The Who, live at the Pavillion, Paris, 17th May 1979
A little FM sourced show for you today, from the legendary The Who. The show is interspersed with a French radio host, announcing song titles in a peculiar, yet amusing French way, and to be fair the set is a bit hit-and-miss, some great songs, some not so great, some great performances, some not so great.
01 Substitute 02 Can't Explain 03 Baba O'Riley 04 The Punk And The Godfather 05 Boris The Spider 06 Sister Disco 07 Behind Blue Eyes 08 Music Must Change 09 Bargain 10 Pinball Wizard 11 See Me Feel Me 12 Long Live Rock 13 Dreaming From The Waist 14 Who Are You 15 My Generation 16 Join Together 17 My Generation Blues 18 Magic Bus (cut) 19 Guitar Piano Jam 20 Won't Get Fooled Again 21 Young Man Blues 22 Summertime Blues 23 The Real Me
Velvet Underground & Nico, Psychedelic Sounds From The Gymnasium bootleg, April 1967
A rather lovely bootleg of soundboard performances from The Gymnasium NY for you today, all recorded during April of 1967, but not any particular day, hence the lack of a definitive date to the post. Enjoy!
01. I'm Not A Young Man Anymore 02. Guess I'm Falling In Love 03. I'm Waiting For The Man 04. Run, Run, Run 05. Sister Ray 06. Booker T.
Indochine, live at Le Zenith, Montpellier France, 7th March 1986
Back in 1985, Frendch new wave/rock band Indochine released their third album, snappily titled 3 (perhaps Led Zep of Big Star should sue?), which gave them the public acclaim to match their critical acclaim. A little help from Serge Gainsbourg in making a video helped I'm sure. The final track apart, the complete album is reproduced here. I'm sure you'll enjoy.
01. Intro: La Conquete De L'Ouest 02. A l'assaut 03. Indochine les 7 jours de Pekin 04. Miss Paramount 05. Le train sauvage 06. Salombo 07. Canary bay 08. Pavillon rouge 09. Kao bang 10. Monte Cristo 11. L'opportuniste 12. A l'est de Java 13. Okinawa 14. 3 nuits par semaine 15. Razzia 16. Hors la loi 17. 3eme sexe 18. L'aventurier 19. Dizzidence politik
Manic Street Preachers, live at the Southend Cliffs Pavillion, 7th July 1993
With Richie Edwards on 'silent guitar', the Manics made alot of noise in the early ninties, sadly only rarely living up to what they said they would be. A year after this show they were recording their masterpiece The Holy Bible, apart from the mammoth sales promised by the band for their debut, this album did actually live up to all hyperbole they spoke of themselves. Thankfully for todays post, they had actually recorded a good few excellent rock tunes prior to '94's must have album, most of which are in this set. Enjoy!
The La's, live at the Melkweg, Amsterdam, 19th April 1991
I've not seen alot of La's soundboard shows floating about, in fact only this one, but then I don't obsessively track them down. Obviously, as there was only one album, great though it may be, they could only do so long a concert without repeating themselves, hence we get three songs repeated here. Hey, if it's good enough for The Smiths, then Lee and Co. can do it too. Enjoy!
01. Son Of A Gun 02. Freedom Song 03. Clean Prophet 04. Come In Come Out 05. Way Out 06. Timeless Melody 07. I.O.U. 08. I Can't Sleep 09. There She Goes 10. Doledrum 11. Follow Me Down 12. Knock Me Down 13. Feelin' 14. Alright 15. Liberty Ship 16. Callin' All 17. Failure 18. Looking Glass 19. I Can't Sleep 20. There She Goes 21. Failure
Gutter Twins, live at Union Chapel, London, 19th January 2009
A little more Lanegan for you today, this time singing (mostly) his own material. A rather tasty acoustic set it is too, with Dave Rosser providing additional tasteful guitar and backing vocals, and a slightly altered classic in I Get A Kick Out Of You providing something of a smiley closer. Enjoy!
