Sunday, May 29, 2022

Descendents- Liveage In Winnipeg 1987


Another punk show I missed back in the day was a show from the Descendents, when they came through town in 1987. They were already on my radar and I always enjoyed the band with their high energy melodic punk sound and their debut album, Milo Goes To College still remains as one of my favourite punk albums. I missed them in '87 and I missed them more recently in 2019, so I've had to be content with hearing live recordings of the band. Fortunately, someone taped the show in '87 and this recording has been kicking around for years (and has been sitting on my hard-drive for years, as well) and recently I was reminiscing and gave it another listen. The show in Winnipeg (on July 12th) was the night before the band performed at the First Avenue in Minneapolis where the live album, Liveage! (and some of Hallraker) was recorded. This is a decent sounding audience recording (a YouTube audio recording claims a soundboard, but it's the same recording as this. You be the judge), the band is top form and this show was part of the FinALL tour during the summer of 1987 to support the band's latest album, All and their final tour (at the time) with Milo returning to college for post-graduate studies. The rest of the band would relaunch themselves as ALL, Milo would reunite with the band in 1995 and return to recording and touring under the Descendents name. 
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Descendents
Punk Douglas Club
Winnipeg, Manitoba
July 12, 1987
 
sound quality: good audience recording
lineage: ? > cassette tape (unknown generation) > Tascam CC-222 (WAV) > CD WAV Editor (track split) > FLAC Frontend (FLAC)

1. intro (1:46)
2. Descendents (1:40)
3. I Wanna Be A Bear (0:44)
4. Coolidge (3:08)
5. Silly Girl (2:12)
6. Wienerschnitzel (0:10)
7. Hurtin' Crue (2:36)
8. My Dad Sucks (0:37)
9. Van (3:03)
10. I Don't Want to Grow Up (1:20)
11. Wendy (2:37)
12. Myage (3:00)
13. Clean Sheets (3:24)
14. Suburban Home (1:40)
15. Enjoy/My Tattoo (5:29)
16. Hope (1:59)
17. Pervert (1:42)
18. Sour Grapes (4:42)
19. Kids (0:43)
20. Iceman (fades out) (3:01)
21. segue (0:54)
22. Get the Time (3:08)
23. Global Probing (1:03)
24. I'm Not A Loser (1:31)
25. segue (1:48)
26. Cameage (2:57)
27. Kabuki Girl (1:08)
28. Pep Talk (3:16)
 

Monday, May 16, 2022

The Dickies- Live In Winnipeg 1982


 
I've always wondered why there wasn't more live albums or unofficial live recordings from my hometown of Winnipeg? It's not like this is a international hot-bed of a music scene, but I'm always hoping there is a live recording of the show I attended because it's an unique souvenir and a cool document of an enjoyable (most of the time) concert experience. Since the mid-90's, with the exception of a few shows, I've attempted to record the shows I attended, most successful, others not-so-good, but I'm always glad I did so I could relive the show, especially with the bands I love. Since I've been taping, I haven't seen many other recordings of the same shows I have taped, so my recordings might be the only audio evidence of the show and I've only seen a few other recordings from a handful of tapers from the city. There are some recordings out there from before I taped and there were a lot of great concerts I wished I had a recording of, so I'm always on the lookout for shows I did attend. Anyways, in an ideal world I'd like to have recordings of all the concerts I've seen and shows I wish I saw.

A live recording of a Dickies show caught my attention because it was recorded in Winnipeg at Wellingtons, a club where I've seen many great punk shows. It's a small venue in the scuzzy basement of the St. Charles Hotel in the exchange district in downtown Winnipeg. This was recorded off the soundboard, so the sound quality is excellent and the setlist is a mix of originals and covers that appeared on their earlier albums. The Dickies would have been a fun band to see live with some entertaining banter from Leonard, singer from the band, but when this was recorded I was still too young to go bars (and I wasn't into punk yet), so I'm very happy someone recorded this! There is some discrepancy about the date of the concert. On this UK version (released in 2021), the hype sticker says, "live at the Wellingtons, Winnipeg 1982, an earlier German version from 1992 of the same recording says it was recorded December 15th, 1986. According to setlist.fm, it lists the same show/venue (same songs anyways) on 2 different dates (December 15, 1983 & 1986), but according to (the late great local music blog!) Music Ruined My Life, he has it "on authority" from people that actually got into the bar that this is the 1982 show- the only time in the eighties the Dickies played here. So there you have it...Live in Winnipeg 1982!
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THE DICKIES
Live In Winnipeg 1982 (2021)

01. Nights In White Satin
02. You Drive Me Ape
03. Pretty Please Me
04. The Sound Of Silence
05. Poodle Party
06. Solitary Confinement
07. (I'm Stuck In A Pagoda With) Tricia Toyota
08. If Stuart Could Talk
09. Fan Mail
10. She's A Hunchback
11. Curb Job
12. Manny, Moe & Jack
13. Gigantor
14. Paranoid
15. Eve Of Destruction
16. Banana Splits (The Tra La La Song)
17. Soundcheck: Banana Splits (No Vocals)
18. Soundcheck Without Leonard (Gigantor, Tricia Toyota)

Recorded live in 1982 (or December 15th, 1986 or 1983?) at Wellingtons, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The band are:
Leonard Graves Phillips - Vocals
Stan Lee- Guitar
Scott Sindon- Keyboards/Guitar
Lorenzo Buhne - Bass
Nicky Beat- Drums 


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Replacements- Live at the Longhorn 1980


 
This past Record Store Day, I only made one purchase, The Replacements, Unsuitable Airplay: The Lost KFAI Concert which I was lucky to pickup at my local bookstore/vinyl record retailer. I know the recording was included with the Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash deluxe CD box set a year or so ago, but I haven't gotten around to buying that yet and it's cool to have this live show on vinyl. The sound is incredible and it's a treat for Mats fans to hear the band's early shows (circa, Sorry Ma...) when they were relatively tight and less drunk. It got me thinking about some other early Replacements shows I had on cassette and through Dime, some suffer from some tape hiss and noise, but most sound pretty good and are worth exploring again.
 

I found one of their earliest known live recordings (on Dime recently) and it's an amazingly good sounding recording, possibly soundboard and supposedly, this show was about 2 months after Paul Westerberg handed future manager Peter Jesperson a four-song demo. The band opened for The Dads at The Longhorn which included three songs that would wind up on the debut album. The rest of the set was covers that really showed off who their influences were (The Kinks, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers) and though it's a short set, they played with confidence and showed they were ready for bigger and better things. This has been available on the Color Me Impressed: The Replacements Live Archive, but the version I have here is uncompressed and the setlist seems to have a few more songs (is that right?). Anyways, this is essential for Mats fans!
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The Replacements
Jay's Longhorn
Minneapolis, MN
July 17, 1980
 
 Lineage: Soundboard Master > unknown gen tape > Tascam 202MKVII > USB > CDWAV > Audacity (levels, fades) > CDWAVE (SPLITS) > FLAC [loughney xfer]

Show notes:
Earliest known Replacements show. Sounds like a soundboard, but with a mic that pics up the crowd on the left channel.

