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30 Minutes - Supporting New Order, Copenhagen 17. 5. 1981

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2011 Danish Replika label 13-track CD combining legendary Danish post punk combos concert at Saltlageret, May 17th, 1981 - supporting New Order - with the previously unreleased DubLab demo tracks recorded just a month before the concert - spring 1981.

The line up features the line up from the debut album issued in 1982 featuring a 17 year old Martin Hall on guitar - his final performance with the band before devoting himself to the work with his own band Ballet Mécanique.


1. Intro 0:59
2. Metal Dreams 3:21
3. Alle Fangerne 3:27
4. Special Surprise 2:29
5. Surrender 3:53
6. Beautiful Crisis 2:31
7. Unexpected Emotions 3:13
8. Wasteful Hours 6:30
9. Whip On My Shoulder 3:59
10. Wasteful Hours (Demo) 3:19
11. Alle Fangerne (Demo) 2:37
12. Surrender (Demo) 3:46
13. Beautiful Crisis (Demo) 2:18

Fritz "Fatal" Bonfils - vocals, lyrics
Lars Bo 'Tolle' Tolstoy Jacobsen - bass
Martin Hall - guitar, production
Michael Rasmussen - drums

'Before's support act for New Order represents a landmark in Danish post-punk history. One ting is the band's interesting line-up at the time, but obviously far more relevant is the outstanding musical performance on the night itself. This is the sound of a far more brutal band than the one you hear on the later debut album ? at the New Order support gig you'll witness a sonic savagery never really captured on any of the group's following studio recordings. Before was, without the shadow of a doubt, one of the best live acts on the Danish post-punk scene, something the live recording from May 1981 makes abundantly clear.

Although the concert recordings have been remastered, the main sound on the album is still quite rough. All live-tracks are recorded directly via the sound mixer at the event which means that the recordings are as good as the possibilities of the period allowed. Apart from the concert the new record also contains four likewise never before released studio demos recorded a month earlier - tracks such as 'Surrender' and 'Wasteful Hours' (both songs unmistakably co-written by Hall). The album also contains so far unpublicized live photos from the concert event.' martinhall.com
Artist Before
Media Rock
Katalog nummer 131497
Land Denmark
Label Replika/VME
Udgivelsesår 131497
Grading Still Factory Sealed
Genre Rock
Sub Genre 1 131497
Sub Genre 2 131497
Condition Used