Thursday, 30 August 2007
They are all broadly inspired by R&B, Blues, and good old rock'n'roll, and like a drink or two before, during, and after any concert. As a bonus each and every one of them can play their part to a very high standard.
I give you The Faces !
Against that background how can any band stay together for more than a few short years.
It is no wonder they were instant favorites of the UK's then premier DJ John Peel, and that their gig's have attained legendary status for concert goers of that time.
There is a good synopsis over on wikipedia (click HERE), that briefly captures The Faces history. This for me, with fond memories, was all about having a great time, unashamedly doing the rock'n'roll thing, with all the excesses, even if I was to young to actually join the party!
This is The Faces live at The Paris Theatre, London, on the 8th February 1973.
In Full Soundboard Stereo Quality enjoy:
1 Silicone Grown
2 Cindy Incidentally
4 Memphis Tennesee
5 True Blue
6 I'd Rather Go Blind
7 Your My Girl
8 Twistin The Night Away
9 It's All Over Now
10 Miss Judy's Farm
11 Maybe I'm Amazed
12 Three Button Hand Me Down
13 I'm Losing You
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Revisit what made Rod Stewart, and Ron Wood really famous, remember with fondness the late Ronnie Lane, and understand why Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan have worked with so many top artists to this day.
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Wednesday, 29 August 2007
Boots from the early 1960's are often disappointing, and for obvious reasons. They are not official, they are copies of copies of copies... you get the point!
The equipment used (even if professional) had limitations, often the crowd noise is more dominant and... OK this is over kill - point made !!!
However very recently some new tape sources of The Beatles have emerged, which are close to pristine for their time.
You may note the odd speed fluctuation or adjustment as some very tender remastering has been undertaken. However this is very much The Beatles as they sounded live in 1963 and 1964. It is a must for any Beatles fan, or fan of early guitar rock bands.
This is the track order:
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - OCTOBER 24, 1963 (From best known source to date).
1. Intro 0'46''
2. I Saw Her Standing There 2'46''
3. From Me To You 2'01''
4. Money (That's What I Want) 2'59''
5. Roll Over Beethoven 2'19''
6. You Really Got A Hold On Me 3'07''
7. She Loves You 2'30''
8. Twist And Shout 2'47''
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 7, 1963 (From a newly discovered tape source)
9. I Want To Hold Your Hand 2'07''
10. Intro - Money (That's What I Want) 3'51''
11. Twist And Shout 2'07''
12. From Me To You 1'15''
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 19, 1964 (From a newly discovered and much longer source tape).
13. Beatles' interview at the Bourget airport 0'45''
14. (Trini Lopez song) If I Had A Hammer 1'11''
15. Robert Marcy's comment 0'50''
16. From Me To You 1'52''
17. This Boy 2'25''
18. I Want To Hold Your Hand 2'27''
19. She Loves You 2'49''
20. Twist And Shout 2'38''
21. Robert Marcy's comment 0'33''
22. I Saw Her Standing There 2'42''
23. This Boy (partial) 0'07''
24. Twist And Shout 2'35''
25. From Me To You (incomplete instrumental) 0'25''
26. Long Tall Sally 1'54''
27. From Me To You (incomplete instrumental) 0'07''
28. From Me To You 1'57''
I think I have made the point - sound quality as good as you can get, the actual performances, totally Beatles at that time !!!
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The ships (Caroline North & South) were towed to Holland and basically impounded.
In September 1972 the former Caroline South ship - the Mi Amigo, was purchased at auction, and was to become a museum. This was a smokescreen, as the ship had been purchased by those 'close' to Caroline. In September 1972, the ship was rushed out to sea, and dropped anchor close to Radio Veronica & Radio Northsea International (RNI).
This was the beginning of the great 1970's adventure. For a concise story of all that followed visit Radio Caroline, and check out the history section or click HERE.
In 1974 the Dutch passed their equivalent to the marine offences act, and Caroline again decided to stay on the air, and with nothing more to lose returned to the British coastline.
This was really the start of the golden era of Radio Caroline as 'Europe's first and only Album Station'.
The station had a large following in the South East of England & coastal Europe, and further a field after dark when the medium wave signal achieved further reach.
This is my first round up of music I associate with that period of the decade. It may not be totally accurate, but leave your anorak off for a moment and download some absolute classics. In the usual 'no particular order', I present some Caroline Classics...
