John Cale, live at CBGB's, New York, 27th December 1978
I've posted a couple of gigs from the CBGB's club over the past couple of weeks, and here's another nice one to add to that run, multi-instrumentalist/singer/producer/Welshman John Cale, founder member of The Velvet Underground. This show was recorded during probably his most loved recording period, and although Helen of Troy was released by Island Records without his consent, they were what he called demos at that point, it's still highly regarded in his large catalogue. A couple of great covers too, his dark rendition of Heartbreak Hotel, and a version of Pablo Picasso (The Modern Lovers) which he produced in it's original form. Enjoy!
Jeff Buckley, live at CBGB's, New York, 18th December 1993
Another installment of Buckley for you today, from the famous, and now defunct a'la Sin-E, CBGB's club in New York. This show is okay sounding, a little 'hot' in places, and Jeff isn't quite on it for all the tracks, but that aside it is a very good show, and stands out amongst the plethora of them out there due to the fact that this contains the only known version of Forget Her to have been taped at the bands shows, plus the lesser played CCC also. Enjoy!
01. Grace 02. Mojo Pin 03. Kast Goodbye 04. Lilac Wine 05. Forget Her 06. Lover, You Should've Come Over 07. Corpus Christi Carol 08. The Way Young Lovers Do 09. Eternal Life
R.E.M., live at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusetts, 13th July 1983
A nice little FM broadcast of early R.E.M. for you today, well, it was rebroadcast actually, just for all those people who never knew them in 1983 to get their tapes out. I'm sure you'll enjoy!
01. Intro 02. Gardening At Night 03. 9-9 04. Happy Birthday > 05. Moral Kiosk 06. Laughing 07. Pilgrimage 08. Seven Chinese Brothers 09. Talk About The Passion 10. Wolves, Lower 11. Harborcoat 12. Sitting Still 13. Pretty Persuasion 14. Catapult 15. Just A Touch 16. West of The Fields > 17. Radio Free Europe 18. White Tornado 19. Ages Of You 20. We Walk 21. 1,000,000 22. (Station ID) 23. California Dreamin' 24. Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars)
Mogwai, live at the Metro Theatre, Sydney, 20th July 2006
A little more of Scots post-rockers Mogwai for you today, taken from their Mr. Beast tour, perhaps their most successful album to date. Only four tracks are actually taken from Mr. Beast though, so perhaps they'd not toured down under for a while? Hence the more 'best of' feel of the setlist. Anyway, please do enjoy!
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MoMa is the Museum of Modern Arts, not in anyway a music venue, yet the sound of this show is fantastic. It's taken from a webrip of a video (from current.tv), WAV extracted, then converted to MP3, so maybe something of a transcode but fuck it.
The band played on Icelands Idependence Day, hence the national anthem, apart from that...it's a really great set, mixing classic Ros with some great tracks from the new album. On a site I took a look at in readying these files it said that Ný batterí is in the setlist (between Sé Lest and Við Spilum Endalaust). I didn't take the time to listen to every second of the show, so can't say that it definitely isn't, but I never heard any exerpts during my encoding process. Anyway...enjoy!
01. Interview - Playing in NYC 02. Glósoli 03. Sé Lest 04. Interview - Playing MoMa 05. Við Spilum Endalaust 06. Sæglópur 07. Icelandic National Anthem 08. Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur 09. Hoppipolla - Með Blóðnasir - Gobbledigook
Download samples, they're not included in Zip... Ros MoMa
Elliott Smith, live at Umbra Penumbra, Portland, Oregon, 17th September 1994
Apparantly this is the earliest known of Elliott Smith recordings, and it appears to be so too going by the etree database. It's fairly well circulated, and for good reason. It's got a great sound, and it's a tidy little solo show indeed. Enjoy!
01. Some Song 02. Alphabet Town 03. Whatever (Folk Song in C) 04. No Name #4 05. Big Decision 06. Condor Avenue 07. No Name #1 08. No Confidence Man 09. Crazy Fucker 10. Not Half Right
Sonic Youth, live at CBGB's, New York, 3rd July 1992
Sonic Youth played this show in relative secret, going under the name Drunken Butterfly, just twenty days before the release of Dirty, much of which makes up the setlist. Soundboard sourced, so a great sound. Enjoy!
