January 7, 2010 – 4:05 am

Or let’s give a boot to Bono.

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LIVEr Than You’ll Ever Be: 30th Anniversary Edition [Sister Morphine07, 1CD]

Live in Oakland, California, November 9, 1969, second show. Excellent audience stereo recording.

Bono’s rant in the OpEd pages of the New York Times on New Year’s Day called for invasive monitoring of internet users to punish file sharers because according to Bono “sharing” is a crime that impoverishes musicians. Wow.

We won’t go there. Suffice to say the internet is here and unless Bono and the record labels can wish it away, the ability to share freely on the net cannot be done away with.

So here we present to you ONCE AGAIN, the first bootleg of the modern era - The Rolling Stones live at the Oakland Coliseum (?) in 1969. This is a brand new 2009 remaster/release from the Sister Morphine label. [See comments below.]

Go here to read what we’ve said previously about this show:

Thanks to rollman who shared this show on the net.

“As everybody knows, there are 2 flaws in the original tape: during Jumping Jack Flash and the whole beginning of Under My Thumb  is missing. Here they repaired JJF by editing in a part of the 3rd verse over the 2nd verse (”I was crowned with a spike right trough my head”), and the beginning of UMT is first taken from San Diego (or another show) but as the vocals start it’s also an edit from later in the song. It’s done quite nicely.” - midnrambler

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. Jumping Jack Flash (5.6MB)
Track 02. Carol (5.1MB)
Track 03. Sympathy For The Devil (8.8MB)
Track 04. Stray Cat Blues (5.8MB)
Track 05. Prodigal Son (5.5MB)
Track 06. You Gotta Move (4.3MB)
Track 07. Love In Vain (7.4MB)
Track 08. I’m Free (7.0MB)
Track 09. Under My Thumb (4.6MB)
Track 10. Midnight Rambler (10.5MB)
Track 11. Live With Me (4.8MB)
Track 12. Gimme Shelter (5.8MB)
Track 13. Little Queenie (5.8MB)
Track 14. Satisfaction (8.2MB)
Track 15. Honky Tonk Women (5.5MB)
Track 16. Street Fighting Man (5.5MB)

Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Mick Taylor, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts.

BigO shared the Tarantura version of this show here.

At the end of 2009, The Rolling Stones released a special expanded edition of Get Yer Ya Yas Out, the LP that was released as a reaction to this famous bootleg. You can buy it here.


  2. Gee, isn’t it funny that billionaire Bono comments now, when he’s holed up in his beachfront tropical mansion… oh, the poor musicians suffering from illegal downloads. I love U2 and the whole DYI ethic when they started. I too miss the value of a rare record or cd, but… The recording industry missed the boat when computers and music met in a sharable file… the floodgates have been open for 15+ years.
    The musicians should sue the record companies for not protecting and guarding their product. At this point, it will never be stopped or done away with, just as bootlegs originated from a PA speaker to an audience microphone. There’s just now way to stop it…

    By Woodstock on Jan 7, 2010

  3. When a very rich musician like Bono complains about the circulation of unreleased recordings(which are only of interest to the hard core fans who already own every officially released track), I am reminded of a quote from a Bob Marley song: “Why must the rich man keep praying for more?”
    The music industry long ago destroyed its’ credibility with the fans by refusing to distinguish between counterfeiting(which IS a legitimate threat to the industry) & bootlegging(which isn’t).
    Recently, a spokesman for a major American cable T.V. company(which is being forced to raise monthly fees, due to greedy monthly royalties fee increases from channels such as ESPN & The Food Network) said “You need only look to the music industry to see what happens when the public decides they’ve been taken advantage of by an entire industry.

    By Philip Cohen on Jan 7, 2010

  4. Was this a Jagger/Richards show? The rest of the band seems to be missing.

    By Frank Sinatra on Jan 7, 2010

  5. hey bigo, thanks! i never got the other version you offered so i just downloaded this. i like all the songs on it.

    as far as bono, don’t think he’s hurting. he must have changed his mind about file sharing too. i can remember thinking he was cool not having a problem with it, when metallica made such a big stink and went after napster and had users booted off and or had lawsuits filed.

    i support music and the scene. just read what i write here. i’ve been buying records, since i was little with kiss. i still buy cd’s, shirts, goto lots of shows and still get excited when i meet musicians i’m fans of. tickets aren’t getting any cheaper either, but i still drove to atlanta to see metallica 10.4.09 cause they haven’t played here in bham since march 92. went to 7 other shows last year too.

    file sharing rules! i saw lots of the bands live i’ve downloaded boots of here off bigo. keep the great shows coming and more avant!