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Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music.mp3
Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug.MP3
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken.mp3
Bob Marley - No woman no cry.mp3
Doobie Brothers - Free Ride.mp3
ELO - Showdown
ELO - One Summer Dream
David McWilliams - The days of Pearly Spencer.mp3
Grand Funk Railroad - People - stop the war.mp3
The Eagles - Desperado.mp3
Sly and the Family Stone - Family Affair.mp3
Roy Harper - When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease.mp3
The Kinks - Lola.mp3
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Our House.mp3
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years.mp3
The Tubes - Don't Touch Me There.mp3
Bob Marley - Concrete Jungle.mp3
Medicine Head - One And One Is One.mp3
Dr Feelgood - Who do you Love.mp3
Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight.mp3
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama.mp3
Don McLean - American Pie.mp3
Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll - Indian Rope Man.mp3
The Flock - Tired Of Waiting - E.mp3
Allman Brothers Band - Midnight Rider.mp3
The Who - 5-15
Poco - Rose of Cimarron.mp3
Al Stewart - Lord Grenville.mp3
Hawkwind - The Psychedelic Warlords.mp3
Nick Drake - Pink Moon.mp3
Love - The Red Telephone.mp3
Allman Brothers - Ramblin Man.mp3
Hawkwind - Master of the Universe.mp3
A mixture of years including the odd 1960's track that featured as a Caroline 'flashback' on the 'album station'.
You can check out an abundance of Cd's from this era HERE.
Have your own Caroline Classics? Don't be shy you can share them here, or I will do my best to locate them and post them on 'anorak corner', feed back as always is welcome.
To recap - In 1968 The Beatles were both at Trident and EMI studios in London. Some excellent (performance and recording quality) material was created, final versions of which are found on The White Album.
Lord of Madness are versions in production, another piece of The Beatles history, for collectors.
The album comprises of:
01 - Hey Jude
02 - Revolution
03 - I'm So Tired
04 - Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
05 - Sour Milk Sea
06 - Circles
07 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
08 - Julia
09 - Not Guilty
10 - What's The New Mary Jane
11 - Yer Blues
12 - Helter Skelter
13 - Cry Baby Cry
14 - Revolution No. 9
15 - Good Night
This is studio quality material - enjoy.
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Saturday, 25 August 2007
So this is part four, and I make no apologies for this!
A twenty three track album, the copy I have obtained goes under the name of 'Magical Mystery Tour Outtakes', it is however far more than that.
Lets go interactive for a moment. If you have the time, read the Wikipedia entry for the Magical Mystery Tour (click HERE). It's easy to forget the 'TV' film version bombed originally outside the UK. and was panned by the critics of that time. It's a reflection on my personality I guess, that I loved it, it is however the music that in typical Beatles style has demonstrated longevity.
I think it reasonable to say that against the Wikipedia background, this series of recordings are an absolute must for all Beatles fans, and curious parties.
The album is as follows:
The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour Outtakes.
01. Magical Mystery Tour (unknown take)
02. The Fool On The Hill Piano demo take 1
03. Aerial Tour Instrumental Mono Mix take 8
04. Blue Jay Way "overdub session"
05. Your Mother Should Know Alternate Mix
06. I Am The Walrus take 7, external. Monitor mix.
07. I Am The Walrus take 9
08. I Am The Walrus take 17
09. Hello Hello take 1
10. Strawberry Fields Forever Paul singing at the piano
12. Strawberry Fields Forever Kenwood demos: electric guitar composing sequence + mellotron & overdubs onto composing sequence.
13. Strawberry Fields Forever the wonderful take 1
14. Strawberry Fields Forever take 25
15. Penny Lane Brass Overdub.
16. Penny Lane mono mix
17. Baby, You're A Rich Man take 2 RS? - UK/Germany
18. All You Need Is Love TV, Take 58
19. Jessie's Dream Film Music
20. Magical Mystery Tour unidentified
21. Your Mother Should Know German stereo LP mix
22. Strawberry Fields Forever German stereo LP mix
23. Hello Goodbye German stereo LP mix
The sheer sound quality of this collection is astounding, a wonderful piece of history, that for all the wrong copyright reasons, could never be officially released.
Clearly there are many other 'takes' around, this collection has, at least surfaced and been shared, if you are sitting on any gems, go on - let us know!
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Thursday, 23 August 2007
Manfred Mann's Earth Band have never been superstars. I think it fair to say that was never the intended goal, indeed the choice was taken to move away from 'three minute pop songs' and chart hits, and explore more creative ideas.
