Archive for 2009

THE WHO - LIVE IN THE USA 1969

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. THE WHO Autumn 1969 Acetates [no label, 1CD] Live in the USA, October-November 1969. Very good soundboard. A brutal battering for any ears unaccustomed to the sheer oomph of the post-Tommy Who, and a sonic treat that will leave converts drooling from ...

CARLA BLEY - SALZBURG 2007

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. CARLA BLEY'S LOST CHORDS Salzburg 2007 [no label, 2CD] Live at Universitätsaula, Salzburg, Austria, October 28, 2007. Very good FM broadcast. The gigging in the earlier part of 2007 by Carla Bley and the Lost Chords band certainly tightened the group's playing ...

BANANAS

Monday, October 26th, 2009

After a hard day, you can unwind and peel a banana. Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. CARLA BLEY The Lost Chords In Europe [no label, 1CD] Live at Dortoir des Moines, Abbaye de l'Epau, Le Mans, France, May 11, 2007 and broadcast on Jazz sur le Vif, ...

THE ROYAL ALBERT YEARS

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Nothing is more ho-hum boring than the nadir of "routine". Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. ERIC CLAPTON "The Geetarz Guide to Easy Air Guitar v. 2.0 (Featuring Eric Clapton)" [Geetarz 125/126, 2CD] Live at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland, April 24, 2004. Excellent soundboard stereo. Where Elvis would ...

JEFF BECK - LONDON 2009

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. JEFF BECK AND THE IMELDA MAY BAND London 2009 [no label, 2CD] Live at the Indigo2, The O2, London, September 21, 2009. Good to very good audience recording. On June 25 when Jeff Beck played at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham, the ...

TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

When Dylan kicked out the original tracklist for Infidels, even his sidemen looked quizzically. Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. BOB DYLAN Outfidel Intakes: Power & Greed & Corruptible Seed [WWBD - 005, 2CD] A reassemble of Dylan's 1983 album, Infidels, recorded in May, 1983 at the Power ...

UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN - PROMS 2009

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN Proms 2009 [no label, 1CD] Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, August 18, 2009. Very good BBC Radio 3 FM broadcast. "Twenty-five years in the business of making people smile." With Gordon Brown and the Labour Party ...

J GEILS BAND - DETROIT 2009

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

J GEILS R.I.P. 1946 - 2017 Guitarist J Geils, born John Warren Geils Jr., has died on April 11, 2017. He was 71. WCVB-TV Boston reported that Geils was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts, home. He had lived in the town for 35 years. According to the Boston Globe, Groton ...

MOTT THE HOOPLE - LONDON 2009

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

DALE 'BUFFIN' GRIFFIN R.I.P. 1948-2016 Dale Griffin, drummer for rock group Mott The Hoople, has died from Alzheimers on January 17, 2016. He was 67. He was a founder member of the group, best known for classic tracks Roll Away The Stone and All The Young Dudes. The latter was written ...

THE STOOGES - WASHINGTON 2007

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. THE STOOGES 9:30 CLUB 2007 [no label, 1CD] Live at the 9:30 Club, Washington DC, April 5, 2007. Very good NPR broadcast. The first gig of the 2007 tour and they had just released Weirdness... If you wanted catchy punk, you'd probably ...

JAM WITHOUT EXCEPTION

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet R.I.P. 1941-2010: Click here Click here: The Odyssey Of Captain Beefheart, Rolling Stone's 1970 cover story (with thanks to Ernie Clark) The studio jam. The excuse of every lazy musician to waste studio time while trying to spark an idea worth recording. But for some, it was ...

THE HUNGRY YEARS

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Jagger and Co have so far refused to revisit their early blues and rock 'n' roll years leaving many gems stuck in the vaults. Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. THE ROLLING STONES LIVE! On The BBC: Fast Eddie Version [Sister Morphine 43, 1CD] BBC studio sessions, London. ...

MIKE OLDFIELD - WEMBLEY 1979

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. MIKE OLDFIELD Wembley 1979 [no label, 2CD] Live at Wembley Conference Centre, London, April 25, 1979. Ex FM stereo broadcast on BBC Rock Hour. Mike Oldfield's first live tour since his days with Kevin Ayers (one off performances of Tubular Bells notwithstanding) ...

BILLY BANG AND SHOJI HANO - FOUR SEASONS

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

BILLY BANG AND SHOJI HANO Four Seasons [Heart Lord Studio, 1CD] By now, all of you following our reviews of the Japanese Heart Lord Studio label, should realize that their speciality is in capturing full-on, bare-bones virtuoso performances. Four Seasons is a kind of mirror to Shoji Hano's Funny Rats album (2008) ...

REMEMBER OCTOBER

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Music for an unwritten movie. Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. SCHOENBERG Music For A Cinema Scene: Opus 34 [no label, 1CD] Live at Salle Pleyel, Paris, France, January 23, 2009 with Peter Eötvös, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin; Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. An excellent FM stereo broadcast. Arnold ...