Saturday, March 10, 2012

Juliana Hatfield- Live Covers

The financial backing for Juliana Hatfield's last release, There's Always Another Girl was helped in part by the cash contributions of her fans thanks to PledgeMusic, a wonderful concept that helps artist fund their own projects through donations in exchange for incentives (product and services). Juliana's album to date has received 1174 pledges and well exceeded her goal to fund the album and a portion of the proceeds was donated to Save A Sato project, a non-profit organization dedicated to easing the suffering of Puerto Rico’s many homeless and abused animals. I donated money twice and in exchange received a signed copy of the CD and original artwork painted by Juliana. I figured I would buy the CD anyways, so it was like buying a pre-sale and the chunk of change for the art would help contribute to the expensive task of recording and producing the CD. As well, she keeps you updated on the recording process and posts audio and video clips throughout the process, an insider's access to the making of. A brilliant idea, especially if you're a fan!

Her latest project was launched on PledgeMusic last weekend and by the time I heard about it the project had already hit 99% of it's target. Many of the special items for sale were already bought, but I once again pledged for a signed CD and a signed handwritten lyric sheet (and bonus drawing/doodle) of my choice. Of course, I agonized over which song to choose, but I finally chose, Live On Tomorrow, from the Only Everything album. I've always thought it was the perfect pop song and the words are so beautiful I couldn't resist. The new record will be an all-covers album and a percentage of the money raised will be donated to IMPACT Boston, which teaches self-defense and self-empowerment to people who really need it. Not sure yet of the song list, but I suspect maybe the Stones, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll might be on it since she performed it for the Daytrotter session a few years back.

I thought it might be interesting to post a sampling of some live covers Juliana performed through the years with the Blake Babies, Some Girls and solo. I grabbed these songs from a site in the mid-2000's and since the links aren't available anymore, I'll post 'em here. Be forewarned, the sound quality varies as they are from different sources and the bitrate is low quality (128 kbps). The songs are roughly in chronological order with the exception of some songs on disc 3. Let me know if you want more live Juliana Hatfield live shows, I have some of these and more.

Live Covers (1989-2002)

Disc 1 (64:18)
1. I Am A Rock (Simon & Garfunkel) (Apr 17th, 1990)
2. Farmer John (Harris/Terry) (May 13th, 1991)
3. Drinkin' My Blues Away (Robert Johnson) (May 13th, 1991)
4. All I Need (Dance Mix) (J. Strohm, D. Summer) (July 30th, 1991)
5. Over And Over (Neil Young) (August 1991)
6. Taxman, Mr. Thief (Cheap Trick) (Sept 12th, 1991)
7. Temptation Eyes (Grass Roots) (Sept 12th, 1991)
8 Walkin' With Jesus (Spacemen 3) (Sept 12th, 1991)
9. Outdoor Miner (Wire) (Sept 12th, 1991)
10. Raisans (Dinosaur Jr.) (July 17th, 1992)
11. It's A Shame About Ray (Lemonheads) (Oct 17th, 1992)
12. You Don't Own Me (Leslie Gore) (Sept 17th, 1993)
13. Bring It Down (Madder Rose) (Nov 30th, 1993)
14. He'd Be A Diamond (Bevis Frond) (Dec 17th, 1993)
15. Her Shovel (Jason Hatfield)
16. Pink Moon (Nick Drake) (1995)
17. Ride With Me (Lemonheads) (Feb 16th, 1997)
18. There's Always Tomorrow (Johnny Marks) (Feb 16th, 1997)
19. So I Fucked Up (Lemonheads) (Feb 21st, 1997)

Disc 2 (67:14)
1. Say It Ain't So (Weezer) (Apr 3rd, 1997)
2. Every Breath You Take (Police) (1997)
3. The Unheard Music (X) (1997)
4. Hope (Descendents) (Nov. 1997)
5. Come Back DA (Lemonheads) (Dec 20th, 1997)
6. Blue (Jayhawks) (Apr 25th, 1998)
7. Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ Top)/Baby Gets High (Madder Rose)(Oct 23,1998)
8. Loose (Stooges) (New Years Eve, 1999)
9. Severed Lips (Dinosaur Jr.) (New Years Eve, 1999)
10. Goddess on A Hiway (Mercury Rev) (June 9th, 2000)
11. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (June 17th, 2000)
12. No Feelings (Sex Pistols)/My Sister (Juliana Hatfield) (June 30, 2000)
13. Drive (The Cars) (2000)
14. Heart Shaped Box (Nirvana) (2000)
15. Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)
16. Passionate Kisses (Lucinda Williams)

Disc 3 (73:41)
1. I Didn't Like You Anyway (Donnas) (Oct 12th, 2000)
2. Walk A Thin Line (Fleetwood Mac) (Mar 9th, 2001)
3. Barstool Blues (Neil Young) (Mar 17th, 2001)
4. I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones) (Mar 17th, 2001)
5. Gone (Madonna) (May 1st, 2001)
6. Let Me Roll It (Wings) (Jun 6th, 2001)
7. Tomorrow Never Comes (Dot Allison) (2001)
8. Love Went Away (Tania Bowers) (Studio recording)
9. Yeh Yeh (Jon Hendricks) (Studio recording)
10. Sad Girl (Scott Thomas)
11. Birdbrain (Buffalo Tom) (Mar 5th, 1991)
12. Taillights Fade (Buffalo Tom) (Mar 5th, 1991)
13. Sex Beat (Gun Club) (Aug 5th, 2002)
14. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young) (Aug 5th, 2002)
15. Malted Milk (Robert Johnson) (Aug 5th, 2002)
16. (unknown song) (Mar 5th, 1991)
17. Girl in a Box (John Strohm) (Oct 23rd, 1998)
18. Blake Babies - Tom and Bob (Blake Babies) (May 9, 1989, WERS radio)


Note: There was a request to re-up files for the pre-Fountains Of Wayne group, Pinnwheel that didn't work on an old post. The files are back up, get it while you can here.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for your head-ups on Juliana Hatfield's new project. I have followed her for almost twenty years and I have just pledged and will receive a signed CD as well.

Keep up the good work.


Unknown said...

great post sir. any chance you have another boston rarity, the Lemonheads
1997 45 "Balancing Act/Galveston."
Man I cannot find it anywhere, a great
Volcano Sunds cover with a really cool
sound to it. Thanks again for Hatfield stuff...

whats said...

Also appreciate the tip on the new project - and the energy to put this thing together....

James said...


Thank for this! I have been searching off and on for years trying to find her album "You Don't Own Me", but has also been called "Kiss My Ass" and also, "Backstage Tavern Ballard, WA 9-17-93".
Do you have this recording by any chance? I would greatly appreciate it if you let me know! Thanks!


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