Flashback: Black Lips Live in Strasbourg (6/10/04)

Tis time for yet another band flashback. In this segment, if you will, I like to take a time machine back to an earlier period in one of our favorite artist’s (most likely the Black Lips) careers. This here is one of my favorite Black Lips live videos! I love seeing this ancient, early footage of the band. Wish there was more out there, so let’s cherish what we got. This is part 1 of the Lips performing a set at a place called the Zanzibar in Strasbourg, France and it took place on June 10, 2004- just weeks after the release of their sophomore effort, We Did Not Know The Forest Spirit Made The Flowers Grow. Of course, something is missing here or should I say someone- no Ian!  :(  not for a few more months I believe… ahh but Richie Hayes (correct?) takes care of lead guitar duties.  I also find it interesting that the band opens with “I’ve Got A Knife” here, because I’ve seen a few videos from this era where they start the show with this same number; I wonder if that was a standard for them like “Sea of Blasphemy” has been a signature show opener for the past few years? Well anyway, enjoy. But don’t stop at just 1!

Part II- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyFf1B8zkQ8&feature=relmfu

Part III- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFvDmSmuqhU&feature=relmfu

P.S. Pause it at 5:16 a poster for King Khan & The Shrines- Three Hairs and Your Mine. If my history is correct then this is the exact same European tour where the Lips met Khan! Ohh God, I know way too much about this shit than any healthy child should…

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