Todays bootleg is the original, well a copy of it anyway, 1971 demo. As you can see from the above image, it was recorded and pressed by Trident Studios (now Trident Audio Development), who let Queen record during the quiet periods (no doubt the middle of the night), and after 8 months of trying to help them get signed eventually released Queens full debut themselves. Enjoy!
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, live at the Maine State Pier, Portland, 17th July 2009
After listening to Conors music for several years now, it's great that he finally has a real band, and not just guys playing his songs. The Mystic Valley Band have come of age with their second release, helping Conor reign in those self indulgent moments, and contributing alot more than just instrumental ability. Enjoy!
01. Intro 02. Air Mattress 03. Sausalito > 04. Nikorette 05. Ten Women > 06. Slowly (Oh So Slowly) 07. Big Black Nothing 08. Danny Callahan 09. NYC – Gone, Gone 10. Cape Canaveral 11. I Don't Want To Die (In A Hospital) 12. Moab 13. Snake Hill 14. Roosevelt Room
The Dead Weather, live at Terminal 5, New York, 16th July 2009
I really think Jack White should start a Michael Jackson tribute act, with Jack Black, and call it...It Don't Matter if You're Black or White. Hey now! That's not too bad a joke for something I thought of this very second! Anyway...this is a cool set from Mr. White's latest musical daliance, with a few interesting covers. Enjoy!
Madeleine Peyroux, live at the Théatre Outremont, Montreal, 20th October 2006
Madeleine is an American born singer/songwriter, who after moving to Paris in her teens has made her name as a quality jass and folk singer, in the mould of Billie Holiday and her ilk. She's released 5 albums to date, after first struggling with the pressure placed on her after the debut Dreamland, there were eight years between that and the follow-up Got You on My Mind. Anyway, she sings alot of covers, from both the jazz and folk worlds (Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg, Elliott Smith), many of which are amongst this fabulous set. Enjoy!
1. Intro 2. Blue Alert 3. Don't Wait Too Long 4. Don't Cry Baby 5. Comment 6. Everybody's Talkin' 7. Between the Bars 8. Half the Perfect World 9. Comment 10. La Javanaise 11. A Little Bit 12. I Think it's Going to Rain 13. Comment 14. I Hear Music 15. Careless Love 16. Smile 17. Players presentation 18. Comment 19. J'ai Deux Amours 20. Dance Me to the End of Love 21. Conclusion and credits
The Pixies, live at the Newcastle Poly, 27th April 1989
Yet another band I'm surprised not to have posted shows of before now, although there is a Breeders show up. At this point in their career, The Pixies had released three albums in as many years, and had toured an awful lot too, no big shock then that the band had issues. Enjoy!
01. Into The White 02. Wave of Mutilation 03. There Goes My Gun 04. Monkey Goes to Heaven 05. Debaser 06. Isla De Incanta 07. Bone Machine 08. Cactus 09. Gigantic 10. Gouge Away 11. Tame
Recorded in an unknown location on an unknown date, very handy that, and sadly nowhere near a complete show. That aside, there are some rather rare tracks here. Two of the songs are unreleased John compositions, tentatively titled by fans probably, and another is a cover of Nirvana's Moist Vagina, b-side to the also snappily titled Rape Me. Enjoy!
Queens of the Stone Age, live at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, 10th October 2005
Some quality Qotsa for you today, a support slot from their 2005 tour with NIN. Plenty of classics, as well as a few from the then latest album, make for a really cool set. Enjoy!
01 Big Bad Wolf intro 02 Feel Good Hit of the Summer 03 The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret 04 Mexicola 05 Infinity 06 Everybody Knows That You Are Insane 07 Regular John 08 Broken Box 09 Little Sister 10 Long Slow Goodbye 11 Burn The Witch 12 Song for the Dead 13 No One Knows
Download samples, they're not in Zip... Queens Air
Blood Red Shoes, live at the Garden Nef Party, Angouleme, 17th July 2009
BRS are duo Steve and Laura-May, not an unusual name for a lass from the southern United States, but slightly from the south of England. They've been playing together for quite a few years now, although only one album released thus far, and they've played with some fairly illustrious bands including, Biffy Clyro, Siouxie Sioux, Maximo Park and Rage Against The Machine, to name a broad ranging few. Their second album's in production, and a couple of tracks of which (Wheeze, Fade to Grey) are featured in this set. Enjoy!