01. The Body 02. God's Children 03. The Stations 04. We Have Met Before 05. Creeping Coastlines of Light 06. Resurrection Song 07. The Twilite Kid 08. The Lure Would Prove Too Much 09. Kimiko's Dream House 10. Summer's Kiss 11. King Only 12. Sunrise 13. River Rise 14. Sunset Machine 15. I Am In The Heavenly Way 16. Candy Cane Crawl 17. One Hundred Days 18. All I Have To Do Is Dream 19. Tennessee Waltz 20. I Get a Kick Out of You
Various Artists, Life Along The Borderline: A Tribute To Nico, Royal Festival Hall, London, 11th October 2008
John Cale arranged a tribute concert to his old friend Nico last year, featuring musician fans young and old singing the ladies hits. Mark Lanegan, Peter Murphy and the Guillemots a treat for myself, and I'm sure you'll have your favourites too. Enjoy!
FROZEN WARNINGS - JOHN CALE MUTTERLEIN - PETER MURPHY MY HEART IS EMPTY - GUILLEMOTS FALCONER - LISA GERRARD EVENING OF LIGHT - FIERY FURNACES ARI'S SONG - LIZ GREEN YOU FORGOT TO ANSWER - MARK LINKOUS ROSES IN THE SNOW - MARK LANEGAN JANITOR OF LUNACY - JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD NO ONE IS THERE - LISA GERRARD ABSCHIED - strings - PETER MURPHY AFRAID - MARK LINKOUS MY ONLY CHILD - GUILLEMOTS SIXTY FORTY – JOHN CALE WIN A FEW - MARK LANEGAN (JC on vox mic) FEARFULLY IN DANGER - FIERY FURNACES FACING THE WIND - JOHN CALE ALL THAT IS MY OWN - ALL GUESTS VOX
Richard Hawley, live at Darmstadt, Centralstation, 9th May 2003
I was quite surprised to find this recording, as Richard was little known as a solo artists at this point, especially coming from a German venue, but then he was the support slot, something more tapers should consider when heading to a gig.
Taking the above into account, the crowd is understandably rather nonchalant, chatting more than listening really, and the applaud quietly but appreciatively to a set which is probably aided by the muted audience, at least for us bootleg listeners! Enjoy!
01. Something Is...! 02. Motorcycle Song 03. Baby You're My Light 04. The Nights Are Cold 05. Oh My Love 06. You Don't Miss Your Water (Till Your River Runs Dry) 07. Only Road 08. Run For Me
Grinderman, live at Roskilde, Denmark, 7th April 2008
After a few albums from The Bad Seeds where piano balladry was very prominent, Nick decided that what was needed was a bit of raw rock punch to enliven the band again. So he called on the core members to write some new material with him, simply go to the studio, play loud and fast, then hit record. The album was sweet, and the following Bad Seeds albums followed a similar vein. Enjoy!
01. DJ Intro 02. Electric Alice 03. Grinderman Intro 04. Grinderman 05. When My Love Comes Down 06. Honey Bee (Let's Fly To Mars) 07. Dream 08. No Pussy Blues
The Sonics, live at The Kentish Forum, London, March 21st 2008
The first time I heard The Sonics was a few years ago now, I got a compilation CD from Mojo magazine full of raw garage rock, the original kind, not The White Stripes and The Strokes variety. One of the most stand-out tracks was called Psycho, a three-chord (plus key change) raucous number about a woman who's rather a tease, with what is one of my favourite rock screams ever at the end of each verse. So I was rather glad to find this little bootleg recently, just a shame it's not from when they were doing it years back. Oh yes, if you're in the UK you'll more than likely have heard Have Love Will Travel on an advert at some point, though not The Sonics version. Enjoy!
1) He's Waitin' 2) Money (Berry Gordy) 3) Cinderella 4) Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark 5) The Hustler 6) Boss Hoss 7) You Get Your Head On Backwards 8) High Time / Introducing band members 9) Have Love Will Travel (Richard Berry) 10) Strychnine 11) Lucille (Little Richard) 12) Like No other Man 13) Maintaining My Cool 14) I'm Goin' Home 15) Walking The Dog (Rufus Thomas) 16) Dirty Robber (The Wailers) 17) Shot Down (cut) 18) Louie Louie (Richard Berry) 19) Witch
A Tribe Called Quest, live at The Palace, Hollywood, 20th April 1990
Something of a rarity today, as although I have a love for Hip-Hop, I rarely find any bootlegs of artists I like, and even more rarely post them here (I think this may be the first?). Anyway, A Tribe were formed in 1988, and since have placed themselves towards the upper echelons of Hip-Hop history with classis such as Can I Kick It and I Left My Wallet...with their use of jazzy lines becoming a great base for their sound. I'm sure you'll enjoy this!
