Wednesday, 17 June 2015

(FLAC) DAVID BOWIE - Strange Fascination (Live 1974)

DAVID BOWIE - Strange Fascination
Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, USA
5th September 1974

“The Year Of The Diamond Dogs” as named by producer Tony Defries, began on 14 June and ended on 1 December 1974. The tour had three distinct legs; June to July, then September and ending with October through to the beginning of December.
This soundboard was recorded on the second leg, from the fourth date of a seven-night run, at the Universal Amphitheatre in LA. During the month layoff in August, David began recording his next studio album, “Young Americans.”
The official release “David Live” was recorded on the first leg during July. This live recording from the second leg, is somewhat different with alternate arrangements of some of Bowie’s most famous songs, making it never less than interesting and somewhat of a rarity, as there are few seventies unreleased Bowie recordings in this quality.
The set list is excellent, a third of it taken from the current ‘Diamond Dogs’ album, four tracks from ‘Aladdin Sane’ and three from ‘Ziggy’, also performed is ‘All The Young Dudes’ a Bowie written hit single for Mott The Hoople. The outtake ‘ It’s Gonna Be Me’ from the ‘Young Americans’ sessions would not see official release until 1991 (on the album re-issue)
Despite the many accounts of David’s large cocaine intake and drug problems, he performs and sings extremely well, despite the bizarre ‘Italian’ accent used on some track intros.
A superb bootleg, well worth a place in your collection.

Liberated Bootleg
Label - Tom 001/002 CD
Artwork Included

Silver Discs > EAC > Flac
2xCD - 106 Minutes Approx

CD 1
Rebel Rebel
Moonage Daydream
Sweet Thing
Suffragette City
Aladdin Sane
All The Young Dudes
Cracked Actor
Rock And Roll With Me

CD 2
Knock On Wood
It's Gonna Be Me
Space Oddity
Diamond Dogs
Big Brother
The Jean Genie
Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
John I'm Only Dancing (Again)
Voice Of Promoter

Notes below from Bassman's David Bowie site

"A Japanese double CD made from the original tape. It is not fair to call it a re-issue of the European CD with the same title, because this one contains the 10 minute intro and the outro. The intro consists of lots of street sounds and the outro is the voice of the promoter announcing that Bowie has left the theatre after the final song. The sound quality is absolutely excellent, which means even better than the European issue, but if you can't compare you won't notice! Anyway, it's a true must!"



Friday, 12 June 2015

(Flac) ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - Tokyo Sun (Live 1984)

Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan
January 17, 1984
Live from the Soundboard

FM broadcast

01. Over The Wall (6:39)
02. The Back Of Love (3:23)
03. Stars Are Stars (3:01)
04. The Killing Moon (4:26)
05. All That Jazz (2:56)
06. The Cutter (3:54)
07. Never Stop (4:21)
08. Thorn Of Crowns (5:41)
09. Crocodiles (6:49) (cuts out at 4:17)
10. All My Colours (Zimbo) (4:47)
11. Do It Clean (6:57)

Virtually all of the bootlegs on the 100 greatest bootlegs blog have been sourced from the original downloaded files on my hard drives. This is an exception and has been ripped from the cdr I burnt circa 2007-08. The original files were acquired from the old 'Tape City' torrent site, now long gone.

This is my favourite Bunnymen bootleg. It has circulated on a silver disc which has inferior quality, noise reduction was used on it and ruined the sound. There is a touch of hiss here, noticeable between songs, but overall the quality is superb with clear pounding bass and sparkling guitar. 'Do It Clean' the best version ever? You decide!

100greatestbootlegs blog
June 2015

Artwork included

Note: Crocodiles cuts out 2:30 before the end of the track. Does anyone have the complete track from this source (Tape City torrent site)


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

(Flac) RAMONES - Blitzkrieg '76

Available on CD-R but the sound lacks in comparison with the vinyl version (it says "remastered" but sounds like re-sequenced and punch-less). Few Ramones bootlegs (especially from the early years) have the quality of "Blitzkrieg '76". The band play virtually the whole of their debut album, only missing 'I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement' and 'Loudmouth.'
The front cover dates the show as being from May 12, 1976, and recorded at the "The Club" in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Some sites date it as May 21st.
 “ Paul (Simonon) was practising bass to reggae songs and the first Ramones album, which was seminal. It can't be stressed how great the first Ramones album was to the (punk) scene because it gave anyone who couldn't play the idea that it was simple enough to be able to play. We all used to practise along with it. Paul and I spent hours, days, and weeks playing along to the record. Anyone could see where the notes went and it gave everyone confidence. It was the first word of punk, a fantastic record.”  ………………………………………………………………Joe Strummer

A1 Blitzkrieg Bop   
A2 I Remember You   
A3 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment   
A4 I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend   
A5 53rd & 3rd   
A6 Havana Affair   
A7 California Sun
A8 Judy Is A Punk   
A9 I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You   
A10 Today Your Love... Tomorrow The World  

B1 Beat On The Brat   
B2 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue   
B3 Swallow My Pride   
B4 Glad To See You Go   
B5 Chainsaw   
B6 Listen To My Heart   
B7 Baby Sitter   
B8 Oh Oh I Love Her So   
B9 Commando   
B10 Let's Dance

sourced from a vinyl rip by  jpstooges (April 2012)


Friday, 29 May 2015

(Flac) STEVE EARLE - BKA-Luftschloß, Berlin - March 12th, 2003

From August 1st until 22nd 2003, every night from 11.00 PM – 1.00 AM (German summer time) Berlin radio station RadioEins broadcast another round of their superb "summer night concerts", recorded earlier in the year. Artists included Massive Attack, Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle & The Dukes; this rocking FM broadcast is from the BKA-Luftschloß in Berlin.

In a busy year for Steve he performed on the east coast of the US throughout January and into February finishing in Atlanta, Georgia. He then flew with the Dukes to Europe for a 13-date tour in March and April, taking in Germany, Norway, England, Scotland, Belgium and the Netherlands, before returning to the US for further live dates in Montana, Oklahoma, Texas and California. A visit to Canada followed with promo appearances on Canadian TV for a live date in Ontario. June 30th marked an appearance at the 10th Annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty in Washington DC.
He also found time to appear in some guest slots, notably for Pearl Jam during their ‘Riot Act’ tour, before returning to Europe in August for some solo Festival dates. Not finished for the year, he went home for more appearances in the US and then Canada during October and November.

The link takes you to Ouster’s site, scroll down and click on the download for 2003-03-12, Luftschloß, Berlin Germany, FM.
Use off-peak time, i.e., late at night or early morning. While waiting for the download to complete, take a look at the quantity of excellent unreleased music available. There are many excellent Steve Earle shows listed, as well as numerous other artists, it’s an audio goldmine.


Steve Earle & the Dukes
Luftschloß, Berlin, Germany
March 12, 2003

01 Amerika v. 6.0 (The Best We Can Do)
02 What's A Simple Man To Do?
03 Ashes To Ashes
04 Conspiracy Theory
05 My Old Friend The Blues
06 Someday
07 Taneytown
08 The Rain Came Down
09 Harlan Man
10 Mystery Train Part II
11 Copperhead Road
12 Guitar Town
13 Billy Austin
14 The Truth
15 Some Dreams
16 Hurtin' Me Hurtin' You

17 Go Amanda
18 John Walker's Blues
19 Jerusalem
20 Transcendental Blues
21 N.Y.C.
22 The Unrepentant
23 Hard-Core Troubadour
24 Devils Right Hand
25 Christmas In Washington
26 Time Has Come Today
27 Get Together
28 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding

FM Broadcast


Monday, 25 May 2015

(Flac) RORY GALLAGHER - In Concert 1971-72

Rory Gallagher was a phenomenal guitarist and songwriter and this ‘In Concert 71-72’ is the best sounding early live bootleg. It was compiled from two live BBC performances, that were broadcast as promotion for Rory’s first two solo releases. ‘Rory Gallagher’ released on 23 May 1971 and ‘Deuce’ released on 28 November 1971. An official live album was also released on 14 May 1972, ‘Live In Europe’ it was the first of two essential live official releases.
The BBC were great supporters of Rory’s music and numerous sessions and live performances exist, with only a fraction of them officially released.