Transfer notes:
Lots of hiss. Tape cut at the end of So Long.

1 intro
2 I Wanna Be Loved [Johnny Thunders]
3 More Cigarettes
4 Hey Little Girl
5 Careless
6 So Long [999]
7 Get off the Phone
8 Get on the Stick
9 I Hate Music
10 All Day and All of the Night [The Kinks]
11 All By Myself [Johnny Thunders] (stops, then repeats...?)
 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Muffs- Live At Rhino Pop Up Store, Los Angeles 2011

It's been about two and half years since Kim Shattuck of the Muffs passed away after a battle with ALS and I was thinking of her last week while listening to some Muffs. I always thought their first two albums were their best, but in reality all their releases are worth a listen and for the completest, their comp, Hamburger is an excellent overview of the first phase of their career (up until 2000 or so). I miss her patented scream and energetic stage presence, as they were a great live band and I regret never seeing the Muffs live, but at least through YouTube and live recordings you can still experience hearing and watching them perform. 

To continue the theme of record store shows, the Muffs played at a Rhino Pop Up Store in L.A. a bit over ten years ago and it's a good example how good a band can sound at an in-store performance. I just remembered I had this show and had to do some digging to find it and it was one of those burned discs I only wrote minimal information for. At least, I have the date and the venue info, but unfortunately I don't have the setlist of songs. I know some of the songs, but I don't have the energy to complete the list. If anyone can help out and identify the song titles, that would be greatly appreciated! (edit: we now have a setlist!) The sound quality is crisp, clear and sounds amazing. Celebrate Record Store Day with the late, great Muffs!
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MUFFS
Rhino Pop Up Store
Los Angeles, CA
May 30, 2011

01. Paint By Numbers (sound check) 
02. introduction 
03. Happening / On and On 
04. A Little Luxury 
05. Lucky Guy 
06. Something Inside 
07. Honeymoon 
08. Where Did I Go Wrong 
09. Outer Space 
10. Weird Boy Next Door 
11. From Your Girl 
12. Every Single Thing 
13. Sad Tomorrow 
14. Red Eyed Troll 
15. Red Eyed Troll reprise

Thank you, JohnnyHank for the setlist!


Friday, April 22, 2022

Grant Hart, Bob Mould, Dave Pirner- Live At Garage D'or Records 1985

 

Saturday, April 23rd is Record Store Day 2022. In addition, there will be a RSD drop date on June 18th for releases that couldn't make it into to stores in April. I expect things will be close to normal with events, sales and maybe live performance in the the actual store. Personally, there aren't a lot of releases that I need to rush out and buy and in some ways the RSD releases are over-rated. Items are over-priced and they create a false demand with small limited runs and exclusive releases. A few titles interest me, but a majority of the records are re-issues and items previously not available on vinyl. I love the idea of Record Store Day to bring awareness that record stores are still in operation and need you support to stay open, especially after the pandemic. It's also a great excuse to get out of the house (or apartment etc.) to do some record browsing, which is definitely my favourite habit! I might peruse a store or two on Saturday to help support my local stores...you should too! 😉 (Record Store Day Canada)

One of the things that Record Store Days has brought back is live performances. I remember a time when record stores would have more live in-store shows. It may have been a band on tour and the day of the show would play the local record store to promote their latest release and to remind people they have a concert that night. Sometimes the band will cram into a small store with full gear, while other times an acoustic unplugged show is more appropriate. Some larger stores (Tower Records Amoeba), have a mini-concerts with big names as draws while customers continue to browse the stacks. In honor of RSD, I have a cool in-store show from Garage D'or Records in Minneapolis, featuring a trio of local rock heroes from two legendary Twin Cities bands. Grant Hart and Bob Mould from Husker Du and David Pirner from Soul Asylum did a rare acoustic set inside the store. At this time, Husker Du had released, Flip Your Wig a couple months earlier and Soul Asylum's second album, Made To Be Broken would be released the next month. By coincidence, Bob produced Made To Be Broken, so he and Dave have been working together around this time. Interesting setlist with some covers, a couple of Husker Du songs, a Soul Asylum song and Grant Hart performing 2541, a song that would see light years later after Husker Du broke up on his first solo EP in 1988 and re-recorded for his debut album, Intolerance in 1989. Really wish I could have been there!
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GRANT HART, BOB MOULD, DAVE PIRNER
Garage D'Or Records 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
December 21, 1985
 
From The Teddy Ballgames Archive
acoustic in-store performance


1. There You Go (Johnny Cash)
2. Home Of The Blues (Johnny Cash)
3. 2541
4. Flexible Flyer
5. Too Far Down
6. Never Really Been
7. Puff the Magic Dragon
8. Rain (The Beatles)

Show featuring:
Grant Hart (tracks 1-4) guitar, vocals
Bob Mould (5,7,8)  guitar, vocals
Dave Pirner (6,7,8) guitar, vocals

 
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Saturday, April 09, 2022

Golden Smog- Live At The First Avenue, April 3, 2022: Night 2




It was another amazing night of music in Minneapolis, as Golden Smog played the second night of their two-night run at the First Avenue. A set similar to the previous night, the band settled in quickly and seemed to be more relaxed and comfortable with their familiar surroundings. Once again, I was content with viewing the concert via: livestream with perfect sound and a clear view of the performers. I can appreciate the technology because now there is a much larger audience viewing this show from pretty much anywhere with the ability to watch the show on replay which would benefit viewers in other time zones that might not be able to watch it live. It was a wonderful concert and if you were lucky enough to view both nights, you were treated to a number of different songs from the night before. Let's cross our fingers it doesn't take another 15 years for the band with Jeff Tweedy to get together. I'm sure fans would love a new Golden Smog album and how about a tour of other cities so more fans can enjoy them in person.

Highlights:
  • It's always a bonus when bands play some different songs on the second night and with three albums and an EP to their credit, they have no shortage of good material to play live. The first 6/7 songs in the set were the same (in the same order), as they switched in Making Waves in place of Yesterday Cried from Saturday's setlist. Different songs played on Sunday night: All the Same To Me, Easy To Be Hard (from the On Golden Smog EP), Frying Pan Eyes, Strangers (Kinks cover), Scotch On Ice, She Don't Have To See You).
  • The chemistry between Jeff Tweedy and Gary Louris was in evidence again, especially during the acoustic songs they played together. Their guitar interplay was incredible! I knew Gary was an amazing guitar player, but Jeff proved he has some crazy chops as well, his guitar playing is so underrated. The overall musical talent displayed on stage by everyone in the band is a privilege to witness.

