Admittedly, I did not pay attention to this Welsh band until after they broke up, so I missed the boat. Maybe you did too? I don't know, maybe you're a lot more astute than I am, and these things just don't pass you by.
So, once I finally heard the band, it was one of those moments when you smack your own forehead, and think about how stupid you are. Like, where the fuck was I when these guys were mangling these songs into existence? How did I miss a band that seamlessly melded the quirky pop of the Pixies with the acerbic, slicing hatred of Shellac (come to think of it, that sort of describes Les Savy Fav, whom they share certain sonic sensibilities with)? I'm dumb.
Well, I at least got on board after the fact, got all their records, and started my unrequited love after posthumously. It'll have to do.
Then, I stumbled upon this sweet live recording from one of their later shows, and that makes things a little bit more "right". It's soundboard quality, and the band is in prime form, ripping through a good cross-section of their recorded material. The musicianship is top notch, it's a great performance.
If you are dumb like me, try and reconcile that fact by getting on board with McLusky now, before it's too late, and they end up on a movie soundtrack or something....oh....that just happened? Too late.
By the way, Mediafire was being testy, so I tried Megaupload, let me know if it works please.