Arab Strap – Fucking Little Bastards (Live)

There are numerous pop culture “twins” out there that for whatever reason I always mix up. For the life of me, I would not be able to point out the difference between Nick Nolte and Gary Busey in a police line-up. Same goes for Burt Reynolds and Tom Selleck and even after seeing Iron Man (which blows btw) Robert Downey Jr. and Rob Lowe. In the rock realm, there are few other examples as well.

Arab Strap and Mogwai are one such set of “twins”. If you throw The Tindersticks in there, they actually may form “triplets”. They all feature spoken/mumbled barely decipherable vocals over dirgy atmospheric music. I have limited knowledge of the three which is furthered by being lazy – that might be part of the problem. What I do know, though, is that Arab Strap tends to have filthy lyrics.

This is a great soundboard recording from a show at Circolo degli Artisti in Rome on 19 February 2006, on Arab Strap’s second-to-last tour. It was recorded by international operative J-Bird.

The recording file was corrupted so only the first two songs were recorded. They later played a song that they said was so dirty that they had never released it. The mind boggles to imagine what Arab Strap considers “too dirty.”

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Download: Arab Strap – Fucking Little Bastards (Live)

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