PERNICE BROTHERS - SYDNEY 2002

November 8, 2013 – 4:54 pm

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PERNICE BROTHERS
Sydney 2002 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia; April 6, 2002. Very good soundboard.

The Pernice Brothers might be labelled “indie rock” but melodic jangle pop/rock might be more apt. Still, the opening words to the first track, Everyone Else Is Evolving, are “I hate my life”. Go figure. File this together with Scud Mountain Boys and Chappaquiddick Skyline.

Bernard Zuel wrote about the show at smh.com.au:

With his close-cropped hair, rough-hewn face and small nuggety frame, Joe Pernice has the look of a junior welterweight boxer. (Maybe not coincidentally, the original title of the most recent album of gentle and sad pop tunes by the “Brothers” was Sweet Like A Punch.)…

Yet when he sings he edges forward intimately, hunching into the microphone as if he’s going to whisper. And whisper he all but does. In the dreamy concoction of Bryte Side, his singing was almost an aside, so small-framed are the song and voice. In the gentle jangling of Crestfallen, the chorus line of “It’s a long way to fall” came out as a sigh, drifting away in the low-key arrangement of Pernice on acoustic guitar, Peyton Pinkerton on electric guitar and Thom Monahan sitting down to play unassuming bass.

Monahan’s posture was appropriate because this was a show for sitting down, to sprawl out and rest your head on your partner’s lap while someone nearby passed a joint and turned down the lights…

At first glance, there’s not much to the Pernice Brothers, and certainly no big knockout punch. But like Sugar Ray Leonard, they’re small but perfectly formed and quite often beautiful in motion.

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Track 01. Everyone Else is Evolving 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 02. Bryte Side 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 03. Crestfallen 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 04. She Heightened Everything 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 05. Television 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 06. Bum Leg 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 07. Monkey Suit 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 08. The Ballad Of Bjorn Borg 3:48 (6.4MB)
Track 09. Flaming Wreck 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 10. Overcome By Happiness 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 11. Prince Valium 5:02 (8.4MB)
Track 12. Working Girls 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 13. Hundred Dollar Pocket 5:09 (8.7MB)
Track 14. Wait To Stop 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 15. Grudge F**k 6:10 (10.4MB)
Track 16. Silo 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 17. Cronulla Breakdown 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 18. Nobody’s Watching 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 19. Chicken Wire 4:51 (8.2MB)
80 mins

Lineup:
Joe Pernice
Tom Monahan
Peyton Pinkerton

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BOB DYLAN - AMSTERDAM 2013

November 7, 2013 – 4:36 am

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BOB DYLAN
Amsterdam 2013 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; October 30, 2013. Very good audience recording.

LC Barnard posted the following at boblinks.com:

At just after 8 pm Bob and the band came on stage. Very, very dimly lit, but with interesting use of lights sitting on top of large tripods. Also much more innovative use of lighting against the back curtain compared to previous years. And no organ, but a piano. Bob kicked things off center stage with a solid Things Have Changed, followed by a fantastic arrangement of She Belongs to Me, which was to be the last song from the 1960’s till the encore. For the remainder, he focused on songs from Tempest and other recent albums, which to me was just fine.

I enjoyed the concert much more than those of the last couple of years, where the organ and blues/rock shuffle (if you know what I mean) has become a bit repetitive and all songs squashed to the same tempo and sound. In Amsterdam, the mix was excellent, with Bob’s vocals very prominent and used to great effect in Love Sick, Spirit on the Water, and Long and Wasted Years. To me, the crowd was also very hushed during songs - clear testimony that he was hitting the spot. In the past the Dutch crowd tended to engage in loud conversations during some songs. All in all one of the best shows I’ve seen in several years…

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Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. stage announcement/Things Have Changed 6:51 (11.5MB)
Track 102. She Belongs To Me 4:37 (7.8MB)
Track 103. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ 4:01 (6.8MB)
Track 104. What Good Am I? 6:03 (10.2MB)
Track 105. Pay In Blood 4:57 (8.3MB)
Track 106. Waiting For You 4:59 (8.4MB)
Track 107. Duquesne Whistle 6:30 (10.9MB)
Track 108. Tangled Up In Blue 6:24 (10.8MB)
Track 109. Love Sick 5:20 (9.0MB)
(Intermission)
50 mins

