Bremen 1976 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Post Aula, Bremen, Germany; August 19, 1976. Good to very good FM broadcast; slight hiss.
Kevin Ayers, a founding member of Soft Machine and an influential musician in the ’60s psychedelic scene, died in his sleep on February 18, 2013 in Montolieu, France, aged 68. Born in Herne Bay, Kent, Ayers was partly brought up in Asia by his stepfather, a district officer in British Malaysia.
The English singer-songwriter was found dead at his home, where he lived alone, in the south of France around lunchtime on Tuesday (February 19) by a neighbour. Bernard MacMahon, from Ayers’s record label Lo-Max Records, told the Telegraph that the musician had not been ill, but had “lived a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle”. A note was found by his bed which said, “You can’t shine if you don’t burn.”
Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2007.
I received this fantastic recording in a trade with dimeadozen user jazzpunk - thanks jazzpunk! The CDR was converted to wav with Roxio Easy Media 8, flac with Flac Frontend.
The sound quality on this gets an A-. The band on this is Kevin, Andy Summers on guitar, Zoot Money on keyboards, Charlie McCracken on bass, and Rob Townsend on drums. I believe the correct title of Track 04 is Shouting In A Bucket Blues, but I kept the titles as they read on the disc I received.
Artwork from rockrarecollectionfetish - Thanks!
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Track 01. Intro (1.6MB)
Track 02. May I (9.2MB)
Track 03. Whatevershebringswesing (12.8MB)
Track 04. Something in the Bucket Blues (Shouting In A Bucket Blues) (7.7MB)
Track 05. Observation (8.5MB)
Track 06. Lady Rachel (15.1MB)
Track 07. Blue (10.4MB)
Track 08. The Ballad of Mr. Cool (5.7MB)
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