Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Whiskeytown- Those Weren't The Days

I've mentioned before that Ryan Adams is such a prolific artist with many unreleased projects and a shit load of great songs that have never been heard by the masses. I always thought his best work was with Whiskeytown, particularly the era of their first two albums, Faithless Street and Stranger's Almanac. Between the release of those two records, the band also recorded tracks that went unreleased (many were demos for Stranger's) until Stranger's Almanac was reissued in 2008, as a deluxe edition that included bonus tracks and an additional disc of unreleased tracks.

Those Weren't The Days compiles some of those songs along with others they recorded about 6 months after Faithless Street. This period is a very fertile period as the deluxe versions of both albums attest to (quantity-wise) and quite possibly Adam's strongest material ever, not to say he still doesn't write quality songs, but the first two albums really showcased Adam's strength as a prolific and important songwriter.
...and yes, track 19 is a Fleetwood Mac cover!


Those Weren't The Days (1996)

1. My Heart Is Broken
2. Things I Heard
3. Luxury Liner
4. Kiss And Make Up
5. Further Down The Road
6. Believe
7. 10 Seconds ‘Til The End Of The World
8. The Rain Won’t Help You When It’s Over
9. Ticket Time
10. Wither, I’m A Flower
11. Hipshake
12. Here’s To The Rest Of The World
13. Empty Baseball Park
14. San Antonio
15. Factory Girl
16. All You Can Feel
17. New York Angel
18. Only To Lose
19. Dreams

Monday, August 29, 2011

Keri Latimer- Chop Shop

If you live in the Winnipeg area, keep an eye out for a stolen Boler trailer. Some low-life had the guts (and nerve) to steal this trailer straight from the backyard of Keri Latimer from the band, Nathan (She lives in my neighborhood!). It's a very distinct and unique looking trailer that was taken when she was out of town this past weekend and she has asked friends and family to keep a lookout and I've noticed she has posted the picture on Facebook and the local newspaper. If there's been anything good about this ordeal, it's that Keri has already written a song about this camper that was stolen. You can hear it below or here.

If you spot the camper or you have it in your backyard, please contact the police!

Chop shop by kerilatimer

yippee! a man across the street saw 2 people physically pulling our boler down the alley in the middle of the night, and at some point must have realized the futility of it, and it got towed for blocking the alley. i guess it wasn't reported to the police, which is strange, but we're ecstatic. devin and the kids are enroute to the tartan towing yard, to assess any damage. fingers crossed! thanks to everyone who helped spread the word! smooches to all, the latimers

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dead Milkmen- Eat Your Paisley Demos

If you're a fan of the Dead Milkmen, you might be interested to know they have a new album out. It's been 16 years since they recorded anything new. They're last studio album, Stoney's Extra Stout was released in 1995 before the band faded from our memories when they officially disbanded around the same time. After the death of original bass player, Dave Schulthise (Dave Blood) in March 2004, the surviving band members reunited for 2 shows in November 2004 in their hometown of Philadelphia. Since then the band has played the occasional show and began to write new material for a new record, The King In Yellow which was released this past March. I've had a listen to the new record and though it's good effort with some strong material, it's far from the sharp-witted humour and catchiness of their early releases. The band members are older and possibly wiser and mature, but some of the humour seems a little forced. I have to admit I could only listen to their last two previous records (Stoney's and Not Richard, But Dick) only once because maybe they were trying to be too serious and they lost their focus, but overall because they weren't that good. I'll give this new record a chance with some repeated listening with an open mind and see if they can woo me like they did in 1986.

Speaking of 1986, this was the year Eat Your Paisley was released and it was the song from that record, The Thing That Only Eats Hippies that first got me interested in the Milkmen. This album and their debut, Big Lizard In My Backyard are essential if you want to hear satirical pop punk at it's finest. I put the Descendents in that same category, both bands coming from the hardcore scene and producing infectious punk that is driving, catchy and funny. It's interesting to see they playing on the same bills at FYF Festival and Riot Fest East this September.

I'm posting demos from Eat Your Paisley that I downloaded from Jack Talcum's website. He has been posting Bootleg's of the Month, that feature recordings from the band's he's played in including some solo projects. He has generously shared lots of interesting material, some of it pre-Milkmen, along with unreleased songs, rehearsals, live shows and various cool stuff. Check it out!