01. Teenage Riot 02. Burning Spear 03. Dirty Boots 04. Drunken Butterfly 05. Theresa's Sound-World 06. Youth Against Fascism 07. Swimsuit Issue 08. Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit 09. 100% 10. Sugar Kane 11. Expressway To Yr Skull
Download samples, they're not included in Zip... Youth CBGB
Death Cab For Cutie, live at the Viking Hall Main Lounge, Bellingham W.A., 110th April 1999
When Ben Gibbard released a side project cassette You Can Play These Songs With Chords, the surprising success of this led him to form a band with guitarist Chris Walla who played on said cassette. They released another album, an actual real one this time, in 1998, and this show is from between that release, Something About Airplanes, and the third We Have Facts And We're Voting Yes. This show was also played in their hometown and contains songs from each of these releases, I'm sure you'll enjoy!
1) Intro 2) Champagne From A Paper Cup 3) Lowell, MA 4) We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes 5) Amputations 6) President of What? 7) Company Calls 8) Prove My Hypotheses 9) Fake Frowns
Download sample, it's not included in Zip... Cab Viking
Kristin Hersh, 4AD Presents The 13 Year Itch, live at the I.C.A. London, 19th July 1993
Kristin has been playing music for, about 100 years...*coughs*, however long it is she's always been very cool. Her breakthrough was with band Throwing Muses in the late eighties and early ninties, and although she's got a handsome solo career, they've never really gone away, releasing their last album in 2003. This concert was one of many put on by label 4AD to showcase the many talented artists on it's roster (Belly, Red House Painters, Dead Can Dance, The Breeders), releasing a compilation of those same artists and selling them at the gigs only. This was the first of those shows, enjoy!
01 - Sparky 02 - Your Ghost 03 - Sundrops 04 - Rabbits Dying 05 - Juno 06 - Teeth 07 - Red Shoes 08 - Me & My Charms 09 - Same Sun 10 - Cottonmouth 11 - Crazy Loon 12 - Delicate Cutters 13 - Cuckoo 14 - Uncle June + Aunt Kiyoti 15 - You Cage
Download samples, they're not included in the Zip... Hersh 4AD
Butthole Surfers, live at Lollapalooza, Pine Knob M.I., 4th August 1991
A little more Lolla for you today, this time from Texas nutjobs the Butthole Surfers. Coming out of the Alternative underground, I guess you'd say they were closer to Punk than any other genre at the time, the Buttholes built themselves a core fanbase in venues like L.A.s Whisky A Go Go in the early eighties. Anyway, do enjoy!
01. Revolution PT I & II 02. Dancing Fool 03. Creep In The Cellar 04. Blindman 05. Edgar 06. Hey 07. Some Dispute Over T-Shirt Sales 08. You Don't Know Me 09. Fast 10. Bong Song 11. Human Cannonball 12. Graveyard 13. Booze, Tobacco, Dope, Pussy, Cars 14. Pittsburg to Lebanon
Download samples, they're not included in Zip... Surfers Knob
Sorted my internet this morning so posts shall resume as per usual, sadly the same cannot be said for my mobile phone!
This is a recently circulated compilation from the taper, a guy who actually performed at Sin-E during the time Jeff did too. This collection has some great stuff on it, including previously unheard (by the collectors, obviously not the taper and the crowd) tracks by Ride (In A Different Place), Joni Mitchell (Peoples Parties) and The Beatles (Julia).
01. People's Parties 02. Hallelujah 03. Funk 49/The Way Young Lovers Do 04. In A Different Place 05. May The Circle Be Unbroken 06. Twelth Of Never 07. I SHall Be Released 08. Calling You 09. Strange Fruit 10. Julia 11. Sweet Thing 12. Lost Highway 13. Dink's Song 14. If You See Her, Say Hello 15. Mama You've Been On My Mind 16. Hallelujah 17. Eternal Life 18. Sweet Thing
Bauhaus, live at The Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, 29th October 2005
Although most of the worlds population would think The Cure are the kings of goth (I personally think they aren't at all. Friday I'm in Love?!?), Bauhaus out goth them ten fold. This set is very representative of their sound, and indeed sounds great, with a lovely finale of their Bowie cover and the classic Bela Lagosi's Dead. Enjoy!