By the time of the 'Roaring Silence Tour' they were however well established, but they did not fit that comfortably into any particular rock niche. A bit Prog, a bit rock blues, sometimes just Manfred Mann, growing a little older.
This is a recording of them at the Spectrum, Philadelphia USA, on the 15th October 1976.
They were, and indeed remain a recording band, one of those acts who seem to embrace a lot of contemporary artists, and not detract from the original idea.
They were pretty good to put it mildly - live, as the following concert confirms.
01 - Intro - The Road To Babylon - Spirits In The Night
02 - Davey's On The Road Again
03 - Time Is Right
04 - Father Of Day, Father Of Night - Captain Bobby Stout
05 - Blinded By The Light
06 - The Mighty Quinn
07 - Waiter, There's A Yawn In My Ear - Outro
(click on the links to download)
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The sound quality on this gig is superb, it was broadcast on FM, this is probably a recording of that broadcast, all I can say is, whoever recorded this had one decent tuner to say the least, and recorded it as if they were in the concert hall.
Some Manfred Mann Earthband Cd's HERE.
With hindsight they were typical of the bands Radio Caroline featured in the mid 1970's, and it is no suprise, they survived the punk revolution, because they were genuine, and not on the get rich quick bandwagon...
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
This concert was from around a decade earlier, actually to be precise, the 15th November 1989.
Playing one of Londons best venues for so many, many years, the Hammersmith Odeon, was always a good choice for getting the crowd involved, whilst ensuring a lot of fans get to see the concert.
This was recorded during Aerosmith's 'Pump Tour', my guess is it's the second half of the concert, which went out live via the BBC in the UK at that time.
That said its one hour of Aerosmith, doing the business, in full stereo soundboard quality, so enjoy!
Songs played are as follows:
1.Rats in the cellar.
2.Same old song and dance.
3.Monkey on my back.
4.Don't get mad get even.
9.Love in an elevator.
10.Dude (Looks like a lady).
11.Walk this way.
Band line up was:
Steven Tyler - lead vocals, keyboards, piano, harmonica, percussion
Joe Perry - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Brad Whitford - rhythm & lead guitars
Tom Hamilton - bass, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Joey Kramer - drums, percussion, backing vocals
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Hammersmith Odeon was just a few miles from my home for many years and I enjoyed some incredible gigs there, I am always on the look out for recordings from this venue, if you come across, or have some, I would love to here from you.
Tuesday, 21 August 2007
I am not a massive fan of the band, however I sense on this occasion as far as popular opinion goes, I may be swimming against the tide, with lead weights attached to my arms and legs.
That said having listened to this concert, I would not turn down a ticket or two, to see them live.
The sound quality is excellent (pre FM - stereo soundboard), almost too good at the start when they seem to be a little slow getting going (or is that just my ignorance).
01 - Can't Stop
02 - Charlie
03 - Tell Me Baby
04 - The Needle And The Damage Done
05 - Me And My Friends
06 - Dani California
07 - 21St Century
08 - Don't Forget Me
09 - How Deep Is Your Love
10 - She's Only 18
11 - Right On Time
12 - Californication
13 - By The Way (Apologies this fades out early)
I reckon a lot of people are going to enjoy this. (click on the links to download).
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Live Hamburg.rar
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Live Hamburg part two.rar
If you like them, you own them, however a link to CD purchase options HERE.
Monday, 20 August 2007
This is Billy Idol recorded live at the Poplar Creek Theatre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA, on June 1st 1984.
Poplar Creek was an outdoor concert venue located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
The property consisted of 200 acres at the intersection of Higgins Road and Route 59.
When it opened in June 1980, the surrounding neighborhoods weren't exactly thrilled.
To appease them, the inaugural concert featured a very non-threatening John Denver.
By 1984 they may have got use to the venue being there. That said the whole place closed ten years later, maybe it took them that long to get over the 'rebel yell !'
This is Billy Idol recorded for a syndicated radio series at that time, so apologies for the appalling and 'quite cheesy' intro and the end 'really hip' DJ comments.
That said the actual concert is pretty nifty to say the least, and the sound quality is high standard FM stereo.
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This is The ORB live at The Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland on the 20th March 1997.
There is some new material available this summer, and they are touring, your chance possibly to see the masters of ambient music!
This is a high quality recording (BBC FM stereo)
For more details of releases & tour details click HERE.
Also some remastered ORB options HERE.
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Thursday, 16 August 2007
Lets start with The Polyphonic Spree, who released their third album 'The Fragile Army' this summer. On this album they take their unique 'spaced out choral pop' a little towards the dark side. I think they are probably a love or hate group. I like them (to be awkward).