Eat Your Paisley Demos (1986)
  1. Where the Tarantula Lives
  2. Swampland of Desire
  3. Air Crash Museum
  4. I Hear Your Name
  5. Beach Party Vietnam
  6. Dance Wtih Me
  7. 50 Things
  8. Earwig
  9. Moron
  10. Take Me Apart
  11. KKSuck2
  12. Happy Is
  13. Vince Lombardi Service Center
  14. Surfin' Cow
  15. The Thing That Only Eats Hippie
  16. Six Days
Note: Jack posted the tracks on his site in 192k mp3 or FLAC. I downloaded the FLAC and converted and posted a higher quality mp3 @ 320k.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Kinks- The "Club Vegas" Session

There are only a couple of bands that I haven't seen live (that are technically still active) that I would "kill" to see. As a reader of TDIT you know my all-time favourite bands are the Replacements, Young Fresh Fellows (of course!) and the Kinks. I saw the Fellows twice and I had the opportunity to see Paul Westerberg (sans the Mats) in Minneapolis for a hometown show. The closest I ever came to seeing the Kinks was Ray Davies at the Winnipeg Folk Festival a few years ago. Sure he played a set filled with Kinks' classics, but it was acoustic, with no band and though I felt I was in the presence of greatness, it didn't quite match my expectations of the "real" Kinks. For years, there have been rumours of some kind of Kinks reunion with at least Ray and Dave, but I shouldn't get my hopes too high, but you never know...I'll be there if it happens!

Today's post is an interesting recording, it's not quite a live concert and the information I've found indicates it's probably a rehearsal for a Kinks tour in the early 90's. It's a live session in the studio with songs given some interesting interpretations and different arrangements. There are instrumentals, incomplete songs and some songs played with a loose "lounge-Vegas" vibe to them that makes for a listening experience that you won't find on record. If you're a fan of the Kinks, you'll love this (if you don't have this already), but if you've never listened to the Kinks, maybe start with a greatest hits album and their late sixties stuff first, then you'll get the humour of this.

"Club Vegas" Session
Live at The Kinks' North London Konk Studios

01 Club Vegas Intro
02 Catch Me Now I'm Falling/Tired of Waiting
03 Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
04 I'm Not Like Everybody Else (Dave)
05 Now And Then
06 Victoria
07 Hard Way
08 I'm Not Like Everybody Else (Instrumental)
09 Come Dancing (Partly Instr.)
10 Till The End Of The Day (Partly Instr.)
11 Top Of The Pops (Instr.)
12 Tired Of Waiting (Partly Instr.)
13 Set Me Free (Mainly Instr.)
14 Well Respected Man
15 Muswell Hillbilly
16 Have A Cuppa Tea (Partly Instr.)
17 Uncle Son
18 Sunny Afternoon
19 Dead End Street
20 David Watts
21 "Satisfaction"Jam (brief intro)
22 Autumn Allmanac
23 Around The Dial (Partly Instr.)
24 Low Budget
25 Welcome To Sleazy Town
26 Stat Of Confusion (Partly Instr.)
27 Superman (Partly Instr.)
28 Superman/Destroyer (Partly Instr.)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Jonathan Richman Is Coming To Town!

Hey! According to my local newspaper, Jonathan Richman is visiting my city on October 2 at the Pyramid Cabaret. I'm a huge Jonathan fan, butI haven't seen him live since 1999 when I road-tripped to Fargo, ND and before that in 1994 in Winnipeg. A lot of time has passed since then, (he's been a bit of a movie star) so I'm excited by the prospect of seeing the always entertaining Jojo (with Tommy Larkins) again. One of my most memorable shows was seeing a solo Jonathan at the Warehouse Theatre just over 22 years ago (1989), he was Hilarius and amazing show! Previous to that I saw him at the Folk Festival, but there's something so much better spending an hour and half with Jonathan in a theatre rather than outdoors for a short set of songs.

I'm posting a show from a year before I saw him at the Warehouse, a great sounding soundboard recording (circa Modern Lovers 88 era) that was a radio broadcast. I might post more Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers) shows as a prelude to the October concert if there's interest and let me know which era of his career you would prefer to hear.

Central Park Summerstage

New York, NY

pre-FM later broadcast on WBAI

1. intro
2. introduction by Joe Killian
3. The Beach
4. Chewing Gum Wrapper
5. Heart of Saturday Night
6. Give Paris One More Chance
7. Action Packed
8. Vincent Van Gogh
9. The Neighbors
10. Gail Loves Me
11. California Desert Party
tape flip
12. instrumental
13. When Harpo Played His Harp
14. This Kind of Music
15. Everday Clothes
16. That Summer Feeling
17. encore applause
18. It's You
19. outro

JONATHAN RICHMAN- 1988-07-09. rar

The Replacements- The Shit Hits The Fans...again

Due to popular demand...or at least because the link didn't work properly and I've had requests to re-up this gem from the Replacements. This is probably the tape that got me interested in Replacement's live concert recording and I originally bought this tape at a record collectors show sometime in the early 90's. Read more about my story in my original post from 2 years ago, and I'll spare you the details now.

Please let me know if there are still problems with the show!!