01. Intro 02. It's Getting Boring By The Sea 03. Count Me Out 04. You Bring Me Down 05. Wheeze 06. Say Something Say Anything 07. Fade to Grey 08. This Is Not For You 09. Don't Ask 10. I Wish I Was Someone Better
Velvet Underground, live rehearsal at Max's Kansas City, New York, summer 1970
In 1968, Andy Warhol moved from the original Factory premises, to a little place across the street from a club called Max's Kansas City. The backroom of the club, nicknamed The Bucket of Blood, became a respite for Andy and other celebraties when in town. Well, this bootleg is sourced from a rehearsal in the summer of '70, probably 26th July, recorded to a reel-to-reel via a single mike. Enjoy!
01. It's Just Too Much 02. I'm Free 03. I Found A Reason 04. New Age 05. Walk And Talk It 06. Head Held High 07. Wild Child 08. Little Queenie 09. Good Lovin' 10. Oh Mickie 11. Max's jingle 12. Waiting For The Man (with false start) 13. White Light/White Heat 14. What Goes On 15. Cool It Down 16. Who Loves The Sun
Of Montreal, live at Bonnaroo Music Festival, 13th July 2009
Another set from the This Tent stage at Bonnaroo, from Georgia's indie band Of Montreal. The photo above phtograph was taken during Beatle Bob's Intro, where the actors in OM's stage show, "knocked him out" before dragging him off stage. I'm sure it would've been amusing if you saw it. Enjoy!
01. MC Intro 02. Band Intro 03. Nonpareil of Favor 04. Bunny Ain’t No Kind of Rider 05. Id Engager 06. Rapture Rapes the Muses 07. The Party’s Crashing Us 08. Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse 09. October is Eternal 10. A Sentence of Sorts in Konsvinger 11. Beware Our Nubile Miscreants 12. Girl Named Hello 13. For Our Elegant Caste 14. Touched Something’s Hollow 15. An Eluardian Instance 16. She’s A Rejecter 17. The Past is a Grotesque Animal
Neko Case, live at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester TN, 13th June 2009
Recorded at the This Tent stage of the festival, sadly not the whole set, as the taper was going to record Phish. Makes no sense to me, but what can you do? Enjoy!
1. Intro 2. Maybe Sparrow 3. People Got A Lotta Nerve 4. Fever 5. Hold On, Hold On 6. The Pharoahs 7. Middle Cyclone 8. Deep Red Bells 9. I Wish I Was The Moon 10. I'm An Animal 11. Tigers Have Spoken 12. Triumph Intro 13. Swing Low Sweet Chariot 14. Red Tide 15. Don't Forget Me 16. That Teenage Feeling 17. This Tornado Loves You
Download samples, you know the drill by now... Neko Tent
John Frusciante, live at La Scene, Paris, 3rd February 2001
If you've ever seen the footage from Amsterdam's Paradisio club (check PooTube if not), then you'll know what to expect from the solo European tour of 2001. Whether you have or not, this is a really great show in its own right. For the record, John's solo shows have 10x more soul than any Chili's performance, rudimentary or not. Enjoy!
01. Been Insane 02. So Would Have I 03. The First Season 04. Life's A Bath 05. Someone's 06. New Dawn Fades (Joy Division) 07. Representing 08. Modern Love (aborted) 09. Modern Love (David Bowie) 10. Beat Down 11. With No One 12. Lucky (Radiohead) 13. Untitled #11 14. In Relief 15. Jugband Blues (Syd Barrett) 16. Your Pussy is Glues to a Building on Fire 17. Saturation 18. Ten to Butter Blood Voodoo 19. Country Feedback (R.E.M.) 20. Resolution 21. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Bauhaus) 22. Going Inside 23. Neighbourhood Threat (Iggy Pop and/or David Bowie) 24. Fallout 25. Mascara 26. Smiles From the Streets 27. Song For Toni 28. Beginning Again
Ryan Adams, live at the Carling Academy, Bristol, 21st January 2004
Sadly, the last two tracks were not recorded (Goodnight Hollywood Blvd./SYLVIA PLATH), probably due to a shortage of tape...I'm guessing. A good setlist for the time, of course rather Rock & Roll heavy, and a good sound for an audeince recording. Enjoy!