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. High Water (For Charley Patton) 6:18 (10.6MB)
Track 202. Simple Twist Of Fate 5:28 (9.2MB)
Track 203. Early Roman Kings 6:53 (11.6MB)
Track 204. Forgetful Heart 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 205. Spirit On The Water 6:40 (11.2MB)
Track 206. Scarlet Town 5:53 (9.9MB)
Track 207. Soon After Midnight 4:15 (7.1MB)
Track 208. Long And Wasted Years 7:20 (12.3MB)
encore
Track 209. All Along The Watchtower 5:19 (8.9MB)
Track 210. Blowin’ In The Wind 5:49 (9.8MB)
59 mins

Lineup:
Bob Dylan - vocals, piano, harp
Tony Garnier - bass
George Recile - drums
Stu Kimball - rhythm guitar
Charlie Sexton - lead guitar
Donnie Herron - banjo, violin, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

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THE ROLLING STONES - NEW JERSEY 1978

November 6, 2013 – 4:21 pm

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THE ROLLING STONES
Out On Bail [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey; June 14, 1978. Very good soundboard. Includes Philadelphia 1978; speed corrected.

Reviewing the double-LP bootleg version of this show, Garden State 78, David Fricke of Rolling Stone wrote:

This show was a rare intimate stop at the dawn of the juggernaut: the Stones as a stadium-touring machine… on some tracks, Charlie Watts’ unflappable drumming and the keyboards - played by Ian McLagan of the Small Faces and Ian Stewart, the Stones’ original pianist - overwhelm the wolf play of Keith Richards and Ron Wood’s guitars. But the rough-soundboard quality beats the Stones’ later, officlal stadium-gig albums for intensity, and there is a bullish pride in new work.

Some Girls was just out, and the Stones play eight of its 10 songs, including hot tears through “Lies” and “Respectable” and a version of the white-trash-country ballad “Far Away Eyes” in which Jagger makes up for the exaggerated corn of his spoken drawl with a vocal of growling despair. There is more fun later, just before the closing rush of hits. “This is an old Rod Stewart number,” Jagger announces in a rubber-Cockney accent, “that he taught me years ago when I was still in kindergarden.” The song: Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen,” whipped into an Exile-style frenzy. Those were the days.

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Doinker noted:

This torrent is from the “Out On Bail” LP complete with 45, which supposedly is the original and better sounding… Ever want a Stones show so good it will blow your socks off? That’s the quote from the venerated Hot Wacks discography. They are not far wrong. This show needs to be played loud enough to fry your cat (you can always stuff it and put it on a shelf over your records. Is it real?? I don’t know. Will it jump on me? I don’t know). Seriously YOU NEED THIS FUCKER, GRAB IT.

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LP (Lurch Records)
Track 01. Let It Rock 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 02. All Down The Line 4:43 (7.9MB)
Track 03. When The Whip Comes Down 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 04. Just My Imagination 6:01 (10.1MB)
Track 05. Beast Of Burden 6:00 (10.1MB)
Track 06. Respectable 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 07. Far Away Eyes 5:55 (9.9MB)
Track 08. Love In Vain 6:32 (11.0MB)
Track 09. Happy 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 10. Jumpin’ Jack Flash 4:50 (8.1MB)

45 (Pugsley Records)
Track 11. Sweet Little Sixteen 3:10 (5.3MB)
Track 12. Satisfaction (Philadelphia 1978-xx-xx AUD) 3:38 (6.1MB)
57 mins

The Stones are pushing their latest compilation GRRR! It could well reflect the sentiments of their fan base. Buy it here.

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GENE CLARK & FRIENDS - EVANSVILLE 1985

November 5, 2013 – 4:41 am

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GENE CLARK & FRIENDS
A Star For Every Stage [no label, 1CD]

20th Anniversary Tribute to the Byrds; live at the Three T’s, Evansville, IN; May 15, 1985. Very good soundboard. (In some cases, Evansville has been wrongly identified as Evanston, IN.)

From theband.hiof.no:

A Star For Every Stage is a bootleg with former Byrds member Gene Clark and friends, recorded live May 16 [sic], 1985 at 3-T’s, Evansville, IN. The “friends” include The Band’s Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, ex-Beach Boy Blondie Chaplin, and others. Danko and Chaplin toured for a while with Clark on his Byrds/Burritto Bros. “reunion” concerts in the ’80s. Danko and Manuel sing lead on “Honest I Do” (mistitled “Stop Driving Me Crazy” in the CD tracklist) and on the two Band songs “The Rumor” and “The Shape I’m In.”

