1985 and suddenly it all felt so serious..."Pandora's Music Box" was a high profile festival in Rotterdam.There were serviettes in the dressing room, the sound system was 'state of the art' ,we were NERVOUS. In reality the performance was decent but oddly LPDs seem to benefit from quirks and faults in the PA. This system was faultless. Line-up for the Dots included Julia Waller who joined from old friends, Attrition, and highlights of te show could well be her 2 vocal pieces on "Femme mirage" and "Love in a Plain Brown Envelope"
!! Be aware this recording omits final song "Flowers for the Silverman" as the tape was sadly damaged.!!
A word about the cover.....Design ("Kaleidoscope Eye" ) is by Richard Zeilstra who has been sending me a beautiful piece of his art literally every day for the last few months. Richard is also the man behind Genetic Factor, a loose colective of musicians in Amsterdam who produced one of the most exciting (yet criminally unheard) bodies of music throughout the 80s.
Jean Jacques Birge is an artist with a history so rich with good music, it's possible to forget that there's life outside this submarine. Hours of deep listening await the curious listener. Legendary Pink Dots