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The Hold Steady - A Positive Rage mp3 album

  • Performer: The Hold Steady
  • Title: A Positive Rage
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: US
  • Formats: MP4 MP3 MP1 RA MP2 TTA WAV
  • Released: 2009
  • Style: Classic Rock
  • MP3 album: 1240 mb
  • FLAC album: 1378 mb
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The Hold Steady - A Positive Rage mp3 album

A Positive Rage is a live album and documentary double-disc set by the Brooklyn-based rock band The Hold Steady, released on April 7, 2009 by Vagrant Records.

Artist: The Hold Steady.

The Hold Steady, the intelligent face of middle aged hedonism, are up and roaring. This is the thrust of the accompanying DVD here, which captures The Hold Steady in London and in Minneapolis in 2006. The film is not so special. But if the DVD is a patchy, disappointing affair, the live album is ferocious; timely too, as the Hold Steady may never again find themselves performing with this degree of intimacy. These are hot, sticky, bedimmed performances with Craig Finn often breaking into his trademark live rants. Listening to A Positive Rage takes me back to Upper Street, Islington, circa 1978, where I would find myself en route to the Hope and Anchor to catch a slab of wild, carefree pub rock - not terribly chic, but then neither are The Hold Steady in the scheme of things. So, gloriously, they buck all manner of trend.

The CD is a live album, recorded October 31, 2007. Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI LN96. Mould SID Code (DVD): IFPI 6Z20. Matrix, Runout (CD): REGENCY MEDIA VR533/1 IFPI LN96 P60154.

If you got into Brooklyn's the Hold Steady via their 2008 album, Stay Positive, then this is for you. First, because, if you have Stay Positive, you will have found yourself musing, "Man, this band must be amazing live," and this is a live album (plus a documentary on DVD); and second, because if you have only Stay Positive, then this live set, recorded on Hallowe'en 2007, offers a handy summing-up of the band's work on their previous three.

A Positive Rage captures the Hold Steady in a sold-out Halloween performance at Chicago’s Club Metro in support of their breakthrough Boys and Girls in America album. What matters most in a Hold Steady performance is the back-and-forth transference of energy between audience and performer. And while the audience participation is mixed down here in favor of showcasing the pure musicality and rock & roll power of the band, somehow the listener gets that the quality of this performance is due in large part to the crowd

That’s why when A Positive Rage, the band’s first live album to date, was announced, the idea of bringing home all the bubbly fun seemed too good to be true. In many ways, it still is. It feels good to be in a bar band, Finn declares, before lunging right into Same Kooks. Everyone who has attended a Hold Steady show since summer of 2008 knows how increasingly prominent they’ve become on stage and the inclusion of Stay Positive material has only made for a better stage show. It’s not like they sacrifice older material, either. Lately they’ve been playing close to 30 songs each night, which makes this ample 17 seem like only a handful.

A Positive Rage is something of a misnomer, since hardcore fury rates low on the Steady agenda. More crucial is the band’s 3-D storytelling on muscular guitars, and Craig Finn’s traditional chat about joy in the encore. All round, it’s a tremendous run of songs from a mid-set Lord I’m Discouraged to a closing Killer Parties.

Tracklist

Intro 0:23
Stuck Between Stations 4:00
The Swish 4:09
Chips Ahoy 3:21
Massive Nights 2:54
Ask Her For Adderall 2:58
Barefruit Blues 3:36
Same Kooks 3:02
You Gotta Dance (With Who You Came With) 2:26
Lord I'm Discouraged 5:30
You Can Make Him Like You 3:09
Your Little Hoodrat Friend 5:26
Southtown Girls 5:53
Citrus 2:56
First Night 5:25
Girls Like Status 4:12
Killer Parties 10:43
Open 1:35
Borderline Pre-Show 2:21
Borderline 2:49
Interview 3:15
Borderline Night 2 3:20
Back In The U.S.A. 1:10
Emo's 1:09
The Show Begins 1:06
The Best Stocking Stuffer 1:46
Tuscon 2:19
Record Shop 1:52
Save Your Soul 2:04
San Diego 2:13
San Francisco 1:18
Chips Ahoy 5:55
Back Home 1:08
Minneapolis Music 1:07
First Ave. 1:36
Bobby's Parents 0:50
First Ave. Crowd 1:15
Waiting To Go On 0:39
Show Begins 4:43
A Positive Rage 2:13
Killer Parties 1:42
Credits 0:47

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VR533 The Hold Steady A Positive Rage ‎(CD, Album + DVD) Vagrant Records, Frenchkiss Records VR533 US 2009
none The Hold Steady A Positive Rage ‎(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Rough Trade none UK & Europe 2009
VR533 The Hold Steady A Positive Rage ‎(CD) Vagrant Records VR533 Canada 2009
RTRADCD498 The Hold Steady A Positive Rage ‎(CD, Album + DVD) Rough Trade, Vagrant Records, Frenchkiss Records RTRADCD498 UK 2009
RTRADCD498 The Hold Steady A Positive Rage ‎(CD, Album + DVD) Rough Trade RTRADCD498 Germany 2009
VR533 The Hold Steady A Positive Rage ‎(CD, Album + DVD) Vagrant Records, Shock VR533 Australia 2009

Tracklist

1 Intro
2 Stuck Between Stations
3 The Swish
4 Chips Ahoy
5 Massive Nights
6 Ask Her For Adderall
7 Barefruit Blues
8 Same Kooks
9 You Gotta Dance (With Who You Came With)
10 Lord I'm Discouraged
11 You Can Make Him Like You
12 Your Little Hoodrat Friend
13 Southtown Girls
14 Citrus
15 First Night
16 Girls Like Status
17 Killer Parties

Notes

Live record including DVD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VR533 The Hold Steady A Positive Rage ‎(CD, Album + DVD) Vagrant Records, Frenchkiss Records VR533 US 2009
VR533 The Hold Steady A Positive Rage ‎(CD) Vagrant Records VR533 Canada 2009
RTRADCD498 The Hold Steady A Positive Rage ‎(CD, Album + DVD) Rough Trade, Vagrant Records, Frenchkiss Records RTRADCD498 UK 2009
none The Hold Steady A Positive Rage ‎(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Rough Trade none UK & Europe 2009
VR533 The Hold Steady A Positive Rage ‎(CD, Album + DVD) Vagrant Records, Shock VR533 Australia 2009


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