MICHAEL NESMITH - LONDON 1975 [R.I.P. 1942 - 2021]

January 5, 2022 – 6:03 am

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MIKE NESMITH R.I.P. 1942 - 2021

Michael Nesmith, who achieved global fame as a member of the pop group the Monkees, has died on December 10 aged 78. “With infinite love we announce that Michael Nesmith has passed away this morning in his home, surrounded by family, peacefully and of natural causes,” his family said in a statement. “We ask that you respect our privacy at this time and we thank you for the love and light that all of you have shown him and us.”

Nesmith was the group’s guitarist, and also one of its songwriters, for tracks including The Girl I Knew Somewhere, Listen to the Band and Mary, Mary. With Nesmith alongside Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones and Peter Tork, the Monkees had huge hits including US chart-toppers Daydream Believer and I’m a Believer, having been formed for a TV sitcom about a rock’n’roll band. Nesmith successfully auditioned for the role of “Mike” in the show, in October 1965, having begun his music career as a jobbing folk music performer in Los Angeles. Davy Jones died in 2012; while Peter Tork passed away in 2019. - theguardian.com

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London 1975 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, UK; December 30, 1975. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to TheCommish for sharing the show at Dime.

TheCommish noted:

Here’s a show that I downloaded here on DIME back in March 2006 when it was shared by forthelonely. It’s often listed as a soundboard but it’s likely just a pretty nice-sounding audience recording since you can hear the microphone rustling every once in a while.

The tracking of the original files was poor; the number of files exceeded the number of songs in the tracklisting so nothing lined up. Further, there were occasional gaps (most often in the between-song applause). So for this torrent I re-tracked the show and removed the small gaps and a couple other small flaws. However, no adjustments were made to the volume or sound quality of the recording.

There’s quite a bit of talk before/after songs so for tracking I tried to best match the talking to the related songs. It’s not perfect by any means but it’s a lot better than the tracking of the original FLAC files.

There are still some occasional flaws in the recording (for example, during Different Drum) but overall it’s a good listen given the age of the recording.

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Original FLAC files downloaded from DIME in March 2006 > Trader’s Little Helper > WAV > Nero WaveEditor (to combine files and to edit out gaps) > CD Wave Editor (to parse tracks) > Trader’s Little Helper > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Introduction/Calico Girlfriend 8:15
Track 102. Joanne 4:27
Track 103. Mama Nantucket 7:26
Track 104. Silver Moon 8:03
Track 105. Listen To The Band 5:13
Track 106. Crippled Lion 4:17
Track 107. Propinquity (I’ve Just Begun To Care) 5:03
Track 108. Different Drum 4:07
Track 109. Roll With The Flow 5:54
Track 110. Some of Shelley’s Blues 7:07
Track 111. Grand Ennui 9:08
69 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Introduction 3:22
Track 202. Harmony Constant 4:17
Track 203. One Rose 6:36
Track 204. The Other Side of Goodbye 5:30
Track 205. Wax Minute 5:31
Track 206. Life the Unsuspected Captive 9:24
Track 207. Dance Between The Raindrops 9:26
Track 208. Marie’s Theme 5:29
Track 209. Lampost 4:28
54 mins

Michael Nesmith - guitar, vocals
Red Rhodes - pedal steel
Steven Leach - guitar
Dave Pegg - bass
Dave Mattacks - drums

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  1. 54 Responses to “MICHAEL NESMITH - LONDON 1975 [R.I.P. 1942 - 2021]”

