The U-Men ‎– X-Mas Concert At Interstate Mall / Live At Club Wow

Tri-City Records ‎– none
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release


X-Mas Concert At Interstate Mall
A1 Heart Of Darkness 4:42
A2 Heaven 3:08
A3 Modern Dance 3:47
A4 Drinking Wine Spodyody 3:33
A5 Humor Me 2:50
Live At Club Wow
B1 I Will Wait 1:39
B2 Real World 4:04
B3 My Dark Ages 5:34
B4 Sentimental Journey 8:46
B5 Life Stinks 2:19



A semi-approved bootleg limited to 500 copies. Original covers were various promo jackets pasted over with printed pieces of paper front and back. ( it appears there were at least three different sleeves used with paste-overs, including copies from Patti Smith, The Blues Brothers and Gilberto Gil).
Probably recorded in 1978 and mostly at Pirate's Cove in Cleveland. "I Will Wait" was recorded at the Homestead Theater. No other details are remembered. Released on Tri-City Records in 1979.
The label on Side 1 reads "X-Mas Concert At Interstate Mall." The label on Side 2 reads "Live At Club Wow." (For the record, there was no such place as Interstate Mall, or Club Wow, for that matter.)

This same bootleg was re-booted, unofficially, as Don't Expect Art (Impossible Recordworks IMP1-07) in 1980. "Don't Expect Art" was an Ubu Communex injunction of the day so the source of the re-boot was probably also a fan.

Song titles on both releases were disguised as below, undoubtedly an effort to avoid detection by the bootleg police.

Hard To Start
No Problem
Mad Doctor
Help Me
First World War
Random Wages
My Back Pages
Doris Day Sings
Little Skunks

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