Here the Pronk masters are caught towards the end of their peak period back in 1988.
An excellent recording captured at Amsterdam's Paradiso; a venue that's provided many a quality live recording over the years.
They always provided a good show did the Cardiacs.
Always a spectacle; with stage decked out in streamers, balloons, flowers and other colourful whatnot; and what with their strange and alienating theatrical antics, bizarre preambles and general degenerate behaviour (listen to the way the audience on this recording respond to the false endings and Tim Smith's surreal intros): yeah, it was always a good night out.
But despite all their madcap tomfoolery, as a band they were always frighteningly tighter than tight; just check out 'Loosefish Scapegrace' on this recording; you couldn't drop a fag paper between their synchronous phrasing and dramatic time changes.
The Icing on the World
To Go Off and Things
In a City Lining
There's Too Many Irons in the Fire
Tarred and Feathered
Is this the Life
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