If you're one of the many who've been eagerly awaiting the release of Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley, the documentary screened occasionally at movie festivals around the world since 2004(?), then you're in luck.
A couple of weeks before they finally announced that it will get a release, though they haven't put a date on it, I recieved a copy of the original promo. This I have now shared on t'internet.
Jeff Buckley, live at the Urban Art Bar, Houston, 1st December 1994
Jeff and band played the Urban Art Bar twice within a year, and both of those with a) very good, and b) taped by audience member Chris Malazzo, though sadly the second had issues with the tape rendering the end of the set, in what's known in the technical terms as fucked. This is the first of those shows.
01. Mojo Pin 02. Dream Brother 03. So Real 04. Last Goodbye 05. What Will You Say 06. Lilac Wine 07. Grace 08. Lover, You Should've Come Over 09. Kanga-Roo 10. Eternal Life
George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars, live at the Woodstock 99 festival, 23rd July 1999
The biggest man in funk rock (after Prince), with the biggest hair (after no-one), performing some of his greatest blissed-out hits. To have the likes of both the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Snoop Doggy Dogg and chums as huge fans, surely the guy must've been doing something right. If you've never heard his brand of jamming funk, then you're in for a treat. Enjoy!
01. P-Funk 02. Flashlight 03. Knee Deep 04. Somethin' Stinks 05. Booty 06. It Ain't Over 07. Mothership Connection 08. Atomic Dog
R.E.M., Outtakes Of Time, studio demo outtakes from the Out Of Time sessions
Another post that should be fairly self explanatory, the outtakes from the Scott Litt recorded Out Of Time sessions, although these were demo sessions rather than the actual final recording sessions. The album itself was the first huge hit from the Athens band, hitting the heady heights of No.1 in both the U.S. and U.K., and features the excellent KRS-One on the opening track to boot :) (not that he's on the bootleg sadly).
01. Radio Song 02. Belong (Instrumental) 03. Texerkana 04. It's A Free World Baby 05. Here I Am Again 06. Instrumental 1 07. Losing My Religion 08. Instrumental 2 09. Shiny Happy People 10. Me In Honey 11. Endgame 12. Half A World Away 13. Sugar Cane 14. Radio Song 15. Near Wild Heaven 16. Fretless Instrumental 17. Low 18. 42nd Street Song 19. Country Feedback
Nick Cave And The Badseeds, The Boatman's Call outtakes
Not sure what I can say about this today, it's all pretty much in the headline...one thing I will say, there were the Japanese B-sides and other such stuff added on to the bootleg, not something I agree with really, and as such I haven't posted them. Of course a few of these made it onto the b-sides and rarities album, but to remove those would take away from the session outtakes. Stroll on eh? Anyway, enjoy!
01. Black Hair (alt version) 02. Baby I Got You Bad (alt version) 03. The Garden Duet 04. (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For (alt version) 05. Farewell, So Long, Goodbye 06. I've Got Another Woman Now 07. West Country Girl (alt version) 08. Opium Tea 09. Sheep May Safely Graze 10. I Do Dear, I Do 11. Wake Up My Lover
Blind Melon, Raw Soup, the Soup album demos, King Studios L.A.
Blind Melon recieved great publicity from Shannon Hoon's friendship with Axl Rose, and his backing vocal performances on the Use Your Illusion albums. Their self-titled debut album, and notably the hit single No Rain were very well recieved, the album as a whole an excellent funky rocker.
In 1994 they teamed up with producer Andy Wallace (yes, some of you will know who he is) to work on their second album Soup, this bootleg being the basis of it, as most of these tracks are simply unpolished versions of the final tracks. Sadly the following year Shannon died of an OD. He's much missed, but the band are back doing their thing after 12 years (they recorded one more after he died), having recently released their fourth album For My Friends.
01. Soup 02. Galaxie 03. The Duke 04. New Life 05. Vernie 06. Dumptruck 07. 2x4 08. Wilt 09. Swallowed 10. Toes Across the Floor 11. No Lyrics 12. Untitled in C 13. Brittle Little Baby 14. Lemonade 15. Frosting A Cake 16. The Duke (version 2) 17. 60's Medley 18. St. Andrew's Hall 19. Pull 20. Toes Across The Floor (version 2) 21. Car Seat 22. Cavities 23. Skinned
Antony and the Johnsons, live with the Oregon Orchestra, Arlene Schnitzer Hall Portland, 5th September 2008
Although Antony and band had previously played with an orchestra, this was the first night of a tour, all be it a short one, featuring orchestras as an integral part of the show. The shows feature(d) different orchestras depending upon location (Milan Orchestra in Italy and Spain, London Philharmonic in the UK), but they were always led by conductor James Holmes.