    By Ed Saad on Jan 7, 2010

  6. I don’t think Bono got it!
    I’ve payed 6 times for the same stones music
    First time the original lp’s
    Then the remastered lp’s at the end of the seventies.
    Then the first generation cd’s , again for the remastered versions, followe by the SACD’s and now again for the last versions they put out in 2009. Everytime the same music, no extras and paying 6x copyright. Fuck off Bono

    By Gerard on Jan 7, 2010

  7. Bono..could you be more pretentious and annoying?..I love some of your music, though…It is foolish to attack hardcore fans with a passion for seeking out any music from thier favorite bands…. these dedicated fans are the lifeblood of your success, Bono!.. True fans never profit from sharing music…they just want to share the magical music with other die-hard fans. BIGO..Thank you for all the music you have introduced into my musical world.. Happy New Year

    By mike t on Jan 7, 2010

  8. Could someone offer an opinion on which version is better…this one or the “Tarantura” version? I would prefer to only download once.


    Thanks BigO!

    By gerald on Jan 7, 2010

  9. Thanks, BigO!

    IMNSHO His Holyness Bono Vox (huh? “Nice Voice”? He MUST have a real name.) has turned bigot. Nothing more to say to this.

    Greetings, Tom

    By Tom on Jan 7, 2010

  10. File under, “Please, Don’t Get Me Started”: Man, I can’t stand that pompous gasbag, Bono. He acts like he’s a friggin’ oracle or something. Is he really much different than that bozo newscaster Bill O’Reilly, except on the opposite side of the political spectrum? He’s on my shortlist of most insufferable [email protected] in pop culture.

    By Dave C. on Jan 7, 2010

  11. We have one word in England that sums that up. ‘WANKER’

    By Alun on Jan 7, 2010

  12. This is actually the 40th Anniversary edition, not the 30th.

    By Lev K. on Jan 8, 2010

  13. I’m a music retailer and what content that is being offered here doesn’t hurt my business. I sell NEW MUSIC and Alternative tunage that isn’t being offered here. The “Wanker” title fits very well here.
    Bono and his merry men should ATTEMPT to come up with new music; not retreads and rhetoric.

    By John P McNea III on Jan 8, 2010

  14. Yo gerald-

    They sound like the same- no bass whatsoever, Jagger way too high in the mix. No wonder the Stones remastered theirs, it blows away this recording.

    Thanks for making this available though, flaws and all.

    BTW, Bono’s a pompous twit. U2 never had a sense of humour.

    By Frank Sinatra on Jan 8, 2010

  15. Thanks to everyone who posted comments. And to Lev K, this Sister Morphine release is indeed the 30th anniversary edition as it was released in 1999. We made an error when we stated it was a 2009 release. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Jan 8, 2010

  16. So what are U2 and Paul McGuinness doing to help the struggling artists that are out there?

    I agree that the RIAA should go after studio recordings you can buy in a brick & mortar or virtual store. I agree that if someone leaked a demo or an unfinished recording prior to street date, they should be fined and made an example of.

    But once the recording is out there for a while, the awards are handed out, and the tour’s over, no one is going to notice the difference in their royalty checks.

    The recording industry itself is the biggest hypocrite, because guys like Morris Levy ripped countless songwriters and musicians off.

    U2 is in a cushy spot, because they should be kissing Chris Blackwell’s feet for the deal they got. They’re at the point where they don’t even have to work and rip themselves off, and it’ll get a Grammy nomination.

    Sooner or later they all resent the people who made them rich and famous. When they stopped battling against the record company, they’ve gone against the fans sharing the music.

    And everyone who’s read anything about rock bands know one fact: they ALL stole albums and singles from friends. Elvis, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones all stole from stores and from friends.

    By Danny on Jan 10, 2010

  17. Hallelujah. I had a cassette dub of this ripped off 30+ years ago, it’s great to finally find another copy.

    By drkrick on Jan 12, 2010

  18. Old saying = “Greed Will Eventually Eat Itself”….
    The music industry has exploited the talents of “starving artists” since
    they put records into stores in the late 1800’s. Since it’s been challenged and technology has found another way, all of a sudden, it’s a travesty that people download music, movies etc. It’s their fault they were blind when it all went down. When cd’s came out, bands were making $1.25 each in royalties, the records companies took the rest. It was so rushed that record companies tripped over themselves to get the back catalog digitized in any way possible. I know that Chrysalis mastered Jethro Tull albums from store bought cassettes just to get the cd out. 10 years later, you can “buy” the remastered version… what a scam. Justice has been served like a big plate of feces in front of the face of the bloated giants. I cannot believe Bono actually cares at this point. This new tour U2 was on made millions a day in tickets and merchandise sales. They have little to worry about….