01. Intro 02. Public Enemy 03. Desciption Of A Fool 04. Bonita Applebum 05. Buddy 06. I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
Franz Ferdinand, Session Prive SFR, live from Oui FM, 3rd February 2009
A good mix (about 50/50) of old and new in this 'private session', from those Scots named after the dude who died so that Hitler could eventually blow himself away. Yay for history! The latest album by FF is a good departure from their sound, keeping enough of what made them loved in the first place, and adding some keys and synths to fatten it out a bit. Good stuff. Enjoy the show!
01. Interview 02. Intro 03. Bite Hard 04. Do You Want To 05. No You Girls 06. Tell Her Tonight 07. Send Him Away 08. The Dark of the Matinée 09. Live alone 10. Take me out 11. Turn It On 12. Ulysses 13. What She Came For 14. Outsiders
Vetiver, live at The Fillmore Detroit, 6th December 2008
Andy Cabic, was playing guitar for Devendra Banhart before going off on his own to form Vetiver. Signing to indie labels Subpop and Fat Cat, two of my favourite labals in the world, they released three albums to date. Now on Bella Union in Europe, they release Tight Knit, from which most of these tracks are taken, on the 17th February (pre-order from Subpop). If you think Devendra is a bit too quirky, then don't be put off by these guys, there's a common thread between them, but Andy's music is much more easily accessable. Anyway, enjoy!
01 Oh Papa 02 Band Introductions 03 Another Reason To Go 04 On the Other Side 05 You Make Me Blue 06 Luna Sea 07 Maureen 08 I Know No Pardon 09 Everyday 10 Blue Driver 11 Idle Ties 12 Won't Be Me
Nirvana, live at The Underground, Subpop 200 Launch Party, Seattle, 28th December 1988
In '88 Subpop released a compilation album showcasing the vast array of talent on their small label, with the likes of Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, Mudhoney and Greenriver featuring prominently. Nirvana played the show and were taped by an audience member (or two, as this is from a couple of sources) as it happens, this is the result. Enjoy!
01 (Jesse Bernstein Introduction) 02 School 03 Love Buzz 04 Floyd The Barber 05 Mr. Moustache 06 Paper Cuts 07 Mexican Seafood 08 Spank Thru 09 Sifting 10 Hairspray Queen 11 Blew
Mogwai, live at L'Olympic, Nantes, 31st January 2009
A great set from the Scots post-rockers. A mixture of their best/most loved tracks, with a good selection of songs from their latest album The Hawk Is Howling. Gotta love a band that uses local dialect (We're No Here) in a song title too :) Enjoy!
01. The Precipice 02. Scotlands Shame 03. Cody 04. I Love You, I'm Going To Blow Up Your School 05. Hunted By A Freak 06. Mogwai Fear Satan 07. I'm Jim Morrisson, I'm Dead 08. Helicon 1 09. We're No Here 10. Friend Of The Night 11. Thank You Space Expert 12. 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong 13. Like Herod 14. Batcat
Ben Folds, live at Storrs, University of Connecticut, 27th September 2008
Another installment from Ben Folds Way To Normal pre-release touring schedule, the album was released a mere three days later. Won't go into this too much, said all that was needed last time really. Enjoy!
01 Way To Normal 02 Brainwascht 03 Effington 04 You Don't Know Me 05 Lovesick Diagnostician 06 Errant Dog 07 Free Coffee 08 Brainwashed 09 Before Cologne > Cologne 10 Hiroshima 11 The Frown Song 12 Kylie From Connecticut 13 Free Coffee Town 14 Dr. Yang 15 The Bitch Went Nuts 16 The Bitch Went Nutz 17 Still Fighting It 18 Bastard 19 Philosophy > 20 Rockin' The Suburbs 21 Landed 22 Zak and Sara 23 Not The Same 24 Frowne Song (Feeble Anthem)
Jeff Buckley, live at the Urban Art Bar, 28th April 1995
The second installment of the Urban Art Bar recordings, the sadly cut one. Enjoy!
01 [1:26] Intro 02 [9:00] Dream Brother 03 [5:05] So Real 04 [6:04] Last Goodbye 05 [6:47] Grace 06 [5:43] Eternal Life 07 [2:53] Kick Out The Jams 08 [4:08] All That I Ask 09 [8:01] Lover, You Should've Come Over 10 [6:13] Lilac Wine 11 [6:57] What Will You Say (cut) [diginoise starts]