Sunday 2 June 2024

Reposted links

As mentioned above I have re-posted a few links.

Please be sensible and use these for your own personal use. This will be the last time they are posted, think of those coming after you. Thanks for your understanding.  

#51

#57

#63

#82

Use the search box and enter the hash tag and number you require for each post. More will be upped and I don't have the time to link each seperately at the moment. Enjoy!

Friday 31 May 2024

Bootlegs of the Year 2015-2022

7th Edition including 2022

 


This document was first compiled in 2015 after receiving numerous emails, enquiring as to where bootlegs #1-100 posted on site, could be found. (many of the links were lost in 2016, see Downloads box on top right-hand side panel). 
 
This is the latest, the seventh edition of 'Bootlegs of the Year'. It incorporates a further fifty-eight boots downloaded during the last twenty-four months.
 
This edition now includes 332 bootlegs, the best I have downloaded since 2015. The 178-page book will point you in the right direction, in finding the sites I have used and most importantly the web addresses where they can be located. 
Although it concentrates on the best bootlegs I have downloaded in the last eight years, the same websites and addresses noted in the book are where the majority of the bootlegs in the 100 Greatest listing, originated from. The posts #1 to #100 were mostly made from downloads prior to 2015. 
 
To sum up, it includes the best bootlegs I have downloaded in the preceding years, 2015 to 2022. Having discarded numerous titles, these are the best from that time frame.

I have not provided a sound quality rating as virtually all are of sufficient high quality to rate around 5 out of 5, some are worthy of 5+ like the best official releases.

As you can imagine, it took some time and effort to pull this all together. What to include and just as importantly what to leave out, has taken considerable thought and listening hours, enjoyable nonetheless. So if you are a fan of any of the artists featured, then I can confidently state that you will definitely enjoy the bootlegs that have been chosen.
 
If you would like a copy of this document, it's only £5 GBP via the donate button (see the top right-hand bar - above blog archive). You do not need a paypal account.
 
Included in the main body of the text of the document are details of the 332 bootlegs downloaded, and where to find them by the following artists:                 
 
8 years - 177 different artists

RYAN ADAMS
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
ARCADE FIRE (3)

ARCTIC MONKEYS
ASWAD
THE AVALANCHES
THE BAND
BEASTIE BOYS

BEATLES (2)
BECK (2)
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE (3)
BJORK
BLACK KEYS
BLONDIE
THE BLUE NILE
BLUR
JOE BONAMASSA (4)
DAVID BOWIE (6)
BROADCAST (3)
BUCKINGHAM NICKS
BYRDS
CALEXICO (4)

CALEXICO / IRON & WINE
CAN
JOHNNY CASH
CAT POWER (3)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (5)
THE CHURCH
THE CLASH (2)

COCTEAU TWINS (2)
LEONARD COHEN (2)
LLOYD COLE / THE COMMOTIONS (2)

RY COODER
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS (3)
CRAMPS (2)
CRANBERRIES
CREAM 
THE CURE (3)
DEAD CAN DANCE (2)
DELTA 5
DEPECHE MODE
DEREK & THE DOMINOS

DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
DJ DANGERMOUSE

BOB DYLAN (4)
EAGLES
STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES (3)
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (2)
ELECTRAFIXION
EURYTHMICS
EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL
THE FALL
ALI FARKA TOURE & RY COODER
FEEDER
FELT
THE FLAMING LIPS
FLEET FOXES
FLEETWOOD MAC (5)
FONTAINES DC
RORY GALLAGHER (4)
GANG OF FOUR (2)
GENESIS (2)
BETH GIBBONS & RUSTIN MAN
RHIANNON GIDDENS
DAVID GILMOUR (2)
GRATEFUL DEAD (2)
GUNS 'N' ROSES
PJ HARVEY (2)
INXS

JANE'S ADDICTION
JIMI HENDRIX (3)
THE JAM
JAPAN (2)
THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN (2)
RICKIE LEE JONES
JONI MITCHELL (2)

