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Live: New York City 2005

by The Reducers

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Turning Grey 02:11
Nothing Cool 03:43
Meltdown 03:48
San Antone 03:23
Out of Step 02:18
Tokyo Bay 02:16
Don't MInd 02:48
Let's Go 02:52
Hurt by Love 02:47


"Stiletto sharp songs that are reinforced with a solidly punched playing style where each member of the group is given the opportunity to shine through." - The Wire Magazine, UK

“Who knew that in 2021, a soundboard recording by a Connecticut band who’ve been defunct for almost a decade would turn out to be one of the best albums of the year.” -New York Music Daily

"Live New York City 2005, the sound of a wild beast captured in its natural habitat, the stage. This is a roaring, raw piece of sonic art." - The Big Takeover

"You hear a band playing like it's 1979 with the experience of a quarter of a century in its flight cases." - Wono Magazine, Netherlands.

"This is possibly a perfect introduction to the band, illustrating the full power of their live shows and featuring songs taken from across their entire career." - Fear & Loathing

"The sound is perfect...pure rock'n'roll happiness" - Regis Gaudin, My Head is a Jukebox

"Right from the off the energy the band muster is excellent and when they get going it’s a thing of beauty." - RPM Online, UK

"Longtime fans will definitely enjoy this set... It captures a vintage Reducers performance. There's very little fooling around or idle banter -- just great high-energy rock and roll delivered by a tight band in top form." - Faster Louder

"The sound is top-notch and the band glides effortlessly from one song to another... and in the hands of The Reducers it’s played with passion, sweat and plenty o’ fun." - Dagger Zine

"I think it’s the best live recording I’ve heard of us. It catches the musical excitement, the way we’re listening to each other, finishing each other’s sentences and leaving space for someone else to fill. It’s one of the things that made us more than the sum of the parts." - Hugh Birdsall, The Reducers


released December 31, 2020

Recorded live at Arlene's Grocery
Saturday June 4, 2005
Live sound and recording by Ian Bryant
Mixed by RPB
Mastered by Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound

The Reducers
Hugh Birdsall - vocals, guitar
Peter Detmold - vocals, guitar
Steve Kaika - vocals, bass
Tom Trombley - drums

2-8, 10-13, 15

1-Steele/Dangerfield, 9-Fink, 14-Jagger/Richard, 16-Spedding


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The Reducers
NEW LONDON, CT: The Reducers spent more than three decades resisting the fickle turns of popular taste, the musical fashion, and the temptations of the music-industry buzz that briefly threatened to turn them into the Next Big Thing. Instead, the band spontaneously moved forward on its own uncompromising terms, continuing to make brilliant, personally charged rock 'n' roll. ... more

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