Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Blackstone Valley Sinners, Denver CO May 3rd 2003

The Blackstone Valley Sinners were a band that Slim Cessna played in after he moved away from Denver way back in the day.  Rich Gilbert was in the band along with Judithann.  I believe that they were backed by a drum machine.  I don't see a drummer in my pictures.  Anybody remember for sure?

Anyway I recall being psyched to hear some of the older lineup SCAC songs during this show.
Especially Lethal Injection.  I hope you enjoy it.  Link to MP3s at the bottom.



Blackstone Valley Sinners

Climax Lounge
Denver, CO 2003-05-03

Taped and Transfered by James Freeman
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sharp 722 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3s
Time: (72:31.26)

01. - intro -
02. Angel
03. Limon
04. This Is How My Sister's Husband Died
05. Fraulein
06. - instrumental -
07. It's A Sin
08. Knightsville
09. Cranston Sinner
10. Lethal Injection
11. Rainbows Are Back In Style
12. - instrumental -
13. Saturday Satan, Sunday Saint
14. Pawtucket Pickup
15. - band intro -
16. Fairy Tales
17. - instrumental -
18. Still The One
19. Goddamn Blue Yodel #7
20. Last Song About Satan



  1. I am so happy you posted this, the band was based out of Providence RI, where slim was living at the time. There was no drummer, just a drum machine...which was pretty awesome.
    Rich was also the man guitarist for Frank Black & the Catholics...Rich's wife judith Ann was in the Auto Club for a very short time toward the end of BVS when Slim was moving again.
    I think I had seen nearly every BVS show in the RI area at the time...and loved every one!!!
    Cant wait to listen to this!

    Thanks so much, you really made my Day!

  2. Track #4 is called "Slater Mill". I live in New London, CT and saw them many times here in town and also in Providence. They used an Alesis HR16 drum machine, never a live drummer. Their Christmas show (right after "The Cold Hard Truth About Christmas" came out) was wonderful.

  3. Oh, yeahh! Thank you! A long ago will searched this wonderful album, but there where I live it is not on sale... Thank to this band - and all good people!

  4. I saw many of their shows around Boston and surrounding areas.. For my birthday, Slim autographed my cd. I still have it, over a decade later. My favorite part about the drum machine is when it didnt work and Slim had to kick it to "fix" it... which was just about every show. Brilliant!