April 24, 2015 – 5:13 am

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Vinyl Rarities [no label, 1CD]

Session and live shows - various venues and dates. Fairly good vinyl rip.

Jonathan Richman is generally credited as a forerunner of proto-punk for his Modern Lovers music but by 1980, his yearning to tell stories sans the drama of rock ā€˜nā€™ roll was out of step with ā€™80s hair bands and the new wave. Richman actually grew up in an earlier period infatuated with the Velvet Underground. His first demos were recorded with John Cale. Thankfully, his music is no mirror of the Velvets but beats a path all of its own.

Thanks to rankstranger for sharing the tracks at Dime.

[White label black vinyl; Matrix TIL 300 A/B]
Rega P3 With Ortofon Tango MovingCoil > Sony HA-T10 > McIntosh C40 Preamp > Tascam CD-RW 402 Recorder
CDRW ripped with EAC (secure mode), cut and indexed with CD Wave Editor > Audacity > TLH Flac level 6, aligned on sector boundaries using fix

Hilversum 3 FM broadcast:
Recorded on Maxell XL1 35-90B tape at 9,5 cm/sec. (four track/two channel)
Tuner most likely switched to mono to get a clearer signal here in Germany
There’s still some static noise, though
Played back with TEAC X-300R to Tascam CD RW-402
Cdr ripped with EAC, cut with Audacity, track separation done with Cd-Wave Editor

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.

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Kim Fowley sessions 1972
Track 01. Modern World 3:19 (5.6MB)

Harvard University 1974
Track 02. Walk Up The Street 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 03. She Cracked 3:38 (6.1MB)

Pink Pop Festival Geleen 1978
Track 04. Roadrunner 4:50 (8.1MB)

Paradiso Amsterdam 1978
Track 05. Route 66 3:21 (5.6MB)

Stockholm 1978
Track 06. Back In The USA 3:08 (5.3MB)
Track 07. Pretty Little Girl 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 08. My Love Is A Flower 2:32 (4.2MB)
Track 09. Rockin Rockin Leprechauns 2:14 (3.7MB)
Track 10. Here Come The Martian Martians 3:27 (5.8MB)

Paradiso Amsterdam 1978
Track 11. Lydia 6:03 (10.2MB)

Main Point Philadelphia; February 14, 1981
Track 12. Stop This Car 1:56 (3.3MB)

Bottom Lone New York; December 27, 1981
Track 13. You Are The One For Me 4:50 (8.1MB)

Bonus: Amsterdam Paradiso, September 24, 1977 (Hilversum 3 FM)
Track 14. Back In The USA 3:53 (6.4MB)
Track 15. Astral Plane 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 16. Roadrunner 1:23 (2.3MB)
58 mins

Pink Pop Festival; May 15, 1978
Stockholm Konserthuset; June 17, 1978
Amsterdam Paradiso; most likely early May 1978

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    By Eric (The Other Eric) on Apr 24, 2015

  3. Nice! thanks…

    By billy jack on Apr 24, 2015

  4. Nice!!!

    By DanC on Apr 24, 2015

  5. I got so excited when I saw this… any chance it could be re-upped please? Thanks so much!

    By Noel M on Jan 26, 2021

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