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Video Vault: PJ Harvey performs classic “Rid of Me” at Chicago’s Metro in 1993

on October 12, 2015, 2:55pm

Welcome to the return of the Video Vault, a video series in which Consequence of Sound and Chicago’s iconic JBTV offer you classic concert footage from over 30 years of tape preserved in the studio’s extensive collection. Many of these have never before been seen by the general public.

Over the weekend, PJ Harvey debuted 10 new songs during a concert in London, giving fans hope that her new album may finally be coming soon. But while we still await word on the record she recorded in sessions open to the public, we decided to dig deep into the archives for a classic performance by the British artist.

1992 saw Harvey release her debut record, Dry, followed by extensive touring. She was on the road so much, in fact, that it actually threatened her health and relationships. In fall of that year, she took time off, retreating to her Dorset, UK home. There, she used her newfound free time to set about recording her sophomore album, Rid of Me. Rejuvenated and more ready for the trials of touring, Harvey and her band returned to the road the following year. It was during that tour that the band stopped by Chicago’s iconic Metro, and as we can see from this clip of them performing the Rid of Me title track, they were in peak form for the performance.

Head back in time 22 years and check out the moody clip below.

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