Thursday, June 5, 2014

45 Grave - Los Angeles 1980

More 45 Grave!! Both shows are audience recordings and have raw sound quality. The Hong Kong Cafe is supposedly their first ever show so maybe the Women's Building show ten days later is their second.

@ Hong Kong Cafe, Los Angeles 9-15-80: [from cassette tape]
01. 45 Grave
02. Take 9
03. Bad Love
04. The Plan
05. Choices
06. Partytime
07. Surf Bat
08. Dream Hits
09. Wax
10. Black Cross
11. Akira Raideen

@ Women's Building, Los Angeles 9-25-80: [from cassette tape]
01. intro
02. 45 Grave
03. Take 9
04. Bad Love
05. The Plan
06. Choices
07. Partytime
08. Surf Bat
09. Dream Hits
10. Wax
11. Akira Raideen


  1. I could be wrong, but I saw a source saying 45 Grave's first show was September 1, 1979.

    Anyways thank you for the early shows! It's great listening to them

  2. Yes in an interview with Dinah Cancer on the Alice Bag website it says 9-01-79 was the first 45 Grave show.

  3. Thanks a lot for sharing. Is there any chance you'd reupload your Bags and Castration Squad shows, please ?

  4. From what I can establish from doing my own interviews with bandmembers for my forthcoming Phantoms book (shameless plug fully intended haha) these were indeed the first and second shows. It would seem HKC was with Bush Tetras and Women's Building with Delta 5 and Human Hands.

  5. listening to these now it's impressive how together they were with the exception of Mary. If they has Shannon or Alice up front they would have been the biggest thing out of the LA scene of that time.