Wedding Present Archive

The Wedding Present – What Have I Said Now? (Live)

The Wedding Present swept through town doing what many bands are doing these days – performing a classic album in its entirely. I suppose some might argue that Seamonsters is their best album, but one thing is certain, no true fan of The Wedding Present is out there without Bizzaro prominently placed in their collection.

At this show, Gedge and co. blew through some new songs plus a few standards before blazing through the jangle-fest that is Bizarro. I hope he put some ice on his pic hand after the show, especially after the marathon that is “Take Me!” Note that they played the UK original release and not the extended US version with the Pavement cover “Box Elder” and other notable tracks. This brings me to a point of contention. David, if you are going to come waltzing in our country, playing our venues, taking our American cash, you sure as fuck better play the US (superior) version and not some water-downed UK version. You hear me you limey bastards! Oh yeah: USA! USA!

Let’s make sure they don’t make that mistake again.

Here is a selection that I am guessing doesn’t get played live too often.

[audio: http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2010/20100624/WP-WhatHaveISaidNow.mp3|titles=What Have I Said Now? (Live)|artists=The Wedding Present]

Download: The Wedding Present – What Have I Said Now? (Live)

Cinerama – Apres Ski (Live)

Wow, nearly five years of posts and I couldn’t find even one Cinerama post in the archive. This song comes from their 2001 Los Angeles show at the Knitting Factory. It happened right before I moved to LA, but I saw them play on the same tour at the 400 Bar in Minneapolis. This is the same show that was officially released as “Live in Los Angeles” but this is sourced from a better than average audience recording with more obnoxious crowd noise and shouting to give you that “you were there” feeling.

[audio: http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2009/20090820/Cinerama-ApresSki.mp3|titles=Apres Ski (Live)|artists=Cinerama]

Download: Cinerama – Apres Ski (Live)

The Wedding Present – The Thing I Like Best About Him is His Girlfriend (Live Video)

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The Wedding Present – The Thing I Like Best About Him is His Girlfriend
Los conciertos de radio 3
Madrid, Spain
12/3/08

This is by far the best Wedding Present footage I’ve ever come across. It was shot late last year for Spanish television, captured digitally and burned to a disc. It also helps that it’s my favorite track off their latest “El Rey” record.

Download: The Wedding Present – The Thing I Like Best About Him is His Girlfriend (Live Video)

The Monday Set: The Wedding Present – Live 1987

I converted and was in the process of posting The Wedding Present’s 11/22/87 show from Munchen Alabamahalle. It was such a good recording, I figured it had to have been one of their officially released live cassettes which I knew they had started to re-issue on CD. Sure enough, this show has been released as “Live 1987” with far better sound quality than the cassette that I have (second generation at best). There’s no point in me posting an inferior copy, so no Monday Set this week. Sorry! But I would suggest picking up that Live 1987 CD which I plan on doing very soon.

The Monday Set – The Wedding Present – London, UK – 6/??/86


The Wedding Present
Rock Week – ICA
London, UK
6/86

We’re off to see The Wedding Present this Friday. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen them. It has to be at least 7+ times by now, but every time Gedge and Co. put on a great show.

This is the earliest WP recording that I have, but I’ve seen some earlier ones from April of ’86 out there. It’s an average quality audience recording comprised of a nice sample of pre-Tommy songs. In fact, during the recording David Gedge talks about how “All About Eve” is a “new one.”

Setlist:
1. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
2. Go Out And Get ‘Em Boy
3. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
4. All About Eve
5. What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?
6. Shatner
7. My Favorite Dress
8. Once More
9. (The Moment Before) Everything’s Spoiled Again
10. This Boy Can Wait

Sample: [audio: http://thesoundofindie.com/archive/2008/20080915/WP-AllAboutEve.mp3|titles=All About Eve (Live)|artists=The Wedding Present]

Download: The Wedding Present – London, UK – 6/??/86 – 294 MB

The Monday Set: The Wedding Present – Hoboken – 5/26/94


The Wedding Present
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ
5/26/94

A couple of years ago I posted a video from this same show. This is a far superior audience recording from a different source. Only one problem…the cassette that I had listed this show as May 26 at Maxwell’s, where the video was listed as May 30th. Here at TSOI we strive to be as accurate as possible, and all of my usual sources didn’t turn up an exact date, so if knows please let us know. Anyway, enjoy this better than average audience recording of a great and very long Wedding Present Watusi-era set.

