The Alabama Shakes burst into 2012 with more hype than heat wave in January. Seriously, the band carried so much momentum coming into the year that they managed to sell out their show at The Pabst even before their debut album was released. When fans finally got their hands on the lp, they were handsomely rewarded with a modern blues-rock masterwork. The only letdown, at least in my eyes, was that a few of the songs they played in concert were left off Boys and Girls (as well as their preceding self-titled ep). After a quick scouring of the interwebs however, I have found two great live recordings that include many of these unreleased songs. Check out both a clean and explicit version of their song “Always Alright” below – then follow the links at the bottom to download the entire sets.
Clean Version - KCRW Radio Broadcast
Explicit Version - Live at the Paradise, Boston MA
Download the entire KCRW show at Archive.org
Download the entire Paradise show at VisibleVoice.net
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