Jonathan Richman, live on 5 All Night, Boston, 16th August 1980
This is a rip from a TV appearance Jonathan did in his hometown of Boston, with a rather comical, usually in a cringeworthy sense but at least once in a good way, interview by Matt Siegal. Also, affection is simply fabulous! It's only 20 or so mbs, no reason not to download! :-P
The Smiths, live at the Lyceum Ballroom London, 25th September 1983
An early show from the Manchester lads, featuring the three early singles and most of the first album (not released until '84), plus These Things Take Time and Wonderful Woman, originally released as 12" b-sides. The show's cut off at the beginning, as the first track starts mid-song, but it's a good sounding recording for its age.
01 Pretty Girls Make Graves 02 Wonderful Woman 03 Miserable Lie 04 Reel Around The Fountain 05 I Don't Owe You Anything 06 Hand In Glove 07 What Difference Does It Make? 08 These Things Take Time 09 Hand In Glove
Sigur Ros, live at Laugardalshöllin, Reykjavik, 28th August 1999
An excellent bootleg from Sigur for you, an FM broadcast from what is pretty much, in sporting terms their homeground, Laugardalshöllin. A few of the songs in the setlist weren't released officially for many years, so this is a great one for the collection for that alone.
Keziah Jones, Festival Fnac Indétendances Paris, 16th August 2008
Keziah Jones came to Paris via a stint in London getting an education after leaving his homeland of Nigeria, where he got snapped up by his label after a support slot for Lenny Kravitz. Not bad for a guy who was playing the subway a year before!
01. Intro 02. Femiliarize 03. My Kinda Girl 04. The Invisible Ladder 05. Long Distance Love 06. Beautiful Emilie (part 1) 07. Beautiful Emilie (part 2) 08. Lagos vs New York 09. Kpafuca 10. When Somebody Loves You 11. Simply Beautiful (Al Green cover) 12. Rythm is Love 13. Autumn Moon 14. Orin O'lomi
The Clash, live at the Aragon Ballroom Chicago, 14th September 1979
A sweet set from the boys from London, though not sure how much Bo plays on this, if at all. Going by the poster for it it could be support or as a guest. Recorded as they were finishing recording London Calling, they include quite a few tracks from that album here, including one much covered song, named here Jimmy Jazz, called Stagger Lee, an old blues standard, my favourite version being by Nick and his Bad Seeds, though it's not for the faint hearted!
01. Jimmy Jazz 02. I'm So Bored With The U.S.A. 03. Complete Control 04. London Calling 05. Clampdown 06. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais 07. Koka Kola 08. I Fought The Law 09. Jail Guitar Doors 10. Police & Thieves 11. Stay Free 12. Clash City Rockers 13. Safe European Home 14. Capital Radio One 15. Janie Jones 16. Garageland 17. Armagideon Time 18. Career Opportunities 19. White Riot
Explosions In The Sky. live at the Rescue Rooms, Nottingham England, 2nd September 2004
A sweet sounding bootleg from Explosions today, the Texas based instrumental post-rock band, though they themselves refer to is as just 'rock', and probably rightly so, this is all the same the category they are most affiliated with. They comprise a drummer and three guitarists, for rather a differnt mix to norm, although Michael James sometimes plays bass guitar.
Ramones, live in Athens Greece, "Blitzkreig In Athens" bootleg, 13th March 1989
I'm surprised I've never posted any Ramones shows as yet, I was <--> this close before but never did for some reason. This was recorded just after Dee Dee left the band to try his hand at rapping, and featured the line-up of C.J, Joey, Johnny and Marky.
Emiliana Torrini, live on FM France Inter, 13th November 2008
Icelandic half-Italian Emiliana has been around a while now, with most of her albums being released only in her homeland or in the case of Rarities, as a promo only. Sadly, she got fame from singing Gollums Song for LOTR II, rather than her own music, but on the upside it did bring her to the attention of the wider world.
01 Intro 02 Fireheads 03 Me and Armini 04 Jungle drum 05 Birds 06 Bleeder 07 Gun 08 Heard it all before 09 Life saver 10 Sunny Road 11 Big Jumps 12 Beggars Prayer (part 1) 13 Beggar's prayer (part 2)
Genesis, live at The Ambassador Theatre, St. Louis, 23rd April 1976
A quality audience recording for it's age, better than some I've heard of much less a vintage. Recorded just after the departure of Peter Gabriel, and featurinf two drummers to replace the excellence of Collins, sadly he doesn't match Gabe for songwriting in my book but then these are still the same songs!