01. Introduction 02. First Time, Last Time 03. So Alive 04. 1974 05. This Is It 06. Note to self, don't die 07. Luminol 08. I See Monsters 09. One by One 10. My Love For You Is Real 11. What Sin Replaces Love 12. New York, New York 13. This House Is Not For Sale 14. To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) 15. Introduction 16. Firecracker 17. "My Friends Got Mugged" Banter 18. The Rescue Blues 19. Everything Inside Me 20. I Want To Go Home 21. Want It All Back Again 22. Somehow, Someday 23. Do Miss America (speed metal version/barbershop version) 24. Nobody Girl
Bob Dylan, live at Palaeur, "Rome '84 Revisited", 19th June 1984
Also released as Oh the Streets of Rome and Live at Paleaur, this bootleg has been around a bit, although this version has a better bass end than the Paleaur clone. A great set, a great sound, plus Mick Taylor and Carlos Santana. Enjoy!
01. Highway 61 Revisited 02. Jokerman 03. All Along The Watchtower 04. Just Like A Woman 05. Maggie's Farm 06. I And I 07. License To Kill 08. Just My Imagination 09. Hard Rain 10. Tangled Up In Blue 11. It's Alright Ma ( I'm Only Bleeding ) 12. Simple Twist Of Fate 13. Masters Of War 14. Ballad Of A Thin Man 15. When You Gonna Wake Up 16. Every Grain Of Sand 17. Like A Rolling Stone 18. Mr Tambourine Man 19. It Ain't Me Babe 20. The Times They Are A-Changin' 21. I Shall Be Released 22. Tombstone Blues 23. Blowin' In The Wind
Sonic Youth, live at the Royal Oak Music Theater, 29th June 2009
Posted a few Sonic Youth shows in the past, but very few in the noughties. So, to make up for it, here's one from their latest tour. Enjoy!
01. Sacred Trickster 02. No Way 03. Calming The Snake 04. Catholic Block 05. Malibu Gas Station 06. Poison Arrow 07. Anti-Orgasm 08. Hey Joni 09. Antenna 10. Leaky Lifeboat 11. PCH 12. What We Know 13. Massage The History 14. World Looks Red 15. Sprawl 16. Cross The Breeze 17. Walkin Blue 18. Silver Rocket
NIN, live at the DTE Energy Music Theater, Clarkston, 31st May 2009
Seriously, I really hate these sponsored venues, how iconic a gig could ever take place at the "Some random phone/electric/computer company theatre"? Utterly horrid! Anyway, here's Trent and the boys, enjoy!
01. Now I'm Nothing 02. Terrible Lie 03. Sin 04. March of the Pigs 05. Piggy 06. The Frail 07. The Wretched 08. Discipline 09. Burn 10. Gave Up 11. La Mer 12. Lights in the Sky 13. Non-Entity 14. The Downward Spiral 15. Wish 16. Survivalism 17. The Hand that Feeds 18. Head Like a Hole
Download samples, they're not in Zips... NiN 1 NiN 2
Tim Buckley, live at the Felt Forum, New York, 23rd September 1972
Not posted much the past few days, had a bit on. My bad.
Here's some Tim for you anyway, audience recorded, but for '72 a very good sound. The band was opening for Frank Zappa, who's audience were not very receptive. In the linear notes of the Boot CD Lee Underwood states that Tim threw his hands up and walked off near the end of Gipsy Woman. You'd think Zappa fans might be a tad more receptive, but then they can be as partizan as anyone else I guess. Enjoy!
01. Buzzin' Fly 02. Love From Room 109 03. Happy Time 04. I Just Don't Work Right in the Morning 05. Gypsy Woman
Smashing Pumpkins, live at The Avalon, Chicago, August 10th 1988
In 1999 Billy Corgan sent a CDR to a friend named Dave (the above letter enclosed), of a soundboard recorded early show, it features three of the four members of the classic line-up, there was no Jimmy at this point, a drum machine filled that role. I seem to be missing the last track, a second Nothing and Everything...perhaps it was a double? I don't know. Enjoy!
