Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus
|Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus|
|Live album by Various Artists|
|Released||16 June 1978|
|Recorded||1–2 October 1977, The Electric Circus, Manchester, England|
|Genre||Punk rock, reggae|
Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus is a compilation album of songs recorded live at the Electric Circus, Manchester, on the 1st and 2 October 1977, two concerts marking the last nights of the venue before it closed. Released by Virgin Records in 1978, the album was originally only available on 10-inch blue, black, and yellow vinyl.
The album was reissued on CD in 1990 on the Blue Plate label.
The album was the debut release for The Fall; Joy Division self-released their debut 7" An Ideal for Living just 13 days earlier, and all the other bands had released debuts in 1977.
- 10" vinyl (Virgin VCL5003)
- The Fall: "Stepping Out" – 2:36
- John Cooper Clarke: "(You Never See a Nipple in The) Daily Express" – 1:03
- Joy Division: "At a Later Date" – 3:00
- The Drones: "Persecution Complex" – 2:50
- Steel Pulse: "Makka Splaff (The Colly Man)" – 5:45
- John Cooper Clarke: "I Married a Monster from Outer Space" – 1:30
- The Fall: "Last Orders" – 3:08
- Buzzcocks: "Time's Up" – 2:58