THE KILLS
KRAFTWERK (5)
LAMBCHOP (2)
LED ZEPPELIN (8)
THE LEMONHEADS
LENNY KRAVITZ
LINTON KWESI JOHNSON (2)

LONE JUSTICE
MANIC STREET PREACHERS
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (4)
LAURA MARLING
MASSIVE ATTACK
CURTIS MAYFIELD (2)
MAZZY STAR (2)
JOHN MELLENCAMP
MISTY IN ROOTS (3)
JONI MITCHELL
MOGWAI 
THE NATIONAL (3)
NEW BOHEMIANS (WITH EDIE BRICKELL)
NEW ORDER (12)
STEVIE NICKS
NINE INCH NAILS
NIRVANA (3)
GARY NUMAN
OASIS
THE OFFSPRING
ORBITAL
OUTCASTS
PAVEMENT
PEARL JAM (4)
PENTANGLE
LEE PERRY & V/A
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (5)
PIL (2)
PINK FLOYD (2)
PIXIES (2)
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
ROBERT PLANT (4)
POGUES
THE POLICE (3)
IGGY POP
PRIMAL SCREAM (2)
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (2)
RADIOHEAD (7)
BONNIE RAITT
LOU REED
REM (4)
DAVID RODIGAN'S REGGAE SHOW: PRINCE BUSTER

ROLLING STONES (2)
RUSH
SADE
SANTANA
SCIENTIST
SEBADOH
THE SHINS (2)
SIMPLE MINDS (2)
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
THE SLITS
SMASHING PUMPKINS
ELLIOTT SMITH
PATTI SMITH (2)
SONIC YOUTH (3)
SPARKLEHORSE
SPARKS
SPECIALS
SPIRITUALIZED (2)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
STEELY DAN
STING (2)
THE STRANGLERS
 
THE STROKES (2)
JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS
SUICIDE
DAVID SYLVIAN & ROBERT FRIPP
TALKING HEADS

TEARDROP EXPLODES (2)
TELEVISION (4)
THIN LIZZY
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS (2)
TINARIWEN      
TRIFFIDS
UNDERWORLD (2)
VARIOUS ARTISTS (3)
LAURA VEIRS
TOM VERLAINE (4)
THE VERVE (2)
WAH! HEAT
TOM WAITS 
THE WATERBOYS (2)
JACK WHITE
THE WHO
LUCINDA WILLIAMS (2)
X

THE YARDBIRDS
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS (2)
NEIL YOUNG (11) 
 


The PDF document comprises:
  • 178 pages A4
  • Word count 108,343
  • 332 bootleg images
Full details have been included for each bootleg such as:
  • Venue
  • Date of performance
  • Type of recording - soundboard, FM, from the audience, etc.
  • Lineage
  • Running time
  • Website address
  • Complete track listings
  • Track timings
  • Informative comments about each bootleg
  • Index

      If you would like a copy of this document, it's only £5 GBP via the donate button, you do not require a paypal account.

      An audio sampler is available on a preceding post: Bootleg Promo. The selected tracks are from bootlegs that never made the cut for the final document, but they will give you an idea of the sound quality I look for.

      page samples above
       


      Sunday 11 February 2024

      THE BODYSNATCHERS - John Peel session #1 1980 (Flac)

      The Bodysnatchers - John Peel Session #1
      Recorded at Maida Vale, London: 8 April 1980


      01. What's This
      02. Happy Time Tune
      03. The Boiler
      04. The Ghost Of The Vox Continental

      This is the Bodysnatcher's first session for DJ John Peel's legendary BBC Radio 1 show. It was broadcast three times in 1980. This recording is from the first broadcast on 14 April, 1980. The session was repeated on 15 May 1980 and also included in the 2-tone special broadcast on 9 June 1980. That whole show is available on the John Peel Wiki.