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Track 01. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 02. Just an Arrow (mistitled as Old Paint) 3:45 (6.3MB)
Track 03. Honest I Do (mistitled as Stop Driving Me Crazy) 5:18 (8.9MB)
Track 04. The Rumour 5:51 (9.8MB)
Track 05. The Shape I’m In 4:11 (7.0MB)
Track 06. Shake Your Ass - Blondie Chaplin, vocals 6:09 (10.3MB)
Track 07. Why Did You Leave Me Today 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 08. Silver Raven 7:32 (12.7MB)
Track 09. Feel A Whole Lot Better 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 10. Chimes Of Freedom 4:55 (8.3MB)
Track 11. Sail On Sailor 4:12 (7.1MB)
Track 12. So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 13. Eight Miles High 9:24 (15.8MB)
Track 14. Turn! Turn! Turn! 3:38 (6.1MB)
70 mins

Lineup:
Gene Clark - guitar, vocals
Michael Clarke - drums
Richard Manuel - piano, vocals
Rick Danko - bass, vocals
Blondie Chaplin - guitar, vocals

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JIMMY BUFFETT - NEW YORK 1980

November 4, 2013 – 4:34 am

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JIMMY BUFFETT
New York 1980 [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Palladium, New York City, NY; March 14, 1980. Very good WNEW FM broadcast.

Jimmy Buffett just isn’t getting enough respect… or else, as somebody posted: Breaking News: Jimmy Buffett Sucks.

At philadelphiaweekly.com, Michael Alan Goldberg blogged:

The real story is that Buffett has sunk his silly little three-chord hooks into America’s collective conscience and won’t let go. The 62-year-old tropical-rock pioneer is no longer a mere musician; he’s a lifestyle guru, a canny opportunist who’s branded and co-opted the “island escape” fantasy so many times over and in so many different mediums that he’s effectively inserted himself into the fantasy itself. And that’s fucking criminal, amigo. Think about it: When was the last time you took a trip to Mexico and didn’t hear “Margaritaville” blare at some beachside bar?

radgnarlson couldn’t agree more:

I’m a professional musician and have had to play Margaritaville more than anyone would ever care to. Truly his songs are most vapid, puerile stuff anyone could write. My dream in life is to go on tour with a big name act, but honestly he is the only one I would turn down if asked. I can usually find something to appreciate about any style of music but Jimmy’s songs just make me want to plug my ears until it’s over.

On the other hand, reader Joe Veca voiced:

I am a huge Jimmy Buffett fan, yes. Do I think he was a great voice, nope, but his music makes people happy from the Florida coast to the “left” coast here in California as Mr Buffett calls it.

Or, as Conor Friedersdorf quipped in The Atlantic:

…Given a research grant to study it, I’d work very hard to gain access to the enigmatic Jimmy Buffett. Is he the most successful medium chill American ever? Or the “killer” who most persuasively plays a medium chill person in public?

For the Jimmy Buffett fans, here’s one for you.

Thanks to dolphinsmile for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Dime reader cryptical17 added: “Hey it’s GREAT to see some classic era Jimmy Buffett! This is a nice show.  Greg “Fingers” Taylor on vocals for the opening number (”It’s Too Late”).”

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Disc 1
Track 101. It’s Too Late 4:43 (some tape flutter, warm up, no Buffett) (7.9MB)
Track 102. Manana 4:32 (7.6MB)
Track 103. Pencil Thin Mustache 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 104. Son of a Son of a Sailor 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 105. Volcano 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 106. Come Monday 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 107. Why Dont We Get Drunk 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 108. Fins 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 109. Margaritaville 4:59 (8.4MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Dreamsicle 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 202. God’s Own Drunk 10:32 (17.7MB)
Track 203. Chanson Pour Enfants 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 204. Cheesburger in Paradise 5:16 (8.8MB)
Track 205. Changes in Lattitudes 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 206. Pirate Looks at Forty 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 207. Treat Her Like a Lady 6:30 (10.9MB)
Track 208. Dixie Diner 6:21 (10.7MB)
87 mins

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DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - HAARLEM 1982

November 3, 2013 – 5:00 am

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DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
Haarlem 1982 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Haarlem, The Netherlands; October 27, 1982. Very good FM broadcast. This show has been shared as taking place in Vredenburg, Utrecht in The Netherlands but according to dexys.org, the group played Haarlem on the day.

While Van Morrison has given Celtic soul a big boost, groups such as Dexys Midnight Runners (with Kevin Rowland) certainly kept the flames burning. Dexys’ early albums such as Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (1980) and Too-Rye-Ay (with the hit song Come On Eileen) continue to be essential listening.

