Friday, October 31

Lloyd Cole - Madrid, Spain 1990 (FM) + bonus

Madrid, Spain
March 21, 1990
 
plus bonus radio session
    
FM capture (sound quality VG to VG+; it’s a radio broadcast from Spain, so there were issues with chatty DJs talking too much. This explains all the fade-ins and fade-outs. After some editing work, only a few brief DJ voiceovers remain.)

Portrait of the artist as a 1990s hipster: Lloyd Cole.
In the 21st century, he's still making music worth hearing.
SAMPLE: "Jennifer She Said (Madrid 1990)"

01 Big Snake
Too cool for (your) school: Lloyd Cole
photo by Francine Winham
02 No Blue Skies
03 What Do You Know About Love?
04 Downtown
05 Mr. Malcontent
06 Don't Look Back
07 Mainstream
08 Why I Love Country Music
09 Brand New Friend
10 I Hate to See You Baby 
     Doing That Stuff*
11 Sweetheart
12 Little Sister (Elvis cover)
13 A Gift (Lou Reed cover)
14 band intros
15 Jennifer She Said
16 She Belongs to Me (Dylan cover)
17 Four Flights Up
18 Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken?

19 Honest I Do (Jimmy Reed)
20 She Belongs to Me
21 A Gift

*In track 10, there's a jump cut at 0:14

19-21 = Radio Clyde live session with Billy Sloan, Glasgow, Scotland in 1990 (LC with Robert Quine).

TT: 1:07:07


BIG-TIME THANKS to the tapers and to himself for sharing these.

Musicians:
Lloyd Cole – acoustic guitar, vocals
Robert Quine – lead guitar
Matthew Sweet – rhythm guitar, vocals
Blair Cowan - keyboards
Dan McCarroll – drums
David Ball - bass
Heard LC's latest? Standards fully deserves its audacious title...
  Learn more about the music of Lloyd Cole at the artist's official site and/or AllMusic


Thursday, October 30

Chris Stamey Group Show - Sat., Nov. 1, 2014

The Chris Stamey Group 
  
in concert
 
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
 
9:00 p.m.
 
The Garage
 
Winston-Salem, N.C.

An alert blog friend reports "Chris is offering a sneak preview of his new electric band--featuring FJ Ventre (bass), Tony Stiglitz (drums), and Doug Davis (keys, guitar)" 
 
50% of proceeds will benefit Movember
(a non-profit promoting men's health)

LINKS for FURTHER INFO:

Friday, October 24

Let's Active - Hoboken, NJ Feb. 1985

Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ
Feb. 4, 1985
 
Let’s Active: last hurrah for the 'wee three'.
Inner sleeve from Cypress, the final recording made by the original lineup.

audience recording (sound quality VG+, with a nice mix and minimal audience noise)

Highlights: An anarchic take on Big Star's "Kizza Me" and the all-around good vibes emanating from Mr. Don Dixon, who co-produced Cypress and fills in here for an ailing Faye Hunter.

SAMPLE: "Edge of the World (1985)"

01 Waters Part
02 Shakin' Street (MC5 cover)
03 Ornamental
04 Crows On a Phone Line
05 Every Word Means No
06 In Between
07 Flags for Everything
08 Leader of Men
09 Prey
10 Edge of the World
11 Kizza Me (Big Star cover)
12 instrumental
13 Blue Line (instrum.)
14 Tush (ZZ Top cover)
15 I Won't Let It ‘appen Agen  
      (Slade cover)

MP3@320

THANKS to HJ for taping and EXUBERANT THANKS to dB’s Fan (who else?) for the share.
 
Let's Active:
Mitch Easter - guitar, vocals
Don Dixon - bass*
Jay Peck – drums
Tim Lee - keyboards, guitar

*Don Dixon was subbing for Faye Hunter, who was sick at the time of this performance.
  

Friday, October 17

Peter Blegvad - Live 1984 & 1988

Live Collection
1984 & 1988

audience recordings & webstreams (sound quality range VG- to VG+)

I have no idea what this is. But it's got Peter's image, so I'm using it...

ROB SEZ: I will keep posting Peter Blegvad’s music until I run out of rarities and/or more people recognize his genius. So there! 

MANY THANKS to Hans de V and WFMU for sharing PB’s music.

SAMPLE: "Naked Shakespeare (live 1984)"

Vinyl Feest, Amsterdam, 1984-04-21
01 instrumental
02 Weird Monkeys
03 Powers In the Air
04 Naked Shakespeare
05 Karen
06 Lonely Too
07 The Drum
08 Blue Eyed William
09 (unknown)
10 How Beautiful You Are
11 Special Delivery

Live Session, WFMU-FM, East Orange, N.J.
1988 &/or 1989
12 Wife of Usher's Well (trad.)
13 How Beautiful You Are
14 Model of Kindness
15 Strong Simple Silences
16 improvised song
17 Crumb de la Crumb

18 The Driver's Seat (live 1996)
19 Shirt and Comb (alt. version)

TT: 1:09:04


TRACK INFO:
1-11 = Live show, Vinyl Feest (or perhaps Vinyl Party), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1984-04-21 (aud). Recording by Hans de Vente.
12-17 = Live session(s), WFMU, East Orange, N.J., some time in 1988 and/or 1989; webstream.
18 = Renfrew Ferry, Glasgow, Scotland, 1996. Thanks to ninelox.
19 = Alternate, non-album, version. Appeared on rare compilation Passed Normal, Vol. 4 in 1991. Thanks to devotionalhooligan.

