Wednesday 17 June 2015

#38 DAVID BOWIE - Strange Fascination (Live 1974) (Flac)

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

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

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

#36 RAMONES - Blitzkrieg '76 (Flac)

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)