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Cardiacs – Cardiacs Live
(The Alphabet Business Concern Records  1988  ALPHLP010)
Matrix No’s: A1/B1 – UK Pressing

Sleeve in Excellent+ condition
– some wear along spine edge – original price sticker in top right corner, probably removable

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

Cardiacs were an English rock band formed in 1977, originally as Cardiac Arrest, led by Tim Smith. Noted for their complex, varied and intense compositional style and for their eccentric, theatrical stage shows, they have been hailed as an influence by bands as diverse as Blur, Faith No More and Radiohead.

Cardiacs have released eight studio albums plus a number of live albums, compilation albums and singles between 1980 and 2007, and are best known for the 1988 minor hit single “Is This the Life?” They are also noted for attracting strongly diverse responses: they have remained one of Britain’s leading cult rock bands during their four-decade-spanning career, but have also attracted virulent critical attack (including a lengthy editorial ban from the British music magazine New Musical Express).

The band ended following the 2008 hospitalisation of Tim Smith after a heart attack and series of strokes and his subsequent death in 2020.

Cardiacs Live is a live album by Cardiacs, recorded at the Paradiso in Amsterdam on 15 May 1988. The live photo on the back cover, however, appears to have been taken at The Town and Country Club in London.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Tim Smith, except where noted

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “The Icing on the World” 6:12
2. “To Go Off and Things”
  • Smith
  • Mark Cawthra
3. “In a City Lining” 6:53
4. “Gina Lollobrigida” 4:02
5. “There’s Too Many Irons in the Fire” 3:13
6. “Tarred and Feathered”
  • Smith
  • William D. Drake
7. “Goosegash” 2:05
8. “Loosefish Scapegrace” 7:31
9. “Cameras”
  • Smith
  • Drake
  • Cawthra
10. “Is This the Life” 6:11
11. “Big Ship” 6:11
Total length: 51:58
Weight 1.00000000 kg


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