Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Christie Front Drive - The Last Show 2126 Arapaho Warehouse in Denver CO 05/21/1996 (1996)

DVDRip (867.9 MB):

Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 640x480 25.00fps [Video]
Audio: MPEG Audio Layer 3 44100Hz stereo 1411kbps [Audio]

While it's appropriate and cool to limit a 2010 Stereo Sound reissue's bonus content to stuff that revolves around the actual album itself, it's nice to have a set here that chronicles the band's discography a little wider. The show is shot completely on a VHS camcorder seemingly, so there's a very "home movie" feel here (some blips and cuts at points, even), with the audio certainly not perfect. The vocals aren't too clear and the overall sound feels a little muffled, but hey, this is what DIY was in 1996. The crowd is definitely more observant than involved (save one kid up front rockin' out all through) up until the last 20 minutes or so (everyone really wants bassist Kerry McDonald to take his shirt off), but I suppose that puts the viewer on the same relative level. In fact, the whole thing isn't always dynamic in many respects, from performance to color, but it's a nice watch — probably recommended more for the hardcore CFD fan. You do get a pretty heavy "Seven Day Candle", the rhythmic drive of "Fin" will grab a luller's attention, and the intensity of "Away" is welcomed. The sad meander of "Pipe" gets the closest to breaking your heart here, and not just because it's the last song the band plays.



1. Saturday
2. Radio
3. November
4. Seven Day Candle
5. Instant Romance
6. 4010
7. Fin
8. Slide
9. Away
10. Valentine
11. Turn
12. Pipe

See, feel and enjoy

password: thelastwordisrejoice


  1. Good morning,

    Do you happen to have a copy of this show in "raw" DVD-rip form (VIDEO_TS/VOB)? If so, could you upload it?

    Thanks, either way.


  2. Hi! The links aren't working for this. Any chance you could upload it again? I'd really love to see this! Thanks!

  3. we definitely need a re-up of this, please!