  • It was also a bonus to have Jessy Greene perform live with the band. She played on Weird Tales and toured with the band previously. Her connection with the band goes beyond Golden Smog as she was a member of the Jayhawks and has played with Wilco and Soul Asylum. In fact, when I saw Wilco, in Minneapolis in 2001, Jessy made an appearance with the band for Jesus Etc. and her band, VioVoom opened.
  • Before the encore, drummer, Jody Stephens took the mic to say, how incredible it was so spend time with the guys and "It's more thrilling to see you, thank you so much and incredibly thrilling to see these guys too". Listen for yourself towards the end of track 21.
  • Sammy Tweedy once again came out to sing lead on Helpless.  He's a very fine singer and I'd be interested to hear more. He remained on stage for Until You Came Along, singing backup.

  • Jeff and Gary hugging at the end of the first encore set! Touching moment, indeed. 

  • Unfortunately, the second encore was cut from the live-stream, so it's not included in this recording. Apparently, everyone thought the show was over, including Nugs.net. To make up for it, here's a video somebody posted to YouTube of Revolution Blues, from the second encore.
Enjoy!! 


 
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GOLDEN SMOG
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
April 3, 2022

SBD> livestream
Night 2

01. Looking Forward To Seeing You
02. Lost Love
03. To Call My Own
04. V
05. Making Waves
06. Glad & Sorry
07. Red-Headed Stepchild
08. All The Same to Me
09. Easy To Be Hard
10. Frying Pan Eyes
11. Listen Joe
12. Long Time Ago
13. Pecan Pie
14. You Make It Easy
15. Ill Fated
16. Strangers
17. Scotch On Ice
18. She Don't Have To See You
19. Won't Be Coming Home
20. I Can't Keep From Talking
21. If I Only Had A Car

Encore
22. Please Tell My Brother
23. Radio King
24. Helpless
25. Until You Came Along

Jeff & Gary (acoustic) tracks- 11, 12, 22, 23
Sammy Tweedy (lead vocals) track- 24, (backing vocals)- track 25


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Thursday, April 07, 2022

Golden Smog- Live At The First Avenue, April 2, 2022: Night 1



When Golden Smog opened their two-night stand at the First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis with Looking Forward To Seeing You, you knew the feeling was mutual for fans that have been waiting a long time to see the band. The band was to perform two years ago for the First Avenue's 50th birthday celebrations, but...you know what happened. The pandemic prevented plenty of live concerts from taking place and the First Avenue was no exception, but the hope was that Golden Smog would eventually comeback to  perform. I remember a few months ago, when this show was announced, I desperately wanted to travel stateside, but common sense told me it wasn't a good idea. The restrictions of travel to the US had loosened, but for how long I wasn't sure. I didn't want to risk buying a ticket with the possibility I couldn't travel to Minnesota (or the concert was cancelled), so I hoped for the best. I didn't have a chance anyways because the demand for tickets was high and it sold out quickly with a show added the next day. As luck would have it, Nugs.net would live stream the concert so I could watch the show in the comfort of my living room. You could purchase tickets for one or both shows, I opted to watch both shows because I didn't want to miss anything. I couldn't decide which night would be better, the first night would be the first reunion of the group in years and that would be cool to see or the second night could have different songs, a longer set or maybe a special guest. Well, it turned out the set structure was similar both nights with a couple different songs switched out, the second night had one more song and there were no special guests besides Jeff Tweedy's son, both nights (more on that later).


Highlights

  • This was Jeff Tweedy's first show with the band in 15 years. You don't realize how many great songs Jeff contributed to the Smog, but his contribution is sorely missed from the set when he doesn't perform with them. He was relaxed and in great spirits both nights and it looked like he thoroughly enjoyed the experience. When he mentioned numerous times he was happy to see them and he missed these guys, I truly think he did, which hopefully translates to more possible appearances with Golden Smog. He's a busy man with numerous projects and arguably has been the most successful outside of the Smog, but he was gracious and really funny.

  • The line-up was "Weird Tales"-era with Jody Stephens on drums, Tweedy and the addition of Jessy Greene on violin and backing vocals. Nice to see Dan Murphy since he's not with Soul Asylum any longer (I can't listen to Soul Asylum since he left) and he sounds good. I always thought Kraig Johnson's best work is in Golden Smog and Jayhawk-ers, Gary Louris and Marc Perlman are the heart and soul of the group.
  • Gary and Jeff did a couple mini acoustic duets together and they sounded wonderful together. Their harmonies and guitar interplay was beautiful and I'm wondering about the possibility of a collaboration together on record or shows. They're interaction throughout the shows was definitely a highlight.


  • They played some familiar live covers (Signed D.C., Glad & Sorry, Love and Mercy, Starman) and during the encore, Jeff Tweedy's son, Sammy Tweedy did lead vocals on the Neil Young classic, Helpless. The youngest Tweedy son did a very commendable job in a special moment that must have made dad proud. Definite WOW moment!
  • They closed the show with "Until You Came Along", which I consider their best song. A warm comfy, feel-good moment that ended as triumphantly as it started. Welcome back!
The recording is audio-only and the sound quality is amazing! I don't know if anyone recorded the show from the crowd, but it would be interesting to compare, as sometimes on the floor it captures the ambiance differently. There are a couple of glitches (towards the end of the first song and especially the last song), that appear on the replay of the video, so it is what it is. A thoroughly enjoyable concert that I still wish I was there to witness live, but this will do just fine!
Enjoy!
 
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The Current has a real review of the show!

 


GOLDEN SMOG
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
April 2, 2022

SBD> livestream
Night 1

01. Looking Forward To Seeing You
02. Lost Love
03. To Call My Own
04. V
05. Yesterday Cried
06. Glad & Sorry
07. Red-Headed Stepchild
08. Starman
09. Walk Where He Walked
10. He's A Dick
11. Pecan Pie
12. Ill Fated
13. Long Time Ago
14. Signed D.C.
15. I Can't Keep From Talking
16. Won't Be Coming Home
17. You Make It Easy
18. Love And Mercy
19. If I Only Had A Car
20. Corvette

Encore
21. Radio King
22. Listen Joe
23. Helpless
24. Until You Came Along

Jeff & Gary (acoustic)- tracks 13, 21, 22
Sammy Tweedy (lead vocals)- track 23

GOLDEN SMOG- 2022-04-02 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN FLAC. rar

 
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Sunday, April 03, 2022

Talking Heads- Live At Max's, NYC 1976


 
One of the few pleasures from the last couple troubling years is that I've gotten back to the routine of going to the local library and checking out some books. I'm such a slow reader and I take out more than I can read, so I end up renewing them several times before returning them. One of my most recent returns I couldn't renew because there was a hold request so I only got halfway through it (I will eventually put in a hold request). Most of the books are usually art (instruction), graphic novels and music related. The book in question is David Byrne's, How Music Works, where Byrne analysis many aspects of music from it's influences to recording technology and part biography. A very smart intelligent book every musician and music fan should read and I appreciate it is in plain easy to understand language. He also talks about the early days of the Talking Heads and as you know, I'm fascinated by musician's biographies from their point of view. I'm looking forward to finishing the book (I didn't want to just skim ahead), but in the meantime I've been listening to some Talking Heads live recordings to keep the mood alive (I was listening to TH records while I was reading the book).
 