  2. Thanks BigO. Good sound for a 1975 audience recording.

    By sking on Jan 5, 2022

  3. This monkey had a hoagie in his trousers by all accounts. Very big

    By ELU on Jan 5, 2022

  4. Who spreads these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Jan 5, 2022

  5. Rumors get started by groupie girls , whip it out contests and men’s room sightings jacko

    By Scaromouch on Jan 5, 2022

  6. This guy was Jewish , his real last name was Nesmithawitz

    By T J on Jan 5, 2022

  7. Rumor has it Mike had a Big Un

    By U L E on Jan 5, 2022

  8. Rumor has it Peter had a Lil Un

    By U L E on Jan 5, 2022

  9. Rumor has it Micky gots a Lil Un too

    By U L E on Jan 5, 2022

  10. Rumor has it Davy had the Biggest Un

    By U L E on Jan 5, 2022

  11. The Lilst monkee had the Biggest Un

    By U L E on Jan 5, 2022

  12. Rumor has it the Monkees were a bunch of Jews passing for English

    By U L E on Jan 5, 2022

  13. You are a special kind of stupid aren`t you U L E

    By dropkicksarge on Jan 5, 2022

  14. I’m an immense asshole, sarge. Also a jerkoff, a douchebag, and a loser with a tiny Un.

    By U L E on Jan 5, 2022

  15. Thanks for fixing these tracks!

    By Blair Frodelius on Jan 5, 2022

  16. Last two twernt me , more fakes

    By U L E on Jan 5, 2022

  17. Not sure if they were are Jews

    By U L E on Jan 5, 2022

  18. Jews have Big Pricks , Noses and Ears

    By U L E on Jan 5, 2022

  19. Also Long Pockets Short Arms

    By U L E on Jan 5, 2022

  20. All the monkees were jews , Peter’s last name was Torkelstein, Mickeys was Dolenzburg , Davy’s was Jonawitz

    By T J on Jan 5, 2022

  21. Sarge I am a flaming asshole that is preoccupied with the male organ. I love the shape of the head and the 2 walnuts holding all that jizz. Im just a flamig sissy and subservient

    By U L E on Jan 5, 2022

  22. More Sinatra , the big dic needs to return

    By Din o Martin on Jan 5, 2022

  23. Derrick, you into Atomic Rooster. Carl Palmer started out with them. If you go to the website allmusic, most of their albums were 3-4 stars. They play like ELP on steroids. Vincent Crane was not as flashy as Emerson. Can you imagine both of them killed themselves

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 5, 2022

  24. I think this is a great live collection, Atomic Rooster a truly heavy prog-rock band, the Hammond organ of Vince Crane providing the dynamic, pulsing core around which the generally thundering riffs swirled and rose. There’s plenty of wah-wah too, and if heavy rock clichés are your thing, this is it. I do like it best when Chris Farlowe was lead vocalist, his voluminous growl and power a greatest part of the completest power of the band, though classic numbers like Tomorrow Night, here from Live at Beat Club, 1971, sans Farlowe and one of the all-time far-out riffs, does still pack its memorable punch.

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 5, 2022

  25. Anti, don’t know what cha on about. Cant see no Atomic Rooster on this post.

    By Derrick on Jan 6, 2022

  26. Not me above anti , nuther motherfuckin, Dic suckin, coon and hi Yeller lovin Jew bastard name hijacker , ain’t been commenting much lately cause of all the fuckin bullshit here these days

    By Derrick on Jan 6, 2022

  27. These jew Bastards and the Dic suckin queer faggots should all get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Jan 6, 2022

  28. Or what Dirty Laundrie got in the Florida swamp . The gators doin the honors

    By Derrick on Jan 6, 2022

  29. Or what Phil got in the Sopranos, the truck tire doin the honors , Crunch

    By Derrick on Jan 6, 2022

  30. Anti , the late great Frank Vincent played Phil Letardo in the sopranos, he also played Billy Batts in good fellas , and the guy that gave it to Joe Pesci in Casino. Scorcese loved working wit him . Actually he Pesci and Deniro was all good buddies

    By Derrick on Jan 6, 2022

  31. Loved the sopranos, but hated that last episode, Just like most folks . Hard to believe that the great James Gandolfini has been gone now for almost 9 years . Huge loss

    By Derrick on Jan 6, 2022

  32. I’ll try to check out atomic rooster , you has convinced me to start listening to some ELP again . Got the first album wit Lucky Man , also tarkus and Brain salad surgery

    By Derrick on Jan 6, 2022

  33. Anti , did you know Greg Lake was in King Crimson ? He sang court of the crimson king

    By Derrick on Jan 6, 2022

  34. Remember that album wit that monster face on the cover ?

    By Derrick on Jan 6, 2022

  35. Nuther fake on last one , twernt me

    By U L E on Jan 6, 2022

  36. I suck Jew diks. Their jizz tastes like lox on an everything bagel sometimes. The black dudes I suck off never taste like that, neither do the PR’s.

