Friday, July 13

The COMPLETE Philosopher's Club Show 1979

The dB’s
Philosopher's Club
Winston-Salem, NC
December 28, 1979

audience recording (sound quality: VG++; transfer from 1st-gen. tape; 
                                 pretty darn amazing sound for an audie)
1. Black & White
2. (I Thought) You Wanted to Know
3. Condition Red
4. Death Garage
5. Dynamite
6. The Summer Sun
7. She's Not Worried
8. Tossing & Turning
9. You Got It Wrong
10. My Back Pages
11. Tearjerkin'

1. Bad Reputation
2. What's the Matter With Me?
3. Big Brown Eyes
4. World Keeps Goin' Around
            *DISC 1 ends, DISC 2 begins*                     
5. What I Dig
6. Espionage
7. The Fight
8. If & When
9. Rendezvous
10. Let's Live for Today
11. Susie Q
12. Tearjerkin'

01. Black & White
02. (I Thought) You Wanted to Know
03. Condition Red
04. I'm In Love
05. The Summer Sun
[06. Boom Boom – played, but not included in this recording]

ROB SEZ: BIG-TIME THANKS to Jonathan Sharpe who taped the show, the original uploader & all praise to EdA for the re-up!



DON’T MISS Fred Mills’ excellent remembrance of this show, written for The dB’s official web site.

The dB’s:
Chris Stamey – guitar & vocals
Peter Holsapple – guitar, organ & vocals
Gene Holder – bass
Will Rigby – drums & backing vocals

Friday, July 6

dB's - NYC & London 1981

The Ritz
New York, NY
June 12, 1981
The Old Grey Whistle Test
London, UK
July 3, 1981
soundboard recordings (quality: VG++)

Will often ends up in the center of these old group shots, looking very cool.
Stephanie Chernikowski photo

The Ritz NYC 1981-06-12
Newly-unearthed photos of dB's live gig: Hope & Anchor, 1981
London gig photos by R. Plews (see more photos & read story HERE)
01 Big Brown Eyes           
02 I Feel Good (Today)
03 We Should Be In Bed  
04 Dynamite
05 Cycles Per Second
06 Death Garage
07 If and When

OGWT London 1981-07-03
08 Cycles Per Second
09 pH Factor
10 Big Brown Eyes

The dB's:
Chris Stamey
Will Rigby
Gene Holder
Peter Holsapple 
ROB SEZ: It wasn’t hard to pick the first music post for the blog. I’m guessing 1981 was a very cool time to be in The dB’s. The debut album was out, receiving rave reviews, and the band played hip places like The Ritz in NYC and at "The Old Grey Whistle Test" in London. The 1981 Ritz set is one of the few soundboard recordings in The dB’s ROIO canon. You can judge for yourself, of course, but I think the guys are firing on all cylinders. The OGWT tracks are fun to listen to, but even more fun to watch. Find ‘em on YouTube.

BIG THANKS to the original tapers & sharers, especially lilpanda for superior versions of the NYC tracks. I first saw these online at the late, lamented NargoTheBort's Deviant Subculture blog.

FLAC (OGWT tracks = MP3)


Tuesday, July 3

A Change Is Gonna Come - SOON


Repercussion blog followers may want to know about a big, permanent 
change in direction at the blog, starting this week.

Since starting dB's Repercussion in 2012, the blog has been a labor of love. This means I have to squeeze it in between work & family commitments. My work load is growing & changing right now, which means something has to give.


1) Posts will be no more than once per week, usually on Fridays. The bottom of the "ASH Tuesday" barrel has been scraped, and there's no more to share. I bid the ASH Tuesday posts a fond farewell, with my sincere thanks to Don, Mick and the rest of the ASH crew. It was great while it lasted.

2) I'm returning to the original focus of the blog: The dB's, Let's Active, their various band members & associates, and artists they chose/choose to collaborate with. From now on, there will be no more posts unrelated to the above in some way, shape or form.

3) Re-posts with lossless links. Half or more of the posts from now on will be re-posts with links to FLAC files. The arrival of faster upload speeds in my town and Dropbox's generous storage allowance mean I can start to share FLAC versions of many dB's, Let's Active (etc.) posts. Some of my source material was lossy, so I won't be able to do this with everything here — but there will be a lot.

I welcome any comments you might have.