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The Polyphonic Spree - (The Fragile Army - 02) - Running Away.mp3
The Polyphonic Spree - We Crawl.mp3
The Polyphonic Spree - The Fragile Army.mp3
Now a band I am really keen to promote (you know you can still buy music & help new artists?). Bodies Of Water remind me a little of the aforementioned, add a touch of Beach Boys harmonies, and something a little maverick, and you are almost there. All of which probably does not help - elsewhere they have been described as gospel pop, so here's a few songs to clarify.
Bodies o fWater - Doves Circle the Sky.mp3
Bodies Of Water - Our Friends Appear Like The Dawn.mp3
Bodies of Water - I Guess Ill Forget the Sound, I Guess, I Guess.mp3
Visit their website with links to buying the album HERE.
Now to Auckland City, New Zealand, but not for long as they are about to decamp to the USA, in search of greater things. The Brunettes, are wonderful (apologies if you know all the stuff on this posting already). They have the album 'Structure And Cosmetics' out now, find out about them, and listen to more HERE.
The Brunettes - Small Town Crew.mp3
The Brunettes - 02 - Loopy Loopy Love.mp3
What can I tell you about The Moonbabies? They are from Malmo, Sweden, which is street cred enough in my books. Check the detail & listen to tons of their stuff HERE.
The Moonbabies - Sun AM.mp3
OK Grinderman have been out & about for a while now, but in order to ensure at least one download has some nasty teeth, and as an unashamed fan of Nick Cave's music here's a reminder!
Grinderman - 05 - Depth Charge Ethel.mp3
A few links to MySpace sites on this posting, sometimes however you can discover a real diamond or two there. I would like to pretend that I came across this myself tirelessly in search of new musical gems, sorry in this instance it was the excellent Gorillas v Bears blog that led me to this.
Golden Ghost and a Murder Hawk - The Orca and the Eskimo.mp3
If you check out something new today, check out Golden Ghost... and visit their site with more to listen to HERE.
Then there is PJ Harvey who I am delighted to say, has a new album out next month (September). From what I can find out, it is more piano based, but no less to the point than most of her music. One of the late John Peels favorites, it took me a while to appreciate Polly's music, glad I took the time too. This I understand will be on the forthcoming album.
PJ Harvey - When Under Ether.mp3
Click HERE, for a selection of some of the above Cd's or on the links provided after some of the artists.
Finally another unashamed plug for Coco Rosie, because I still find myself enjoying there music, a couple of months on from last shouting about them, and wondering why they are not reaching a much wider audience?
Coco Rosie - Rainbowarriors.mp3
Coco Rosie - Beautiful Boyz.mp3
Coco Rosie - Madonna.mp3
Or am I just missing something, a lot of visitors came back for more first time around!
Buy Coco Rosie HERE.
So much new music, if only I could catch up with the back catalogue !!!
The man made great music throughout his career, and is synonymous with Tamla Motown.
As is widely known he also had something of a troubled life at times, and when this concert took place he was not far from rock bottom with both tax debt and drug problems.
However a true performer, he sounds great, and with a backing band that has real power & edge, this was a great show.
Concert was as follows:
Got to Give It Up
When I First Saw You
What's Going On
Who Is To Blame
Inner City Blues
Funky Space Reincarnation
How Sweet It Is
Band Intro/Trouble Man
Ain't That Peculiar
Yeah Yeah Yeah/Pride and Joy
Pride and Joy
Darlin' I Love You
Heard It Through the Grapevine
Going To Chicago
Need You Baby
Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
He does say thank you & goodnight at the end of the show, however it is missing from this copy.
That said the sound quality is excellent (FM stereo sourced), and as previously mentioned the performance is superb.
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As is the custom, you have some Marvin Gaye CD purchase options HERE.
New York City, on the 07.09.1996.
In 1996, Cash released a sequel to American Recordings (1994), entitled Unchained, and enlisted the accompaniment of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which won a Grammy for Best Country Album.
This live performance does justice to the exceptional studio work he produced around that time & thereafter. Sadly in 1997 the on set of serious illnesses, greatly reduced his live appearances.
Folsom Prison Blues
Sunday Morning Coming
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Oh Bury Me Not
Never Picked Cotton
Rusty Cage (Soundgarden)
Southern Accent (T.Petty)
Ring of Fire
Walk the Line
I got Jesus in my Soul
I Still Miss Someone
Orange Blossom Special
Far Side Banks of Jordan
This is a superb recording of the show (stereo soundboard).