      Notable for the early version of 'The Boiler' Rhoda's vocals are pretty much word for word, the same as on the Special A.K.A released version. What it lacks is the sinister edge that Jerry's cinematic organ arrangement brought with it.

      Now it's possible to compare and contrast such a hugely poignant and important song, as it evolved between the writing and recording.

      Further information is available in the download notes included with the audio files..

      All of the initial 2-Tone first sessions have been officially released, The Specials, The Beat, Madness & The Selecter, this is the only one that hasn't. It's excellent quality and I've passed on the recording as found and resisted editing any of the speech or fades used.


      LINK




      Friday 2 February 2024

      JOHNNY MARR - KCRW FM Session 2013 (Flac) *Special Post* #14

      Special Post #14

      This was recorded by the esteemed 'Nibbler' - a Dime regular and provider of many high quality KCRW sessions.

      Original Notes:
      Legendary guitarist for The Smiths, Johnny Marr recently performed several classics plus some of his new songs in the intimate setting of Apogee Studio. KCRW FM broadcast highlights from the evening on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

      JOHNNY MARR
      KCRW FM Radio Session
      Broadcast on Monday November 18, 2013  


      Session recorded at the Apogee Studio, Los Angeles Ca. 
      Monday November 4, 2013


      01. Intro
      02. Upstarts
      03. Sun And Moon
      04. New Town Velocity
      05. Lockdown
      06. Interview
      07. The Messenger
      08. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)
      09. Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Smiths)
      10. How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths)

      Lineage: FM > Onkyo HT-R520 > Analog Out (RCA Plugs) > Phone Jacks In > Zoom H4n @ 16bit - 44.1 KHz > USB-2 > CD WAVE Tracking > TLH Checksums Flac.8)

       Notes:
      A pre-recorded and edited session, the band is in great form

      Johnny Marr - Vocals / Guitar 
      James Doviak - Guitar / Keys 
      Iwan Gronow - Bass
      Jack Mitchell - Drums

      LINK



      There are some brilliant photos from the show with an interview here:
      http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/2013/11/photos-johnny-marr-live-on-kcrw/

      Thursday 1 February 2024

      IGGY POP - KCRW FM Session 2016 (Flac) *Special Post* #13


      Special Post  #13

      Iggy Pop is back! 'Post Pop Depression' finds the iconic rocker returning to his Berlin-era swagger, with the help of Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age and an all-star group of musicians.
      If you are a fan of QotSA & 'Humbug' era Arctic Monkeys, you will enjoy this.

      IGGY POP
      KCRW Radio Session
      FM Broadcast
      Santa Monica, California.

      Delayed Recording (date unknown)
      Session Recorded at The Village Studio - West Los Angeles CA.
      Aired: March 30, 2016

      Lineage: FM > Onkyo HT-R520 > Analog Out (RCA Plugs) > Phone Jacks In > Zoom H4n @ 16bit - 44.1 KHz > USB-2 > CD WAVE Tracking > TLH Checksums Flac.8)

      01. Intro
      02. Break Into Your Heart
      03. Gardenia
      04. American Valhalla
      05. Sunday
      06. German Days
      07. Fall In Love With Me
      08. Repo Man

      The Band:
      Iggy Pop: Lead Vocals
      Josh Homme: Guitar, Vocals
      Dean Fertita: Keys
      Matt Helders: Drums
      Matt Sweeney: Guitar/Bass
      Troy Van Leeuwen: Multi-Instrumentalist



      Notes:
      The DJ announces they pre-recorded the session at The Village Studio, but some sources have said it was Apogee Studios. Clarification welcomed! (Uploaded to Dime by Nibbler 2016)

      LINK

      Fate has a way of putting things into an interesting context. When it was announced that Iggy Pop would be collaborating with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, the music press buzzed with anticipation about the project. What would the proto-punk icon and the snarky hard rock smart guy come up with? The surprise answer is, in many respects, 2016's Post Pop Depression, an unwitting but loving tribute to Pop's friend and collaborator David Bowie. Post Pop Depression arrived two months after Bowie's death, and was completed before his health problems became common knowledge. More than anything, though, this music evokes the sound and feel of Pop's first two solo albums. 1977's The Idiot and Lust for Life were cut with Bowie in Germany as Pop struggled to make sense of his life and career after the Stooges collapsed. With the reunited Stooges gone following the deaths of Ron and Scott Asheton.