Paolo Nutini, llive at the Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline, 18th May 2009
Paolo's a former roadie/t-shirts sales person, and with support slots with David Sneddon (he won an impromtu competition to play when Sneddon was late), Amy Winehouse and KT Tunstall, Mr. Nutini spread his name well. His first single release was a free download, perhaps a bit old hat now, after all this his second single got to the dizzy heights of No.5 in the U.K. charts. Not too bad at all for a boy from Paisley. This bootleg was recorded at a pre-release show for his second album Sunny Side Up. Enjoy!
01. Forget It 02. High Hopes 03. Alloway Grove 04. Loving You 05. Mellow Down Easy 06. Pencil Full of Lead 07. Last Request 08. Simple Things 09. Growing Up Beside You 10. These Streets 11. Candy 12. (Bare Necessities) 13. Coming Up Easy 14. Down in Mexico (Coasters cover) 15. Funky Cigarette 16. Sleepwalking 17. No Other Way 18. New Shoes 19. Tricks of the Trade 20. Ritalin 21. 10/10 22. Jenny
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, live at Fillmore East, New York, 6th June 1970
CSNY played several dates at the Fillmore East in June '70, I think it may have been a run of 5 consecutive shows (2nd-7th). So, here's one of those shows for you, suondboard sourced, though sadly in mono only, I would've thought stereo would've been the way to go in 1970, but who am I to moan? Enjoy!
Disc 1: 1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes 2. Blackbird 3. On The Way Home 4. Teach Your Children 5. Tell Me Why 6. Triad 7. Guinnevere 8. Simple Man 9. King Midas In Reverse 10. The Loner / Cinnamon Girl / Down By The River 11. Black Queen 12. 4+20
Disc two: 1. 49 Bye-Byes 2. Love The One You're With 3. Pre-Road Dawns 4. Long Time Gone 5. Helplessly Hoping 6. Ohio 7. As I Come Of Age 8. Southern Man 9. Carry On 10. Woodstock 11. Find The Cost Of Freedom
Ben Folds, live at the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 24th August 2005
Performed (and recorded) during the Odd Men Out tour, this is a pretty standard setlist from Mr. Folds, except perhaps You to Thank, and the fairly legendary collaborative George Michael cover with Rufus Wainwright guesting. Enjoy!
01. Boxing 02. The Ascent of Stan 03. The last Polka 04. Gracie 05. All U Can Eat 06. Bastard 07. Gone 08. (Band Intro) 09. Jesusland 10. You To Thank 11. Careless Whisper (with Rufus Wainwright) 12. Landed 13. Banter 14. Bitches Ain't Shit 15. Brick 16. Army 17. Philosophy 18. Three Part Harmony Practice 19. Not The Same
Jenny Lewis, live at the Plaza Theater, Orlando, 29th June 2009
01) Silver Lining 02) See Fernando 03) The Charging Sky 04) You Are What You Love 05) Pretty Bird 06) Carpetbaggers 07) Jack Killed Mom 08) Black Sand 09) Godspeed 10) Happy 11) Rise Up with Fists 12) Just Like Zeus 13) Handle with Care 14) The Next Messiah 15) Acid Tongue 16) The Big Wave 17) Born Secular
Richard Hawley, live at Benicassim, Barcelona, 20th July 2008
Some lovely Mr. Hawley for you today, a guy I need to find more of the back catalogue of, the last two albums in my collection is just not enough! I'm sure you'll enjoy!
01 Valentine 02 Roll River Roll 03 Tonight The Streets Are Ours 04 Serious 05 Hotel Room 06 Born Under A Bad Sign 07 Just Like The Rain 08 Lady Solitude 09 Oh My Love 10 I'm Lookin' For Someone 11 band intro. 12 The Ocean (sadly cut)
Mooney Suzuki, live on WFMU, Jersey City, 19th February 2002
Some NYC garage rock for you today. Mooney have four albums to date, and have toured with The White Stripes, Kings of Leon and The Hives amongst many, giving any who've not heard of them a good estimation as to their sound. Just look at the one fella's jacket too, pure badassery! I'm sure you'll enjoy!
01. Intro/In A Young Man's Mind 02. Make My Way 03. I Woke Up This Morning 04. (chatter) 05. Electric Sweat 06. It's Not Easy 07. Natural Fact 08. (chatter) 09. Oh Sweet Suzanna 10. I Say I Love You 11. Half My Heart 12. Turn My Blue Sky Black 13. Outro