March 13, 2008

When we was young, oh man did we have fun :: The Strokes live from a Melbourne brewpub

Back in 2001 as Is This It started to take off for The Strokes, their dance card was suddenly and dramatically packed; according to the archived tour dates on their website they played just three shows in 2000, but over a hundred in 2001. Early show recordings are really difficult to find — to sate my ears, I wanted something nascent from 2000, but the odds were against me.

During the summer of 2001, they played a small (capacity 300) pub/club in Melbourne called The Laundry, and the set was broadcast on Australian 3RRR community radio. The sound quality on this boot is pristine – the minimal crowd noise almost makes it sound like a lost studio demo of alternate versions rather than a live show, but with that terrific energy that I expect from these boys. It’s a necessary addition to the collection of any Strokes fan.

THE STROKES
LIVE AT THE LAUNDRY
Fitzroy, Melbourne, AUS – July 2001
Intro
Is This It
The Modern Age
Soma
Barely Legal
Someday
Alone, Together
Last Nite
Hard To Explain
New York City Cops


ZIP: THE STROKES IN MELBOURNE

[top photo credit Cody Smyth, CBGBs 2000.
bottom photo credit Christopher Wahl
]

15 Comments »

  • WOW. I love these guys and this is a real treat. My only problem is that the set isn’t twice as long! What great quality! Caaarazzzyyyyy! Thanks Heather!

    -Steve

    Steve — March 13, 2008 @ 10:21 am

  • thanks
    thanks
    thanks
    !!!

    JJ — March 13, 2008 @ 11:25 am

  • THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS BLOG AND MP3S. I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOME LIVE STROKES FOR A LONG TIME. I HAVE SOME ON CASSETTE FROM A LIVE MTV SHOW, BUT THIS IS MUCH BETTER! THANKS AGAIN, YOUR FRIEND PAT

    Anonymous — March 13, 2008 @ 6:25 pm

  • thanks Heather,

    Kev in STL

    Anonymous — March 13, 2008 @ 9:56 pm

  • Thank you thank you thank you!

    KT — March 13, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

  • great audio, thank you :)

    The Laundry is more of a club than a “brewpub” (had to wiki that phrase) though.

    Anonymous — March 14, 2008 @ 2:43 am

  • …i enjoyed that immensely…grazie, heather!

    Windy City Vinnie — March 14, 2008 @ 9:04 pm

  • Thanks a lot. Passed this post around to a lot of people.

    Eric — March 16, 2008 @ 7:41 am

  • could you possibly repost this? these guys are my favourite band and none of the links work. I would greatly appreciate a new zip file!!

    -Hanan

    Hanan — August 23, 2008 @ 10:01 am

  • Please could you repost the zip. The Strokes are amazing and i would love to listen to this!
    thnks

    Anonymous — October 3, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

  • ditto, i would be forever grateful if you reposted the zip

    Anonymous — October 25, 2008 @ 7:10 pm

  • CAN YOU PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE REPOST THIS FILE

    Anonymous — December 2, 2008 @ 8:44 am

  • thanks hanan! I have not had time to re-up.

    browneheather — June 12, 2009 @ 11:22 am

  • heather, its not working aanymore now, or something like an error keeps on occuring. please, heeeeeeeelp. i want this so bad. :((

    catherine — November 11, 2011 @ 3:13 am

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Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

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