A long awaited live album from L7 will be released early next month on pop art guru Frank Kozik's independent label, "Man's Ruin." L7 was dropped by Warner Bros. last year.
Kozik tells MTV News that the album, called "Live - Omaha to Osaka," will feature 16 live tracks recorded at three different concerts. Roughly half the album was recorded at the Ranch Bowl in Omaha, Nebraska, September 3, 1997. The second half stems from a show taped at Club Quattro in Osaka, Japan, April 16, 1998.
The opening track is a "Medley Of Hits" performed by The John Marshall High School Marching Band. Kozik isn't sure how the connection was made -- he's not sure if an L7 member attended that school, or if the band was simply enamoured with L7 -- but an L7 show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles April 23 featured the school band on stage performing roughly an eight-song medley of the best known L7 tracks in marching band style.
The album was produced by John Roecker. It's due
for release December 4.
L7 is also the subject of a soon-to-be-released documentary by former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. The documentary, to be issued on home video, is called "L7: The Beauty Process" and is unrelated to the live album. It features footage shot by Novoselic and crew while L7 and his own band, Sweet 75, toured together last year. It's also due in December.