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3.76 | 9 ratings | 3 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Anthem: The Land of the Giant Dwarfs (0:41)
2. Zippo Raid (3:52)
3. The Shah of Blah (3:03)
4. Memphis (4:47)
5. Philip (2:30)
6. Bleedproof (8:26)
7. Fuck & Coffee (3:18)
8. City of Tiny Lites (5:49)
9. JO (2:20)
10. Nullo Problemo (7:58)
11. Home (2:51)
12. XLs (6:59)
13. Little Hearts (4:52)
14. Moe (5:30)

Total Time: 62:56

Line-up / Musicians

- Pierre Vervloesem / guitars
- Peter Vandenberghe / keyboards
- Paul Belgrado / bass
- Danny Van Hoeck / drums
- Peter Vermeersch / winds
- Bart Maris / winds
- Thierry Mondelaers / vocals
- Eric Sleichim / saxes (2, 5, 8, 10, 13)
- Michel Mast / saxes

Releases information

CD Band Records, Bang! 20533 (1996)

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X-LEGGED SALLY Fired ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

X-LEGGED SALLY Fired reviews

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Review by Sean Trane
3 stars Released as a musical testament, this recording dates from April 20th, 96 (the Cactusclub in Bruges) and is an incredible witness of the live power of the group. This was recorded for a live Radio Een Programme Cucamonga broadcast, which explains the excellent sound quality and the seriously faded out public applauses.

Still with an absurd humour (look at the sleeve upside down, it makes much more sense), the group goes through their whole career with an amazing five tracks from their debut album (if you count the Charo Calvo collab) and even have time for a fitting Zappa tribute with the superb City Of Tiny Lites sung out by Mondelaers (his voice although not that memorable is sometimes all too rare). The other highlight being the Nullo problemo, a slow blues-up improv with an infectious groove. However the original eponymous track XLS I feel was much more interesting in its studio version, even if completely different on this record.

A fitting farewell from one of the craziest band around, even if the tracks selection is a bit odd, IMHO.

Latest members reviews

4 stars So this is the swan song of X-Legged Sally! The last time we can realize how good the Vermeersch-Vervloesem association was. Sally would later be sent to a Flat Earth Society without Pierre and both men would each in their corner keep writing great music! Fired is a live recording and on sever ... (read more)

Report this review (#744242) | Posted by Music By Mail | Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is an excellent album. I own this and Killed by Charity. This is the better of the two by far IMO. The whole album has a live feel (no pun). From the first track i knew this was a band i wanted to see live. Their presence was felt, and their music was great. They have their horn melodies th ... (read more)

Report this review (#127751) | Posted by fungusucantkill | Friday, July 6, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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