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Gary Moore - Hammersmith 1984

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This is Gary Moore live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London back on the 11th February 1984.

As no doubt you will be aware Belfast born Gary Moore sadly passed away last month at just 58 years of age.

In a career dating back to the 1960s, Gary Moore played with artists including Phil Lynott and Brian Downey during his teens, leading him to membership with the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy on three separate occasions. Gary Moore shared the stage with such blues and rock luminaries as B.B. King, Albert King, Colosseum II, Greg Lake and Skid Row (not to be confused with the heavy metal band of the same name), as well as having a successful solo career. He guested on a number of albums recorded by high profile musicians, including a cameo appearance playing the lead guitar solo on "She's My Baby" from Traveling Wilburys Volume Three.

Since his death, many fellow musicians have commented on Gary Moore's talents including Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bob Geldof, Roger Taylor, Brian…

2011Candy - March Edition Two

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Background:Dub Is A Weapon Make Psychedelic Studio Sounds Breathe Fire on Vaporized and on Tour, April 2011 - "It can't be done, man!" That's what Dave Hahn, mastermind behind Dub Is A Weapon, heard when he first floated the idea of a live dub group, as he and his mates listened to some prime 1960s King Tubby cuts in the band van. "Everyone seemed to think you could only do dub in the studio," Hahn recalls.

Hahn set out to prove them wrong, with skills learned live and on the road, and with help from a Jamaican beatnik percussionist, an old high school friend, and young upstarts from the Brooklyn scene. Together they've honed their live take on the genre's spaced-out grooves, a sound felt in full force on Vaporized (Harmonized Records; April 26, 2011) and on stage on their upcoming March/April tour.

Hahn had been kicking around the New York music scene for a while. He'd played ska with The Slackers and the Stubborn All-Stars, and Afrobeat with A…