Thanks to the person who shared this at HungerCity.

Uploader’s notes:

Beautiful quality this, just a little hiss, but it’s a lovely listen, sent to me by a very kind [person] who recorded the original broadcast! No processing carried out at all as it’s great as it is.

There is a short break in the recording at the end of There There My Dear and then the start of Come on Eileen starts - suggesting a tape change at this point (and perhaps a tape ‘turnover’ halfway through Plan B). The quality gets *slightly* rougher from this point, but this is still damn good - back in the days of tapes, analogue radio, and that lovely warm sound you associate with all that!

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Track 01. Old 4:57 (8.3MB)
Track 02. Geno 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 03. Celtic Soul Brothers 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 04. Let’s Get This Straight 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 05. All in All (This One Last Wild Waltz) 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 06. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 07. Plan B 2:46 (4.6MB)
Track 08. Plan B - Let’s Make This Precious 6:02 (10.1MB)
Track 09. I Couldn’t Help It If I Tried 5:13 (8.8MB)
Track 10. Until I Believe in My Soul 8:43 (14.6MB)
Track 11. Jackie Wilson Said 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 12. There There My Dear 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 13. Come on Eileen 5:23 (9.0MB)
Track 14. Seven Days Too Long 3:01 (5.1MB)
Track 15. Show Me 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 16. I’ll Show You 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 17. Kevin Rowland’s Band 3:28 (5.8MB)
73 mins

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ARCADE FIRE - LOS ANGELES 2013

November 2, 2013 – 5:00 am

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ARCADE FIRE
Los Angeles 2013 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA; October 28, 2013. Excellent FM broadcast.

As if they really needed it, the Canadian Arcade Fire got an extra buzz in the news when it was announced that David Bowie was guesting on the title track of their new album, Reflektor (which was released on October 28). This was a “secret show” and “fans in the area had to either get creative with GIFs or costumes to snag a ticket”.

Laura Barton of The Guardian wrote:

…Reflektor, a double album that has already startled many who have heard it, with its sheen and its unabashed splendour: there are shades of Studio 54, of disco and glam rock, as well as Talking Heads, Blondie and ska. There is the obvious influence of David Bowie, who guests on one of the new songs, and of LCD Soundsystem, whose James Murphy produced the record, along with the band’s long-time collaborator Markus Dravs. And beneath it all, lyrics that speak darkly of a relationship in disarray, of disappointment and disillusionment and sudden flares of hope; of falling apart and coming back together, of two lives that can never quite unravel. “And now you’re older, Butler sings on one track, “you will discover, it’s never over.”

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Track 01. Intro 1:11 (2.0MB)
Track 02. Reflektor 7:01 (11.8MB)
Track 03. Flashbulb Eyes 3:43 (6.2MB)
Track 04. Afterlife 5:26 (9.1MB)
Track 05. Supersymmetry 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 06. It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus) 7:44 (13.0MB)
Track 07. We Exist 5:47 (9.7MB)
Track 08. You Already Know 4:11 (7.0MB)
Track 09. Normal Person 4:38 (7.8MB)
Track 10. Here Comes The Night Time 7:34 (12.7MB)
Track 11. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) 7:07 (12.0MB)
61 mins

With the exception of Sprawl II, which is from The Suburbs (2010), the rest of the songs are from the new album.

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LOU REED, LUKA BLOOM, DAVID BYRNE AND ROSANNE CASH - THE BOTTOM LINE 1993

November 1, 2013 – 4:49 am

LOU REED (R.I.P. 1942-2013)

Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died on October 27, 2013 on Long Island. He was 71. Reed had a liver transplant in May, and the wikipedia reported that Reed had died from liver disease. According to the Associated Press, Reed’s literary agent said he died of a “liver-related ailment”. Andrew Wylie said the musician died at his home in Long Island, New York, on Sunday morning and had not been well “for a few months”.

With the Velvet Underground in the late ’60s, Reed fused street-level urgency with elements of European avant-garde music, marrying beauty and noise, while bringing a whole new lyrical honesty to rock & roll poetry. As a restlessly inventive solo artist, from the ’70s into the 2010s, he was chameleonic, thorny and unpredictable, challenging his fans at every turn. Glam, punk and alternative rock are all unthinkable without his revelatory example. “One chord is fine,” he once said, alluding to his bare-bones guitar style. “Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz,” Rolling Stone reported.

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LOU REED, LUKA BLOOM, DAVID BYRNE AND ROSANNE CASH
New York 1993 [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Bottom Line, New York, NYC; February 19, 1993. Very good soundboard.