01. Burning from the Inside 02. In the Flat Field 03. A God in an Alcove 04. In Fear of Fear 05. Terror Couple Kill Colonel 06. Swing the Heartache 07. She's in Parties 08. Passion of Lovers 09. Silent Hedges 10. Kick in the Eye 11. Hollow Hills 12. Rosegarden Funeral of Sores 13. Stigmata Martyr 14. Hair of the Dog 15. Dark Entries 16. Double Dare 17. Slice of Life 18. Telegram Sam 19. Ziggy Stardust 20. Bela Lugosi's Dead
Ryan Adams, live at the Paradisio, Amsterdam, 6th February 2002
A really long set from Ryan Adams for you today, I think played after the Demolition tour, as it's got alot of what was to become 2003's Rock and Roll in the set. Anyway, great set, great sound. Enjoy!
1 The Rescue Blues 2 Soundtrack Of Your Life 3 To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) 4 Firecracker 5 Answering Bell 6 Touch, Feel & Lose 7 Not Gonna Make It Out Of This One This Time 8 Harder Now That It's Over 9 When The Stars Go Blue 10 Somehow, Someday 11 Nobody Girl 12 La Cienega Just Smiled 13 Diamonds Or Hearts 14 Hitchin' A Ride 15 Lovesick Blues 16 Ooh Las Vegas 17 Sin City 18 Oh My Sweet Carolina 19 "Song For Natalie" (improv.) 20 New York, New York 21 Brown Sugar 22 Tina Toledo's Street Walkin' Blues 23 My Winding Wheel 24 Don't Ask For The Water 25 You Will Always Be The Same 26 Desire 27 Shakedown On 9th Street 28 Firecracker 29 Dance All Night 30 Vampire 31 Call Me On Your Way Back Home 32 Come Pick Me Up
Jimi Hendrix, Miami Pop Fest., Florida, 18th May 1968
A second post today, as both are quite small...This is the latter set from Hendrix's day out at the '68 Miami Pop Festival, the early one I sadly do not have, but I'm sure you'll enjoy this slice of soundboard Jimi.
01. Intro 02. Foxy Lady 03. Fire 04. Hear My Train A Comin' 05. Purple Haze 06. Outro
Download sample, it's not included in Zip... Hendrix Pop
Thom Yorke, live and acoustic on KCRW, Santa Monica L.A., 11th July 2006
Just a couple of tracks here, the 'midtro' sample is really just for sound quality purposes. Recorded for Morning Becomes Eclectic during Radiohead's tour of the U.S.A. in '06, Jonny and Nigel Godrich assist on the opening track. Enjoy!
01. Intro 02. Cymbal Rush (with Greenwood and Godrich) 03. Midtro 04. The Clock
Download sample (or not in this case), as it's not in the Zip... Yorke Eclectic
Arcade Fire, live at St. Michels Church, Montreal, 20th January 2007
This was the very first performance featuring the material from the bands second album, Neon Bible. A rather impromptu gig, they played at their recording studio/home, St. Michels church, in front of a select crowd of friends, and those who heard of the show that day. Enjoy!
Martha Wainwright, live at Acadamy 3, Manchester University, 8th May 2005
Martha, sister of the flambouyant Rufufs, and daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, follows a more traditional route than her erstwhile sibling, sticking to a more folk based autobiographical music, no duobt influenced by her parents, Bloody Motherfuckin' Asshole, a song aimed at her father, is a fine example of this, and a really fine song too.
This show, performed on Martha's 29th birthday, was in support of her recently released self titled debut album. That said, she did release Ground Floor previous to this, but it was a limited run produced by herself (I think) and sold at her earliest shows. Anyway, this is a great set, a nice mix of the albumcovers, and older songs that I'm sure you'll enjoy.
01 Intro 02 I Will Internalize 03 When The Day Is Short 04 The Car Song 05 Far Away 06 Jimi (Takes So Much Time) 07 Ball & Chain 08 Unknown Song 09 You’ve Got A Way 10 Bloody Motherfuckin’ Asshole 11 Who Was I Kidding? 12 Baby 13 Tower Of Song (Leonard Cohen Cover) 14 This Life 15 Lost So Many Friends 16 Year Of The Dragon (Kate & Anne Mcgarrigle Cover) 17 Factory 18 I Was In The House When The House Burned Down (Warren Zevon cover) 19 Don’t Forget 20 Street Fightin’ Man (Rolling Stones Cover) 21 G.P.T. 22 Dis, Quand Reviendras-Tu?
Jimi Hendrix, Acoustic Demos and Poetry Recital, various locations and dates
This is a small collection of acoustic demos, recorded at Jimis' apartment/Drake Hotel (both NY), a couple of jams with Paul Caruso, the Room Full of Mirrors poetry recital and the infamous Faye's Tape, which went for a bucket load of money at Sotherbys a while back as did the Acoustic Jams and many others. Sadly I picked the worst sounding track for the sample, silly me...anyway, enjoy!