Set List:
1. Let Him Have It
2. Blue Eyes
3. So Long, Baby
4. Corduroy
5. Big Rat (Ooops!)
6. Gazebo
7. Silver Shorts
8. Big Rat
9. California
10. Click Click
11. The Queen of Outer Space
12. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
13. Rotterdam
14. Swimming Pools Movie Stars
15. Crawl
16. It’s A Gas
17. Dare
18. Catwoman

Sample:
[audio: http://thesoundofindie.com/archive/2008/20080728/WP-Rotterdam.mp3|titles=Rotterdam (Live)|artists=The Wedding Present]
Rotterdam (Live)

Download: The Wedding Present – Hoboken – 5/26/94 – 379 MB

The Monday Set: The Wedding Present – Carrboro, NC – 11/28/94


The Wedding Present
Cat’s Cradle
Carrboro, NC
11/28/94

I’m ashamed to admit that the new Wedding Present record was released last week and I still haven’t made it over to the record store to pick it up. I generally don’t buy music online, I think it stems from liking to see all the other new releases that are out there when I’m in the store. But so far the cd has gotten pretty favorable reviews, so I’m really looking forward to it. But about this recording…it’s a pretty average Watusi-era show that I think is a dub from the original taper since there also was another show on the cassette from the same venue.

Set List:
1. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
2. Flying Saucer
3. So Long, Baby
4. Blue Eyes
5. Dalliance
6. It’s A Gas
7. Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
8. Crawl
9. Catwoman
10. Click Click
11. Loveslave
12. Kennedy
13. Spangle
14. Silver Shorts
15. Shake It
16. California
17. Gazebo

Sample:
[audio: http://thesoundofindie.com/archive/2008/20080526/WP-ShakeIt.mp3|titles=Shake It (Live)|artists=The Wedding Present]

Download: The Wedding Present – Carrboro, NC – 11/28/94 – 353 MB

The Monday Set: The Wedding Present – Minneapolis, MN – 3/8/91


The Wedding Present
7th St. Entry
Minneapolis, MN
3/8/91

The Wedding Present recorded what I believe is their best album, Seamonsters at Pachyderm Studios near Minneapolis. Right after they were done, they played this show in the Entry. I wasn’t able to track down a gigography for them, so I can’t confirm if it was a full-blown tour, but I also have a show that was recorded in Chicago the next night, so that leads me to believe they were making their way to the east coast. This is a great soundboard recording of show where a lot of the Seamonsters tracks were played live for the first time.

Set List:
1. Dalliance
2. Don’t Talk, Just Kiss
3. Suck
4. Crawl
5. Heather
6. Brassneck
7. Bewitched
8. Dare
9. Corduroy
10. Lovenest
11. Carolyn
12. Kennedy

Sample:
[audio: http://thesoundofindie.com/archive/2008/20080414/WP-Kennedy.mp3|titles=Kennedy (Live)|artists=The Wedding Present]

Download: The Wedding Present – Minneapolis, MN – 3/8/91 – 334 MB

The Monday Set: The Wedding Present – Minneapolis, MN – 3/23/96


The Wedding Present
The Fine Line Cafe
Minneapolis, MN
3/23/96

The main reason I started this blog was to share some of the live stuff I’ve collected over the years. In keeping with that, I’ve decided that on Mondays I am going to share a complete live set. They will all be sourced from the .wav files and encoded using the FLAC lossless codec, so they are ready to be freely traded with other fans. Let me know what you think. Is it worth it to put up the .flac files or would you rather have the show as quicker downloading .mp3s? Now on to this show:

I was at this show, but I’m not sure if I was the one who made this recording. One thing I remember about it is that the show was 21+ and I was not yet of age so I had to be creative to get in. Luckily it worked and I was treated to the best Wedding Present show I’ve ever seen. This was during the “Mini” tour when Debby from Butterglory was playing a second set of drums with them during a few of the songs.

Set List:
1. Silver Shorts
2. Go Man Go
3. Drive
4. Corduroy
5. Snake Eyes
6. Love Machine
7. Sucker
8. Mercury
9. Bewitched
10. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
11. Real Thing
12. Convertible
13. Click Click
14. It’s A Gas
15. Sports Car
16. Flying Saucer

Sample: Silver Shorts (Live)

Download: Wedding Present – 3/23/96 (Live) – 408 MB

The Wedding Present – Dare (Live Video)

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The Wedding Present – Dare (Live Video)
Reading Festival
Berkshire, UK
8/26/05

The Wedding Present have a 6 cd box set coming out today of all of their Peel Session recordings plus a bunch of BBC live recordings. I’m pretty sure I have most of the stuff in various forms, on cassette, cd and vinyl, but I’m sure I’ll still be picking it up.

Download: The Wedding Present – Dare (Live Video)