Thursday, 25 September 2008

The Mars Volta - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 2007

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Mars Volta, live and acoustic, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Fransisco, 31st December 2007

The first set of two (the second was electric) from the fabulous Mars Volta, featuring a new song, which is titled just that, and debut acoustic versions of the rest of the songs, as they'd never played that way before.

01. Intro
02. Televators
03. Cedric talks about a toy guitar given to Omar by an audience member
04. The Widow
05. Cedric talks
06. Miranda, That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore
07. Cedric talks
08. Asilos Magdalena
09. Cedric talks
10. Vermicide
11. Cedric Talks
12. New Song

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MC5 and Primal Scream - Meltdown Festival 2008

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MC5 and Primal Scream, live at the Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall London, 24th June 2008

What do you need to know to make you download these two great bands together? Nothing? Ok then, enjoy!

Vocals - William Duvall, Bobby Gillespie
Guitar - Wayne Kramer, Adam Pearson, Andrew Innes, Barrie Cadogan, Jason Pierce*
Bass - Michael Davies, Gary 'Mani' Mounfield
Drums - Dennis Thompson, Darrin Mooney
Keyboards - Martin Duffy
Violin - Mel Draisey*
Saxophone - ?*
Poetry - John Sinclair*

*Track 5 only

01 I Can Only Give You Everything
02 Movin' On Up
03 Skull X
04 Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)
05 Black To Comm

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MC5 and PS Rar

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

My Bloody Valentine - Live At The Apollo 2008

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My Bloody Valentine, live at the Apollo Manchester, 29th June 2008

Something good to look forward to...

It has been 17 years since the release of Loveless, My Bloody Valentine's legendary album, which cost £250,000 to record, bringing Creation Records close to bankruptcy. "It was," Shields said this weekend, "a very, very damaged time for everybody."

My Bloody Valentine then signed to Island Records and Shields spent years in isolation, working in the studio until in 1997 Island finally cut him off, upset at the lack of progress. "That was it," Shields explained. "It was like the plug was pulled, 'No money for you anymore.'"

Revenue from the recent gigs have allowed the band to buy some £200,000 in equipment, and though the revitalised group has not yet been performing new songs, Shields seems enthusiastic for the future. He's not worried, either, that his outlook has improved from the "loveless" days of the early 90s.

"I definitely don't think you need to suffer to be creative," he insisted. "I've written some of my best songs when I've been happy."

01. I Only Said
02. When You Sleep
03. (When You Wake) You're Still In A Dream
04. You Never Should
05. Cigarette In Your Bed
06. Come In Alone
07. Only Shallow
08. Thorn
09. Nothing Much To Lose
10. To Here Knows When
11. Blown A Wish
12. Slow
13. Soon
14. Feed Me With Your Kiss
15. Sueisfine
16. You Made Me Realise

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Apollo Rar

The Breeders - Live in St Pere 2008

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The Breeders, live at La Route Du Rock, St. Pere France, 14th August 2008

The Deal twins re-emerged this year also, to much less fanfare than The Pixies of course, yet they had a much bigger hit with Cannonball than anything Kims day job ever produced. Initialy The Breeders was concieved to be a band with Tanya Donelly, the lovely singer of 'grunge' acts Belly and Throwing Muses, sadly that never came to be and Kim Deal used the name anyway, she must have rather liked it. Shame about the Tanya thing though, but then she probably had better albums than Kims band ever did...anyway, this was an FM broadcast from September 2nd on FM France Inter. Enjoy!

01. Intro
02. Bang on
03. No aloha
04. Pacer
05. Walk it off
06. Cannonball
07. Drivin' On 9
08. Here no more
09. Shocker in Gloomtown
10. Fortunately gone
11. Outro

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St Pere Rar

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

The La's - Manchester Acadamy 1991

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The La's, live at the Manchester Acadamy, 9th March 1991

I ripped this from the soundtrack of the bootleg DVD of the same name. In a professional manner of course...even if the size of the files don't reflect it.