The Bowery
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
November 11, 1984
The Shit Hits The Fans (released 1985)
  1. "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" (Lloyd Price)
  2. "Ye Sleeping Knights of Jesus" (Robyn Hitchcock)
  3. "Lovelines" (Westerberg/Stinson/Stinson/Mars)
  4. "I'll Be There" (Berry Gordy, Jr./Bob West/Hal Davis/Willie Hutch)
  5. "Sixteen Blue" (Westerberg)
  6. "Can't Hardly Wait" (Westerberg)
  7. "I Will Dare" (Westerberg)
  8. "Hear You Been to College" (Westerberg/Stinson/Stinson/Mars)
  9. "Saturday Night Special" (Ed King/Ronnie Van Zant)
  10. "Iron Man" (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward)
  11. "Misty Mountain Hop" (Page/Plant/Jones)
  12. "Heartbreaker" (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant)
  13. "Can't Get Enough" (Mick Ralphs)
  14. "Jailbreak" (Phil Lynott)
  15. "Breakdown" (Tom Petty)
  16. "No More the Moon Shines on Lorena" (Alvin Pleasant Carter)
  17. "Merry Go Round" (Nikki Sixx)
  18. "Left in the Dark" (Ken Draznik)
  19. "Takin' Care of Business" (Randy Bachman)
  20. "I Will Follow" (Hewson/Evans/Clayton/Mullen)
  21. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Jagger/Richards)
  22. "Radio Free Europe" (Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe)
  23. "The New World" (Cervenka/Nommensen Duchac)
  24. "Let It Be" (Lennon/McCartney).
THE REPLACEMENTS- The Shit Hits The Fans. rar

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Jeff Tweedy- 2011 Winnipeg Folk Festival

It's been over a week since my last post, so sorry! I spent all week at a pavilion for an annual multicultural festival in my city called, Folklorama, as entertainment co-coordinator/stage manager. Most of the days I went straight from work (from my "real" job) to spent another 5 hours on my feet volunteering, so by the time I got home I was unwinding and trying to relax or catch up on my sleep. Anyways, I'm back and ready to keep this blog updated and hopefully interesting!

I noticed that last week marked the 5th anniversary of the Teenage Dogs In Trouble blog and I'm surprised and thrilled it's still active and online. Yesterday, I surpassed the 50,000 visits milestone with half that amount in the past year. This seems like a modest amount of visits for the average music blog, but for me it's quite a accomplishment considering during my first few years I was lucky to have a visit or two per day. Now there are approximately 100 visits a day, which I hope to increase, so it's my mission to keep posting new material to keep you all coming back. I invite requests and I'll try my best to find things that interest me (and you), but I sometimes need help or suggestions. Thanks for visiting and please add yourself as a follower if you have done so already.

Closing out the 2011 Winnipeg Folk Festival was Wilco frontman, Jeff Tweedy. He delivered a solo acoustic set that featured some Wilco and Uncle Tupelo material along some new songs from the upcoming Wilco record, The Whole Love. He seemed all business for the first half hour of the show without really acknowledging the large outdoor crowd and he kept the banter to a minimum for most of the show. I think he was disappointed people didn't sing along during Heavy Metal Drummer, "Thanks for singing along for that part, I guess Yankee Hotel Foxtrot didn't sell a whole lot up in Winnipeg". Still it was a great to see Jeff Tweedy solo, much different than with the band. I considering going to Fargo to see his show the night before, as I prefer shows in theatres instead of outside in a field, but the WFF was fun and it exposed his talent many friends of mine in the crowd that weren't too familiar with Jeff's work or Wilco.

My recording turned out okay. There was a fair amount of chatter at a tarp beside me, but like the Blue Rodeo set, the sound was loud and clear, so it's very listenable and besides until a better version emerges (I doubt), this is a nice souvenir of a rare show. I posted the show last week on Dimeadozen, so if you are a member and want the FLAC version, go here.

Winnipeg Folk Festival


Birds Hill Park

July 10, 2011
Audience MASTER

01. Introduction
02. Someone Elses Song
03. Remember The Mountain Bed
04. Via Chicago
05. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
06. One Wing
07. New Madrid
08. I Might
09. Hummingbird
10. So Much Wine
11. Born Alone
12. Jesus, Etc
13. Bull Black Nova
14. I'm Always In Love
15. Not For the Season
16. Airline To Heaven
17. Walken
18. I'm The Man Who Loves You
19. Heavy Metal Drummer
20. Shot In The Arm
21. Acuff-Rose

JEFF TWEEDY- 2011-07-10. rar

Saturday, August 06, 2011

4th Of July With Wilco- Jay Bennett's Last Show...again

I've had many requests to fix this post from a couple years back which features the last Wilco concert with Jay Bennett in the band. It's come to my attention (thanks everyone that informed me) that the file is flawed and is missing the last 2 songs in the show. I finally investigated the problem and looked back at the original disc I ripped it from and found it contained only 14 of the 16 songs. So there wasn't a flaw, I just didn't compare the setlist with the contents of the disc. Anyways, I've found a complete copy and converted it to a rar file. It is an upgrade, first because all the songs are there and secondly I converted it to a higher bit-rate mp3 (320) than previously posted.