    By Woodstock on Jan 14, 2010

  19. “the first bootleg of the modern era”

    Hey guys, and the Dylan’s “the great white wonder”? The second?

    By Lucille on Jan 16, 2010

  20. Let’s not forget The Beatles “Kum Back” bootleg of 1970. This is the one that opened my eyes to the possibilities. My obsession with The Beatles and Bootlegs (Beatlegs) eventually led to a newsletter that lasted 15 years and resulted in three books on the topic.
    Had it not been for these underground releases, I doubt we would have seen The Beatles Anthology or the many legit releases by major groups that now feature ‘bonus tracks’ of outtakes, demos and live cuts. Long live the Underground!

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    By Belmo on Jan 17, 2010

  21. Hello Belmo and everyone who wrote in.
    Thanks for your comments.

    By bigozine2 on Jan 18, 2010

  22. I remember this as the first boot officially reviewed by Rolling Stone magazine. They said the only thing better than this boot would have been the complete Altamont recordings. Over 40 years later and that review still rings true. Thanks for the posting BigO. I will now have to find my vinyl and compare side by side.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jan 19, 2010

  23. Your blog is very motivating. When I was reading it, I get drawn in. I am totally agreed with your thoughts. Thanks for sharing this beautiful thoughts with me.

    By Rock and Roll T Shirts on Jan 19, 2010

  24. Thanks for sharing, I really appreciate it.

    By music t shirts on Jan 23, 2010

  25. I’m not sure if I ever heard any version of this show before. Thanks BigO

    By Matt on Jan 24, 2010

  26. F**k off Bono.
    Difference between god & bono? god doesnt walk round thinking he’s bono.
    How many u2 members does it take to change a lightbulb? 1 - bono stands there holding the bulb and the whole world revolves around him.
    liver than you’ll ever be - oakland 9/11/69 2nd show - my fave live stones bootleg EVER.
    so much better than the overdub ridden official live albums.

    By neil on May 25, 2010

  27. Hey BigO;
    I first got this at the “Psychedelic Supermarket” in late ‘69. This post is better because it is the entire show, not just the 10 songs on the original LP. By the way, I saw the Stones the previous night, November 8th, at the L. A. Forum. Great show…is it available for download? Thanks for all the great music you provide.

    By Dubious141 on Jan 3, 2012

  28. Great show.Had the vinyl of this back in the day.One of my first bootleg albums.

    By Bill H. on Jan 3, 2012

  29. contrary to some peoples beliefs.. the original of this was the 2nd non jazz bootleg. first being great white wonder by dylan. there were jazz boots in the 40s and 50s of course. none of us was buying cylinders (eyeroll). thats why so many ppl remember this one.

    By darth on Apr 19, 2013

  30. Still have my execellent copy of Great White Wonder tucked away very carefully! Curious to listen to the second show as i already have this one.

    By BTLFAN on Apr 21, 2013

  31. none of us was buying cylinders (eyeroll). thats why so many ppl remember this one.

    hurts that you got bested on the history of bootlegs doesn`t it kid..

    By dropkick sarge on Apr 21, 2013

  32. “none of us was buying cylinders (eyeroll).”

    only because we weren’t alive when lionel mapleson was recording them (middle fingers extended).

    what would u know about “buying”??

    By barth on Apr 21, 2013

  33. i have the original boot lp, so i might as well get the whole concert!

    thanks, big-O!


    By I-) on Apr 22, 2013

  34. There is so much good stuff to be listened to on this website it is kinda mindboggling! Please to never stop!

    By Fred Ross on May 10, 2016

  35. Are we really surprised that Bono continues to be a major league wanker? Remember this “In a big surprise at its fall event in 2014, Apple presented a free copy of U2 album ‘Songs of Innocence’ to everyone with an iTunes account —whether they wanted it or not.
    Less than a week after the giveaway, Apple released instructions for how to remove the album.” I think that is one bit of breathtaking arrogance.
    This man truly sucks ass big time.

    By Bev on Feb 5, 2020

  36. Quote
    “in 1973, I was hiding under the covers of my bed in 10 Cedarwood Road listening to a pirate radio station called Radio Caroline”.

    Bono - May 2020 - Rolling Stone magazine

    By Tyrone on May 31, 2020

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