01. Intro
02. Son Of A Gun
03. Freedom Song
04. Come In, Come Out
05. I.O.U.
06. I Can't Sleep
07. Doledrum
08. Feelin'
09. Liberty Ship
10. Failure
11. Way Out
12. There She Goes

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Manchester 1991 Rar

Jeff Buckley - Live at Sudbahnhof 1995

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Jeff Buckley, live at Sudbahnhof France, 24th February 1995

On the 24th February 1995, Jeff and the band performed for a French TV show, and the bootleg of this is fairly widely available, but sadly it cuts out due to the program running time during Grace. This however, is the full show, as the tapes were left running after the show left air, and boy am I glad it's available, as the version of Lilac Wine here is one of my absolute favourites, and to have it, and the entire show, in such quality is sweet.

01. Intro
02. Chocolate/Mojo Pin
03. So Real
04. Last Goodbye
05. What Will You Say
06. Lilac Wine
07. Grace
08. Eternal Life
09. I Know It's Over
10. Hallelujah

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Sudbahnhof Rar

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Janes Addiction - Theatre of Living Arts 1989

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Jane's Addiction, live at the Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, 20th February 1989

A nice soundboard set from the ever-so-slightly mental (in a good way, naturally) Perry, Dave, Eric and Stephen. Apparantly, and Wikipedia says it so it must be true, their name came from a roomate of Perry Farrells, Jane Bainter, who was an addict. That's one way to show some love I s'pose... The bulk of the set comes from the bands studio debut Nothing Shocking, only tracks 2 and 3 are from their self-titled live debut album.

01. Up The Beach
02. Whores
03. 1%
04. Idiots Rule
05. Had A Dad
06. Ted, Just Admit It
07. Standing In The Shower, Thinking
08. Thank You Boys
09. Pigz in Zen
10. Summertime Rolls
11. Ocean Size
12. Mountain Song
13. Jane Says

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Living Arts Rar

Jeff Buckley - Live at the Astoria 1995

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Jeff Buckley, live at the London Astoria, January 18th 1995

Another rarity for you today, something I've only recently got in its full form, though I have seen some tracks floating around. Another source perhaps?

I was talking to another big Jeff fan about the emergence of the KROQ show the other week and she gave me the link to this, telling me that she knows the taper and would have a word in his shell-like about the master cassette. Sadly, when these MP3s were ripped from the original copy, which was heavily damaged, the master was killed. Shame the owners tech savvy friend didn't have the forethought (foresight?) to rip it straight to lossless in the first place. I know that's what any serious bootlegger would've done...C'est La Vie as the Belgians and Swiss might say.

01. Dream Brother
02. So Real
03. Grace
04. Last Goodbye
05. Eternal Life (aborted)
06. Eternal Life (restarted)
07. Killing Time (The Creatures)
08. What Will You Say
09. Mojo Pin
10. Lover, You Should've Come Over
11. Hallelujah
12. Iron Man (Black Sabbath)
13. Vancouver/Kangaroo

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Astoria 95 Rar

Regina Spektor - Live at Cabaret Voltaire 2006

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Regina Spektor, live at the Cabaret Voltaire Edinburgh, 1st February 2006

I've got a little bit of a fetish for the solo singer-songwriter, preferably a little fun and quirky, and Miss Spektor is just one of those, and she's pretty to boot. As many artists here seem to be, Regina hails from NYC...well, at least that's where her musical career has been based anyway, she actually has a Russian-Jewish background.

Her first self-released album was called 11:11, the same title as a song by fellow NYC-based pianist, and-just-about-everything-I-listed-Regina-as-being-except-a-man, Rufus Wainwright. Suprisingly though, Miss Spektor hasn't really recorded with the many well known artists of the New York scene, other than The Strokes (a couple of their B-sides), their guitarist Nick Valenci appearing on Better from her Shortlist Music Prize nominated Begin To Hope album of 2006.

