Wednesday, July 27

Connells - Charlotte, NC 1991

1313 Club
Charlotte, N.C.
Feb. 17, 1991

FM recording (sound quality VG++)

01 Take a Bow
02 Speak to Me
03 Inside My Head
04 I Suppose
05 Too Gone
06 Elegance
07 What Do You Want?
08 Choose a Side
09 All Sinks In
10 Hey Wow
11 Upside Down
12 Get a Gun
13 Home Today
14 Try
15 Fun and Games
16 Sal
17 Something to Say
18 Stone Cold Yesterday
19 I Got You*
20 Here Comes My Baby^
21 Darker Days
22 Scotty’s Lament 
23 Over There
24 Hats Off

*Split Enz cover
^Cat Stevens/Tremeloes cover

HUGE THANKS to Pat R. for the recording, to Mick for putting this together, and to Don for sharing at ASH.

REPERCUSSION: Mitch Easter produced this Raleigh, NC band's acclaimed Boylan Heights album.

ASH Tuesday post #46.

Learn more about the music of The Connells 
at the band's official site and at Wikipedia

Tuesday, July 19

On Vacation — Come Back Next Week

Enjoying a vacation with my family this week.
Will be back with weekly posts, starting next week.
See you then.

Friday, July 15

Big Star Third - Live in Memphis & Seattle 2014

Overton Park
Memphis, TN
May 23, 2014
Big Star Third Live: at the Bumbershoot Fest, Seattle, WA in 2014
photos by Suzi Pratt via Flickr

soundboard recording (sound quality VG++; via webstream)
N.C. talent: Skylar Gudasz & Brett Harris
(That's Mitch Easter in the background)
01 Kizza Me
02 O, Dana
03 Big Black Car
04 Blue Moon
05 You and Your Sister   
06 Stroke It, Noel
07 Lesa Aldridge intro
08 Femme Fatale
09 You Can't Have Me
10 Downs
11 Jody speaks
12 For You
13 Jesus Christ
14 September Gurls

Chris Stamey: master of the musical feast
Bumbershoot Festival
Seattle, WA
Aug. 31, 2014

soundboard recording
(sound quality Ex-; via webstream)

01 For You
02 Take Care
03 Nightime
04 Give Me Another Chance 
05 Thirteen
06 Jody speaks
07 Blue Moon
08 I Am the Cosmos
09 In the Street 

Jody Stephens: Big Star's one & only drummer

NEW FLASH: This article from Billboard magazine says a recent BS3rd live show 
was recorded & filmed for planned release in 2017. 

Recent Big Star Third live shows have featured performances of Big Star's first album in its entirety. Learn more about the music of Big Star Third at Wikipedia, the project's official site & FB page.

Tuesday, July 5

Housemartins - Hold Tight '86 + Demos

'Hold Tight' TV Special
City Lites
Farnworth, UK
(some time in late 1986)

TV audio rip (sound quality: VG+) 

01 Intro
02 The Mighty Ship
03 Think for a Minute
04 Anxious
05 Get Up Off Our Knees
06 Caravan of Love
07 Happy Hour
08 Rap Around the Clock

MEGA THANKS to Don at the late, great ASH blog, who wrote this in his original post:

'Hold Tight' was a Kids Game show, filmed by Granada TV, at Alton Towers. It ran for a couple of years until 1984 and always featured a musical guest, would you believe Iggy Pop appeared once. Then, out of nothing, came this special in 1986. Twenty-three minutes of classic LIVE Housemartins. Wonderful!

exact dates + recording locations unknown

home recordings (sound quality range: VG- to VG+)

The Housemartins at WOMAD July 1986 
photos by Martin Whitehead
Several sets of demos here, from 1984 and 1985. Most are guitar and vocals only, but a few have some additional instrumentation. Like many demo sets, the sound quality varies due to the recording quality and source tapes.  A number of the tracks sound like they can use speed correction, but I didn’t have time for that this week...

01 Taxi to Singapore
02 It’s History
03 Time Spent Thinking
04 I Cry Myself to Sleep
05 Taxi To Singapore
06 When Will I Be Released
07 The Day I Called It a Day
08 It’s History
09 Swansea
10 Taxi to Singapore (#2)
11 Taxi to Singapore (#3)
12 I’ll Be There
13 When Will I Be Released (#2)
14 It’s History (#2)
15 Skatsburg
16 Time Spent Thinking (#2)
17 I Cry Myself to Sleep (#2)
18 The Day I Called It a Day (#2)
19 I’ll Be There (#2)
20 It’s History (#3)
21 Drop Down Dead
22 Stand at Ease
23 Change the World

24 The World’s On Fire


ASH Tuesday post #45

Friday, July 1

Little Diesel - Winston-Salem, N.C. 2016

Stand Against HB2 / EqualityNC benefit concert
Millennium Center
Winston-Salem, N.C.
June 26, 2016

audience recording (sound quality GD++ to VG-)

Little Diesel: the way they were in 1973
Will Rigby on drums, Peter H. on guitar (back to camera)
01 Rebel Rebel
02 The American Ruse (MC5 cover) 
03 Wishing Well (Free cover)
04 Anytime at All
05 Flamingo*
06 Kissy Boys*

*Tracks 5 & 6 are Little Diesel originals, the last one being a “single” from the band’s only album

TT: 21 mins.

This is the band’s full set; LD shared the bill with many other artists.

Bob Northcott – vocals
Will's original lyrics for "Kissy Boys"
Will Rigby – drums
Tom Eshelman – guitar
Peter Holsapple – guitar
Phil Thomas – bass

MEGA THANKS for sharing to k. .v (who used a Tascam DR-08 --- Studio One for mastering) 

 A significant slab of musical history for dB’s fans. This is a reunion performance (after 40+ years!) by one of the first bands Peter Holsapple and Will Rigby formed as teenagers in Winston-Salem. Chris Stamey “produced” the band’s one and only “album” — No Lie — in his bedroom. Fittingly, the band sounds about the same in 2016 as it did in the mid 1970s….

Little Diesel: as full-grown men in 2016
You own this, don't you?!? Go grab it HERE