Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus

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Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus
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Live album by Various Artists
Released 16 June 1978[1]
Recorded 1–2 October 1977, The Electric Circus, Manchester, England
Genre Punk rock, reggae
Label Virgin

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.[2][3]

Joy Division performed under their original name Warsaw on the second night, but the track was credited to Joy Division on the sleeve as they had changed their name in January 1978.[4]

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.

Release[edit]

Some copies of the album came with a free seven-inch single of comedian John Dowie's single "Another Close Shave".[5]

Track listing[edit]

10" vinyl (Virgin VCL5003)

Side A

  1. The Fall: "Stepping Out" – 2:36
  2. John Cooper Clarke: "(You Never See a Nipple in The) Daily Express" – 1:03
  3. Joy Division: "At a Later Date" – 3:00
  4. The Drones: "Persecution Complex" – 2:50

Side B

  1. Steel Pulse: "Makka Splaff (The Colly Man)" – 5:45
  2. John Cooper Clarke: "I Married a Monster from Outer Space" – 1:30
  3. The Fall: "Last Orders" – 3:08
  4. Buzzcocks: "Time's Up" – 2:58

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gimarc, George (2005) Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock 1970-1982, Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-848-6, p. 143
  2. ^ Short Circuit 10"
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Joy Division Discography". Gerpotze.com. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  5. ^ http://www.joydiv.org/short12.htm