01. Eight Miles High
02. Ezra Pound
03. Talk
04. Carbon Monoxide
05. Baby Jesus
06. The Flowers
07. Small Town Ruin
08. Melody
09. Prisoners
10. Ode to Divorce
11. Aprés Moi Le Deluge
12. Bobbin' For Apples
13. That Time
14. Twenty Year's of Snow
15. Better
16. Us
17. Field Below
18. Poor Little Rich Girl
19. Talk
20. Dance Anthem of the 80s
21. Samson
22. UGH...merica

Cabaret Voltaire part 1
Cabaret Voltaire part 2

Monday, 22 September 2008

Sigur Ros - Montreal Jazz 2001

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Sigur Ros, live at the Montreal Jazz Festival, 13th July 2001

Jón Þór, Kjartan, Georg and Orri Páll, not quite as catchy as John, Paul, George and Ringo, and to be fair, their music isn't either. What would also be fair though, would be to say that these young men are as inventive as the Scousers were at their peak (we all agree the early work of The Beatles was mostly weak, right?).

Sadly, due to wank movies starring even wankier mental midget millionaire actors, they're probably the swanky middle-England middle-class dinner party soundtrack, a noughties version of Enya. A hideous thought I know, but true none-the-less. Thankfully, although they do have that etheral atmospheric quality to their music, it lacks the utter barminess and shittness of Enya.

01. Intro
02. Nýja Lagið
03. Fyrsta
04. Samkeyti
05. Svefn-G-Englar
06. Ný Batterí
07. Vaka
08. Mìlàno
09. Olsen Olsen
10. Dauðalagið
11. Hafssól
12. Popplagið

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Montreal Jazz part 1
Montreal Jazz part 2

Arctic Monkeys - Demo 2005

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Arctic Monkeys, debut album demos, 2005

Richard Hawley was shafted when the Arctic Monkeys debut album beat Coles Corner to win the Mercury Music Prize, as they themselves said, not least because the award was meant to promote lesser known artists, but as most of us now it's now just an industry backslapping exercise. Anyway, it was still a great album, and did well enough under the labels own pushing without the extra it sold due to the award, Here's the demos from the young men, featuring many an unreleased track to boot (all in better quality than the fansite too!)

01 Cigarette Smoke
02 Choo Choo
03 Knock A Door Run
04 On The Run From The MI5
05 Dancin' Shoes
06 Riot Van
07 Wavin' Bye To The Train Or Bus
08 Fake Tales Of San Fransisco
09 Scummy (aka Sun Goes Down)
10 Still Take You Home
11 Bigger Boys And Stolen Sweethearts
12 I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

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Arctic Demo

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Pulp - Bristol Sound City 1995

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Pulp, live at the Bristol Sound City, Radio 1 broadcast, 21st April 1995

One of my favourite frontmen of all time is Jarvis, he can perfom with the best of them, writes top tunes, and is a really good guy going by all the interviews I've seen of him. This is a great setlist, with a couple of B-Sides aswell as the great singles to end the show, one, the as-yet-unreleased monster that was Common People.

01. Razzmatazz
02. Monday Morning
03. Pencil Skirt
04. Mile End
05. Do You Remember The First Time
06. Underwear
07. Acrylic Afternoons
08. Babies
09. Common People

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Bristol Sound City Rar

Friday, 19 September 2008

...And You Will Know Us - Live At TK 2008

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...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, live at Tk, Brussels, 18th May 2008
...And You Will Know Us released their first music in 1995, on a compilation cassette, before finally releasing something themselves in 1998. By 2002 they were getting tidy recognition, and it's been a steady rise since. They're currently recording I believe, as they've not released anything since 2006 (Jan 09 is the possible date of release). They've played at least one new track recently, not heard of anymore myself but I don't follow them that closely, and it's included in the set here.