1.1 Dance On A Volcano 07:20 1.2 Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 05:15 1.3 Fly On A Windshield 02:25 1.4 Carpet Crawlers 06:32 1.5 Cinema Show 11:18 1.6 Intro 01:07 1.7 Robbery, Assault And Battery 06:55 1.8 White Mountain 06:53 1.9 Intro(2) 01:05 1.10 Firth Of Fifth 09:06 1.11 Intro (3) 00:53 1.12 Entangled 06:54 1.13 Squonk 07:03 2.1 Intro (4) 01:38 2.2 Supper's Ready 25:07 2.3 I Know What I Like 06:27 2.4 Los Endos 06:58 2.5 It 03:27 2.6 Watcher Of The Skies 03:23
Joan As Police Woman, live at Lido, Berlin, 12th November 2008
Some Miss Wasser today, and a little lovely something from her current European tour. An excellent sound on this audience taped show, you can hear the crowd clearly in the quieter solo piano moments, but it's in no way intrusive, rather it gives you an illusion of being stood near the bar appreciating the show. A nice bit of continuation too, she's still playing with Parker Kindred, ex of Jeff Buckley, and the former Wasser/Kindred/Tighe group Black Beetle. Oh yes, and an unusual cover she's been playing for a while, around three minutes in length in its original incarnation, drawn out (not in an "Oh my god! Isn't this over yet?" way) to about seven by Joan and band.
01. Intro 02. Honor My Wishes 03. Band Introduction 04. To Be Loved 05. Flushed Chest 06. The Ride 07. To Be Lonely 08. Feed The Light 09. Hard White Wall 10. We Don't Own It 11. To Survive 12. Start Of My Heart 13. Anyone 14. I Defy 15. Fire 16. Christobal 17. Eternal Flame 18. To America (Fireworks) > Furious 19. Real Life 20. Keeper Of The Flame
Sigur Ros, live at the Carling Academy, Glasgow, 6th November 2008
The four piece line-up for this Scotland show, with Kjarten Holm of support band A Minor Reflection joining them on xylophone during Hafsól, before the rest of his band all came out to play drums on the main set closer.
01 Svefn-G-Englar 02 Ný Batterí 03 Fljótavik 04 Við Spilum Endalaust 05 Hoppípolla 06 Með Blóðnasir 07 Inní Mér syngur Vitleysingur 08 E-Bow 09 Sæglópur 10 Festival 11 Hafsól 12 Gobbledigook 13 All Alright 14 Popplagið
Johnny Cash, "Bring It Back Alive" bootleg, Rocky Gap Music Fest. Cumberland Maryland, 25th August 1990
A good Cash boot for you today, with added The Carter Family material track 24 onwards for filler...forgot to label them correctly come to think of it now, but be buggered if I'm going to reupload now, you'll have to tag them yourself!
The Smiths, live at Salford University, 20th July 1986
A great setlist from what was the The Smiths (sounds weird, but surely the correct way of saying it?) homecoming gig in Salford, home of the famous above location of course. Not the original line-up at this point, as Andy had been fired for his heroin use via post-it note, a classy touch from Morrissey...despite that, this is probably the most celebrated period of The Smiths career as they were touring what's generally considered their best album, certainly my favourite, The Queen Is Dead.
01 Panic 02 Shakespeare's Sister 03 Frankly, Mr. Shankly 04 Vicar In A Tutu 05 Ask 06 I Want The One I Can't Have 07 Cemetry Gates 08 Never Had No One Ever 09 Is It Really So Strange? 10 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 11 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out 12 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore 13 What She Said (with Rubber Ring intro and outro) 14 The Queen Is Dead 15 Money Changes Everything 16 I Know It's Over 17 Bigmouth Strikes Again 18 (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians 19 Hand In Glove
Jonathan Richman, live at Reed College, Portland Oregan, unknown date 1983
Some more of the wonderful Jonathan for you, just him, a saxophone, and Curly Keranen on upright bass, and a great performance it is too.
01 That Summer Feeling 02 Stop this Car 03 Here come the Martian Martians 04 Dodge Veg-o-matic 05 Rockin rockin' Leprechauns 06 Ice Cream man 07 Affection 08 Those Conga Drums 09 My runabout girl 10 The new teller 11 This kind of music 12 The Twist 13 Time for fooling around
Nouvelle Vague (feat Camille), La Route De Rock, 13th August 2004
Broadcast on Bernard Lenoirs show on FM France Inter, this is French pop act Nouvelle Vague playing on the beach (Camille runs into the sea mid-way through Too Drunk..!). Their name is worthy of an SFA frontman Gruff Rhys song title, as it's pun-tastic. Basically it means New Wave in French, but in Portuguese it means Bossa Nova. As they do (on occasion) play New Wave songs in the Bossa Nova style...
