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Foo Fighters - Reading Festival 2002.

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The Foo Fighters are another one of those bands that have been around for a lot longer than it seems (for me anyway). Formed in 1995 by Dave Grohl originally as a one-man project after the dissolution of his previous band, Nirvana the Foo Fighters have of course gone on to stadium filling, Grammy award winning super group status.

What would have been if Dave Grohl had accepted a permanent position as the drummer in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers back in 1994 (he very nearly did). This is The Foo Fighters live at the Reading Festival (England) back on the 24th August 2002, and the recording comes with an additional four songs performed by the band on BBC TV's 'Later With Jools Holland' from November 2002.

Source: FM & TV Broadcast.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo (Nero Music Files).

Genre: Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock.

Set: Full Set.

Set List:

Reading Festival:

1. All My Life
2. Breakout
3. This Is A Call
4. Learn To Fly
5. Disenchanted Lullaby
6. Times Like These
7. Hey…

Andrew Bird - With Bowl Of Fire Live 1998

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I have to admit I was about ten years late in 'discovering' Andrew Bird. It was only a couple of years ago that I first gave his music a listen and I have been kicking myself ever since (OK not literally), however the back catalogue has been fun to say the least.

Back in the late 90's the music was quite different to today's indie rock and folk direction, with an element of old time swing and harmonies.

Taking on the role of bandleader, Andrew Bird released Thrills on Rykodisc in 1997 with his group Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, shortly followed by second album Oh! The Grandeur in 1998. Both albums were heavily influenced by traditional folk, pre-war jazz, and swing, with Andrew Bird relying on the violin as his primary musical instrument, as well as providing vocals along with his trademark verbose lyrics. The Bowl of Fire featured musicians from Andrew Bird's home town of Chicago, including Kevin O'Donnell, Nora O'Connor, Andy Hopkins, Jimmy Sutton, Col…

Sam and Dave - Sweden 1967.

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This is a wonderful four song set from 'Soul Men' Sam and Dave. Although this is hardly an exclusive to Beehive Candy it is a must have for any soul music fan and worthy of a share. The audio quality is incredible considering the age of the recording.

The following from wikipedia puts the whole show in context: Sam & Dave's live act earned them the nickname "Double Dynamite". Phil Walden, Otis Redding's manager, said "I think Sam and Dave will probably stand the test of time as being the best live act that there ever was.

Those guys were absolutely unbelievable. Every night they were awesome." An October 1968 Time article reads: "Of all the R & B cats, nobody steams up a place like Sam & Dave ... weaving and dancing (while singing!), they gyrate through enough acrobatics to wear out more than 100 costumes per year." Jerri Hershey described in Nowhere to Run: They carried red suits, white suits, three piece lime green suits, all w…