Rory Gallagher: Two BBC In Concerts

torrent size: 13 tracks; 76:19 minutes; 507MB Flac files and 1.17MB art
BBC; London, England .... ex-/ex/sb
Source: BBC > CDR(1) > (wav) EAC (secure mode) > mkwACT(shn) (> YOU)
Artwork included, HANX :-)
more information:

12 August 1971 (Tx. 22 August 1971)
BBC 'John Peel Sunday Concert'
Paris Theatre, London, England, UK
6 tracks; 39:14 minutes .... ex-/ex/sb > CDR

01. Hands Up
02. For The Last Time
03. In Your Town
04. Just The Smile
05. Laundromat
06. It Takes Time

13 January 1972 (Tx. 22 January 1972)
BBC 'In Concert'
Paris Theatre, London, England, UK
7 tracks; 37:05 minutes .... ex-/ex/sb>CDR

07. (Introduction) not by John Peel
08. Used To Be
09. I Should've Learned My Lesson
10. Out Of My Mind
11. Could've Had Religion
12. Crest Of A Wave
13. Messin' With The Kid

Rory Gallagher: Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Gerry McAvoy: Bass
Wilgar Campbell: Drums


(source: traded shn files from Jeff, thanksabillion)


Sunday, 3 May 2015

(FLAC) THE WAILERS - Paris Theatre, London 1973

Bob Marley & The Wailers
May 24, 1973
Paris Theatre              
London, England

The Wailers gave an extraordinary live concert at the BBC’s Paris Theatre, which was broadcast as part of the ‘Top Gear’ pop music series. Performing on the British radio network for the second time, the Wailers were on their best behaviour, and the performance emerged as a perfect jewel, almost “chamber reggae” in the band’s precision and attention to detail. After a well-meaning but fumbling compere, Pete Drummond, introduced the group to raucous whistles and applause from the Wailers’ loyal West Indian clique, Bob said thank you and the group clicked into the show-opener, “Rastaman Chant.” The band was nervous and Bunny’s opening drumbeat was tentative, but then the Barrett brothers synched in and the angelic Wailers harmony rang out:

Said I here the words of the Rasta man seh/Babylon your throne gone down, gone down/Babylon your throne gone down.

 After three minutes and fifteen seconds of harmony, the Wailers were cut off and the compere began his between-song patter. “That was a chant, which is sort of a roots song for the Wailers, to do with a cult which is Rasta Faria (sic) which a lot of West Indians are turning to, which was extremely popular in the 1920s. Rasta meaning ‘head,’ Faria meaning ‘creator.’ This next number is on their current album, Catch A Fire, composed by Bob Marley. It’s called ‘Slave Driver.’ ” Carly Barrett tapped out the opening beats, and a subdued version followed, driven by Tosh’s cruelly chopping guitar and Wire’s vivid, passionate organ breaks. When the number was through, the compere gently urged the crowd to dance, and the party was under way. A great rendition of “Stop That Train” was next, with Tosh delivering his strongest singing of the tour over the breathless harmonies of Bunny and Bob. The Wailers’ vaunted harmonies were again on display in the a cappella choral intro to  “No More Trouble,” which segued into a hard-rocking groove as soon as the rhythm section kicked in. Tosh followed this with an improvised lyric on “400 Years”: Won’t you come with me/You’re black and you’re proud/So you got to be free,” as the band supplied impeccable dub on the song’s coda. “Look how long…400 years!” Now the intensity of the set was starting to really build. “Midnight Ravers” was a bass/dub showpiece, six minutes of apocalyptic imagery, the “music of stampede” invading the staid precincts of the BBC. 