I met Rosanne at a songwriter’s forum at the Bottom Line where four of us: Lou Reed, Luka Bloom, Rosanne and myself, performed solo acoustic versions of songs - our own and others. Needless to say, our writing is real different, hers and mine. I suppose I’m inspired, intimidated, and in awe of someone who seems to be able to tap into and communicate things in songs that sometimes seem to be missing in my own work. - David Byrne

When we did that forum at the Bottom Line I felt that you (Rosanne Cash) and Lou (Reed) and I were somewhat limited in our guitar playing. And then Luka Bloom starts playing and I looked over at him, my jaw dropped, I felt like: “I’m never going to catch up!” - David Byrne

Visit bombsite.com for the article, Rosanne Cash by David Byrne.

Apart from performing their own songs, Luka Bloom covered LL Cool J’s I Need Love while Rosanne Cash sang Lovely from My Fair Lady; David Byrne covered Crystal Waters’ Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) and Lou Reed played Smokey Robinson’s Tracks of My Tears.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro Vince Scelsa 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 102. talk 1:13 (2.0MB)
Track 103. Mary Watches Everything (Luka Bloom) 4:19 (7.3MB)
Track 104. talk 1:09 (1.9MB)
Track 105. Tentative Decisions (David Byrne) 3:16 (5.5MB)
Track 106. talk 1:22 (2.3MB)
Track 107. Seven Year Ache (Rosanne Cash) 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 108. talk 1:14 (2.1MB)
Track 109. Waiting For the Man (Lou Reed) 3:18 (5.5MB)
Track 110. talk 4:24 (7.4MB)
Track 111. The Man is Alive (Luka Bloom) 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 112. talk 5:30 (9.2MB)
Track 113. Ready for this World (David Bryne) 4:08 (6.9MB)
Track 114. talk 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 115. The Wheel (Rosanne Cash) 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 116. talk 12:21 (20.7MB)
Track 117. Images (Lou Reed) 2:09 (3.6MB)
Track 118. talk 0:59 (1.6MB)
Track 119. Fertile Rock (Luka Bloom) 4:12 (7.1MB)
Track 120. talk  2:40 (4.5MB)
Track 121. Something Ain’t Right (cuts) (David Byrne) 1:34 (2.6MB)
74 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Something Ain’t Right (David Byrne) 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 202. talk 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 203. The World (Rosanne Cash) 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 204. talk 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 205. Dirty Boulevard (Lou Reed) 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 206. talk 3:06 (5.2MB)
Track 207. Bridge of Sorrow (Luka Bloom) 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 208. talk 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 209. Nothing But Flowers (David Byrne) 2:43 (4.6MB)
Track 210. talk 2:16 (3.8MB)
Track 211. Roses in the Fire (Rosanne Cash) 4:33 (7.6MB)
Track 212. talk 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 213. I’ll Be Your Mirror (Lou Reed) 2:49 (4.7MB)
Track 214. talk 1:54 (3.2MB)
Track 215. I Need Love (Luka Bloom) 6:20 (10.6MB)
Track 216. Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) (David Byrne) 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 217. Lovely (aka Loverly) from My Fair Lady (Rosanne Cash)/Tracks of My Tears (Lou Reed) 4:39 (7.8MB)
64 mins

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BLACK SABBATH - HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1975

October 31, 2013 – 4:48 am

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BLACK SABBATH
This Is A Sabotage! [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK; October 22, 1975. Very good audience recording.

Just to get into the Halloween mood…

Thanks to Gardener who first shared this in 2006; and to uploaders such as NaomiWatts and rareconcerts for keeping the show alive on the net.

Original notes:

First of all, many thanks to John Y. for originally sending me this priceless treasure. This very good audience recording has been mainly uncirculated for over thirty years. It has surfaced in mp3 form just a month or two ago and now here you go with the real deal, straight from the master! This was the famous Hammersmith show when the power went off for 2 minutes between “War Pigs” and “Sabbra Cadabra”. The performance is thrilling as were almost every shows from the “Sabotage” tour (even if Ozzy’s vocals from the beginning of the show aren’t really in key due to the flu).

