Exposé Online banner

Area — Concerto Teatro Uomo
(Cramps Records CRSCD 011/012, 1996, 2CD)

by Dan Casey, Published 1997-05-01

Concerto Teatro Uomo Cover art

Released virtually in parallel with the magnificent Parigi-Lisbona towards the end of last year, this double-live bootleg-quality set gives an even more impressive account of the Area concert experience. The year is 1976, and the setting is a small theater, and the music is a full evening with Area, the wildest jazz / rock / pop / experimental outfit in the history of modern music. The good news is that this set sounds slightly better than its counterpart, and the performance is positively inspiring. The Area completely rip through some of their very best material, as the continuously running tape demonstrates. Some tunes, like "ZYG," "Scum," and "L'Abbattimento della Zeppelin" are heard here live for the first time for most fans, making this disc even more of a blessing. This band was so wonderfully unafraid to take chances, while always maintaining a sense of control. A true testament to one the most important bands of the last 30 years. A must-have for any Area fan.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 12, 1996 releases

Related artist(s): Area

Latest news

2019-10-06
Ginger Baker RIP – Legendary English drummer Ginger Baker has died at the age of 80. After coming to fame with Cream in the 60s alongside Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce, he became one of the most recognized and influential drummers of the rock era. On September 25, his family announced that he was critically ill, and on October 6 his death was confirmed. » Read more

2019-08-20
Alex's Hand Seeks Spa Treatment – American / European band Alex's Hand has a new album in the works called Hungarian Spa, which looks to be their biggest and best yet, featuring a large roster of guest musicians. They're seeking funding to take the project on the road, and are looking for help from the crowd of wisdom. » Read more

2019-06-05
Legendary Co-Founder of The 13th Floor Elevators Passes Away at Age 71 – Sadly, Roky Erickson passed away on May 31, 2019. Known as the father of psychedelic music and co-founder of the ground breaking 13th Floor Elevators, Roky had a profound influence on music from the 60s to today. Plagued by his own personal demons, Roky had a difficult life and is now free of these burdens. » Read more

2019-04-24
Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life – Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions. » Read more

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

The Underground Railroad - Through and Through – The Underground Railroad was formed with the express intent of playing music in the style of Genesis, but they have luckily strayed from the strict observance of that intention. There is a remnant of...  (2001) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues