Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mojo Nixon- Winnipeg Folk Festival 1990

Photo credit- Jace Hagen
Going to Winnipeg Folk Festival on Sunday for my annual one day walkabout to hopefully check out some good music. I'll attempt some live recordings as long as the weather cooperates and my fellow tarp-sitters cooperate and don't talk too much during the music (!)

A memorable Folk Festival memory is from 1990 with the always entertaining Mojo Nixon. I had seen him previously at the festival a few years earlier with Skid and it was definitely a highlight. He performed on the main stage as well as the smaller stages during the daytime workshops. He debuted a couple of his classics, Don Henley Must Die and Destroy All Lawyers, as well as jamming out with fellow workshop performer Loudon Wainwright III. A nice little sample that was fortunately recorded (not by me) and posted on Mojo's music sharing site that I downloaded years ago. You can access many more great shows from the audio vault at the Mojo Nixon World Empire.

The song Destroy All Lawyers is especially relevant if you've read the news in Winnipeg recently. It's in bad taste given the circumstances, but you can't help but agree with Mojo's opinion on lawyers..."There's a plague on the planet and they went to law school..."

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Birds Hill Park, MB
July 7, 1990

Audience Recording
(in lossy mp3 format- sorry!)

01. Destroy All Lawyers
02. Don Henley Must Die
03. Mojo Chatter
04. Louisiana Liplock
05. Mojo & Loudon Wainwright Jam!

MOJO NIXON- 1990-07-07 Winnipeg Folk Festival. Birds Hill, MB mp3. rar

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Young Fresh Fellows- TLA, Philadelphia, PA March 20, 2001

Since it's my birthday today (or yesterday, depending when this gets published), I thought I would treat myself and fellow Fellows fans itching to hear more live recordings. I acquired this recording through an old fashioned trade about 14 years ago, but instead of trading disc for disc, I send an assortment of candy and snacks unique to my hometown. Seems strange, but my trade partner who had the master recording proposed this idea and I took up the challenge. I can't remember exactly what I sent in the over-stuffed padded envelope, but it included packs of Clodhoppers, Mordon's chocolates, some seeds and probably some Old Dutch products. If we were in the age of instagram and selfies, I'm sure I would have taken a photo, but of course I didn't think of it at the time. I ended up spending much much more than the value of a blank cdr and the shipping alone was close to ten dollars. For a rare Young Fresh Fellows live recording it was well worth it!

This is a great sounding show that sees the Fellows opening for Robyn Hitchcock and the Soft Boys during an all too brief tour of the U.S. East Coast. It was wonderful to hear the Fellows playing live outside of the Seattle area during a time when they hadn't played much live. At the time they were touring in support of the double CD split, Young Fresh Fellows, Because We Hate You and the Minus 5's, Let The War Against Music Begin. I have some other recordings from that tour, so 2001 was a very good year (and a comeback of sorts) for the Fellows. As far as I know, this recording hasn't been widely shared, though I may have included it in a trade of two since. The recording is an audience, but it sounds better and the Fellows in a jovial mood so it's a must-hear for fans.

Theatre of the Living Arts
Philadelphia, PA
March 20, 2001

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01. Intro (Robyn Hitchcock)
02. Universal Trendsetter
03. Barky's Spiritual Store
04. Lonely Spartenburg Flower Stall
05. When The Girls Get Here
06. Good Times Rock'n'Roll
07. Mamie Dunn, Employee Of The Month
08. Down By The Pharmacy
09. How Much About Last Night Do You Remember?
10. ...All My Clothes Are Hanging In The Bank
11. I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite
12. 76 Trombones
13. Little Teen Thing
14. Worthless
15. ...My Love Is Gonna Lay You In The Ground
16. Hank, Karen And Ringo
17. ...A Toast
18. Rock'n'Roll Pest Control
19. Give It To the Soft Boys
20. Topsy Turvy Theme

YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS- 2001-03-20, TLA, Philadelphia, PA FLAC. rar

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