September 9, 2015 – 1:03 pm

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Boston 1979 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, MA; July 6, 1979 (second show). Very good WBCN 104.1 FM broadcast.

Thanks to glasnostrd19 for sharing the show at Dime.

glasnostrd19 noted:

Apparently Rockpile were supposed to open for Blondie in Boston until someone realized that just wasn’t a very good idea because Rockpile were so popular in Boston they had to move their show to the Paradise (with them headlining) and even that wasn’t enough to handle the demand for Nick and Dave (almost as big as Sam and Dave 10 years earlier) so they added this second show and broadcast it live on 104.1 FM WBCN in Boston.

There are no commercial interruptions in this broadcast and just one tape flip interruption between songs about 43 minutes into the set. There is some variance of quality in some parts, not sure why, this tape has almost never been played. Although usually quite reliable, there was a (fairly brief) time in part of 1979 when TDK cassettes weren’t quite as good as they usually were. This was unfortunately recorded on one of those cassettes. Most of it sounds pretty good and it is the full show. Supposedly “Let It Rock” was played after “Ju Ju Man” according. to etree setlisting but apparently not in this show.
Maybe it was only played in the early show. This one started in the early AM of July 7 but is the second scheduled show of July 6.

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WBCN 104.1 FM live broadcast > Sansui 8 reciever with wire antenna > unknown average quality cassette recorder (dolby off) > TDK-SA 90 min. master (?) cassette > played on tascam 112 into soundforge (wav) > flac (sb’s aligned)

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Track 01. stage intro/Sweet Little Lisa 3:43 (6.2MB)
Track 02. So It Goes 2:55 (4.9MB)
Track 03. I Knew The Bride 2:51 (4.8MB)
Track 04. Switchboard Susan 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 05. Crawling From The Wreckage (Graham Parker) 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 06. Deborah 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 07. Trouble Boys 4:01 (6.8MB)
Track 08. Cracking Up 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 09. Born Fighter 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 10. Promised Land 4:03 (6.8MB)
Track 11. I Hear You Knockin’ 2:42 (4.5MB)
Track 12. Queen Of Hearts (Hank DeVito) 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 13. Here Comes The Weekend 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 14. So Fine 3:59 (6.7MB)
Track 15. They Call It Rock (featuring Rumour’s Martin Belmont) 4:03 (6.8MB)
Track 16. Ju Ju Man 3:25 (5.8MB)
Track 17. encore break talk 1:32 (2.6MB)
Track 18. Bye Bye Johnny 2:44 (4.6MB)
Track 19. Let’s Talk About Us 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 20. radio wrap up (Tracy Roach) 3:13 (5.4MB)
65 mins

Nick Lowe - vocals, bass
Dave Edmunds - vocals, guitar
Billy Bremner - guitar, vocals
Terry Williams - drums

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  1. 6 Responses to “ROCKPILE - BOSTON 1979”

  2. Looking forward to this one! Many Nick Lowe classics to enjoy here.

    By Jeremy Shatan on Sep 9, 2015

  3. Saw this tour at the Ritz here in NYC. Great show , lots of fun! Thanks, BIGO!

    By Tunafan on Sep 10, 2015

  4. Cool. Thank you BIGO.

    By datdemdar on Sep 10, 2015

  5. Saw them about seven times from the Palladium (which was Broadcast) to Shea’s Buffalo to Belmont Park. They were Great every time! Thanks for this!

    By Britinvdon on Sep 10, 2015

  6. great band great show thanks bigO.

    By barth on Sep 10, 2015

  7. Fortunate to have seen this band several times, including a show at the Bottom Line in 1978 (which is out there in the webs). Always a great show. Thanks to everyone involved in this posting. I’m lovin’ it!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Sep 15, 2015

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