Reading this book has inspired me to actually write a post (sorry, for the slow 2022, so far) and appropriately some early Talking Heads. The band formed and started playing shows in 1975, so the show we have here is still relatively early, in October of 1976, when the band was still only a three-piece with David Byrne, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz (Jerry Harrison wouldn't fully join the band until 1977, he was still in the Modern Lovers, Jonathan Richman's band). The Talking Heads played most of their shows during their first year at CBGB's as a residency, playing consecutive shoes in a week, then expanded to other venues in the New York City area. Max's Kansas City was another club the band played frequently, as both clubs nurtured many critical bands from the era (Blondie, The Ramones, Heartbreakers, Patti Smith Group, Television etc.) providing these bands with a venue to hone their craft. This recording at Max's sounds really good for an audience recording and for the time period and it's a pretty accurate documentation of the Talking Heads early in the career before their debut album was released.
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TALKING HEADS
MAX'S KANSAS CITY, 
New York City, USA
OCTOBER 9, 1976

AUDIENCE RECORDING BY SKOTF
SKOTF ARCHIVE VOL. 33 (redux)

AUD>MASTER CASSETTE>STAND ALONE BURNER>WAV>AUDACITY (for tracking only)>FLAC

BAND: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz

SETLIST:
01. artists only
02. 1-2-3 red light (1910 Fruitgum Co.)
03. happy day
04. don't worry about the government
05. psycho killer
06. love>building on fire
07. thank you for sending me an angel
08. with our love
09. pablo picasso
10. I'm not in love

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The Lemonheads- Perform "It's A Shame About Ray" Live At SXSW 2022

I haven't had much live music on my radar so far in 2022. I have no plans so far to see any concerts even as shows are slowing being announced. I did take notice that down in Austin, TX , SXSW is back, a festival I once dreamed of attending and who knows, maybe I still have a chance in the future. For now, I can watch clips on YouTube and hopefully more live shows will eventually be available on Dime. One band that caught my attention was the Lemonheads who were to perform their 1992 album, It's A Shame About Ray, in it's entirety. The album celebrates it's 30th anniversary this year and earlier this month, the 30th anniversary edition reissue became available. The new edition features demos from 9 of the 12 songs on the record, as well as b-sides, acoustic versions, covers and a track from a 1992 KCRW performance. It's A Shame About Ray remains the quintessential Lemonheads record and when I first heard it when it came out it blew me away. Every track on the album is great and the only complaint I had at the time was that it was too short (just over 29 minutes). 

Even though the Lemonheads (or Evan solo) play a lot of songs from It's A Shame during live shows, hearing the songs in their playing order from the record is something special. I've been to few "album shows" now and there is some added magic to those performances, just a little something different I suppose. The Lemonheads appearance at SXSW was a highly anticipated show headlining the SPIN showcase night at the festival and introduced themselves to many fans that weren't even born when the original album was released. I found this audio recording of the set on Dime and the taper/uploader gives their commentary and experience at SXSW in the text file (including in the file). I always appreciate when the taper (the person that records the show) gives their account of the show, it gives the recording more context and added depth, at least to me. The sound quality is really good and it sounded like an amazing show. God, I miss attending concerts! Enjoy!

Please respect the original posters wishes about the recording. "Do whatever you want with this recording except sell it, or else the karma police will get you"...well said!

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THE LEMONHEADS
(performing the album "It's A Shame About Ray" and more...)
Stubb's BBQ
SXSW 2022
Austin, TX
March 17, 2022

SOURCE:
SP-CMC-8 (w/Mods) > Sony PCM-M10 > Sandisk Mini-SD Card (32gb - Class 10)

TRANSFER:
.WAV (24 Bit) > Adobe Audition 2022 CC (normalize/amplify/tracking/downsampling/dithering) > .WAV (16 Bit) > Trader's Little Helper > FLAC (Level 8)


SETLIST:

01. Intro
02. Rockin Stroll
03. Confetti
04. It's A Shame About Ray
05. Rudderless
06. My Drug Buddy
07. The Turnpike Down
08. Bit Part
09. Alison's Starting to Happen
10. (interlude/tuning)
11. Hannah & Gabi
12. Kitchen
13. Ceiling Fan In My Spoon
14. Frank Mills
15. Break Me
16. Hospital
17. The Great Big No
18. If I Could Talk I'd Tell You
19. Different Drum
20. Stove
21. Down About It

The Lemonheads- 2022-03-17, Stubb's BBQ, SXSW, Austin, TX FLAC. rar

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die...The First 100

 

Welcome to 2022!

Sorry it's been a while since I last posted. I've been busy with some other projects, I've starting updating my other blog (River City Blackhawk- I'm a crazed hockey fan (Blackhawks) by the way) and I'm trying to carve out a career in art, which of course means I can't afford to buy anything anymore besides art supplies. 


 

 One thing that's been occupying my time every day, is the "1001 albums you must hear before you die" generator. Based on the book of the same name, every day you are randomly given a different album (in that 1001 list) to listen to, then rate and review. There are records in different genres and styles, but they are all considered important or essential listens for whatever reason. Of course, you get a lot of familiar music you've heard already (and maybe even own on vinyl), but also a ton of music I've never heard of before, as well as records I would never listen to voluntarily. This is good and bad, it's a good excuse to listen to music you've been meaning to hear, but there is lots of cringe-worthy material that was a challenge to listen to in it's entirety. The challenge is to put yourself out of your comfort zone and explore and try to understand other genres without feeling guilty or judged. I've discovered lots of great stuff that I'll definitely seek out more and it also confirms my dislike for rap, hip-hop and hair metal and electropop from the 80's. Anyone that's a fan of music should try this challenge, it's fun and forces you to be open and accepting of all music and you don't even have to like it.

I just completed my 100th album today, the first Van Halen album from 1978, and it's been an interesting ride so far. If you miss a day, you can make it up later as the albums will stockpile and await your review, but you can also skip that day's selection as well. To celebrate #100, attached is a link (my 100 albums) to my summary which includes all 100 reviews and ratings so far. Most of my 5 star ratings are familiar classics, but it's surprising how much really, really good music there is that I hadn't heard.

If you want to participate in the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die challenge, set up your own page  (1001albumsgenerator.com) and immediately you can start listening to and reviewing the music. Generally, there will be a link to listen to the album selection and anyone that uses a music streaming site (I use the premium YouTube Music) should be able to access any of these records. If not, I suggest going to the regular YouTube and stream it there. 

I guarantee this will be the best thing you did all day! Let me know how it goes. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers- L.A.M.F. The Found '77 Masters


 As we near the end of the year, I want to post a few items I have kicking around my online storage. Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I will squeeze a few more in for 2021, but I've been faced with the issue of a (almost) full online storage. I need to find another source to hold the music I want to post and I'll wait until the new year to decide what to do. I currently use Adrive and have filled my 100 gig limit, so I need to upgrade my account for more space (a big price jump) or find another (cheap-ish) online storage site. Any suggestions?