Repercussion: I get the feeling Peter has been friends with Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple for some time, but I don't know how they met, etc. Chris produced Peter B's wonderful King Strut & Other Stories album, on which Peter H did his multi-instrumentalist thing on several of its tracks (well worth seeking out, even though it’s out of print). Chris was a co-conspirator with Peter B in the Golden Palominos. Today, he and Peter H are active members of Radio Free Song Club (which you really should know about...) And one of the very coolest things I’ve ever posted is THIS live concert featuring Peter B’s music, with guest turns by Peter H and Syd Straw.   

 
Learn more about the music o
Peter Blegvad at AllMusic
& John Relph's beautifully-detailed discography

Friday, October 10

Grant (G.W.) McLennan - Radio Sessions + bonus

Radio Sessions + Live Last Monday
Pre-FM recordings & FM captures

Grant (G.W.) McLennan, R.I.P.: 1958-2006

sound quality range: VG- to Ex- (you’ll hear a few audio anomalies like minor static, but nothing too distracting)

ROB SEZ: Grant was my favorite half of the duo that founded and led Aussie collective The Go-Betweens. As a solo artist, he recorded four albums (the early ones as G.W. McLennan) and co-led Jack Frost, a side project with Steve Kilbey of The Church. Some hipsters know his 1995 album Horsebreaker Star, which received mountains of positive reviews. In this collection, the first 10 tracks are from a high-energy band show from 1995. The rest are from solo acoustic shows and sessions, 1991 through 1996.
 
The man and his instrument: Grant McLennan, circa 2001
photo by kellonwheels90 via Flickr 
MASSIVE THANKS to these two blogs, where this material first appeared:

photo by John Eley via Flickr
SAMPLE: "Lighting Fires (live 1993)"

01 Sign of the Unicorn
02 Worlds Got Wild
03 Lighting Fires
04 I'll Call You Wild
05 Easy Come Easy Go
06 Bye Bye Pride
07 Dropping You
08 Charlatan
09 Was There Anything I Could Do?
10 Coming Up for Air
11 Move to the Perfect Beat
12 Stones for You
13 Dark Side of Town
14 Haven't I Been a Fool?
15 From My Lips
16 Bathe In the Waters
17 Lighting Fires
18 Dark Side of Town
19 Move to the Perfect Beat
20 One Plus One
photo by Didi via Flickr
21 Clouds
22 She's So Strange
23 Providence
24 Haven't I Been a Fool?
25 Just Get That Straight

TT: 1:19:01

Track info:
1-10 = Roskilde Fest, Denmark, 1995-07-01 (FM) First posted at That Striped Sunlight Sound blog
11-15 = Two Meter Sessie, Amsterdam, 1993-06-08 (FM)
16-18 = Hilversum VPRO Session, Netherlands, 1993-01-26 (FM)
19-20 = backstage solo, Roskilde Fest, Denmark, June 1996 (FM)
21-25 = Debut (cassette-only release on White Records in Australia) rec. The Club, Melbourne, Australia, 1991-05-27 (sbd) First posted at the fab Doom and Gloom from the Tomb blog


Learn more about Grant McLennan’s music at AllMusic and/or this Go-Betweens web site 

 

Friday, October 3

Hoboken, N.J. - October 1987

The dB’s
Maxwell’s
Oct. 3, 1987
  
audience recording (quality VG+; very solid audience recording from a first-generation tape source; a club show that makes you feel like you’re right there…)
Outtake from The Sound of Music cover shoot.
The dB's were touring behind the album at the time of this show.
DON'T MISS the interactive tour of TSOM's artwork HERE. Click, click... 
SAMPLE: "She Got Soul (Hoboken '87)"

01 Today Could Be the Day
Jeff, Will and Peter, NOLA public access show, 1987.
02 Never Say When
03 Change With the 
     Changing Times
04 Working for 
     Somebody Else
05 Lonely Is as Lonely Does
06 She Got Soul
07 A Spy In the House 
     of Love
08 Never Before and 
     Never Again
09 Feel Alright  
     (Cargoe cover)
10 Living a Lie
11 A Better Place
12 Why Did You Sleep With My Girlfriend?
13 Message from the Country (Move cover)
14 Amplifier
15 Neverland
16 band intros
Proof that Harold Kelt (right) really existed
and played briefly with The dB's... 
17 Suspicious Minds
18 Love Is for Lovers

TT: 1:12:49

Good karma compels me to say yet again: THANK YOU to dB's fan for sharing!

MP3@320

The dB’s:
Jeff Beninato – bass, vocals
Peter Holsapple – vocals, guitar
Harold Kelt – keyboard, additional guitar
Will Rigby - drums