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Albums Of The Week: Come | Peel Sessions

The legendary ’90s noisemakers collect some classic live radio recordings.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Peel Sessions is an essential nine-track set catching Boston’s mighty Come at the peak of their powers. The collection includes two sessions recorded for John Peel in both 1992 and 1993, plus a previously unreleased live track Clockface from 1991, unwrapping the blueprint of their sonic idealism. Raw, loud and live, exactly where the band’s dissonant blues noise rock originates.

1992’s four track session is direct from their debut; but more mangled, strangled and abrasive. The followup set from a year later includes live favourite Mercury Falls and City Of Fun, neither of which surfaced as studio recordings.

The sessions feature the masterful guitar interplay of two central pivots of the post-post-punk and alternative noisnik underground, Chris Brokaw (Codeine, Pullman, Thurston Moore, Ryley Walker, Lemonheads) and Thalia Zedek (Uzi, Live Skull). The lineup is completed by the addition of Sean O’Brian and Arthur Johnson’s visceral bass and percussion, documenting an essential era for the band.

Peel Sessions follows their recently released Don’t Ask Don’t Tell reissue, part of the forthcoming reissue series for the seminal group.”