Bootleg: Henry's Dress - Live @ Bottom of the Hill 19/11/1995

Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 by Fashion Munx in Labels: , ,

Remember a few years ago when noise pop was the coolest kid on the block? I'd be extremely surprised if members of those band's didn't cut their teeth on Henry's Dress' self-titled 10". What made Henry's Dress special though is they balanced the perfect amount of melody and fuzz. You think with all the noise making and rocking going on the sweet parts might get lost in a muddy mess but not at all. I can't say the same for this recording exactly, but this is a live show if you want excellent quality pick up the studio stuff. This is pretty darn good for what is likely an audience recording. Even more so than the records you really see how the trio rocked out, playing songs mostly from the then forthcoming Bust 'em Green LP. It would be nice to have seen a bit more of an even mix of songs from the Henry's Dress in here and maybe one of the songs from the split with Rocketship but hey beggar can't be choosers. This bootleg does the job of making you wish you could have been there but also makes you wish the band had some kind of proper live album. Oh well, this will have to do. Enjoy!


1. Not Today
2. Hey Allison
3. Feathers
4. All This Time For Nothing
5. Get Yourself Together
6. "A" is a Cribbage
7. Zero Zero Zero
8. Self Starter
9. Jimmy
10. Winter '94


  1. Antony says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS! I've known this set has existed for years but haven't been able to find it. Amazing, criminally underrated stuff.