01. Crowd Noise
02. Ode To Isis
03. Gargoyle Waiting
04. Relative Ways
05. Stand In Silence
06. Bells Of Creation (unrecorded and unreleased)
07. Caterwaul
08. Will You Smile Again For Me?
09. Another Morning Stoner
10. Clair De Lune
11. Totally Natural
12. Encore Break
13. Mistakes And Regrets
14. Richter Scale Madness

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Trail Rar

Ryan Adams - Stockholm Sessions 2001

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Ryan Adams, Stocklhom session, Sweden 17th-21st October 2001

Man have I been having some shit trying to upload the past couple of days...

Another set of demos from Ryan Adams extensive catalogue of unreleased material, recorded at Nord Studio AB on the above date, and at the above location. More of a stripped back affair than the previously posted Destroyer session, and personally I think it's better for it. Could just be better songs mind you, see for yourself...

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01. You Will Always Be The Same
02. For Beth
03. Dear Anne
04. Poor Jimmy
05. Madeline I
06. Madeline II
07. Prison Letter
08. Come Monday
09. Not In Love
10. Friendly Fire
11. Baby, I'm A Fool For You

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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Tim Buckley - Live in Escondido

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Tim Buckley, live at The Alley, Escondido California, 1st October 1970

Last show for the Jeff links (delayed due to my upload issues), I Chris or Joan, I have them here but couldn't find them when needed! This is rather a sweet bootleg performed with the same guys he recorded Starsailor with.

01 Borderline
02 Jungle Fire
03 Just Got Back
04 Drifting
05 Haloween Night (improv)
06 Interlude (improv)
07 Set 1 clip
08 Choral Piece (improv)
09 Lorca
10 Monterey
11 Poem/Chaos
12 Whole & Healing Festival

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Rar Files

Monday, 15 September 2008

Adem - Live at the Britannia Folk Fest 2006

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Adem, live at the Britannia Folk Festival, Barbican Hall London, 4th February 2006

I'm sure this name will ring bells with most Jeff fans, though some may not place it immediately. Adem was one of the guys who played on the Dream Brother Jeff/Tim tribute album, doing a rather lovely version of Mojo Pin. I would've posted the set from King Creosote (Grace) too, but I'm unsure of all the song titles, if anyone can help drop me a line.

01 Chat
02 Everything You Need
03 Cut
04 Love And Other Planets
05 These Lights Are Meaningful
06 There Will Always Be

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Thursday, 11 September 2008

The Smiths - Live at Caird Hall 1985

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The Smiths, live at Caird Hall Dundee, 26th Septmeber 1985

I couldn't post Jeff related stuff without a dose of The Smiths, as he once said "The eighties was bullshit....except maybe The Smiths". It's been a good while since I've listened to them myself, but they are still a huge favourite of mine, and it's good to see Johnny having some success again, sadly with a fairly shitty band, he should've stayed with Modest Mouse!

01 Intro
02 Shakespeare's Sister
03 I Want The One I Can't Have
04 What She Said
05 What's The World
06 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
07 Nowhere Fast
08 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
09 Stretch Out And Wait
10 Frankly, Mr Shankly
11 Bigmouth Strikes Again
12 Still Ill
13 (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians
14 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
15 Meat Is Murder
16 This Charming Man
17 Hand In Glove
18 William It Was Really Nothing
19 Miserable Lie

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Part 1
Part 2

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Alex Chilton - Live on WLYX 1975

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Alex Chilton, live on WLYX FM, Memphis 1975

Next in the Jeff Buckley musical family tree is Big Star (Kanga-Roo) frontman Alex Chilton, with a rather lovely solo (almost anyway, someone plays tambs and sings b-vox) radio performance. If you don't already know, are not aware of the band, or are just too dense to realise, the alt-folk band Death Cab For Cutie are named after the Big Star song featured in this set. Also in the set is one of my alltime favourite sexy songs in Kizza Me. Excellentness! An Additional also, Take Me Home...1 internets to whoever can tell me which Jeff song it lyrically reminds me of.

