Friday, March 23, 2012
THE SMITHS ON BRITISH TELLY (PART 2)
Filmed at Derby Assembly Rooms (7/12/83) a live version of 'Hand In Glove' was first broadcast on 9 December 1983 as part of BBC2's Old Grey Whistle Test's Sight and Sound special. Three months later, promoting The Smiths, another live rendition was recorded in the Newcastle studios of Channel 4's The Tube on Friday 16 March 1984 along with 'Still Ill' and the yet to be recorded 'Barbarism Beguis At Home'.
The third, and best, televised performance of the song was again on The Tube. Filmed in concert at Glasgow Barrowlands (25/9/85) as part of a lengthy feature on The Smiths' autumn Scottish tour broadcast the following month, 'Hand In Glove' was shown in its entirety capturing the audience hysteria (impulsive stage invaders and swarthy bouncers dragging asphyxiated fans out of the scrum) and on-stage electricity to a tee.
mp3 : The Smiths - Hand In Glove (live, Brixton Ace, London : 29 June 1983)*
*as made available years later on There Is A Light That Never Goes Out single