August 12, 2015 – 1:23 pm

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Breathe On Me [BGC 1993-3, 2CD]

Live at the Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio; May 3, 1979. Very good mono soundboard.


The New Barbarians played two concerts in Canada and 18 shows across the United States in April and May 1979. In August 1979, the band also supported Led Zeppelin at the Knebworth Festival 1979. The group was formed and led by Rolling Stones and Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood, primarily to promote his latest LP, Gimme Some Neck. The lineup included Rolling Stones member Keith Richards, bassist Stanley Clarke, former Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan, Rolling Stones confederate and saxophonist Bobby Keys and drummer Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste of The Meters. For the Knebworth show Clarke was replaced on short notice by bassist Phillip Chen, who had to learn all the songs in one day. In October 2006 Ronnie Wood’s record label, Wooden Records, released a two-disc CD (followed a few months later by a triple LP set) of a New Barbarians concert at the (now former) Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland, entitled Buried Alive: Live in Maryland.


The New Barbarians are the most interesting and fun of all the Rolling Stones side projects. Although centered on Ron Wood and his third solo album Gimme Some Neck, it was more than an exercise of ego or obligation. It was a chance for Wood to flex his creativity and to have fun doing it. The album was critically praised and the short tour well received. The sound quality [on this show] is excellent. The instruments are perfectly balanced and it has nice depth and presence. The audience sounds very far away, however, and there is a cut in “Breath On Me.” Despite the minor imperfections this is a nice recording to have. The band are much tighter than in other shows and were not trying to be the sloppy drunk party band they’re usually labeled. The tape comes to an end with “Come To Realize.” It’s a shame the rest is missing because this is one of the strongest nights of the tour and it would have been great to hear the epic “I Am Grooving You” and “Seven Days” with this kind of enthusiasm.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Sweet Little Rock’n Roller 2:04 (3.5MB)
Track 102. Buried Alive 6:04 (10.2MB)
Track 103. FUC Her 5:22 (9.0MB)
Track 104. Mystifies Me 6:26 (10.8MB)
Track 105. Infekshun 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 106. Rock Me Baby 5:31 (9.3MB)
Track 107. Sure The One You Need 5:52 (9.9MB)
Track 108. Lost And Lonely 7:11 (12.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Breathe On Me 9:14 (15.5MB)
Track 202. Love In Vain 9:12 (15.5MB)
Track 203. Let’s Go Steady Again 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 204. Apartment Number Nine 5:06 (8.6MB)
Track 205. Honky Tonk Women 5:43 (9.6MB)
Track 206. Worried Life Blues 3:46 (6.3MB)
Track 207. I Can Feel The Fire 7:31 (12.6MB)
Track 208. Come To Realise 5:23 (9.1MB)
50 mins

Ron Wood (gtr, voc, harm, sax, pedal steel)
Keith Richards (gtr, voc, p)
Ian McLagan (p, org, bvoc)
Stanley Clarke (bass)
Bobby Keys (sax)
Joseph ‘Ziggy’ Modeliste (dr)

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  1. 15 Responses to “THE NEW BARBARIANS - CINCINNATI 1979”

  2. i knew the guy who had recorded this. he used 2 90min tapes. the first half was on side a and the 2nd half was also on side a of the 2nd tape. i dont know how it went on for 50mins. thats the mystery of how it lasted that long but its why it cut off early. when i got a copy of it he gave it to me as he had it and he put a stones concert on side b of both tapes. from 78 or 76 i forget. i remember that my copy of the 2nd tape last track didnt get it all and the stones was a little short on side b tape 2 so we put the last song from the nb on the end of that side. after all we only needed 5.5 mins of room. most tapes lasted 47 or 47.5 mins per side. he used 2 tapes so he didnt have to rewind the 2nd side of the tape had he just used one and flipped it. he would have lost 6 mins if he just flipped it over and started recording immediately.
    i never bought a 100 or 110 min tape til at least 82 or 83 im sure. i hated 120 min tapes but when denon and tdk started coming out with better products in the 100 and 110 lengths i took a risk. then maxell in the high end chrome promised that theirs were guaranteed not to have the problems inherent previously. i didnt stick with them too long for a different reason tho. it forced other people to go out and buy special length tapes and ppl didnt wanna do that. better to get 2 60s and be safe. then cds came out and they were 74mins. ruining everything. thankfully they extended them to 80 and they really did make 90min cds. but for some reason those didnt catch on. and now within 14 months they will stop making cdr’s. and dvdr’s for recording audio?? ridiculous. thats not where i wish to go.
    incidentally i found pono players for $200. average ones are 300. high end ones are 1200. solid state external hard drives that are 1 terabyte are $300. regular spinning disc external drives of very nice quality and a terabyte are as low as $54 free shipping. and they now have 3 and 5 tb drives out there very cheap but unless u partition them heavily i dont suggest using them for storing music. go with 1tb at $54 each.