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers only officially released one studio album, Heartbreakers- L.A.M.F. back in 1977. Though it's a great classic album, the criticism of the record has been with the sound mix and for decades there have been a few attempts to get it "right". In 1984, a remixed version of the original album was released as, L.A.M.F. Revisited. Then came in 1994, L.A.M.F. (The Lost '77 Mixes) which was compiled from alternative mixes and had improved sound from the previous issues. Finally in 2020, discovered in Daniel Secunda's (Track Records director and L.A.M.F. co-producer) archive a box of tapes and a tape marked, Copy Master 12.7.77, which turned out to be the master tape with a crystal clear sounding L.A.M.F. Earlier this year this set was released on vinyl for RSD and then a CD version with a bonus disc of the demo sessions.

 I have to admit, they sound pretty great and much clearer than the "muddy" mix of the original LP release. I'm sure a lot of people don't care or can tell the difference, but as a huge Heartbreaker's fan this is a wonderful find! Happy holidays!

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DISC 1 - The Found '77 Masters

        01. BORN TOO LOOSE
        02. BABY TALK
        03. ALL BY MYSELF
        04. I WANNA BE LOVED
        05. IT'S NOT ENOUGH
        06. CHINESE ROCKS
        07. GET OFF THE PHONE
        08. PIRATE LOVE
        09. ONE TRACK MIND
        10. I LOVE YOU
        11. GOIN' STEADY
        12. LET GO
        13. CAN'T KEEP MY EYES ON YOU
        14. DO YOU LOVE ME
 
 DISC 2 - The Demo Sessions, Plus:

        01. BORN TO LOSE (Chris Stamp Single Mix)
        02. CHINESE ROCKS (Chris Stamp Single Mix)
        03. BORN TOO LOOSE (Essex Studio Demo Feb '77)
        04. CHINESE ROCKS (Essex Studio Demo Feb '77)
        05. LET GO (Essex Studio Demo Feb '77)
        06. CAN'T KEEP MY EYES ON YOU (Jay Nap Studio Demo '76)
        07. I LOVE YOU (Jay Nap Studio Demo '76)
        08. IT'S NOT ENOUGH (Jay Nap Studio Demo '76)
        09. DO YOU LOVE ME (Jay Nap Studio Demo '76)
        10. TAKE A CHANCE (Jay Nap Studio Demo '76)
        11. BORN TO LOSE (Jay Nap Studio Demo '76)
        12. I WANNA BE LOVED (SBS Studio Demo Jan '76)
        13. GOING STEADY (SBS Studio Demo Jan '76)
        14. FLIGHT (SBS Studio Demo Jan '76)
        15. PIRATE LOVE (SBS Studio Demo Jan '76)
        16. GIVE HER A GREAT BIG KISS (Riverside Studio Demo Dec '77)
        17. TOO MUCH JUNKIE BUSINESS (Riverside Studio Demo Dec '77)
        18. LONDON BOYS (Riverside Studio Demo Dec '77)
        19. CAN'T KEEP MY EYES ON YOU (LIVE) (Single B-side 1977)

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Juliana Hatfield & Band- Live At The Bridge Sound And Stage, October 2021

 

 
The last time Juliana Hatfield performed a livestream concert was back in June when she was gearing up for an upcoming tour with her band beginning in August on a bill with Soul Asylum and Local H. The tour went ahead, but without Juliana and her band, who dropped out only days before the first show of the tour. Apparently, there was an illness within the band (the drummer) leading up to the tour and they decided they didn't want to risk the possibility of further safety and health issues if they went ahead. The concerts would have still be great and I considered seeing a show because of her, but it wasn't to be. Besides, the US/Canada border was still closed at the time of the tour, so I saved a lot more disappointment if I had bought tickets.

The good news for fans is that the latest livestream concert (the video is still up on YouTube as of this writing) features Juliana and the band she was suppose to tour with. Her trio sounds tight and upbeat and their presence really adds a fresh energetic boost to her music. The setlist touches on different eras of her career, but it isn't a "greatest hits" set, as it includes material from her most recent album, Blood and a song each from her Olivia Newton-John and Police cover albums. An excellent sounding set and the performance is well worth the time! Stay tuned for the next livestream and/or more live dates.
Enjoy!

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JULIANA HATFIELD (& BAND)
The Bridge Sound And Stage
Cambridge, MA
October 20, 2021
Livestream Soundboard


01. Bottles And Flowers
02. Necessito
03. Nightmary
04. Lost Ship
05. My Sister
06. Had A Dream
07. God Bless America
08. Daniel
09. A Little More Love
10. Touch You Again
11. Hospital
12. Mouthful Of Blood
13. Hole In My Life
14. Wonder Why
15. Chunks
16. Or So They Say
17. Dead Weight
18. All Right, Yeah
19. Everything's For Sale
20. talk
21. talk (more)

note: If you're burning to cdr, tracks 1-20 are under 80 minutes, omit track 21.

Juliana Hatfield- guitar/vocals
Mike Oram- bass
Chris Anzalone- drums
 

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Big Star- Live In Cambridge 1974

 
 
It's been over 11 years since Alex Chilton passed away and last month, I picked up an original pressing of The Letter/Neon Rainbow, the debut album from Alex's first band, the Box Tops for cheap and got me reminiscing about Alex and Big Star. I think I have most of their official releases (and some unofficial), but it's unfortunate there aren't a lot of live recordings of Big Star, at least in their earlier incarnation (1971-1975). The 1992 release of Live was recorded and broadcasted in 1974 in New York for WLIR was the only official live album until the more recent release of Live At Lafayette's Music Room recorded in 1973 and released January 2018. Both are excellent documentations of the band as a trio performing live. Not sure if there are any live recordings (or performances?) when co-founder Chris Bell was still in the band?

When a Big Star live recording surfaced on Dime a short while ago, it was very exciting! This is a re-mastered, cleaned-up version of a cassette recording that has circulated for a while and it remains one of their few non-officially released live recordings. Big Star played two sets (early/late) opening for Badfinger in March 1974. The taper recorded both Badfinger sets and only the early Big Star set, but we should be thankful it was recorded at all considering a lot of tapers (me included) sometimes don't tape the opening band. There literally sounds like there are a few dozen people in the audience which makes this an intimate performance with surprisingly excellent sound for a tape recorder from this time period. (Thank you Steve Hopkins for the recording and Captain Acid for the remaster!) According to the liner notes from Live, Jody Stephens remembers that later in this tour, they played two shows on the same night in Boston, opening for Badfinger. He recalls that for the first set, they played their worst ever, and for the second-their best. Well, we don't have the second set to compare, but the first set sounds pretty good to my ears...judge for yourself!
Enjoy!
 
