The last ever Skin Patrol Session 19 August 1981

131 Rehearsal

So the legendary 131 gig tape is a mangled up basket case of analogue technology with Rock Section missing, but there is a tape of the rehearsal for that gig which is here. Two minute agit-prop gems that got them into so much trouble that the group was banned as ‘not in the public interest’, well let’s let the public be the judge of that. So this is the day before the gig as described in the novel ‘131’, a set run through, and what a run through it is. As relevant today as it was then.

Being only recently discovered there is also the first drum machine version of Rock Section at the end when Steve went home to pack for his forthcoming adventures. So in the absence of the gig version I ask you to just use your imagination, (Jim thought this sounded like Schoolly D) it did have real drums live by the way.

The same day (19 August 1981) Skin Patrol recorded 90 mins of new tracks but that is for another day……

Don’t be dumb, be RADICAL.

Big Jake.


released June 22, 2017

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