      Post Pop Depression finds Iggy returning to the work he made in 1977, in ways that count the most. It is smart and thoughtful, intelligent without being pretentious, and full of bold but introspective thinking. While Josh Homme is certainly no David Bowie, he's a skilled musician who challenges Pop in a way many of his previous producers have not.

      The sound of Post Pop Depression occasionally gestures to Bowie's work, with and without Pop, but Homme has given this music a personality of its own. Dark and richly textured, Post Pop Depression puts Pop's craggy but authoritative voice and intelligent tirades front and center. Homme and his rhythm section of Dean Fertita (QotSA & The Dead Weather) and Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) have created strong, muscular backdrops for Pop's lyrics that add to their power. They counter his thoughtful anger with sounds that are rich, cleanly designed, and a successful compliment for the star's work.

      Pop has suggested that this may be his last album, and if that's true, it wraps up his career with a strong and atypical work. It tips its hat to Bowie, but also to the freedom and creative possibilities Pop discovered in their collaborative work. It confirms that Pop has never lost the ability to surprise and upend expectations. In the bitter rant that closes "Paraguay," Pop declares he wants to run away and live as "your basic clod." It's an ironic thought, closing an album that once again proves Pop never was and never will be an ordinary guy.

      Wednesday 31 January 2024

      AFGHAN WHIGS - Pinkpop Festival 1994 (Flac) *Special Post* #12

      Special Post #12

      THE AFGHAN WHIGS
      25th Pinkpop festival
      Draf- en Renbaan Limburg, Landgraaf, The Netherlands
      May 23, 1994

      As mentioned in Bootlegs of the Year, pre-reformation recordings are limited, this short 28-minute portion of the Pinkpop set in 1994 is a rarity and despite its brevity is essential listening. The radio mix is stunning and these tracks could easily be used as extras for a re-issued deluxe set.
      .

      00. Turn On The Water (end only) (0:20)
      01. Be Sweet (4:03)
      02. My World Is Empty Without You [Supremes cover] (5:54)
      03. Debonair (4:47)
      04. What Jail Is Like (3:46)
      05. Who Do You Love? (0:44)
      06. Fountain And Fairfax (3:37)
      07. Rebirth Of The Cool (a.k.a. Miles Iz Ded) (5:37)

      from the Dutch VARA/VPRO/NPS FM radio broadcast, May 23, 1994.

      This recording was aired in two parts (tracks 1-3 live on the air, tracks 4-7 later the same day). The two parts have been mixed together as nice as possible.

      Source and lineage (taped and transferred by Magnix): FM > Tape > WAV > FLAC level 8

      Please note that this is a real FM capture, no cable, but straight from the airwaves. Also, this comes from a tape that was almost 15 years old at the time of transferring. This means that some FM and/or tape anomalies or degeneration may be present. Most has been fixed to the best of my abilities and most of this stuff is of very good quality. In this case, most of this is of excellent quality I think. (Magnix, March 2009)

      Re-uploaded to DIME on April 19, 2017. Another tape from the Magnix Live Archive.

      LINK







      Tuesday 30 January 2024

      SONIC YOUTH - Berkeley 1995 (Flac) *Special Post* #11

      Special Post #11

      This was part of a compilation that I had put together titled 'Analog Soul' (1985-1995) basically an alternate to 'Walls Have Ears'. It gathered together three of the best short broadcasts by the band in circulation and included the following tracks:

      01. Brave Men Run (4:04) 02. Brother James (3:28) 03. Flower (3:15) from the VPRO Frontline, Radio Hilversum FM b/cast, Holland on April 1, 1985

      04. Come And Smash Me Said The Boy With The Magic Penis* (3:12)  05. Magic Wand* (2:58)
      06. Hallowed Be Thy Name (2:28)  07. Expressway To Yr Skull (4:53)
      from the first John Peel session at BBC Maida Vale Studio, London, England on May 19, 1986.
                             