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Wednesday, 15 August 2007
New York, NYC
27th June 1971
This concert, recorded live on the closing night of the Fillmore East, demonstrates the Beach Boys at a time when their live performing abilities were possibly at an all time high (no pun intended).
The original group members of Carl Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, are all part of the gig, however by this time Brian Wilson had stopped performing live, and Dennis Wilson could not play on drums due to an injury.
Running order is as follows:
Bill Graham Introduction 0:07
Heroes And Villains 3:53
Do It Again 2:52
Cotton Fields 2:42
Help Me, Rhonda 4:14
Wouldn't It Be Nice 3:00
Your Song 4:58
Student Demonstration Time 5:16
Good Vibrations 4:28
California Girls 3:29
I Get Around 2:31
It's About Time 3:50
Carl Wilson - vocals
Al Jardine - guitar, vocals
Dennis Wilson - vocals
Mike Love - vocals,
Bruce Johnston - bass, vocals
Daryl Dragon - keyboards, moog
Dennis Dragon - percussion
Mike Kowalski - drums
Plus horn section (sorry no details).
This is a really good stereo soundboard copy of the show.
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Remind yourself of some Beach Boys Cd's HERE.
Monday, 13 August 2007
The marine offences act came into force in the UK, forcing all but Radio Caroline to close down. As a young eleven year old, I went through a rapid learning curve that politicians care little for those they profess to represent. The closure of Radio London really upset me.
I cant blame those who worked on the station (and the other offshore stations that also closed), the full weight of the law & government was against them.
Radio Caroline took the decision to continue, the beginning of an incredible struggle against governments, grey faceless 'officials', big business interests, and the elements.
Something UK commercial radio chooses to ignore today, is the debt it owes to Radio Caroline, (the BBC does give some acknowledgement at times). Still like it or not Radio Caroline continues albeit by satellite, and online, and has stuck to the same ideology, rather than sell out to profit driven radio, and those sad armchair anorak detractors, 'who all could do it so much better'.
As I said 14th August 1967 was a very bad day, however lets not lose site of some of the great times, and great music that stations like Wonderful Radio London brought us in the 1960's.
Winding the clock back to the 20th March 1966, lets dip into some of Radio London's 'Big L Fab Forty', (click on the links to download).
Number One: Yardbirds - Shapes Of Things.mp3
Number Two: Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore.mp3
Number Four: The Kinks - Dedicated Follower Of Fashion.mp3
Number Six: Graham Bonney - Super Girl.mp3
Number Eight: Eddie Arnold - Make World Go Away.mp3
Number Eleven: Neil Christian - Thats Nice.wma
Number Fourteen: Lou Christie - Lightning Striking Again.mp3
Number Twenty eight: Len Barry - Somewhere (1966).mp3
Number Thirty two: One Hit Wonders - Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law And The Law Won.mp3
One of Big L's 'climbers'' that week, and soon to become a hit was:
Climber: Crispian St. Peters - I'm The Pied Piper.mp3
Or lets just grab a couple from the August 6th 1967 Chart:
Number Four: Alan Price Set - The House That Jack Built.mp3
Number Six: Keith West - Excerpt From A Teenage Opera.mp3
Then there was Sunday 21st August 1966:
Number One: Small Faces - All Or Nothing.mp3
Number Four: Napolean XIV - They're Coming to Take me Away.mp3
And the list(s), go on. When I was browsing through some of the Big L fab forties, I was reminded of different songs, and artists, and in no particular order, year, or whatever, here's a further remedy for the August 14th blues.
The Troggs - With A Girl Like You.mp3
Association - Along Comes Mary.mp3
Frank Ifield - I Remember You.mp3
Freddie And The Dreamers - I'm Telling You Now.mp3
Tim Rose - Morning Dew.mp3
Bobby Goldsboro - Honey.mp3
The Sandpipers - Guantanamera.mp3
Lulu - To Sir With Love.mp3
Bobby Goldsboro - Summer (The First Time).mp3
Manfred Mann - Pretty Flamingo.mp3
The Zombies - time of the season.mp3
The Young Rascals - Its A Beautiful Morning.mp3
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Hold Tight.mp3
The Young Rascals - Groovin' (On a Sunday Afternoon).mp3
Petula Clark - Downtown.mp3
David Garrick - Dear Mrs. Applebee.mp3
The Young Rascals - People Got To Be Free.mp3
The Association - Windy.mp3
Tornados - Telstar (1962 Original).MP3
Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band - 22 - Rock Me Baby (parts 1 and 2).mp3
Chris Montez - The More I See You.mp3
Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin' .mp3
Dave Clark Five - Catch Us If You Can.mp3
Nothing like a quick blast of 60's music now and then!