    By darth on Aug 12, 2015

  3. These two clowns are bad enough in the Stones around this era but without Mick….well id rather watch my Nan in the shower!

    By Darth mother on Aug 12, 2015

  4. glen is a clown too…

    so glen knew this taper who recorded this in which he knew the NB sbd engineer who let him patch in there in Cincinnati…?

    By Jerry's Finger on Aug 12, 2015

  5. Darth mother….it is simply not possible for you to be more correct. I saw this tour in Atlanta…. tickets were $10.50 and I did not get my moneys worth. they were 2 hours late, they were high, and they were horrible. How fkn unprofessional.

    Oh but everyone thought it was just so cool and so rock n roll. What a bunch of foolish sheep.

    btw… this is not the entire show… where is SEVCEN DAYS and JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH?

    By The Russian Assassin on Aug 12, 2015

  6. darth- your insightful comments on the concert and the musicians is very illuminating. Stay away from me u tool.

    By darths keyboard on Aug 12, 2015

  7. you are correct TRA…

    the rest of show:
    Am I grooving you
    seven days
    before they make me run
    jumpin jack flash

    By Jerry's Finger on Aug 12, 2015

  8. TRA- i could never understand the appeal of the rock n roll junkie. johnny thunders is one who seems to be idolized more for his addiction than his music. oh wow man he just passed out on stage cool! ugh.

    By barth on Aug 13, 2015

  9. hey bigo, i saw ziggy play june 6th here in b’ham, al at slicefest with the foundation of funk. it was members of dumpstaphunk and ziggy from the meters. they were good and had long improv jams.

    i saw the last three headliners so first was dumpstaphunk, my favorite north ms osborne and then the foundation of funk. i know there are a couple clips of north ms osborne on youtube, and there might be clips of the other two on there too. check it out.


    By Ed Saad on Aug 13, 2015

  10. I, too, saw this tour at the Omni, Atlanta. They were in fact late, although not sure if it was two hours, but is was a wait. It was announced that they were coming straight from the airport or something to that affect. So obviously no sound check involving band members. They just walked from their car to the stage and plugged in. Were they “high”? Would you expect otherwise? I was f’n high! Contrary to a previous post, they played great if memory serves, which it rarely does these days, but I remember this one very well.
    I had recently taken some photography courses at a technical college, and I brought in a 35mm SLR with a 200mm telephoto lens. I took a roll of color and b&w. I’m biased, but I think they’re better than any other amateur shots that I’ve seen. The b&w were from my seat, and the color were tighter shots from near the stage.

    By Tom L on Aug 13, 2015

  11. Sweet Mother Of God.

    By dearth on Aug 13, 2015

  12. U can tell one of Darths “friends” taped it.
    1. It’s shitty quality
    2. It’s boring as fuck and
    3. it’s missing the only good songs of the set
    4. Thanks Darth, you fucking pin.

    By Kong on Aug 13, 2015

  13. It’s clear why the Stones don’t let Ronnie Wood sing lead!

    By Vader on Aug 13, 2015

  14. I saw this tour at MSG. Got a blue ticket for about $7 as the show was starting (blue was the top of the arena). Wandered around, got near the stage and was getting beyond the vocals when Ronnie started playing harmonica. Overwhelmingly awful. Ended up first row behind the stage for JJ Flash, watching them stretch it out to 10 minutes for the huddled crowd. Really made me wonder why I was going to rock concerts.

    By Gein on Aug 14, 2015

  15. So much negative criticism from some folks who spent seven lousy bucks to see at least 3-4 diverse music legends in their 30’s, on the same stage, playing some good ol’ rock n’ roll. I worry more about those who would now shell out hundreds, maybe thousands just to see a few geriatric survivors in a money grab. Sure, the New Barbarians tour was a hot mess. So what. I’m not complaining. I got my money’s worth.

    By Tom L on Aug 16, 2015

  16. This really is horrible, try to listen to the whole thing and keep some positivity in your life, Im sure that this is what was played to captives at Guantánamo Bay to which I would ask my American brothers to please stop, no one deserves this! I would rather listen to my son talk about how he once shared a cab with Blue Öyster Cult’s drummer Albert Bouchard then hear even one song from this or any show from the tour!

    By Darths mother on Aug 19, 2015

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