Lineage:
Master Tape [Master Clone] > CDR > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Supertzar 1:37 (2.7MB)
Track 102. Killing Yourself To Live 6:01 (10.1MB)
Track 103. Hole In The Sky 4:20 (7.3MB)
Track 104. Snowblind 6:56 (11.7MB)
Track 105. Symptom Of The Universe 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 106. War Pigs 8:03 (13.5MB)
Track 107. Light Goes Off 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 108. Sabbra Cadabra 7:46 (13.0MB)
Track 109. Jams and Solos 5:51 (9.8MB)
48 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Guitar Solo 1:07 (1.9MB)
Track 202. Sometimes I’m Happy 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 203. Drum Solo 6:53 (11.6MB)
Track 204. Supernaut 2:09 (3.6MB)
Track 205. Iron Man 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 206. Jams and Solos II 9:29 (15.9MB)
Track 207. Black Sabbath 7:06 (11.9MB)
Track 208. Spiral Architect 4:37 (7.8MB)
Track 209. Embryo/Children Of The Grave 6:14 (10.5MB)
Track 210. Paranoid 3:46 (6.3MB)
51 mins

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LOU REED - FIRENZE, ITALY 1980 (R.I.P. 1942-2013)

October 30, 2013 – 2:07 pm

Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died on October 27, 2013 on Long Island. He was 71. Reed had a liver transplant in May, and the wikipedia reported that Reed had died from liver disease. According to the Associated Press, Reed’s literary agent said he died of a “liver-related ailment”. Andrew Wylie said the musician died at his home in Long Island, New York, on Sunday morning and had not been well “for a few months”.

With the Velvet Underground in the late ’60s, Reed fused street-level urgency with elements of European avant-garde music, marrying beauty and noise, while bringing a whole new lyrical honesty to rock & roll poetry. As a restlessly inventive solo artist, from the ’70s into the 2010s, he was chameleonic, thorny and unpredictable, challenging his fans at every turn. Glam, punk and alternative rock are all unthinkable without his revelatory example. “One chord is fine,” he once said, alluding to his bare-bones guitar style. “Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz,” Rolling Stone reported.

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LOU REED
Firenze 1980 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Parco delle Cascine, Firenze (Florence), Italy; June 14, 1980. Very good TV or FM broadcast.

In 1980, Lou Reed released his 10th solo album, Growing Up In Public.

Reviewing the album in Rolling Stone, Mikal Gilmore wrote:

On its most immediate level, the new record is a polished package of bombastic rock & roll - indeed, probably Reed’s best commercial shot since his 1974 Top Ten anomaly, Sally Can’t Dance. In a way, that’s welcome news, yet it also signifies a sort of a musical retreat. On Street Hassle, Lou Reed revived the dissonant but graceful spirit of the Velvet Underground. On The Bells, he embellished this spirit with obsessed, protean saxophone and trumpet arrangements, prompting critic Lester Bangs to describe the final result as “the only true jazz-rock fusion anybody’s come up with since Miles Davis’ On the Corner period”…

Reed’s entire career - more accurately, his entire life - has been leading up to Growing Up in Public. It may or may not be his finest album, but it’s surely his hardest-fought victory: a record of the long road back from Berlin. There were foreshadowings of it in last year’s “All Through The Night” (”With a daytime of sin and a nighttime of hell/Everybody’s going to look for a bell to ring”). Now that Lou Reed has found his bell, it tolls for you and me, loud and clear, pealing a clarion call of hope that the glory of love - despite our daytimes of sin and nighttimes of hell - might see us all through yet.

Thanks to PurpleLips for sharing these tracks at Dime.

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Track 01. Standing on Ceremony 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 02. How Do You Speak to an Angel 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 03. Sweet Jane 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 04. Real Good Time Together 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 05. I’m Waiting For the Man 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 06. Coney Island Baby 5:43 (9.6MB)
Track 07. Vicious 2:25 (4.1MB)
Track 08. Walk on the Wild Side 3:04 (5.2MB)
Track 09. Heroin 7:18 (12.3MB)
Track 10. The Kids 4:46 (8.0MB)
Track 11. Caroline Says II 4:30 (7.6MB)
Track 12. The Power of Positive Drinking 2:17 (3.8MB)
Track 13. So Alone (snippet) 0:18 (520k)
Track 14. My Old Man 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 15. Keep Away 2:52 (4.8MB)
Track 16. Street Hassle 12:10 (20.4MB)
Track 17. Rock ‘n’ Roll 3:24 (5.7MB)
Track 18. You Keep Me Hanging On 4:47 (8.0MB)
76 mins

Lineup:
Lou Reed - vocals, guitar
Stuart Heinrich - guitar
Chuck Hammer - guitar
Ellard “Moose” Boles - bass
Michael Fonfara - keyboards
Michael Suchorsky - drums

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