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XTC - Live In Belgium 1982.

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This is a show from the final XTC tour (this concert was broadcast on FM radio), from a gig at L'Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, back on the 7th March 1982.

The last major hit of XTC's touring phase was "Senses Working Overtime," the first single from their double album English Settlement and a top 10 hit in 1982.

At the peak of their popularity, the band embarked on a major tour, but Andy Partridge suffered a mental breakdown on stage during one of the first concerts of the tour in Paris on March 18th, 1982. The European and British dates were cancelled and after completing only one show in San Diego the whole US leg was also abandoned.

Source: FM Broadcast.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@320kbps.

Genre: New Wave, alternative rock, psychedelic Rock.

Set: Full Set.

Set List:

1.Runaways.
2.Jason And The Argonauts.
3.Snowman.
4.Ball And Chain.
5.Senses Working Overtime.
6.All Along The Watchtower.
7.Towers Of London.
8.Making Plans For Nigel.
9.Living Thro…

Bad Company - Electric Ladyland 1992

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In 1986 Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke decided to re team for a new project. Their label, Atlantic Records , however, insisted they resume the Bad Company name. But Paul Rodgers was already engaged with a new super group called The Firm.

So the remaining two members hired ex-Ted Nugent vocalist Brian Howe as the new lead singer, Steven Price as the new bass player and Greg Dechert (ex-Uriah Heep) on keyboards. Brian Howe's vocal style brought more of a pop-rock sound to the band, as opposed to Paul Rodgers' more bluesy style.

Over a six -year span from 1986 to 1992, this version of the band released four albums including Fame and Fortune, Dangerous Age, the platinum selling Holy Water and Here Comes Trouble.

The final studio album of the Brian Howe era, 1992's Here Comes Trouble, featured the Top 40 hit 'How About That', and 'This Could Be The One' (number 87). The album went Gold but the formula was growing stale. Before touring in support of Here Comes Troub…

2010FM - February Magazine One

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I was not sure quite what to make of Peasant (Damien DeRose) when I was first sent a song of his last year, for whatever reason something was missing for me, and however much this site is about supporting new artists and music, liking what you hear has to be a key part of any endorsement.

OK so you have guessed what happened next, but I will state it anyway, was I surprised and delighted when I received a copy of his forthcoming album!

His record companies promo actually states "While the last album gave many people their first taste of Peasant, in the eyes of the moniker’s human form, Damien DeRose, this was a mere appetizer to what would soon come to fruition". So that's what happened, it turns out I was not to keen on the appetizer, but I have to say the second course 'Shady Retreat' is absolutely delightful.

Listen:
'Well Alright'



Website:MySpace.
Buy (pre-order): Paper Garden Records.

Shady Retreat is available via Paper Garden Records on March 2nd, 2010 in…

John Hiatt - Take Root Festival 2008.

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This is John Hiatt performing a solo acoustic set at the Take Root Festival in Oosterpoort, Groningen, Holland back on the 4th October 2008. The material is a mixture of songs from across the years, along with a few from his current album of the time 'Same Old Man'.

Some artists have the ability to grab my attention from the first chord and in this case the power, passion, energy and full sound just adds to the occasion.

The radio host mentioned that John was flown in especially for this gig, having performed in North America throughout the summer promoting the album. He has also worked alongside Lyle Lovett on a number of occasions since 2008 and is currently touring Europe performing undertaking both solo and joint gigs with Lyle.

Source: FM Broadcast

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@192kbps.

Genre: Rock, country, blues.

Set: Full Set.

Set List:

01 Riding With The King
02 Old Days
03 The River Knows Your Name
04 Memphis In The Meantime
05 Georgia Rae
06 Let's Give This A Try
07 Icy…