Early live versions of Souvlaki and Just for a Day.
“It doesn’t seem like the crowd is aware that they’re in the presence of greatness,” notes one commenter to this 1993 full set by British shoegaze legends Slowdive. That’s likely true: The band was only a few years into their career when they stood on the stage in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in the fall of 1993. The band had released its classic second album, Souvlaki, six months earlier on Creation and had been touring in the interim – on this date with angular British band the Cranes.
A few weeks back we dug up a full Stereolab concert from 1994, and we were surprised at how much attention it got online; after all, the clip had been hiding in plain sight on YouTube for years. That’s also true of this full set from Slowdive.
Presumably opening for the Cranes – Slowdive only played for 45 minutes – it finds co-founders Rachel Goswell and Neil Halstead and band working through seven songs from Souvlaki and its predecessor, 1991’s Just for a Day.