801 Live

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All Music Guide - Ralph Heibutzki
801 provided Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera with one of his most intriguing side projects. Although the band only played three gigs in August and September 1976, this album captures a night when everything fell right into place musically. That should only be expected with names like Eno and Simon Phillips in the lineup. Still, the lesser-known players -- bassist Bill MacCormick, keyboardist Francis Monkman, and slide guitarist Lloyd Watson -- are in exemplary form, too. The repertoire is boldly diverse, opening with "Lagrima," a crunchy solo guitar piece from Manzanera. Then the band undertakes a spacey but smoldering version of "Tomorrow Never Knows"; it's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ralph Heibutzki
801 provided Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera with one of his most intriguing side projects. Although the band only played three gigs in August and September 1976, this album captures a night when everything fell right into place musically. That should only be expected with names like Eno and Simon Phillips in the lineup. Still, the lesser-known players -- bassist Bill MacCormick, keyboardist Francis Monkman, and slide guitarist Lloyd Watson -- are in exemplary form, too. The repertoire is boldly diverse, opening with "Lagrima," a crunchy solo guitar piece from Manzanera. Then the band undertakes a spacey but smoldering version of "Tomorrow Never Knows"; it's definitely among the cleverest of Beatles covers. Then it's on to crisp jazz-rock "East of Asteroid", atmospheric psych-pop "Rongwrong", and Eno's tape manipulation showcase, "Sombre Reptiles." And that's only the first five songs. The rest of the gig is no less audacious, with no less than three Eno songs -- including a frenetic "Baby's on Fire," "Third Uncle," and "Miss Shapiro"'s dense, syllable-packed verbal gymnastics. There's another unlikely cover of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me," while Manzanera turns in another typically gutsy instrumental performance on "Diamond Head." This album marks probably one of the last times that Eno rocked out in such an unself-consciously fun fashion, but that's not the only reason to buy it: 801 Live is a cohesive document of an unlikely crew who had fun and took chances. Listeners will never know what else they might have done if their schedules had been less crowded, but this album's a good reminder.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/1990
  • Label: E.G. Records
  • UPC: 017046155328
  • Catalog Number: 26
  • Sales rank: 32,098

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lagrima - Phil Manzanera (2:34)
  2. 2 T. N. K. (Tomorrow Never Knows) - Phil Manzanera (6:14)
  3. 3 East of Asteroid - Phil Manzanera (4:58)
  4. 4 Rongwrong - Phil Manzanera (5:10)
  5. 5 Sombre Reptiles - Phil Manzanera (3:14)
  6. 6 Baby's on Fire - Phil Manzanera (5:02)
  7. 7 Diamond Head - Phil Manzanera (6:21)
  8. 8 Miss Shapiro - Phil Manzanera (4:20)
  9. 9 You Really Got Me - Phil Manzanera (3:23)
  10. 10 Third Uncle - Phil Manzanera (5:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
801 Primary Artist, Track Performer
Phil Manzanera Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals
Francis Monkman Keyboards, Clavinet, fender rhodes
Simon Phillips Drums, Rhythm Box
Eno Synthesizer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Tape
Bill MacCormick Bass, Vocals
Lloyd Watson Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Technical Credits
801 Producer
Phil Manzanera Composer
Ray Davies Composer
Rhett Davies Engineer
Charles Hayward Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of my all time favorites

    Amazing recordings pure quality. ENO'S vocals are hauntingly comforting on T N K. Simons double bass druming into east of asteroid is creeper and cat like, which is a great marriage of daddy was a asteroid, mummy was a small nonstick kitchen utensil from Quietsun Mainstream album. and east of echo from Diamondhead. EVERYTHING SMOKES ON THIS RECORD. A MUST FOR MUSIC ENTHUSIAST.

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