01 Femme Fatale (The Velvet Underground)
02 Oh Dana
03 Take Me Home And Make Me Like It
04 Jesus Christ
05 Death Cab For Cutie
06 Kizza Me
07 I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton)

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The Grifters - Live in Santa Rosa 1995

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The Grifters, live in Santa Rosa LA, 20th April 1995

The Grifters were an awesome (I've been using that word alot the past couple of days) alt-rock band coming out of Memphis TN, the town Jeff lived out his last days writing and playing small gigs in preparation for what would become Sketches. Jeff and them played on the same bill a few times, and he was good friends with the guys. They were on Subpop for a good while and released many albums, the most lauded being Crappin' You Negative, from which most of this set is derived.

1. Just Passing Out
2. Corolla Hoist
3. His Jesus Song
4. Wreck
5. Bummer
6. Holmes
7. X-Ray Hip
8. Bronze Cast
9. Return To Cinder
10. Get Outta That Spaceship & Fight Like a Man
11. Banjo
12. Maps Of The Sun
13. Black Fuel Incinerator
14. Postal Blowfish (Guided By Voices)
15. She Blows Blasts of Static
16. Thumbnail Sketch
17. I'm Drunk
18. Look What You've Done To Me Now

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Part 1
Part 2

Nina Simone - Live in Drury Lane 1977

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Nina Simone, live at the Drury Lane Theatre, London 1977

Oh how do I love you Nina Simone! There's been very, very few that can sing heartbreak, love, anger, joy and many other emotions quite as convincingly as this woman, only Janis Joplin came close to my ears.

01 Balm In Gilead
02 Balm In Gilead (Reprise)
03 Rich Girl
04 Little Girl Blue
05 The Other Woman
06 Turning Point
07 Pirate Jenny
08 Pirate Jenny (Reprise)
09 Everything Must Change
10 That's All I Want From You
11 Ain't Got No - I Got Life

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Tim Buckley - Blue Obsession

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Tim Buckley, live at Starwood LA 1975, aka Blue Obsession

As I posted the 'new' Jeff yesterday, I thought I'd spend this week uploading related artists, starting with his estranged father Tim. This concert is taken from a fan release, dunno if they put the money together to put out the vinyl version I've seen floating about mind, I'd imagine not somehow, and that that release is sourced from this one. So if you've bought the vinyl...unlucky, you might as well have gotten the CD.

01 Buzzin' Fly
02 Nighthawkin'
03 Dolphins
04 Get On Top
05 Devil Eyes
06 Finale

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Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Jeff Buckley - Live on KROQ Radio 1994 or 1995

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Jeff Buckley, live on KROQ radio 20th November 1994 or 2nd May 1995

This has just popped up on a blog by Larry Singer, who taped this back in the day and has just started streaming it on his site. I, slightly naughtily had to rip it and share as split MP3 files rather than leave people with the stream only option. It was performed the day before the Tower Records instore appearance, and has two acoustic band performances, and some lovely interviews. Jeff is on good form joking about on the sample just before kicking in to So Real. Enjoy (and sorry Larry!)

01 Interview
02 Last Goodbye
03 Interview
04 Interview
05 So Real
06 Interview

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As requested Source blog, another BIG thanks to Larry

Monday, 8 September 2008

Ryan Adams - Destroyer Sessions 2000

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Ryan Adams, the Destroyer Sessions, Pilot Recording Studios 2000

One of the more prolific artists about these days, and like most of the others he's primarily a solo artist, can you imagine a fully fledged band recording many albums worth every year? Ryans work can be rather hit and miss, thankfully more hit than miss though, and this particular unreleased album (featuring the lovely Gillian Welch) is at the top end for sure.

01 Born Yesterday
02 Dreaming's Free
03 Poison & Pain
04 No Disguise
05 Rainy Days
06 Statuettes With Wounds
07 String And The Wire
08 Hey Mrs Lovely
09 Nighttime Gals
10 In My Time Of Need
11 Bartering Lines
12 Memories Of You (False Start)
13 Memories Of You
14 Time (The Revelator)

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Part 1
Part 2

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Lou Reed - Acoustic Demos 1970

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Lou Reed, acoustic demos, Autumn/Winter 1970

These demos are reportedly from the period between his stint as frontman for Velvet Underground and the beginning of his solo career. The songs later appear on many different releases, I Can't Stand It, Walk It Talk It and Lisa Says on his self titled solo debut, I'm So Free and Goodnight Ladies on Transformer, Oh Jim on Berlin, Kill Your Sons on Sally Can't Dance, and surprisingly enough, none of them on the next chronological release, Metal Machine Music. A quick Buckley link for you? Ok then, if you insist...Jeff often played Velvet Undergrounds song All Tomorrows Parties solo.