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Big Star
Performance Center
Cambridge, MA
March 31, 1974 (early show)

Steve Hopkins recording/Captain Acid remaster

recorded by Steve Hopkins on a Panasonic mono cassette recorder
Lineage: first-gen cassette > DAT > CD-R > .flac > Captain Acid remaster

01 In The Street
02 Baby Strange (T. Rex cover)
03 Mod Lang
04 Candy Says (Velvet Underground cover)
05 Till The End Of The Day (Kinks cover)
06 O My Soul
07 Motel Blues (Loudon Wainwright III cover)
08 Thirteen
09 Way Out West
10 September Gurls
11 Come On Now (Kinks Cover)
 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Happy Belated 15th Anniversary TDIT!- Young Fresh Fellows Live 2001

 

 L.L.Y.F.F.
Yes! The Young Fresh Fellows are well and very much alive, as this past year they've been quite active. About a week ago, the Fellows wrapped up a mini-opening tour with pals, Wilco with a handful of live shows in the Pacific Northwest. This summer the Fellows celebrated the 20th anniversary of Because We Hate You with a it's first release on vinyl (with a bonus disc of unreleased outtakes, For Those Naseous Times) and late last year on Record Store Day they released, Toxic Youth. This resurgence of YFF activity has me optimistic I might have an opportunity to see the band live hopefully in the near future. I've seen a few live videos of the band opening for Wilco on YouTube, but if anyone has any live audio recordings of any of the shows, please let me know, would love to share here!

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, been busy, but I'll make time for much more posts! I almost forgot to mention that this blog has been on the world-wide web for 15 years now, which is hard to believe sometimes. Thanks so much for your support all these years and I still get joy writing about and listening to live music. I haven't seen a live concert since the pandemic began, but soon the US/Canada borders will open up, so that's promising!

 
I thought it would be appropriate to post a Young Fresh Fellows show from their 2001 tour in support of Because We Hate You. It's a great sounding show with the Fellows set sandwiched between the Minus 5 and headliners, the Fastbacks. (I think I have the Minus 5 set from the same night, if so, I'll post it) I don't think the Fellows have toured the States as extensively since this tour, which took them to the East coast as well, with many of those dates opening for the Soft Boys.
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Essential Listen of the Week:
In this case watch! Wilco and the Young Fresh Fellows combine forces for the finale encore in Seattle for their last show together on the tour.
 
 
YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS
Bottom of the Hill
San Francisco, CA
March 3, 2001
soundboard


01. Dancing In The Moonlight
02. Middleman Of Time
03. Hillbilly Drummer Girl
04. Why I Oughta
05. Wonder What She's Doing Tonite?
06. For The Love Of A Girl
07. Strychnine
08. Taco Wagon
09. Picture Book
10. She's A Book
11. Worthless
12. Lay You In The Ground
13. My Friend Ringo
14. Get Outta My Cave
15. Beer Money
16. Your Truth, Our Lies
17. Gotta Get The First Plane Home
18. Meet Me At the Rockabilly Store (?)
19. Tomorrow's Gone (And So Are You)


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Rolling Stones- Fully Finished Studio Outtakes: R.I.P. Charlie Watts

 
 
Another sad day for music with the news that drummer, Charlie Watts passed away at the age of 80. Charlie Watts was considered by many as "one of the greatest drummers of his generation", as drummer for the self-proclaimed, greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world, the Rolling Stones. I admired Watts for his consistently steady and distinct low key style that defined the sound of the Stones just as much as Jagger's voice and Richards guitar. Watts has been behind the skins for 58 years and he truly was the backbone and backbeat of the band's sound. It's sometimes hard to believe he was a drummer for a band that had the reputation for the classic "drugs and rock 'n' roll" lifestyle, who was just as comfortable playing jazz or rock. I've been a fan of the band since the mid-70's, so they have been a big part of the soundtrack of my life and I own most of their albums up until Tattoo You, which celebrates it's 40th anniversary this year. Wow, time waits for no one!

 
As a tribute to Charlie, I'm posting a new collection of very interesting studio outtakes from the Stones that haven't been officially released. This 3 volume set was generously shared by indiepop on Exystence and it sounds amazing (they are fully finished), fresh sounding and some of the songs are actually pretty good. Quite the epic set and if you haven't heard these already through bootlegs etc, you'll be pleasantly surprised!
 
Here's a track by track breakdown with some information about the recording I lifted from the good ol' web. I apologize now if there is any mis-information or errors, I was too lazy to proof-read.
Enjoy!

CD 1, VOLUME 1
NOBODY PERFECT, ca. 1975 – Apparently from the Black and Blue sessions, I would argue that this track has much more of an 80’s feel, the production a give away – That and the drive of Charlie’s drumming. Both Ronnie and Keith’s licks playfully lap against each other. (1985 – 4:02)

TROUBLE’S A COMING, 1972 – Not 1972, surely but from much later in the decade. An incredible, insistent groove with a solid March – The chorus is fantastic in and of it’s own! Jagger’s vocals are mixed much lower in the mix than they should be so assume this to be an earlier rehearsal / working take that never came to fruition. Previously released as ‘Break Away’ – an embryonic version – on VGP’s ‘The Pain Of Love’ (1979 – 4:41)

DREAMS TO REMEMBER, Ca. 1983 – A classic Stones take on country tonk, Jaggers vocals are variously spoken and screamed while the band barroom it up in the background. The guitar licks flicker and squeak while the whole track has a cataclysmic tone of collapse. A certain 1970’s sound in the vein of John Lennon’s ‘Walls and Bridges’ album (1982 – 7:43)

DON’T LIE TO ME, 1972 – No, not that one but an 80’s version instead. Very interesting lyrics referencing a “Monkey Man”, this is in the very same style as ‘Troubles A Coming’ (Track 2) (1985 – 2:08)

FIJI JIM, 1978 – Originally heard on boots such as ‘Palace Pigalle’  (VGP), ‘Paris Outtakes Vol.2’ (Vigotone), ‘Hot Stuff Two’ (Great Dane) and several hundred more, this take is at the later stages of production (1977 – 3:38)

ELIZA UPCHINK, 1983 – Regards a certain lady of no scrupels, this dash of blues runs slightly longer than previously bootlegged at 4:38. (1982 – 4:47)

DEEP LOVE, 1985 – A deep and funky, loose guitar driven track from the Dirty Work sessions. Keith veers between roar and growl with his vocals. (1985 – 3:45)

SHE’S DOING HER THING, 1967 – Sorry? It sounds very much like a TMSR outtake – Fey 60’s Newleyisms, whistling, a jumpy mix between early Stones but with a psychedelic, whispy organ in the back ground. It IS one of those tracks that’ll have you sit, raise your eyebrows and mutter, ‘wow’. As you realise that, as Kinksian as it is, it would have made a belter or a B, arguably, A-side in 1967 without distracting from sales of the album. this has also appeared before on boot as ‘Title 15’, without vocals (1967 – 3:02)

PUTTY IN YOUR HANDS,1982 – Soul styled romp with Keith staring just as closely as Mick’s bellowed vocals. This track has as much sass as the girl who’s leading Mick around and up and down. It’s a cover-version of a Chirelles track from 1962 and makes a good fist of attempting to sound like it might. (1985 – 3:07)