You can find out a lot about offshore radio HERE at the Offshore Radio Guide.
Find out about or listen to Radio Caroline HERE.
You can browse loads of old sixties artists Cd's HERE. including pretty much everyone included on this piece.
Why have there never been more all girl rock'n'roll bands? I guess by virtue of when The Runaways formed, and their style of music, they are often linked with the new wave / punk scene, whatever category you feel obliged to stick then in, they play a pretty nifty show!
Song list is:
01 - California Paradise.
02 - Cherry Bomb.
03 - Take It Or Leave It.
04 - Secrets.
05 - You Drive Me Wild.
06 - C'Mon.
07 - Blackmail.
08 - Wild Thing.
09 - Don't Use Me.
10 - Rock And Roll.
11 - Is It Day Or Night.
12 - Johnny Guitar.
13 - Dead End Justice.
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Sound quality is excellent, I'm guessing probably from an FM broadcast, anyway enjoy.
Purchase The Runaways first album HERE.
Jim Morrison is in feisty form, the audience clearly enjoying the concert.
Songs performed are:
1. Five To One
2. Alabama Song
3. Back Door Man
4. You're Lost Little Girl
5. Love Me Two Times
6. When The Musics Over
7. Wild Child
9. Wake Up
10. Light My Fire
11. The End
Sound quality is very good (soundboard), as is the show!
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There is plenty of Doors material in store HERE.
Sunday, 12 August 2007
Turning the sad level up to eleven, I still have a guitar plectrum used in the show, and given to me after, in my possession. Did I mention little world?
The 1994 tour promoting the Division Bell album was no little thing! In my opinion it was a fantastic tour, a spectacle definitely, the musicianship well crafted, and the gig I attended, plus the footage, and recordings of others I have heard, suggest the tour as a whole, was really appreciated by the fans.
Oh, I know there are those who say it stopped being Pink Floyd when Roger Waters departed, or even when Syd Barrett was dropped, and those who hark back to the golden years, whenever they were. However do you know what? I really don't care. There are more important things in life than becoming retentive over music...
So to the purpose of this feature.
I am pleased to share some of the sound checks ahead of the shows. These are full songs, played obviously without the audience, and some of the banter before or after, with the sound crew.
If you listen closely you may also notice David Gilmour 'adjusts' some of the lyrics.
SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND
BREATHE IN THE AIR
THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY
LOST FOR WORDS
WISH YOU WERE HERE
US AND THEM
Recorded live May 5th 1994 at the Tampa Stadium FL. during the sound check rehearsals.
TAKE IT BACK
Recorded live Sept. 25th 1994 in Lousanne. This song is an outtake from Pulse.
ASTRONOMY DOMINE (I)
ASTRONOMY DOMINE (II)
Recorded live March 30th 1994 at the Joe Robbie Stadium Miami FL during the sound check rehearsals.
The sound quality is absolutely superb - via digital stereo soundboard and pro mixed.
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Thursday, 9 August 2007
It's been in circulation for a long time, however it captures Van at a time when he was incredible, both live and in the studio, with the creative works of Astral Weeks, and Moondance under his belt.
He was on at Knebworth just a few years later, and I have to say, I was blown away by the performance, becoming a fan of his music ever since.
Performed in the spring of 1970 at the Fillmore West in San Franscico shortly after the release of Moondance, and not suprisingly featuring a lot from that album - please enjoy...
This is a very good quality stereo recording - worth a listen, if it's not already part of your collection.
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Some of the very many Van Morrison Cd's HERE.
Wednesday, 8 August 2007
They started out in Europe, and this was the starting point.
Playing Amsterdam on the 29th September 1969, they featured some of their then best live material, and the whole of Tommy.
Pete Townsend seemed in a good mood, chatting to the audience a little, the whole performance was outstanding.
This was the original line up enjoying themselves:
Roger Daltrey - Vocals
Pete Townsend - Guitar & vocals
John Entwistle - Bass Guitar
Keith Moon - Guitar & vocals
I have used the cover of an early CD boot (silver disc) as the picture (click on to enlarge), however the recording I have uploaded is from another source.
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The music source is stereo soundboard, professionally recorded and cared for since 1969.