    By Derrick on Jan 6, 2022

  37. I need what Billy Batts got in Good Fellas, except with an Italian co ck going off in my mouth. One in my ass too.

    By Derrick on Jan 6, 2022

  38. Derrick , everyone knows Greg Lake was in the original line up. But that monster face on the cover used to give me nightmares, I was scared to look at it much .

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 6, 2022

  39. Yes, I knew that. He also sang 21st century schizoid man

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 6, 2022

  40. Too bad Emerson Lake and Palmer in the late 90’s really sucked. I saw them in the 70’s and Keith Emerson was playing the piano as it rotated above our heads. I also liked when he used the german daggers to holddown a note. He was a showman

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 6, 2022

  41. Too bad Emerson Lake and Palmer in the late 90’s really sucked. I saw them in the 70’s and Keith Emerson was playing the piano as it rotated above our heads. I also liked when he used the german daggers to holddown a note. He was a showman

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 6, 2022

  42. Too bad Emerson Lake and Palmer in the late 90’s really sucked. I saw them in the 70’s and Keith Emerson was playing the piano as it rotated above our heads. I also liked when he used the german daggers to holddown a note. He was a showman!

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 6, 2022

  43. Emerson Lake and Palmer - that’s homo music, you can tell from the lyrics, like Just take a pebble (and stick it up your ass), oh what a lucky man he was (to have been gang banged in an alley) and of course Jeremy Bender. I got no prejudice but I think they should keep that stuff to themselves.

    By Heartlands Patriot on Jan 7, 2022

  44. you know hearland sissy, i alwqys knew you were stupid but now u confirmed it. How can u say homo music u moron, Karn Evil 9 Tarkus, Rondo, Toccata, America are homo songs. U make u-l-e look like a genius and thats pretty tough. Oh yes real fag music Picturesat an Exhibition and Brain Salad Surgery, Theme from Peter Gunn, Aaron Copelands Hoedown. Your just a dumb hillbilly from some midwest state. i’ll say oklahomo

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 7, 2022

  45. Twas all fakes above trying to make me look gay(er)

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2022

  46. Antichrist, you is a typical know nothing.

    Rondo, America and Hoedown were all written by homos, and that’s a fact. The audiences at ELP gigs was almost 100% male, and that is a fact also.

    I say nothing about Keith, George and Carl, all straight I reckon.

    I’m proud to be from the heartlands and to be a patriot. I ain’t no sissy either.

    By Heartlands Patriot on Jan 8, 2022

  47. Lets call a spade a spade Heartland Sissy, I know u like The Archies, The Monkees, Tupac, so your a typical jonny come later that knows jackshit bout good music. Its not even worth my time commenting. Put on somr frilly panties and heels and join the rest of the homos

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 8, 2022

  48. You dont even know the names of ELP you jerkoffsaurus. Keith, GREG and Carl. If you want to debate me get your facts straight. Go to Pornhub,there shouldbe some good stuff for to jackoff to

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 8, 2022

  49. Derrick, check outDeep Purples new album. Its all covers but they wail. They coverWhite Room, Shapes of Things

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 8, 2022

  50. Anti check out my dik. I wanna shove it in your ass. It’s only about four inches hard, so it won’t hurt you.

    You can suck on it if any time you like.

    By Derrick on Jan 8, 2022

  51. My ass is deep purple, it was fucked by two big fat dics the other night while I was sucking off another dude. Damn, that was good!

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 8, 2022

  52. Anti, just for the record, I don’t like any rap music or rap artists. I liked the Monkees when I was a kid, the Archies was bubblegum crap.

    I liked ELP and in fact mostly British rock in the 70s but we lived a long way from the tour routes.

    Deep Purple is nothing without Richie Blackmore and you knows it

    By Heartlands Patriot on Jan 9, 2022

  53. Stop stealing our names or I’m going to tell!

    By Heartlands Faggot on Jan 9, 2022

  54. They all need to get what Joe Pesci gets at Subway

    By Sausage Suckin' Derrick on Jan 9, 2022

  55. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By Salami Suckin' Derrick on Jan 9, 2022

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