Live At Raul’s

Live At Raul’s (Raul’s Records) 1979.. Another great underrated album is “Live at Rauls”. The general consensus is that this album is to be avoided. Part of the reason for this is that it is unjustly compared to the later Big Boys / Dicks “Live at Rauls”.

I never agreed that the Big Boys / Dicks “Live at Rauls” LP was as great as people say. Don’t get me wrong, The Dicks tracks on that album are friggin amazing. The Big Boys tracks however, are lame-pseudo-new wave and not remotely as good as “Frat Cars” or “Industry Standard”. In the end, the Big Boys / Dicks “Live at Rauls” is flawed.
…and so is the original “Live at Rauls”. I have included the two bands I really like on “Live at Rauls”, The Explosives and Terminal Mind. I have also included the tracks by The Next because many people (myself included) think that thier track “Cheap Rewards” is one of the greatest knucklehead punk songs of all time and I thought people may be curious to hear more by them.

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5 Responses to Live At Raul’s

  1. malfeitor says:

    Sweet, I’m looking forward to hearing these TM/Next tracks. Both bands produced such a classic 7″ each (heard the 2nd Next sucks) so we’ll see how these stack up.

  2. Joe Stumble says:

    I found The Next tracks to be real disappointing.

  3. Eric says:

    A happy coincidence on the Next tracks, I was hoping to hear these cuts at some point – not nearly as great as the first 7″, but still OK. I Agree w/ you assessment on the Dicks/Big Boys split – the BB side is pretty limp.

    Thx for this

  4. Anonymous says:

    this record is a neat time capsule… thanks for sharing!-dylan

  5. Jenny says:

    I’ll agree with you on most of this, although the live version of Cheap Girl should be up here as it is WAY better than the slower original recording version that was on that double 45 the Skunks put out and that the two tracks the Next did weren’t anywhere as good as Cheap Rewards. Oh well, though. Good call on posting the other stuff though. :)

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