Audio of The Blades playing the TV Club, Harcourt Street on 23 November 1984 has made it online. The bootleg was uploaded by Bill Kealy who runs the For Dancers Only Northern Soul nights in Wexford. Though the audio isn’t crystal clear the tape, which runs at 90mins, really captures the atmosphere of the crowd and gig. Various people shouting things like ‘Get out of me way!’ can be heard throughout.
Released last week, The Blades feature on the Reekus Records compilation ‘Too Late To Stop Now’ which marks the 30th anniversary of the influential record label. The Blades feature four times while Paul Cleary features as many times himself with solo material.