01. Mysteries Of Love 02. Christina's Farm 03. Cripple And The Starfish 04. For Today I Am A Boy 05. I Fell IN Love With A Dead Boy 06. Kiss My Name 07. Everglade 08. Rapture 09. Ghost 10. Crazy In Love 11. Dust And Water, Water And Dust 12. Everything Is New 13. Her Eyes Are Underneath The Ground 14. River Of Sorrow
Steve Malkmus and the Jicks, live at The Picador, 31st October 2008
Been a long time since I rock and rolled! Wait, that's not what I was gonna say...since I posted some Malkmus is what I meant. Silly me. No chatter today, not that many read it all...simply enjoy! Oh yes, New Song 1+2 may be covers, but I don't know them so assumed they're new Jicks songs.
01. Intro 02. Pencil Rot 03. New Song 1 04. Baltimore 05. I Just Might Burst 06. Cold Son 07. Freeze The Saints 08. Hopscotch Willy 09. Dragonfly Pie 10. Dark Wave 11. Jenny And The Ess-Dog 12. New Song 2 13. Real Emotional Trash 14. Church On White 15. Funk #49
Jethro Tull, live at the Oakland Coliseum, 23rd July 1973
Jethro Tull (named after an 18th cebtury agriculturist), probably most famous for frontman Ian Anderson's (much sampled) flute, and his flamingo impressions...he stood on one leg alot. I was introduced to this band by my father, who has a great love for them, and played their albums Thick As A Brick and Aqualung a hell of alot simply due to the fact that the songs were great with a good element of humour, always something good in my books, when done well of course.
01. Lifebeats 8:57 02. Prelude 2:25 03. The Silver Cord 4:24 04. Re-Assuring Tune 1:14 05. Memory Bank 4:32 06. Best Friends 4:35 07. Critique Oblique 5:15 08. Forest Dance #1 1:15 09. The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles 4:15 10. Forest Dance #2 1:43 11. The Foot of Our Stairs 4:50 12. Overseer Overture 3:26 13. Flight from Lucifer 3:52 14. 10:08 from Paddington 1:06 15. Magus Perde 3:58 16. Epilogue 1:41 17. Thick As A Brick -Middle Section 17:07 18. Cross-Eyed Mary 4:09 19. No Rehearsal (segment) 2:12 20. Drum Solo (cut) 8:09 21. Instrumental 5:21 22. Maternity Ward 1:24 23. Aqualung 10:07 24. Band Introductions 1:35 25. Wind Up 13:05 26. Locomotive Breath 6:38 27. Wind Up Reprise 6:01
The Velvet Underground and Nico, Unripened - The Norman Dolph Acetate, Scepter Studios NYC, 25th April 1966
This is a copy of the original studio demos for the VU&N album in '67, cut to acetate shortly after recording. Sadly, There She Goes Again, also recorded during the Dolph sessions, wasn't placed on it, but alot of these recordings were remixed for the final released album.
A Mr. Hill of Montreal found a copy in a Chelsea (NYC) flea market in 2002 and paid a handsome sum of 75c, only to sell it a few years later for a much more handsome sum of $25,000 plus change. I think the phrase rhymes with 'clucky dastard', to paraphrase Captain Blackadder.
01 European Son 02 The Black Angel's Death Song 03 All Tomorrow's Parties 04 I'll Be Your Mirror 05 Heroin 06 Femme Fatale 07 Venus In Furs 08 I'm Waiting For The Man 09 Run Run Run
Radiohead, live at Melweg, Amsterdam, 2nd December 1994
A show for you today from when Radiohead were really starting to find their feet, just before hitting the studio for their fabulous The Bends album early the nest year. As such, most of the set is made up of Pablo Honey tracks and B-sides, with a nice smattering of what was to come. Though to be fair, most of The Bends was written alot earlier than the record was recorded, they had to continue touring to meet record company and fan demands following the success of Creep, hence the broken imagery of alot of songs on the album, as they were tired, felt pushed etc. etc.
01. Intro 02. The Bends 03. You 04. Prove Yourself 05. Ripcord 06. Permenant Daylight 07. Vegetable 08. Just 09. Punch Drunk Lovesick Sing Along 10. Creep 11. My Iron Lung 12. Sulk 13. Inside My Head 14. Stop Whispering 15. Encore 16. Bones 17. Street Spirit 18. Blowout
Stone Roses, live at Manchester University, 2nd October 1985
One of the Stone Roses very earliest gigs for you today (plus bonus remixes of Fools Gold), from what is reputedly their first 'big' gig, the 800 capacity Manchester University. Not a great sound to be fair, and not a very pro perfomance, but the mix is pretty good and there are some great rare early tracks played, so I'm sure any fans would enjoy. Maybe not for the casual listener but perhaps worth a listen anyway.
Violent Femmes, live at Snow Ridge Ski Mountain, Turin NY, 4th September 2005
I think I probably heard the Violent Femmes first in the wonderful black comedy Grosse Point Blank, one of a few John Cusack films with terrific soundtracks (the adaptation of High Fidelity being a case in point). Over here in the UK they're song Blister In The Sun has been used in an advertising campaign for some or other tat, I forget. Anyway, they're a great indie-pop act, with a fun approach to the whole sex, drugs and rock'n'roll thing. Enjoy!
