huh Her.

Lineup:
PJ Harvey (vocals + guitar + broken shoe)
Rob Ellis (drums + keyboards + vocals)
Josh Klinghoffer (guitar + drums)
Dingo (bass + keyboards)
Warren Ellis (violin)

Grab PJ Harvey’s latest album, Let England Shake, due Feb 14, here.

  1. 21 Responses to “LET PJ SHAKE”

  2. Is it just me or is comparing PJ Harvey to Lady Gaga or Rhianna insulting to PJ Harvey.

    By S.A.K. on Feb 14, 2011

  3. I agree with S.A.K.

    By Phil Brickey on Feb 15, 2011

  4. Yes. Come back in a decade from now and see which one still sounds interesting.

    By Michael Kenward on Feb 15, 2011

  5. I’ll listen to anything she does. I think she’s [email protected]#%ing awesome. Thanks for the post.

    By Dave C. on Feb 16, 2011

  6. love the title

    By rick harper on Mar 4, 2011

  7. More of PJ, please - especially early boots

    By Walter on Apr 17, 2011

  8. PJ rocks. Hard.

    By Paul on Jul 23, 2013

  9. Holy Moses.. whats up?
    Track 7 are broken..

    By Eddie_1412 on Jun 28, 2015

  10. (..) and Tracks 103. The Letter* & 205. Cat On The Wall* too..

    By Eddie_1412 on Jun 28, 2015

  11. eddie - u know none of these is broken. right? all of them work just fine.

    By darth on Jun 28, 2015

  12. @Eddie_1412 or to put it another way, perhaps if you try refreshing your browser or using an alternative browser you may have more success.
    I can confirm that the links are ok.
    I wish you success.

    By GMAL on Jun 28, 2015

  13. darth’s just being an asshole.
    Thanks for the helpful corrective, GMAL.

    By Willis on Jun 28, 2015

  14. the links now ok but not before.. understand. I’m not a beginner and I still take a lot many years from here.. cheers..

    By Eddie_1412 on Jun 28, 2015

  15. no the links have been fine and at no point were they not working. i promise u.

    By darth on Jun 29, 2015

  16. darth’s still being an asshole.
    The rest of us are kind, reasonable people and believe that, for whatever reason, the links weren’t working for you, Eddie_1412, and are glad they are working, now.
    Ignore the obnoxious troll.

    By Willis on Jun 29, 2015

  17. some ppl will go against me no matter what i say. if i said they werent working and u said they were.. theyd take your side. if u agreed with me theyd say i was wrong and u were right somehow. it isnt logical but this particular moron is exactly that type. he doesnt care if what he says makes any sense at all. the fact is the track worked fine. i tested it within mins of u posting that there was a problem and there wasnt one. now granted i have had a problem every now and then with a file offered and sometimes it only takes a refreshing of the page. other times it is the posted file itself. sometimes its a combination of the 2. in this particular case on this page however i am 100% positive every file worked since it was posted. and in all cases with the idiot above.. well watch what he comments about and do the math and see if im wrong. u will figure it out.

    By darth on Jun 29, 2015

  18. u figure it out darth that you are an asshole.
    plain and simple.

    By asshole darth on Jun 29, 2015

  19. at least im not a coward. to me and everyone who sees your postings thats very plain and simple.

    By darth on Jun 29, 2015

  20. so you know what everyone else thinks eh?
    you are an asshole then.

    By asshole darth on Jun 29, 2015

  21. Hey Big O…….got any Moris Tepper?

    By russ on Aug 25, 2015

  22. I saw her in NY just before 9/11 at Hammerstein Ballroom and she was on point and firing on all cylinders.I love Polly Jeans` voice and live it comes shining through no problem,this set proves that.Thx Big-O !!!

    By Couz on Aug 29, 2015

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