Browse the Beehive Candy Store HERE, for some bargain priced The Who Cd's.
Tuesday, 7 August 2007
They first recorded It's All About (Island, 1968). For those who look for the roots of progressive rock, and the harder edged likes of Led Zeppelin, your starting place could well be Spooky Tooth.
Spooky Two (1969) delivered a mixture of heavy blues with guitar and organ both to the fore, and some more AOR sounding material. Both albums are worth checking out, or one of the 'best of' collections.
This is a recording of the band live in 1969 at Grugahalle, Essen, Germany.
01 - Something To Say
02 - I Am The Walrus
03 - The Wrong Time
04 - I Wanna Be Free
05 - Son Of Your Father
06 - Better By You, Better Than Me
07 - Alone
08 - Soulful Lady
When it comes to Beatles covers, I would personally say that their version of 'I Am The Walrus' is outstanding, the studio version is a must have.
The concert recording is soundboard stereo quality, excellent in other words, not bad considering it's 41 years old!
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You can check out sensibly priced Spooky Tooth Cd's HERE.
Monday, 6 August 2007
The youngest of four, I had older siblings to acquaint me with what was new, or current !
However to this day I remember sitting excitedly as a friend of my eldest brother, sat and tuned my dad's radiogram into Radio London.
Telling me that this was a brand new radio station, seemed interesting enough, especially one that was playing pop music.
To find out they were pirates, on a boat, without a licence, and battling against the horrible British authorities, that refused to play hardly any pop tunes on the BBC, was something else !
So I have my eldest brothers best friend of 1964 to blame for the enormous anorak, that has grown around my shoulders since that venerable day, when an eight year old took his first steps into 'watery wireless' land.
If you want the offshore radio history of the 1960's for the UK, check out Radio Caroline or Radio London's web sites, these are good starting places. If sadly you are cursed with an anorak, there are more, and you will find them (the force is strong in this one - as they say in Star Wars).
The purpose of this blog is music.
So I recently tried to remember songs I associated with the offshore stations when I first listened to them. To my suprise when I checked, a good number of the songs were from 1965.
Not suprisingly The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, and a few more 'less street cred' artists sprung to mind.
Here are some of the others. Not all from 1965, but a reflection of what I thought was from the early days, of my listening to the offshore radio stations, in those truly golden and more innocent days.
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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - Rag Doll.mp3
Len Barry - 1-2-3 (1965).mp3
Hedgehoppers Anonymous - It's good news Week.mp3
Chris Andrews - To whom it concerns.mp3
Chris Andrews - Yesterday man.mp3
The Seekers - The Carnival Is Over.mp3
The Toys - A Lover's Concerto (1965).mp3
Unit Four Plus Two - Concrete And Clay (1965).mp3
Sandy Shaw - There's Always Something To Remind Me.mp3
The Small Faces - Itchycoo Park.mp3
Small Faces - Lazy Sunday Afternoon.mp3
The Shirelles - I Didnt Mean To Hurt You.mp3
New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral.mp3
Lee Dorsey - Working In a Coal Mine - 1966.mp3
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone(1).mp3
This is just 'a toe in the water', some of the music, that my brain recalled without to much effort. You are welcome to add more via the comment feature at the bottom of this piece.
A small collection of superb and very focussed 1960's Cd's are available HERE.
Described as the early and late shows, this was in fact one performance with a twenty minute intermission in the middle.
The band line up was:
David Bowie - vocals, guitar
David LeBott - keyboards
Lenny Pickett - saxophone
Stan Harrison - baritone sax
Steve Elson - tenor sax
Carlos Alomar - guitar
Earl Slick - lead guitar
Carmen Rojas - bass
Tony Thompson - drums
Joyce and Kevin Simms - backing vocals
This was a much recovered David Bowie, with Berlin and his well known cocaine problems behind him, and a superb band supporting him.
The tour was a mix of the more commercial 'Berlin era' music, some of his greatest hits, and the then current, Nile Rodgers produced Lets Dance album.
The early show on this occasion consisted of:
Look Back In Anger 3:17
Breaking Glass 2:56
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 3:32
Rebel Rebel 2:27
What In The World 3:59
Life On Mars? 4:07
Golden Years 3:38
Let's Dance 4:44
Red Sails 3:37
China Girl 5:16
White Light / White Heat 5:47
The late show was as follows:
Station To Station 9:00
Cracked Actor 3:23
Ashes To Ashes 3:41
Space Oddity 5:16
Band Introduction 1:37
Young Americans 5:33
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) 4:14
TVC 15 3:53
The Jean Genie 7:01
I Can't Explain 2:48
Modern Love 4:24
This was an excellent performance, so enjoy!
