August 16, 2013 – 11:50 am

JON BROOKES R.I.P. 1969-2013

Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes died on August 13, 2013. He was 44. Brookes had suffered a seizure on tour with the band in 2010 and had been receiving treatment for a brain tumour.The BBC reported that he had undergone several operations, but had still been working on new material with the band over the summer. He died in hospital with his family at his bedside. Posted at The Charlatans website: “Jon was a brilliant drummer, an inspiration, a founding member of The Charlatans, part of our family and a friend to everyone in and around the band. Losing someone who was always so full of life is a tragedy that will be shared by so many. Our thoughts are with Debbie and all of Jon’s family.”

+ + + + +

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

Europe 1991 [Post Script PSCD 1163, 1CD]

Live at Rolling Stone, Milan, Italy; November 29, 1990. Excellent FM (?).

For some readers, this could well be the first time they are listening to The Charlatans (or The Charlatans UK as they are known in the US). But for Brit-pop fans, The Charlatans have been making power pop since 1990. Though formed in 1988, The Charlatans only released their debut album, Some Friendly, in October 1990, barely less than two months before this Milan gig. Even then, they were, at that time, overshadowed by other Brit-pop bands such as The Stone Roses and Inspiral Carpets.

For many years, the Charlatans UK were perceived as the also-rans of Madchester, the group that didn’t capture the zeitgeist like the Stone Roses or the band that failed to match the mad genre-bending of the Happy Mondays. Of course, they were more traditional than either of their peers. Working from a Stonesy foundation, the Charlatans added dance-oriented rhythms and layers of swirling organs straight out of ’60s psychedelia. - Stephen Thomas Erlewine,

Thanks to layers for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Ripped from the bootleg silver CD (”Europe 1991″) > WAV > FLAC

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. The Only One I Know + (6.9MB)
Track 02. You’re Not Very Well (6.2MB)
Track 03. Believe You Me + (6.1MB)
Track 04. Can’t Even Be Bothered (4.5MB)
Track 05. Flower + (8.6MB)
Track 06. Then + (6.9MB)
Track 07. Indian Rope (11.6MB)
Track 08. Opportunity + (13.8MB)
Track 09. Sproston Green + (12.5MB)
Track 10. Everything Changed (8.7MB)

+ Songs from the Some Friendly album.

Click here to order The Charlatans releases.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)

  1. 4 Responses to “THE CHARLATANS - MILAN 1990 (JON BROOKES R.I.P. 1969-2013)”

  2. Thanks, bigO.

    By NAMoosedog on Aug 16, 2013

  3. this could have been brdcst on fm and i might not be aware of it. i am aware that it did exist as a tv brdcst tho. if it didnt come from an fm brdcst then it is from the audio of the tv feed. thank u for offering this.

    as a request if its possible to offer the audio feed of my morning jacket’s storytellers from june 2011. full show is 90mins with commercials which would mean the audio would be approx 70mins. i have the set list somewhere but if i recall correctly i think it was 15 songs in all. that may include 2 bonus tracks tho. im not sure. it was done at sony studios in nyc i think.
    failing that.. anything else u can get from this 2nd psychedelic wave of the 80s early 90s that fits in with the band here is most appreciated. thanks again.

    By darth on Aug 17, 2013

  4. The passing of Jon Brookes was a large shock. Despite the criticism leveled at the Charlatans, they are a magnificent band. I saw them live a couple of years back and was amazed at the incredible rhythm section (even though I’d heard much live material over the years). Thanks Big O for acknowledging the sad passing and a great band.

    By E on Aug 17, 2013

  5. Very Sad news. Saw them performing “The only one I know” on the top of the pops and it was a game changer for me.

    By Darths Mom on Aug 21, 2013

Post a Comment