June 7, 2021 – 5:57 am

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France 1985 [no label, 1CD]

La Primavera de Bourges” Festival. Live in Bourges, Cher, France; April 7, 1985. Very good mono soundboard.

Desert rock or alternate country or cow punk or even roots rock, Green On Red’s Time Ain’t Nothing (from 1985’s No Free Lunch) continue to leave a lump in the throat for those who were young and floundering but found a point of reference or even solace in the song. That’s what country does to you.

From the collection of KNEES. Thanks to Les_Mountain for sharing the show at Dime.


Warts (almost none): first few seconds mix is a bit odd. Micro-gap between #09&10 now seamless.

Green On Red’s “Gas Food Lodging” LP had just been released, one the finest albums recorded in the ’80s. What a freakin’ great band - 45-min time slot, so essentially zero breaks between songs - who needs ‘em?! Maybe GonR shoulda done more afternoon gigs as this is phenomenal, but in ‘85/86 there weren’t many better bands touring.

mono soundboard > unknown recorder (VHS?) > master mono soundboard (VHS?) analog tape > 1st generation cassette > 2nd(?) generation cassette, Dolby B on

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Track 01. intro 0:28
Track 02. We Shall Overcome 2:18
Track 03. Keep On Moving 4:05
Track 04. Sea Of Cortez 5:39
Track 05. Hair Of The Dog 2:14
Track 06. Gravity Talks 2:16
Track 07. 5 Easy Pieces 2:27
Track 08. Sixteen Ways 3:17
Track 09. (Gee Ain’t It Funny How) Time Slips Away 2:53
Track 10. Cheap Wine 3:18
Track 11. Down To The Bone 4:05
Track 12. The Drifter 3:10
Track 13. Snake Bit 6:40
43 mins

Dan “Big Daddy” Stuart - vocals, guitar, vocals
Chuck “Billy The Kid” Prophet IV - guitar, vocals
Chris “Chez” Cacavas - keyboards, guitar?, vocals
Jack “Jake” Waterson - electric bass
Alex “Big Dog” MacNicol (R.I.P. 2004) - drums, percussion

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  1. 7 Responses to “GREEN ON RED - FRANCE 1985”

  2. Rumor has it this was a band of Average Uns

    By U L E on Jun 7, 2021

  3. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By U L E on Jun 7, 2021

  4. I believe Im gonna shake em on down….oooh yeah….i believe im gonna shake em down

    By U L E on Jun 7, 2021

  5. I sukka lotta kok.

    By U L E on Jun 8, 2021

  6. AAAAHHH Thank you so much for Chuk and Dan - BigO!
    They are still around making noise……!!!!!

    By fruchtas on Jun 8, 2021

  7. First one me . Rest all fakes

    By U L E on Jun 10, 2021

  8. None are me . All fakes

    By U L E on Jun 10, 2021

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