DOG SHIT, 1983 – I guess you’d rather putty in your hands rather than the alternative but this track, which made it’s inaugural appearance on ‘Foxes In The Boxes’ as a thrilling instrumental now features vocals. A storming horn lead thruster with an insatiable appetite for longevity (Sounds about right, eh?) is far too good to have been left by the side of the road but here we are. (1983 – 6:05)

20 NIL, ca 1991 – A dusty little piece from the Voodoo Brew sessions (I wonder how deep THAT well is?) – It fits well of the time and would still sound amazing now. An extended, indieish into leads in to an almost primal squall from Mick while Ronnie and Keith ad-lib in the background, taking turns at stripping off levels of slow-burn guitar. (1997 – 5:43)

TELL HER HOW IT IS, 1971 – OK, you’ll hit the first few notes of this very well known bootleg placement (Otherwise known as ‘Potted Shrimp’), it’s upgraded – not by a million miles, accepted, but it’ll be an upgrade, that’s good enough, surely? No! 0.17 in – vocals! Much like the Exile tracks that got us stoked on the deluxe treatment of a few years earlier, this track is now replete with an extra pinch of Jagger salt and he sounds crazed! The vocals are of the fact that they sound vintage enough to be of the time – The beauty of looking after your voice for the past 60 years, I guess – we could ponder the fact that they could also have been recorded for the reissue but this stuff is better than we could have imagined. (1970 – 4:05)

YOU BETTER STOP THAT, 1983 – Short but sweet, very much of it’s time and sounding like ‘Neighbours’, the type of angsty, punky ripple with stabs of electric piano in the background. (1982 – 2:46)

SCARLET, 1975 – So we remember the debacle of this piece on the GHS reissue – None of the Stones or Jimmy Page (apparently) remember sneaking in to the studio in the prime of their careers and putting this to tape – Over two nights, granted, but maybe that’s how you measure time when you’re a rock star. The suns up or it’s not. Some of the overdubs present on the CV seem to be missing here from half way, so this may be one of the tracks that was laid down the first night, maybe? It’s far too good to be forgotten, far too good to be erased. Maybe if it had lingered for much longer the full session tape might have made it out .. It’d be nice to think. (1974 – 3:35)

WALK WITH ME WENDY, 1974 – Another ‘Dog Shit’ style track but replacing the horns with electric piano. Jagger bellows over the head of it all. (1970 – 4:02)

NEVER MAKE YOU CRY, 1977 – Another of those late, rain soaked Saturday ballads, spiked with a Little Rock . Blissfully dreamy, warm and regretful, it’s perfect. It’s also cleaner sounding that previously booted versions (1977 – 4:27)

PART OF THE NIGHT, 1976 – Also known as ‘Golden Caddy’ from the Pathé Marconi sessions (As heard on ‘Foxes In The Boxes’), this track might as well be ‘Never Make You Cry’ part two but one where the piano takes the place of the guitar instead. (1982 – 5:37)

LOW DOWN, 1997 – A Keith vocal for a change, one that was given up to Mick for the final BtB album – Keith’s voice here being buried under the instrumental (Though it’s a tight race between such a densely layered production), it was the right decision to give the job over. This take also features additional studio chatter after the take. (1997 – 5:02)

CD 2, VOLUME 2 
IT’S A LIE, 1978 – Another left over from the Paris Match sessions and also recently released on the ‘Foxes In The Boxes’ collection. Part Stones template, slide guitar and muted piano line. (1979 – 4:19)

 I CAN’T SEE NO ONE ELSE, 1985 – A perfectly packaged double-entendre of a song. Mainly piano led but featuring a stinging Shadows styled guitar with a chugging rubbery bass-line and fabulous call and response harmonies. (1985 – 5:05)

NOT THE WAY TO GO, 1977 – A punky, ramshackle, 50’s surf romp with a lean line in lyrics (Jagger seems to give up part way through and riffs on the title instead). This version fades out quicker than previous versions in ‘The Harder They Come’ (Idol Mind) of Yellow Cat’s ‘From Paris To LA’ (1978 – 3:39)

GIVING IT UP, 1989 – Taken from sessions for the ‘Steel Wheels’ album, this version features an extra piano line that was absent from boots like ‘Training Wheels (Rattlesnake) (1989 – 4:14)

HANDS OFF, 1986 – A tough, thundering rocker with a quick, choppy tempo. Really very Stones-of-the-time. (1993 – 3:34)

BUILT THAT WAY, 1984 – Something rather different here – A ‘Heatwave’ style swing with a Queenish guitar line occasionally popping up through the background. I wouldn’t have been at all surprised if this was a Style Council cover in all honesty. It’s really very different but cruisingly good. (1975 – 4:40)

KEEP IT COOL, 1982 – A clean little number, light piano lines with barely there guitars which drifts at an almost glacial pace. Jagger whispers his vocals at a volume that just barely breaks over the backing. Originally released on Foxes In The Boxes, this is the shortest version at just over 5 minutes. (1982 – 5:24)

CAN’T FIND LOVE, 1983 – I think this sounds like George Harrison’s / Bob Dylan’s ‘If Not For You’ in the smallest way. At nearly 7 minutes, it’s one of the longest tracks on this collection. The mixture also features a Buddy Hollyesq chiming guitar line over a strolling beat. (1982 – 7:22)

YOU WIN AGAIN, 1977 – A Hank Williams cover that was originally released on “Paris Results” and “From Paris To LA”. (1978 – 3:25)

BLOOD RED WINE, 1968 – The sister track to ‘Winter’, most regularly mentioned in tandem with it’s inclusion on the ‘Trident Tapes’ or any over-view of the “Beggars ..” sessions. I dare suggest it was too weak for album inclusion and ‘Winter’ was a more obvious choice for release on “GSH”. (1968 – 5:14).

FAST TALKING, SLOW WALKING, 1972 – Another of the more often bootlegged tracks from sessions in Jamaica. A woozy, swooning barroom lament with a joyous piano undercurrent underneath the spacey guitar lines and pattering, jazzy drum beats. An exceptional piece of work. There’s also a snatch of studio chatter at the end. (1974 – 5:49)

COOKING UP, 1982 – One of the speedier efforts to this set, short speedy guitar riffs as Ronnie and Keith dance around each other and Nicky Hopkins peddles away along side. A curious title to the track, however, it’s almost impossible to make out what Mick is singing about. (1982 – 4:11).