01. Making Plans For Nigel 02. Guns of Brixton 03. Too Drunk to Fuck (part 1) 04. Too Drunk to Fuck (part 2) 05. In A Manner of Speaking
Gods and Monsters, live at the Roulette Club NYC, 5th April 1992
Post the St. Anns Tim Buckley tribute show, Jeff hooked up with ex-Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas to sing for his band Gods and Monsters. It wasn't a long term affair, but was rather a productive period anyway. They recorded many tracks together at Lucas home studio and played several shows around New York. From these sessions along with Lucas originals, such as How Long Will It Take below, came fledgling versions of Grace and Mojo Pin, which Lucas played guitar for on the album Grace. Thankfully a much more subdued version than during the G&M period!
01. Dink's Song 02. Sweet Thing 03. How Long Will It Take 04. Mojo Pin 05. Hymn To Love 06. Grace 07. Farewell Angelina
Rufus Wainwright, live at the International Forum Hall, Tokyo, 23rd January 2008
Rathr a different set from the one I posted a few weeks ago today, probably due to the fact he'd not played Japan for 10 years as he only has a small following there, so sticking to known songs was the the way to go. This does have some Judy Garland thrown in for good measure though.
Disc 1 (66:02) 1. intro 2. Release the Stars 3. Going to a Town 4. chat #1 (spent $10,000) 5. Senssouci 6. chat #2 (gay saves the economy) 7. Rules and Regulations 8. chat #3 (kabuki) 9. Matinee Idol 10. The Art Teacher 11. Tiergarten 12. chat #4 (Japanese audience) 13. Leaving for Paris No.2 14. chat #5 (Kay, Nanami & Aya) 15. Between My Legs (with Japanese Fans) (intermission) 16. The Consort 17. Do I Disappoint You 18. chat #6 (Judy Garland explanation) 19. A Foggy Day (Judy Garland) 20. If Love Were All (Judy Garland)
Disc 2 (63:25) 1. chat #7 (Tokyo Suki Desu) 2. Beautiful Child 3. chat #8 (been speaking Japanese all night) 4. Not Ready to Love 5. Slideshow 6. chat #9 (oh! flower!?) 7. Macushlah (no microphone) 8. chat #10 (band intro) 9. 14th Street (encore) 10. I Don't Know What It Is 11. Poses 12. Get A Makeover 13. Get Happy 14. Gay Messiah
Poney Express, live at Le Zenith Amiens, 25th October 2008
Poney Express are a pop/folk, twee indie kinda band, the French equivilant to the fabulous Scots band Belle And Sebastian, who actually took their name from a French cartoon as it happens. Only on their first album they show great promise, and as they only released their debut in the spring of this year, it's good to see them playing new songs. Enjoy!
01. Intro 02. Les Femmes De Milwaukee 03. Le Bruit Du Dehors 04. Paris De Loin 05. Une actrice 06. Les Pourquoi 07. Poupée 08. Les Petits Matins 09. Le Courage Des Oiseaux 10. Les avalanches 11. instrumental (intro de Nobody) > 12. Nobody 13. Les nerfs à vif 14. Gone Daddy gone 15. ? (nouvelle chanson) 16. outro
Lou Reed, live at The Agora 'Coffee Break Concert', Cleveland, 3rd October 1984
Another awful piece of 'artwork' for you today, thankfully it hides a good Lou Reed solo performance beneath! A couple of classic VU tracks help mix-up the setlist, and help make this a good 'live best of...' for the time.
01. Introduction 02. Sweet Jane 03. Wainting For My Man 04. Martial Law 05. Legendary Hearts 06. Turn Out The Lights 07. Interview 1 08. Sally Can't Dance 09. Walk On The Wild Side 10. Satellite Of Love 11. Interview 2 12. My Red Joystick 13. New Sensations 14. Turn To Me 15. I Love You Suzanne
British Sea Power, live at ABC 1 Glasgow, 11th October 2008
Another great sounding bootleg from BSP for you today, and I'm busy so this is all I'll write. Although, I don't know many bands that have song titles that are bird names which aren't known to the average layman, ala Great Skua as opposed to Blackbird. Enjoy!
01 Fear of Drowning 02 Carrion 03 Lights out For Darker Skies 04 Favours in the Beetroot Fields 05 Atom 06 Down on the ground 07 Lovely day tomorrow 08 A Trip out 09 Canvey island 10 Waving flags 11 The Great Skua 12 Oh Larsen B 13 Remember me 14 Apologies to Insect Life 15 No Lucifer 16 Spirit of St Louis 17 Rock in....