Arab Strap, Live à la Maroquinerie, Paris France, 26th February 2006
Arab Strap were (unsurprisingly) a Scots indie group, well duo really but by this time had a fuller sound due to finding a great touring band, comprising the musical talents of Malcolm Middleton and the vocal talents of Aiden Moffat. This was the final night of their European tour, and their final year as a band too. Arab Strap were the dirtier, more grown-up, less camp relatives of their countrymen Belle and Sebastian, who recorded a song entitled The Boy with an Arab Strap, something that caused a rift between the two.
Both guys have had some success as solo artists, most notably Malcolm but also Aiden under the moniker Lucky Pierre. Anyway, enjoy!
01 You shook me all night long (AC/DC intro track) 02 Stink 03 Fuckin' Little Bastards 04 Don't Ask Me to Dance 05 Speed Date 06 Dream Sequence 07 Pyjamas 08 Who Named the Days? 09 The First Big Week End 10 New Birds 11 [If There's] No Hope for Us 12 Piglet 13 Encore 14 Confessions of a Big Brother 15 Here We Go 16 Packs of Three 17 Screaming in the Trees 18 Meanwhile, at the Bar, a Drunkard Muses 19 Not Everything Must End 20 It's a Heartache (Bonnie Tyler cover)