01. Long Hot Summer Night (Drake Hotel April 68) 02. All Along The Watchtower (Jimi's apartment March 68 with Paul Caruso) 03. Bright Lights, Big City (same as above) 04. Acoustic Jams with Paul Caruso 1 (Around the same time as those above) 05. Acoustic Jams with Paul Caruso 2 (same as above) 06. Room Full of Mirrors (London March 69) 07. Room Full of Mirrors Edit (same as above) 08. Faye's Tape (Acoustic Demos - Radio Edit)
Billy Bragg, live at Victoria University, Wellington NZ, 7th March 1987
An electric set from ardent Englishman and activist Mr. Billy Bragg for you today. Billy toured South Wales (my home) in the early '80's in support of the miners strikes, now he's going to play the same places as an homage to those who fought for their livelihoods back then, starting at Blaenavon, world heritage site and nextdoor neighbour to my hometown. Good on you Billy, and folks please do enjoy the set!
01. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty 02. Milkman Of Human Kindness 03. Love Gets Dangerous 04. Myth Of Trust 05. The Marriage 06. Greetings To The New Brunette 07. Honey, I'm A Big Boy Now / Your Cheatin' Heart 08. World Turned Upside Down 09. Levi Stubbs' Tears 10. Think Again 11. Help Save The Youth Of America 12. St. Swithin's Day 13. A Lover Sings 14. Valentine's Day Is Over 15. It Says Here 16. The Home Front 17. Right Wing Rant 18. Days Like These 19. A New England 20. A Change Is Gonna Come 21. Between The Wars 22. Banter 23. Louie Louie / Hang On Sloopy / Wild Thing / Gloria 24. A13
Ugly Casanova, live at the Blackbird Theater, Portland Oregon, 19th November 2001
Ugly Casanova are little known, though I'm sure many of you will know of their singer Isaac Brock's day job, the frontman for Modest Mouse. They released just one album on Sub Pop records, and though they have toured quite a bit (at the time of release and a few years later) there seems to be few bootlegs kicking about. Thankfully there are one or two, and this one is even a soundboard recording. Please do enjoy!
Neko Case, live at Spaceland, Los Angeles, 10th March 2000
Neko made her name when she sang several songs on the New Pornographers album Mass Romantic before going solo, firstly with her band Her Boyfriends, before perhaps gaining a little more confidence and continuing comeletely under her own name. Though the Pornographers were an indie-pop style group, formed more to allow each member to gain a little from playing with each other more than anything, her own music is much more country than anything else. 2006 brought us her album Fox Confessor Brings The Flood, and with it many, many plaudits for her songwriting style. Anyway...this is rather younger than that as you've noticed, though I'm sure you'll enjoy it anyway.
01 tuning & banter 02 Set Out Running 03 Guided By Wire 04 Bowling Green 05 Stinging Velvet 06 Favorite 07 Whip The Blankets 08 South Tacoma Way 09 Rated X 10 Twist The Knife 11 Make Your Bed 12 Mood To Burn Bridges 13 Porchlight 14 Furnace Room Lullaby 15 Thrice All American 16 Bought And Sold 17 Fist City 18 No Need To Cry
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3, live at The Triple Door, Seattle W.A., 21st March 2009
Hitchcock started his musical life with The Soft Boys before embarking on a solo career. The Venus 3 are his touring band of the moment, although they also recorded together his last studio album, and consist two Seattle based members, Sean Nelson (Harvey Danger, guest vox for many bands inc Minus 5) on vocals and Scott McCaughey (Minus 5) on bass, and R.E.M. bandmates Bill Rieflin (N.I.N., Ministry etc.) on drums and Peter Buck on guitar. Not a bad line-up at all methinks. Enjoy!
01 intro/talk 02 Out Of The Picture 03 Airscape 04 talk 05 The Lizard 06 What You Is 07 Hurry For The Sky 08 N.Y. Doll 09 Viva Sea-Tac 10 Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) 11 The Authority Box 12 talk 13 Saturday Groovers 14 Madonna of the Wasps 15 Up To Our Nex 16 talk 17 Jewels for Sophia 01 The Ghost Ship (solo Robyn) 02 The Wreck of the Arthur Lee (solo Robyn) 03 Creeped Out 04 talk 05 I'm Falling 06 talk 07 Goodnight Oslo