The War On Drugs – Live Drugs - Vinyl 2LP
Super High Quality Records
Released: 20 Nov 2020
Culled from over 40 hard drives of recorded live shows spread out across years of touring behind multiple critically acclaimed records, Live Drugs is unlike anything previously available in The War on Drugs’ catalog.
The first volume to capture the band’s live interpretations, Live Drugs is a document showcasing the evolution of the band’s live show over the years. Additionally, Live Drugs is a portrait of the enduring relationship between Adam Granduciel and Dominic East. A longtime friend, guitar tech and stage manager, East is Live Drugs’s co-producer and the presence Granduciel credits as holding everything together.
Sequenced to reflect how a typical 70-minute set would flow, Live Drugs thrives on live set staples immortalized on record for the first time. This includes Buenos Aires Beach from the band’s 2008 full-length debut, Wagonwheel Blues, and the longtime musical interlude flowing between Under the Pressure and In Reverse - which bookend 2014’s Lost In The Dream. There’s also the band’s essential cover of Warren Zevon’s Accidentally like a Martyr – a song “so true, you should ever be lucky to write a song that simple,” Granduciel says.
A1 An Ocean In Between The Waves
A3 Strangest Thing
B1 Red Eyes
B2 Thinking Of A Place
C1 Buenos Aires Beach
C2 Accidentally Like A Martyr
C3 Eyes To The Wind
D1 Under The Pressure
D2 In Reverse