The sound recording is excellent and professional in quality.
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You can buy David Bowie Cd's some at incredibly low prices HERE.
Saturday, 4 August 2007
Greater access to different artists, and genres though the myriad of musical blogs, has definitely driven this.
The music press, has seen it's position as 'breaker of new artists' removed, I wonder how much time journalists spend searching blogs, as opposed to listening to new releases these days?
Anyway, this post does have an international flavour, hardly surprising as the likes of the excellent Filles Sourires blog, is a regular visiting place for myself.
Brazil's Cansei De Ser Sexy (CSS), have definitely made an impression in Europe over the last twelve months, I'm sure that anyone who was at Glastonbury, or following events on the BBC, will have registered them !!!
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CSS - Alala.mp3
CSS - Lets Make Love and Listen to Death From Above.mp3
CSS - Meeting Paris Hilton.mp3
CSS - Off the Hook.mp3
You can purchase CSS through Beehive Candy HERE.
Soy Un Caballo are a duet from Belgium. I like them. The 'Filles' blog draws comparisons to Stereolab. That may be so, but I have to say I think they have their own unique and very attractive sound.
Go on... be adventurous - I mean come on, an Englishman praising a Belgium band !!!
Soy Un Caballo - La Bibliotheque.mp3
Soy Un Caballo - Passer Des Jours.mp3
More information and even the chance to buy HERE.
I know absolutely nothing about Adeline Moreau, beyond what you can find out on her My Space site. I really like this song along apparently with Kate Bush and Bjork. Good enough for me !
Adeline Moreau - En Avril.mp3
Find out more HERE.
I know even less about Pink Martini, beyond the fact I uploaded it thinking this is good. I will attempt to do this justice, and add the appropriate links asap.
Pink Martini - Sympathique.mp3
Tickley Feather is from Philadelphia USA. She reminds me of one of my all time favorite artists. Don't you just hate it when someone names a band, you listen to the artist who supposedly sounds like them, and they have no resemblance at all! So I will keep the details to myself.
Tickley Feather - Natural Natural.mp3
Tickley Feather - The Python.mp3
Purchase options HERE.
When it comes to Marissa Nadler, I am an out, and out fan. The most obvious 'folk' link in this posting, I can go on for hours about her musical talents...
However this Buffalo Springfield cover (original 1967) is in a league of it's own (way above any premiership, or global league).
Marissa Nadler - Expecting to Fly (Neil Young).mp3
I feel sorry for the mp3 fleecer's. You know, those who go searching through mp3 blogs, illicit down load sites and so forth, in search of what they are familiar with, and downloading like locust's.
They miss out on so many diamonds. Hope you found a diamond this time round, if not, check back, and let me know, if you have some gem to share.
Thursday, 2 August 2007
They sound so fresh, and energised, it's a terrific example of them during the 'new wave' era, prior to morphing into a fine pop band.
The debut album 'Blondie' in 1976 had been followed up with Plastic Letters, most of this gig is from both albums, plus there are cover versions of The Yardbirds' Heart Full Of Soul and The Doors' Moonlight Drive !
The Old Waldorf in San Francisco often had shows broadcast on KSAN-FM, not bad for a fairly small venue. Also previous artists soundboard tapes from gigs at the venue, were often played prior to the current nights live act.
The set list is as follows:
2 Youth Nabbed As Sniper
3 Fan Mail
4 Cautious Lip
5 I'm On E
6 Detroit 442
7 I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No
8 Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)
9 (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear
10 Contact In Red Square
11 A Shark In Jet's Clothing
12 In The Sun
13 Heart Full Of Soul (Yardbirds cover)
14 Playing With Fire Track
15 Moonlight Drive (Doors cover)
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Blondie early Cd's including live HERE.
Sound quality is excellent - soundboard stereo - extremely clean.
As always when playing at home (Wales that is), the crowd are kind of partisan, maybe even easier to please, but that takes nothing away from the Manics on this occasion !
An excellent gig, and an excellent recording of it.
1.Found that soul.
5.The masses against the classes.
6.If you tolerate this, then your children will be next.
7.Let Robeson sing.
8.You stole the sun from my heart.
9.The year of purification.
11.Miss Europa disco dancer.
13.Freedom of speech won't feed my children.
15.You love us.
16.A design for life.
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