      08. Washing Machine (10:00) 09. The Diamond Sea (14:03)       
      from Live 105 Green X-Mas: Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA. on December 15, 1995 (KITS Radio FM b/cast)
                     
      To complete it I needed a live or studio session from around 1992 or 1993. I later discovered that tracks 4 & 5 of the Peel session* had been released on the Various Artists compilation 'Nothing Short Of Total War (Part One)' LP & CD (1989). Those were the reasons for it not being finished.

      Nevertheless the stunning performance from Berkeley, the penultimate show on the North American 'Washing Machine' tour, deserves to be heard and is now made available on this special post.

      Sonic Youth - Live 105 Green X-Mas
      Berkeley Community Theatre, 
      Berkeley, CA.
      15 December, 1995



       
      01. Washing Machine (10:00)
      02. The Diamond Sea (14:03)
      03. KITS radio interview (6:34)

      No EQ, normalization or processing.  Tracks/labels created in Audacity. 
      The interview took place prior to their set, with Thurston.

       Source:  FM  > Sony STR-D711 > Sony DTC-690 (LP Mode) > DAT Master (LP)
      Transfer: DAT Master (LP) > Tascam DA-20 > Pioneer PDR-509 > CDR > Audacity > FLAC8

      LINK

      Sonic Youth began releasing recordings of old shows as part of an ongoing live archival program in  the closing months of 2018. Drummer Steven Shelley said

      “Through the years and as the times changed we recorded our live shows as often as we could, on cassettes, DATs, CD-Rs and later on multi-track recorders. We now maintain an archive of hundreds of hours of Sonic Youth oncerts and we’d like to share some of our favorites.”

      These are available on the Sonic Youth official site via the Concert Archive tab. 12 shows are currently available dating from 1987 to 2011.


      Monday 29 January 2024

      Elvis Costello & The Roots - World Cafe 2013 (Flac) *Special Post* #10

      Special Post #10

      Today two guys who take their music seriously, tell all about the new Elvis Costello / Roots collaboration 'Wise Up Ghost'. Elvis Costello and The Roots drummer Ahmir Questlove Thompson talk about making a non hip-hop album using hip-hop techniques and Ahmir admits to a little Elvis stalking leading to their working together.

      We’ll hear live performances from the rehearsals for Elvis and The Roots live show at The Brooklyn Bowl, their only live show to be announced. Further information about the collaboration and live show can be found here: Brooklyn Bowl

      See the document Bootlegs of the Year for information on locating the bootleg. The link for this stunning WXPN radio session & interview is below:


      Elvis Costello & The Roots
      The World Café
      Philadelphia, PA.
      September 24, 2013 (broadcast date)


      Source: WXPN-FM Broadcast
      Sound Quality: A+

      01. intro (1:02)
      02. You Bowed Down (from an earlier World Café appearance) (4:49)
      03. interview (10:19)
      04. Stick Out Your Tongue* (5:08)
      05. interview (4:31)
      06. Tripwire* (2:18)
      07. interview (4:36)
      08. Walk Us UpTown* (3:34)
      09. interview (4:02)
      10. Wake Me Up* (6:33)
      11. closing (0:59)

      *recorded live during rehearsals for the 'Brooklyn Bowl' concert.
      Total running time 47:51

      Lineage: Sony ST-S730ES AM/FM Stereo Tuner > ESI Juli@ soundcard > Sound Forge v10.0c > CDwav v1.98 > FLAC level 5

      Recorded by rockcat
      Originally seeded to DIME on 2013-09-27




      LINK
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