“Stir It Up” seemed even more of a simmering sex litany when coloured with, Tosh’s obscene wah-wah guitar solo on top of the instrumental passage. “Concrete Jungle” followed fast, Carly rushing the beat a little after a sharp snare intro. Wya made a mistake halfway through the song, starting his solo halfway through the second chorus. Bob shot Wya an evil look and killed the song early, going right into the Wailers’ new clarion call from their forthcoming album, “Get Up Stand Up.” The version was pure 1973 Wailers, brimming with tension, never giving up the fight. The compere announced the last number, and the audience protested vehemently. “Kinky Reggae,” the story of looking for herb in Piccadilly Circus, finished an entrancing set. Backstage after the show, Bob Marley got hot with Wya, who had blown a passage in “Concrete Jungle.” Always the perfectionist, Bob Marley didn’t like mistakes.  

(This review is an extract from the book, Bob Marley - Conquering Lion by Stephen Davis, 1983)
Original notes

BBC "In Concert"
Bootleg: "First Trip" [TDK!] (TDCY-6005)
Source: SBD
Lineage: Silver > xACT > FLAC

01. Rasta Man Chant
02. Slave Driver
03. Stop That Train
04. No More Trouble
05. 400 Years
06. Midnight Ravers
07. Stir It Up
08. Concrete Jungle
09. Get Up, Stand Up
10. Kinky Reggae

I think this is a different source because this version has no announcements at all.
The quality is superb. This sounds like a PreFM recording.


Also as a bonus, here is an early unreleased song by the Wailers, reportedly recorded at Randy's studio in 1970. The two circulating sources are only part of the song. The first is sourced from an FM broadcast and the second back-to-back is from a 37s loop of the song.

 Lick It Back (basement edit) (2:06)


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

(Flac) ERIC CLAPTON - The "Blues Concert" 1994

Eric Clapton - "The Blues Concert"
The Fillmore, San Francisco, California
November 8 and 9, 1994

KTS - 457-58 - Soundboard 6 

(Sound Quality scale 1 (lowest) 6 (best))

The North American, “Nothin’ But The Blues” Tour opened on 3 October, 1994 at the Forum in Montreal, Canada and ended on 28 November, 1994 at Irving Plaza in New York. Eric and his band performed a three-night stand at the Fillmore, San Francisco on 7 to 9 November. All three dates were recorded, the first can be found on the bootleg ‘Blues at the Fillmore’. The famous Italian bootleg label KTS (Kiss The Stone) used the recordings from the last two dates to release this protection gap bootleg ‘The Blues Concert’

Disc 1:
1) Blues Leave Me Alone
2) Standing Around Crying
3) .44
4) It Hurts Me Too
5) Five Long Years
6) Crossroads
7) Malted Milk
8) Motherless Child
9) How Long Blues
10) Reconsider Baby
11) Sinner's Prayer
12) Everyday I Have the Blues

Disc 2:
1) Someday After a While
2) Crosscut Saw
3) Have You Ever Loved a Woman
4) Tore Down
5) Groaning the Blues
6) Ain't Nobody's Bizness if I Do
7) Early In the Morning
8) Driftin'
9) Hoochie Coochie Man
10) Born Under a Bad Sign
(tracks 9 & 10 are bonus tracks - recorded in New York, 28 September, 1994)

The Band:

Eric Clapton                       Guitar, Vocals
Andy Fairweather Low    Rhythm Guitar
Jerry Portnoy                    Harmonica
Chris Stainton                    Keyboards
Dave Bronze                       Bass
Andy Newmark                 Drums
Roddy Lorimer                  Trumpet
Tim Sanders                       Tenor Sax
Simon Clarke                      Baritone Sax

Geetarz Comments:
Culled from the same two dates as the performances used for the unreleased "Nothing But the Blues", this is instead sourced from the MediaAmerica radio show. Excellent sound quality, and features a stunning version of "Driftin'".

