BINGO HAND JOB – ” Live At The Borderline 1991 ” Record Store Day Release 2019

Posted: April 13, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Unless you’re a serious R.E.M. scholar, you’ve probably never heard of Bingo Hand Job, the fictitious name used by the Athens, Georgia alt-rock greats for a pair of secret acoustic gigs at a London club in the spring of 1991. Recorded just after the release of Out of Time, this official bootleg includes live takes on several highlights from that album (“Low,” “Half a World Away,” “Radio Song”) plus older classics like “Fall on Me,” “Perfect Circle” and “Swan Swan H.” It’s out on a two-LP edition of 3,000.

No witnesses of a Bingo Hand Job gig could be found. No recordings existed. Yet, when it was announced that the enigmatic band and some unusual friends would play London’ s 200-capacity club, The Borderline, on March 14th and 15th, 1991, tickets were quickly sold out, traded and re-sold at unreasonable prices. Who were these guys only known as The Doc, Raoul, Ophelia and Stinky (with friends Spanish Charlie, Conrad and Violet)? Legendary, colossal and now of mythical proportions, the second night – March 15th, 1991 – is finally and officially released for the very first, and only time! Released for the first time, fully authorised by Michael Stipe as “Stinky”, Peter Buck as “Raoul”, Mike Mills as “Ophelia”, Bill Berry as “The Doc”.With friends Spanish Charlie (Peter Holsapple), Conrad (Billy Bragg) and Violet (Robyn Hitchcock). A blistering hits-packed set, from “a band at the terrifying height of its popularity, caught in the spotlight between college rock integrity and Unplugged stardom.”

‘Stinky, Raoul, Ophelia & The Doc’ are coming to you real soon..R.E.M. will be featured in this year’s Record Store Day extravaganza with this 2LP release: ‘Bingo Hand Job: Live At The Borderline 1991’ which features the second of the 2 shows they did, on 15th March 1991.

Tracklisting:

Side A:
1. World Leader Pretend
2. Half A World Away
3. Fretless
4. The One I Love

Side B:
1. Jackson / Dallas
2. Disturbance At The Heron House
3. Belong
4. Low

Side C:
1. Love Is All Around
2. You Are The Everything
3. Swan Swan
4. Radio Song

Side D:
1. Perfect Circle
2. Endgame
3. Fall On Me
4. Get Up
5. Moon River.

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