EVERY TIME I BREAK HER HEART, 1977 – A space-effect country lilt, the kind that the Stones seem to have perfected through the years remains unreleased and hasn’t appeared on any other bootleg before. (1977 – 7:05)

DREAM ABOUT, 1992 – This might the stray mutt of the collection. A shonky set of lyrics with a very rote drum backing and less than inspiring musical prowess. Thankfully, it’s buried in the middle of the set making it easier to forget. (1997 – 5:03)

FLIP THE SWITCH, 1998 – From the BtB sessions again, Flip is a solid Keith vehicle. A wildly different production with a disjointed feel – Not that that’s damning it with faint praise – it’s a brave move for someone who professes a more blues oriented style generally. (1997 – 4:33)

CD 3, VOLUME 3 
SANCTUARY, 1994 – An odd little breathy whisp of a ballad abound a curious organ bedding and bongos. As with the next track, it draws deeply on Minneapolis’s most famous son, unlike the following, it never seems to go anywhere and opposed to being sexy, sounds a little creepy. There’s a lot to be said for experimentation, though and this track is wildly different to what you might expect. (1997 – 4:54)

DESPERATE MAN, 1973 – a proto-Prince production of spidery silk slide guitar lines and falsettos. It edges in, stealing from styles as it shifts around too, showing just how versatile the band can be all in the space of a few minutes. (1997 – 6:11)

PRAIRIE LOVE, ca 1993 – Prowling funk work out with a breathy vocal line and slinky clockwork bass line. A B-side at best (And considering the glut of danceable remixes that littered CD singles at the time, that’s no bad thing). (1997 – 5:20)

LIVING THE HEART OF LOVE, 1974 – Very easily a mid-70’s production, it’s a close brother to ‘Silver Train’ and ‘Brown Sugar’, a repeated refrain starts the track before blossoming in to a broader chorus. (1974 – 3:27)

STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU, 1982 – While we discuss tracks that share DNA with a certain era, this track fits straight in to it’s date line. Ponderous, warm, reflective piano and sleepy pedal-steel are enveloped in this delicately produced ballad. (1982 – 4:25)

I TRIED TO TALK HER INTO IT, 1982 – A sweet country influenced piece with a great slice of steel guitar. It skips along merrily and wouldn’t sound out of place of any nu-country album released this side of the year 2000. This is longer than the ‘Dirty Work’ version too. (1982 – 4:44)

MIGHT AS WELL GET JUICED, 1998 – Borne of static and a moody, looping riff, an electronic throb permeates through this BtB track. This one is around a minute and a half longer than the CV. (1997 – 7:16)

TOO MANY COOKS, 1973 – An anomaly as this is obviously the John Lennon produced solo track that was oft’ traded until it’s eventual release on the solo best of, ‘The Very Best Of Mick Jagger’. It is a full minute longer here however (1973 – 4:57)

Curtis Meets Smokey, 1966 – Does exactly what it says it does – This soft shuffle Motown homage perfectly pastiches it’s grounding in Detroit soul. Apparently recorded in 1969, it wouldn’t have any of the bitter resentment of battalion fury of anything on Let It Bleed – We can only wonder what they were thinking at this point, it’s easy to hear why it never went anywhere but it is beautiful. (1969 – 4:17)

COVERED IN BRUISES, 1981 – A split combination of force between the Glimmer Twins recorded at the Pathé Marconi sessions – Barrel big and chunky with a fat bass line that drives. It’s an odd amalgam of a track but it really, really works. (1977 – 4:49)

IVY LEAGUE, 1994 – A more complete version of the track, slightly less complete than the version on Voodoo Stew (Vigotone) (1993 – 4:54)

TOO TIGHT, 1998 – A Keith lead track from BtB that was handed back to Mick for the CV. (1997 – 4:30)

CRISS CROSS, 1972 – Another from the deluxe catalogue after being a bootleg staple for so many years, most specifically on Idle Minds / Midnight Beat’s ‘Acetates’, it finally appeared with a striking video on the GHS reissue in 2020. (1973 – 3:40)

STRICTLY MEMPHIS, 1995 – This track appears almost fully formed, a soul funk stomp that cuts in on a take that’s already in full flow. This version adds a little extra brass. Take your pick of ‘Dirty Work’ outtake compilations previous – It’s probably already featured on there already. (1985 – 3:30)

IT’S ONLY ROCK’N’ROLL, 1973 – Saving the best to very nearly last, we’ve got a classic without it’s shoes on. A very early studio demo of IORR, the concept of which was apparently Mick and Ronnie in Ronnie’s home studio, prior to Ronnie’s invitation to join the stones, gamely joined by David Bowie. Long a treasured holy grail, here it is. Jagger and an over excited Ronnie seem to be all over this recording, Bowie, if he is there, has a more muted part to play in all this. I would expect that the second guitar part is Bowie and his harmonies could almost be imagined if you suspect that you hear something. Over all, the track sounds splendid, certainly not fully fleshed out, and you can hear that Jagger has found his next hit as he chuckles with glee. (1973 – 4:42)

STUDIO JAM SESSION (Extreme Western Grip), 2002 / STUDIO JAM SESSION (Well Well), 2002 – Already released on bootleg and possibly the only two tacked on for filling the time, these two instrumentals, from one of the last big leaks of material. 2002 – 3:04 / 3:01)

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"Special Limited Edition for The Rolling Stones Fan Club"
Black Frisco Records/Made in Japan
 Lineage: Silvers >> foobar2000 >> flac (level 4)

CD 1/VOLUME 1 (TIME 79:20)
1. Nobody Perfect, 1975
2. Trouble’s A Coming, 1972
3. Dreams To Remember, 1983
4. Don’t Lie To Me, 1972
5. Fiji Jim, 1978
6. Eliza Upchink, 1983
7. Deep Love, 1985
8. She’s Doing Her Thing, 1967
9. Putty In Your Hands, 1962
10. Dog Shit, 1983
11. 20 Nil Ca 1991
12. Tell Her How It Is, 1971
13. You Better Stop That, 1983
14. Scarlet, 1975
15. Walk With Me Wendy, 1974
16. Never Make You Cry, 1977
17. Part Of The Night, 1976
18. Low Down, 1997

CD 2/VOLUME 2 (TIME 74:32)
1. It’s A Lie, 1978
2. I Can’t See No One Else, 1985
3. Not The Way To Go, 1977
4. Giving It Up, 1989
5. Hands Off, 1986
6. Built That Way, 1984
7. Keep It Cool, 1982
8. Can’t Find Love, 1983
9. You Win Again, 1977
10. Blood Red Wine, 1968
11. Fast Talking Slow Walking, 1972
12. Cooking Up, 1982
13. Every Time I Break Her Heart, 1977
14. Dream About, 1992
15. Flip The Switch, 1998

CD 3/VOLUME 3 (TIME 78:17)
1. Sanctuary, 1994
2. Desperate Man, 1973
3. Prairie Love, Ca 1993
4. Living The Heart Of Love, 1974
5. Still In Love With You, 1982
6. I Tried To Talk Her Into It, 1982
7. Might As Well Get Juiced, 1998
8. Too Many Cooks, 1973
9. Curtis Meets Monkey, 1966
10. Covered In Bruises, 1981
11. Ivy League, 1994
12. Too Tight, 1998
13. Criss Cross, 1972
14. Strictly Memphis, 1995
15. It’s Only Rock’n’roll, 1973
16. Studio Jam Session (Extreme Western Grip), 2002
17. Studio Jam Session (Well Well), 2002


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