Throwback Thursday! Romeo Void Recorded Live 1981

Romeo Void is about to release a live recording from 1980 for Record Store Day this Saturday. But we can share an exclusive 13th Floor recording of the band from 1981.

Romeo VoidIt was September 23, 1981 and The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda was at a club called Scorgies in Rochester, New York to catch a set by Romeo Void. Marty had been hanging out with the band during the day, trying to work out logistics for them to appear on his TV show, After Hours. 

That never happened, but Marty has unearthed this fabulous recording of Debora Iyall and company performing a full set, clocking in at a cozy one hour.

We call this recording, “Looking For Lydia Lunch’s Sister“. Listen in and you’ll understand why.

You can own your own copy of Romeo Void live on Saturday. Here’s details:

Romeo VoidROMEO VOID – Live from Mabuhay Gardens: November 14, 1980 (Liberation Hall, LIB-5109)
The first fully authorized concert album from San Francisco new wave band Romeo Void was captured during the same months they were recording their debut album, It’s a Condition. This 11-song set features eight of those album tracks as well as the later B-side, “Guards,” and two previously unreleased songs, including a cover of the Swingin’ Medallions’ 1966 hit “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love.” This crucial document provides a snapshot of the band that would soon win notoriety with the MTV hits “Never Say Never” and “A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing).” Live from Mabuhay Gardens: November 14, 1980, will be available on galaxy-blue colored vinyl. Digital single “Charred Remains” is available now.
TRACKLIST: 1. Guards | 2. Nothing for Me | 3. Confrontation | 4. Fine Line | 5. Charred Remains | 6. Drop Your Eyes | 7. Love Is an Illness | 8. White Sweater | 9. Talk Dirty to Me | 10. Fear to Fear | 11. Double Shot of My Baby’s Love