Lineage: Silvers > CD-R (trade) > EAC v. 0.99 Prebeta 5 (Secure, Offset Correct) > FLAC

Artwork, checksums, info file, and EAC logs included. Enjoy!  ~Geetarz, September 2010

Download disc one

Download disc two

Sunday, 5 April 2015

(Flac) NEW ORDER - Studio 54, Barcelona, 1984

New Order
Studio 54, Barcelona, Spain
7 July 1984

 Source: Hooky's rubbish bin (the "stash" tapes)
Lineage: Master soundboard recording cassette (analogloyalist mastering, August 2012)

The following notes are by analogloyalist:

"At long last I'm starting to fix up and free a stash of gigs - which first saw the light (heh) in 2004 on the long-defunct Sharing The Groove, but were essentially untouched beyond basic cleanup - that really show how brilliant New Order were in their prime in the mid-'80s.

The quick-and-dirty background:  Whilst cleaning house, a set of master New Order soundboard tapes (various mid-80s live gigs, some rehearsals, and a DAT or two from the band's 1989 US tour) was found by Hooky under the floorboards at his studio Suite 16 in Rochdale, England.  A musician friend of Hooky, who was in his employ for a duration in the early 90s, then rescued the tapes and sold them to an infamous collector in Florida, a collector not known for sharing the wealth.  In the interim, ATR (sometimes called Stash) obtained digital transfers of these tapes before they were shipped off to Florida.  ATR then shared them amongst the New Order cognoscenti, and then in 2004 we fed them to the world via Sharing The Groove.

All these gigs had their various problems as-received from the source in between Hooky and us, the least of which were sector boundary errors (which means, if burned as-is to CD, there are audible "pops" in between tracks) and all off-pitch by varying degrees.  Some were extremely muddy, and others were far too bright.  None of them were just right, but my aim is to make them so.

(The New Order "stash" gigs that were on Sharing The Groove, and various other torrent sites and blogs from 2004 onward, are all from those original 2004 releases and have not been formally mastered since, until now.)

This is easily one of my all-time favorite New Order sets.  Generally fantastic, crystalline sound; great setlist; unique segues; sequencer cockups.  It's all here.

"Ceremony" on the Retro box set live CD was sourced from this very transfer via one of the Stash transfer recipients, though obviously without my mastering (the Retro version is inexplicably slowed down, and has been "muddified" for lack of a better term).  It truly shines here and is one of my favorite performances ever of this track.  Don't let the sound quality of the Retro version scare you, at all - this completely shatters Retro's version and beats it to a bloody pulp.

"Skullcrusher" - enough said.  One of the few performances with "lyrics" - and I put that in quotes because it's basically Barney ad-libbing a lyric.  And it's wonderful, in its absurdity.  The performance is, simply, out of this world.  And "Lonesome Tonight"!  Easily a top 5 New Order track for me.

Throughout the sequenced tracks ("The Village" / "Confusion" / "Hurt" / "Blue Monday" / "Everything's Gone Green" / "Temptation") you can audibly hear problems with the sequencer.  It's cutting in and out (it's actually mostly in, it's only dropping out in a few places) of the board feed; I have no idea if this was a problem with the on-stage equipment or simply the feed into the PA.  It makes for some unique versions, and I absolutely love it.

There's a wonderful problem with the sequencer kicking off "Everything's Gone Green" in that it bleats "Blue Monday" in perfect sync with "Everything's Gone Green" until Gillian sets things right.  And the perfect segue between "EGG" and "Temptation" is done perfectly, the sequencer going for a full 12 minutes straight between the two songs.  Love it!

The original unmastered version of this gig has been spread pretty far and wide since 2004.  Trust me when I say you will want to bin it immediately upon hearing this 2012 mastering - it crushes it like a grape.  This version here is truly spectacular, and could be released tomorrow by Warners."


01. Your Silent Face
02. The Village
03. Ceremony
04. Skullcrusher
05. We All Stand
06. Lonesome Tonight
07. Confusion
08. Hurt
09. Age Of Consent
10. Blue Monday
11. Bernard and Hooky riffing
12. Everything's Gone Green ---->