Fall 1970

01 I'm So Free
02 I Can't Stand It
03 Walk And Talk It

Winter 1970

04 Going Down
05 Ride Into The Sun
06 I'm Sticking With You
07 Lisa Says
08 Kill Our Sons (aka Kill Your Sons)
09 Lonely Saturday Night (aka Goodnight Ladies)
10 So In Love
11 She's My Best Friend
12 Looking Through The Eyes Of Love (aka Oh Jim)

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Elbow - Live in Stuttgart 2008

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Elbow, Neues Schoff Stuttgart, REM support slot, 19th August 2008

Elbow are simply one of the best live bands I've seen, how so few guys get such a big sound is rather astonishing. Considering these guys are from Manchester, a city with a history of bands with a certain sound, or at least bands who don't stray too far from that sound, it's very refreshing that they exist at all, and goes to show that not all Mancs are stuck with major, minor and seventh chords only, they even know alternate tunings for fuck sake!

Oh yes, they're also up for this years Mercury Music Prize with The Seldom Seen Kid album, joint second favourites with Radiohead according to William Hill bookmakers (Burial with Untrue is 4/6 favourite at the time of posting), and rightly deserved a nomination it is too.

01. Station Approach
02. The Bones Of You
03. The Stops
04. Grounds For Divorce
05. The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver
06. Great Expectations
07. One Day Like This

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Thursday, 4 September 2008

Eddie Vedder - Various live and demo

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Eddie Vedder, various live sessions, and 1998 demos

What can I say about Eddie...I don't know really as it's been a long day, I've started drinking, and my brain isn't exactly up to the task. I once had a couple of lads over for what we might aswell call an audition many moons ago, it went ok and they were good lads, but it wasn't meant to be...anyway, I had to go into town afterwards so they gave me a lift in and on the stereo was Pearl Jams Jeremy. So, I sat in the back giving it the whole "Ooh woah oh oh..." bit at the end, and they in turn give it the "Whoa, damn dude, do that again!" Whatever did happen to my voice...ah yes, too much smoking that's right.

So we have for you today, a tape bought off Eds neighbour, some soundboard from the world famous Carnegie Hall (sweet cover!), an impromptu couple of songs before a Sleater Kinney show (one with vocalist Janet Weiss), a mixing desk feed plus soundcheck featuring students from the Paul Green School Of Rock Music, and finally another soundboard recording, this time with Mike McCready along for the ride and a special couple of guests for one track, which I'll let you find out for yourself...I will say the vocalist and bassist of a very big group though. :-P

Summer 98 Demo
01. One Step Up
02. Crossroads
03. Believe You Me
04. Reggae Woman

Carnegie Hall, 24th Feb 1994
01. Let My Love Open the Door
02. Squeeze Box
03. Naked Eye
04. My Generation

Crystal Ballroom Portland, 12 August 2006
01. Intro Chatter
02. Here's To The State of Mississippi
03. Tonight You Belong To Me

Neuemos Seattle, 25th May 2005
1. Intro
2. I Wanna Be Sedated
3. Corduroy
4. Corduroy (instrumental)
5. Corduroy
6. I Wanna Be Sedated
7. I Wanna Be Sedated

Downing Stadium NY, 8th June 1997 (could be 6th Aug, stupid dates!)
01 Corduroy
02 Yellow Ledbetter
03 Rockin' in the Free World
04 Long Road

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Wednesday, 3 September 2008

The La's - Various Radio Sessions 1988-1991

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The La's, live radio sessions, GLR/NOB/Key 103 1988-1991

No chit-chat, just music. Enjoy!