So, let's try this again. If you downloaded the other file, I recommend you replace it with this one instead of just adding the last two songs...sorry it took so long to fix the file!

Petrillo Music Shell

Grant Park
Chicago, IL

July 4, 2001

Source: FM (WXRT)

01. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
02. War on War
03. A Shot in the Arm
04. She's a Jar
05. I'm Always in Love
06. Airline to Heaven
07. Feed of Man
08. Remember the Mountain Bed
09. California Stars
10. Kamera
11. Ashes of American Flags
12. Red-Eyed and Blue
13. I Got You (At the End of the Century)
14. I'm the Man Who Loves You
15. Sunken Treasure
16. Outta Mind (Outta Site)
WILCO- 2001-07-04 (fixed). rar

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Five Days In July with Blue Rodeo

When the organizers of the Winnipeg Folk Festival were choosing a headliner for the opening night, a light bulb must have went off in someones mind with the suggestion of the album, Five Days In July to commemorate the 5 days of the festival in...July! The concept of a band performing an entire album live has been discussed before on this blog and I'm generally receptive to the idea especially if it's one of the band's most well known record or if it's one of those "hidden gems" albums. I guess this album falls into the latter category as I thought Casino and Lost Together had more commercial appeal, but in actuality Five Days is the band's best seller and many regard it as their best record. The record does have a kind of epic feel to it, experimental in parts and if the listener is patient they are rewarded with a rich and solidly cohesive album. As Greg Keelor says, "It's sort of weird record to play live, because it's a pretty mellow record and it's sort of strummy strummy stummy, ballad ballad, strummy strummy, but a perfect place to do it, so we're really glad to be here...nuff said!

This was recorded from my tarp situated maybe about halfway back, just beyond the tower in the middle. I was impressed how clear and loud the sound was and it really filled the whole area even when I browsed around to the washroom and kettle corn stand at the back. There is some chatter from nearby tarps as well as my own, but if you blackout the conversations, the recording is still enjoyable. As a bonus they closed the main set with one of their hits, Trust Yourself and for the encore the song, Lost Together, an brilliant choice for a singalong closer. I don't know if Blue Rodeo has ever performed this complete album live before or ever will again, so if you're a big Blue Rodeo fan this unique show is a keeper!

Winnipeg Folk Festival


Birds Hill Park

July 6, 2011

Audience MASTER

01. 5 Days In May
02. Hasn't Hit Me Yet
03. Bad Timing
04. Cynthia
05. Photograph
06. What Is This Love
07. English Bay
08. Head Over Heels
09. Til I Gain Control Again
10. Dark Angel
11. Know Where You Go/Tell Your Dream
12. Trust Yourself

13. Lost Together

(Tracks 1-11: From the album, 5 Days In July)

For the FLAC version (uncompressed): I've posted the show at Dimeadozen (members only)

(mp3 version) BLUE RODEO- 2011-07-06. rar

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Chuck Prophet- Winnipeg Folk Festival 2011

One of the acts I bookmarked to see at this year's Folk Fest was a solo set from former Green On Red guitarist, Chuck Prophet. I've only recently started to seek out his solo material and I'm surprised I haven't sooner, thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Before I attend music festivals I like to do homework on the bands I haven't heard of or given a good listening to. Even though I attended only one "day-time" day (smaller stage workshop/concerts), I'm still choosy over what bands I would dedicate an hour or so with.

The Chuck Prophet set was short, but a good sampling of his character and songwriting. The recording came out pretty good with minimal amount of chatter from the surrounding blankets and lawn chairs (though there was some conversations picked up), despite the extreme heat situated directly in the sun. There is some sound bleed from an adjacent stage, which would have pissed me off if I was him, but Chuck was good natured, "There's an Irish pub in my head". I don't know how popular this show will be here at TDIT, but I know of at least a couple followers that will be interested.

Winnipeg Folk Festival

"Little Stage"

Birds Hill Park

July 10, 2011

Audience MASTER

01. Let Freedom Ring
02. Little Boy, Little Girl
03. Would You Love Me?
04. Museum Of Broken Hearts
05. Summertime Thing
06. Sister Lost Soul
07. Hot Talk
08. You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp)

(Thanks Discohoho Stu for help with the setlist!)

CHUCK PROPHET- 2011-07-10 Winnipeg Folk Festival. rar
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