01. Look Like That 02. Out The Window 03. Country Death Song 04. Please Do Not Go 05. Blister In The Sun 06. Prove My Love 07. Mirror Mirror (I See A Damsel) 08. The Christian Life 09. Jesus Walking On Water 10. Good Feeling 11. Gimme The Car 12. American Music 13. I Held Her In My Arms 14. Confessions 15. Black Girls 16. Gone Daddy Gone (with Rob Derhak) 17. Add It Up 18. Add It Up
Ben Folds, live at Providence, Rhode Island, 25th September 2008
The first date from Ben's tour in support of the (as then unreleased) album Way To Normal. Plenty of the record features, as can be expected, but there's enough classic stuff to placate the less avid fan too.
01. Intro 02. Way To Normal 03. Brainwascht 04. Effington 05. You Don't Know Me 06. Free Coffee 07. Brainwashed 08. Errant Dog 09. Before Cologne 10. Cologne 11. Free Coffee Town 12. The Frown Song 13. Hiroshima 14. Lovesick Diagnostician 15. Dr. Yang 16. Kylie From Connecticut 17. The Bitch Went Nuts 18. The Bitch Went Nutz 19. Rockin' The Suburbs 20. Landed 21. Underground 22. Not The Same 23. The Frowne Song (Feeble Anthem)
The Frames, live at The Metro, Chicago Il., 18th April 2007
Another show from Buckley cohort Glen Hansard and chums, recorded at a rather familiar venue for the Jeffies too. A really nice set, including Magnetic Fields and John Hegarty covers, I'm sure it'll find fans here. Enjoy!
Disc 1 01: Intro 02: Song For Someone 03: Seven Day Mile 04: The Cost 05: (Glen explains...) 06: Keepsake 07: Rise 08: God Bless Mom 09: Stars Are Underground -> 10: Happy 11: Sad Songs 12: (Crowd) 13: When Your Mind's Made Up 14: Rent Day Blues -> 15: I Have The Moon & -> 16: Pavement Tune 17: Fake 18: ("Ireland...home of the....") 19: Your Face Disc 2 01: Santa Maria 02: Encore Break 03: Blue Shoes 04: (Rob and the crowd) 05: Cactus Tree 06: Finally -> 07: Revelate -> 08: Friends and Foe 09: (Glen and the crowd) 10: Limerick Town 11: Intro to... 12: Falling Slowly -> 13: Star Star
Gang War, Great American Saloon aka Oxford Ale House, New Haven CT, 26th November 1979
Back in the late '70's, Wayne Kramer of MC5 fame was released from prison and relocated to NYC, there he met up with Johnny Thunders, formerly of the New York Dolls, and they decided to do a few gigs together under the name of Gang War. This bootleg, is just that, one of the shows this short-lived project did together in the late '70'2 early '80's. Please do enjoy :)
01 INTRO 1:02 02 RAMBLIN'ROSE 2:46 03 LONDON 2:19 04 THE HARDER THEY COME 3:19 05 M.I.A. 2:57 06 ENDLESS PARTY 3:01 07 CALL ME GYPSY 2:45 08 I'D MUCH RATHER BE WITH THE BOYS 3:18 09 I'LL GO CRAZY 2:30 10 AYATOLLAH RAP 3:09 11 JUST BECAUSE I'M WHITE 3:36 12 YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND A MEMORY (with tape flip) 3:46 13 PATTER 0:41 14 HEY THANKS 2:00 15 COURAGEOUS CAT THEME 0:48 16 JOHNNY BEING JOHNNY 3:07 17 TEN COMMANDMENTS OF LOVE 4:25 18 PATTER 3:06 19 DO YOU LOVE ME (with Joy Ryder & Avis Davis) 2:36
This is a little compilation put together by myself, sourced from four differing sessions, three from FM sources (Oui FM France and BBC Radio 1), and one from a video source (3voor12). All are very different, whether Josh solo, Josh and Nick, or full band. The first one, from Radio 1, has an amusing variant on Feelgood Hit...but sadly also showcases how much of a dick Jo Whiley is. Enjoy anyway!
(Radio 1 The Arc, Jo Whiley 2002) 01. Interview with Josh 02. No One Knows 03. Feel Good Hit Of The Summer (Oui Fm Session 2003) 04. No One Knows 05. Go With The Flow (3voor12 Session 2007) 06. I'm Designer 07. Suture Up Your Future 08. Into The Hollow 09. 3's And 7's 10. River In The Road 11. Make It Wit Chu (Oui FM Session 2007) 12. 3's And 7's 13. Into The Hollow
Mark Lanegan, Whiskey For The Holy Ghost, acoustic demos 1991
Mark continues to be one of my all time favourite rock singers, and does't seem to put a foot wrong (or at least too wrong) in his many, many musical projects. Here are the demos from his fraught recording sessions which were to become the basis of his second solo album Whiskey For The Holy Ghost. At the time he was having some fairly major substance issues, and the producer had to stop Mark from tossing these into the river. So be very thankfull people! ;-)
01 Sunrise 02 Following The Rain 03 Judas touch I 04 Shooting Gallery (Instrumental) 05 Carnival 06 Wheels 07 Day and Night 08 Beggar's blues 09 Riding the nightingale 10 Judas touch II