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Nostalgia Download!!! The Beatings Cover GBV!!!
We’ve been sorting through tons of disks and files, culling what will be the extra/bonus tracks included on the upcoming untitled Beatings remastered/reissued EP’s compilation due out later this year… and we came upon this gem. If memory serves me, and it often doesn’t, this was somewhere around 2003/2004 after the “Italiano” LP but before the “If Not Now, Then When” EP. The Beatings closed a headlining slot at the now defunct Continental, located off St. Marks in NYC with “Smothered in Hugs” by Guided By Voices. The sound is taken from the booth which was close to the front, so the room sounds sparse. But I don’t ever remember us not filling that room so I’m calling bullshit on the crowd mics. I don’t know… maybe no one was there. But I’d prefer to remember it packed… it’s a matter of pride, sue me.
Anywho, as we dig through old tapes, discs and files over the next few months we’ll find stuff that won’t be going on the collection and we’ll share it here.
And then there’s this… hope you enjoy it.