GLR Gary Crowley, GLR Studios, London, UK
Band Members: Lee Mavers (guitar, vocals), John Power (bass), Barry Sutton (guitar) & Chris Sharrock (drums)

2.Son Of A Gun
3.Interview 1
5.Interview 2
6.I Can't sleep

Key 103 Terry Christian, Key 103 Studios, Manchester, UK
Band Members: Lee Mavers (guitar, vocals), John Power (bass), Barry Sutton (guitar) & Chris Sharrock (drums)

7.Timeless Melody
8.Interview 1
10.Interview 2
12.Interview 3
14.Interview 4

VARA Twee Meter De Lucht In, NOB Audiostudio 1, Hilversum, NL
Band Members: Lee Mavers (guitar, vocals), John Power (bass), Barry Sutton (guitar) & Neil Mavers (drums)

15.Interview 1
16.There She Goes
17.Timeless Melody
18.Interview With John Power
21.Fly On (Alright)

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Antony And The Johnsons - Live in Catania 2005

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Antony And The Johnsons, live at Mercati Generali Italy, 8th May 2005

Another product of the NY scene today, and as such, has many links (three at least...) with Jeff Buckley. Be My Husband, the Nina Simone song is/was played by both, Joan Wasser plays in the studio for Antony (as well as Antony contributing vocals for her), and his drummer is Parker Kindred, ex of Jeffs band. Anyway, if Lou Reed loves him, so should you!

01 intro & my lady story
02 cripple and the starfish
03 everything is new
04 dust will crack & the lake
05 today I am a boy
06 man is the baby
07 all is loneliness
08 the guest (Leonard Cohen)
09 dust and water
10 you are my sister
11 be my husband (Nina Simone)
12 river of sorrow
13 soft black stars
14 i'm a bird now
15 hope there's something & candy says (Velvet Underground)

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Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Cat Power - Live at Black Cat 1996

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Cat Power, live at the Black Cat Washington, 18th September 1996

To those who've come to Cat (Charlyn "Chan" Marshall)Powers music in recent years and aren't completely obsessed by her lovely music, me included, it may come as a surprise to know she's been around quite so long. Then again, those who know what an SOB the industry can be, me included, it comes as less of one. As per usual, John Peel was there fairly early, although after Cat had given up on making it on the New York scene, yet she didn't get much joy over here till another person with a constant finger on the pulse Patti Smith, who more than likely saw Cat in her early '90's days in New York anyway, when she included her in the Meltdown Fest line-up of 2005.

I saw her on the now pretty shitty, though it still has it's moments I suppose, Later with Jules Holland, not too long back, where herself and (Leslie) Feist both sang songs of black origin, literally for Feist, stylisticaly for Cat, and both blew away UK soul singer Beverley Knight in my humble opinion, and I do love a good strong black womans voice. you go folks!

01. Bathysphere
02. In This Hole
03. No Sense
04. King Rides By
05. Good Clean Fun
06. What Would the Community Think?
07. American Flag
08. Fate of the Human Carbine

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Jeff Buckley - Live at the Meltdown Festival 1995

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Jeff Buckley, live at the Meltdown Festival, 1st July 1995

A few years ago now, I came by the lossless version of this show, after having such a shitty version of it on MP3 for so, so long, as all Buckley fans did too. I took it to DAD (bootleggers know where I mean) after a while to share with the kind Jeffies there, and was a little shocked at the reaction. Alot of people seemed to think that it was fake, that it simply didn't exist, and that it must've been MP3 sourced. After the most precursory of listens (and much technical analysis), it was decided that this source was genuine and ten times better sounding. It has been shared on every decent and every shitty tracker since! So, a big thank you to me I think...;-) I still love the curator Elvis Costellos crowd chat to this day.

01. Intro
02. Corpus Christi Carol
03. Dido's Lament
04. The Other Woman
05. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
06. Grace

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