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Live Release Early Version Of 'Pain Lies On The Riverside'

July 03, 2017
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Live have offered up a live rendition of their track "Pain Lies on the Riverside" from a 1992 performance at the Roxy in Los Angeles.


Live have offered up a live rendition of their track "Pain Lies on the Riverside" from a 1992 performance at the Roxy in Los Angeles. The track comes ahead of their reissue of the album Mental Jewelry from 1991 and frontman Ed Kowalczyk says it was thrilling to revisit the recording.

"I was really surprised to hear and experience again how fully formed we were as a young band by the time we played the Roxy show," Kowalczyk tells Rolling Stone in a statement. "I just kept thinking, 'That's the band that inspired guys like Gary Kurfirst (our mentor and first record company president) to say, "We're going to do great things together."'"

"I recall Ed and I randomly meeting Little Richard in front of our hotel earlier that day," adds guitarist Chad Taylor. "He was in full makeup at 10 a.m. - it was definitely a wake-up call to the fact that we were about to perform in Hollywood. We boldly invited him to attend the show and offered to put him on our guest list, he said, 'Don't worry, they know who I am!' I guess that's the perfect reply from one of the fathers of rock music."

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