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Let's Active - Cabaret Metro, Chicago 11/23/84, FM in FLAC/MP3. R.I.P. Faye Hunter
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Author:  New_Uploads [ 24 Jul 2013, 14:23 ]
Post subject:  Let's Active - Cabaret Metro, Chicago 11/23/84, FM in FLAC/MP3. R.I.P. Faye Hunter

Sunday night I received word that [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_Active]Let's Active's[/URL] original bassist and founding member [URL=http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/22/3048535/faye-hunter-from-iconic-80s-north.html]Faye Hunter[/URL] had died at 59.nbsp; It was particularly troubling to learn of the circumstances surrounding her passing, which hits frighteningly close to home for me.

For those of you who interface with us on a regular basis, you've likely seen several posts I've dedicated to Let's Active in the past, whether or not pertaining directly to them, or the myriad of artists who have fallen within the orbit of producer/frontman [URL=http://www.mitcheaster.com/]Mitch Easter[/URL].nbsp; Nationally, Let's Active made a very modest dent during their 1980s tenure, but beyond the confines of their own career, the band's wry and endearingly odd panache informed a generation of indie-rock hopefuls, particularly on a regional scale.nbsp; A good case in point would be the Sundowners, who I coincidentally featured a mere [URL=http://wilfullyobscure.blogspot.com/2013/07/sundowners-tape-1997.html]two days ago[/URL].nbsp; L/A's indigenous aesthetic made some serious, not to mention intoxicating ripples.nbsp; Consciously or not, I've scattered many of those reverberations around (run a query for Let's Active or Mitch on our page to see what I mean).

In 2010 I posted several Let's Active [URL=http://wilfullyobscure.blogspot.com/2010/12/lets-actice-demos-1983-85.html]demos[/URL] (dating from 1983-85) to fairly good reception.nbsp; Upon hearing about Faye, my initial reaction was to share another set of demos that they cut in preparation for the third and final L/A album, 1988's Every Dog Has It's Day, however I was quickly reminded that she left the lineup a few years prior.nbsp; Will save those for another time.nbsp; In their stead is an FM broadcast of a Chicago performance in late '84, which I believe was Faye's last leg of Let's Active dates before exiting the band.nbsp; A veritable dream setlist.nbsp; In a rare deviation from my usual MP3-only shares, I'm also offering this one in lossless FLAC-ophonic sound, for the more discriminating audiophiles in the audience.nbsp; Enjoy. nbsp; nbsp;

01. Intro/In Between
02. Back of a Car
03. Ring True
04. Co-star
05. Crows on a Phone Line
06. Prey
07. Easy Does
08. Flags for Everything
09. A Room With a View
10. Lowdown
11. Every Word Means No
12. Grey Scale
13. Blue Line
14. Waters Part

[URL=http://netkups.com/?d=514c5158e448d]FLAC[/URL]nbsp; ornbsp; [URL=http://netkups.com/?d=d6691eed5e675]MP3[/URL]

Published on 2013-7-23 11:56am GMT

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