Tuesday, December 29

Dave Edmunds & Billy Bremner - Sweden 2000 (FM)

Dave Edmunds, Billy Bremner & The Refreshments
Getinge, Sweden
March 20, 2000
FM broadcast (sound quality VG++; a smokin' hot performance by Dave & Billy!)


HOLIDAY THANKS to Don at the old ASH blog for sharing this one with me.

ASH Tuesday post #27.

Friday, December 25

Kate Rusby - Xmas Show 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS, one & all!!
Kate Rusby & Co. 
Leeds Town Hall
West Yorkshire, UK 
Dec. 9, 2011

audience recording (sound quality VG+)
previously uncirculated

Set 1 [53:52]
1. intro
2. Here We Come A-Wassailing
3. chat, intros to Brass Boys & carol 
4. Joy to the World
5. chat about south Yorkshire carols
6. First Tree In the Greenwood
7. baby announcement & carol intro
8. Shepherds Arise
9. Brass Boys leave stage, chat & band intros
10. Home
11. carol intro
12. The Seven Good Joys of Mary
13. welcome back Brass Boys, carol intro
14. The Wren
15. chat & carol intro
16. While Shepherds Watched (Cranbrook Version)                   
Kate Rusby & friends
                                                                                                Christmas concert 2011
                                                                                                                           (fab photos by Elizabeth Harkin)
Set 2 [65:45]
1. intro chat
2. Kris Kringle
3. chat & carol intro
4. The Holly & the Ivy 
5. chat
6. Hark Hark, What News
7. handover to Brass Boys & tune intros
8. Ricky Rhodes to Ruin - Mr. Buns (medley)
9. chat & carol Intro
10. The Holmfirth Anthem (aka Pratty Flowers)
11. chat & carol intro
12. Diadem
13. chat & challenge
14. Walk the Road
15. chat & thanks 
16. O Little Town of Bethlehem
17. chat & song intro
18. Underneath the Stars
19. chat, carol & Kate intro
20. Sweet Bells

MASSIVE THANKS to kayjaybee for sharing
and to BigDee for the mastering


Kate Rusby
Ed Boyd
Julian Sutton
Duncan Lyle
Damien O'Kane
Brass Boys (Rich, Mike, Matt & Tim)
Kate's holiday album The Frost Is All Over is available HERE.
Learn more about the music of Kate Rusby 

Tuesday, December 22

Wire Train - Final Album Demos

'Trail Mix or Cabin Fever'
No Soul No Strain demos
unknown venue, date

Demos for Wire Train's final 1992 album

soundboard recordings (quality VG+)

Disc 1 - Trail Mix
01 Open Sky
02 John Was Dancin'
03 Right Cross
04 17 Spooks
05 Hey Jordan
06 How Many More Times
07 Yeah
08 Entertainment
09 Why Breakdown

Disc 2 - Cabin Fever
01 Useless
02 Bad
03 Why Should I
04 Holiday
05 You Make Me Real
06 True
07 Higher
08 Stone Me
09 Why Don't You Stay
10 I Won't Burn For You


My usual, sincere thanks to Don at the old ASH blog for sharing.
ASH Tuesday post #26.

Friday, December 18

Fetchin Bones - Philadelphia 1989

Chestnut Cabaret
Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 7, 1989

audience recording (sound quality: VG+; excellent sound for an audie; transfer from the master tape)

ROB SEZ: Fetchin Bones is another North Carolina band that had a great thing going, got signed to a major label, but was too far ahead of the curve to catch on. Lead singer Hope Nicholls has one of the most compelling voices in alt rock. By the time loud guitar bands became all the rage in the early 90’s, it was too late — the band had split up. Meanwhile, Charlotte music fans like me enjoyed some great shows in the mid 1980s by one of our favorite hometown groups. Fetchin Bones reunited for some live shows and a live CD-DVD release in 2007 (see photos below). Check the sample to get a taste.

SAMPLE: "Say the Word" (Philly '89)

01 I Dig You       
Modest claim to (pseudo) fame: I bummed around
with the brother of Danna, the bassist (in the hat)
02 Sticks and Stones   
03 Mr. Bad
04 Everybody Is a House       
05 Binoculars     
06 Deep Blue      
07 You're So Much      
08 (I Feel Like An) Astronaut 
09 Wine    
10 Beat the Stray        
11 Bed of Seems 
12 Love Crushing        
13 Chicken Truck
14 Spot     
15 Cross    
16 Say the Word 
17 My Sharona (The Knack cover)      
18 So Brilliant    
19 Tattood Love Boys
      (Pretenders cover)
20 Bonework

TT: 68 mins.

WAV lossless files
(At the request of the guy who shared this show, there will no MP3 version of this post. Please respect his request to not share this in any lossy format)
Lead singer Hope Nicholls & bassist Danna Pentes, late 1980s & 2007

Fetchin Bones:
Hope Nicholls - vocals
Danna Pentes - bass
Aaron Pitkin - guitar
Clay Richardson - drums
Errol Stewart - guitar
MUCHOS GRACIAS to the taper & sharer

Learn more about the music of Fetchin Bones at Trouser Press and AllMusic

Thursday, December 17

Rapid Eye Movement - Holiday Fanclub Singles (complete)

bumped from several Christmases ago...
R.  E.  M.
Holiday Fanclub Singles (complete)

ROB SEZ: I can think of no better musical celebration of the holidays than listening to the complete set of fanclub singles issued by R.  E.  M.  After calling it quits, the guys shut down the fanclub in 2011. In early 2013, a certain Mr. Buck made noises about releasing these on a possible future boxed set for charity. 

soundboard recordings (sound quality range VG+ to Ex-; many are vinyl rips with attendant pops & a few skips)

First fanclub single, issued in 1988
THANK YOU KINDLY to the original rippers, sharers & posters.

2016 UPDATE: Over at the Dream Remaster Blog, Colin has posted all the singles in the highest-available quality, many remastered. Go get 'em...

1988a Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
1988b See No Evil (Television cover)
1989a Good King Wenceslas
1989b Academy Fight Song
1990a Ghost Reindeer In the Sky
1990b Summertime (final seconds cut)
1991a Baby Baby (Vibrators cover)
1991b Christmas Griping
1992a Where's Captain Kirk?
          (Spizzenergi cover)
1992b Toyland
1993a Silver Bells
1993b Christmas Time Is Here
1994a Sex Bomb (Flipper cover)
1994b Christmas In Tunisia
1995a Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover)
1995b Java (Allen Toussaint cover)
Artwork for 1999 holiday single
1996a Only In America
           (Jay & The Americans cover)
1996b I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor cover)
1997a Live for Today
1997b Happy When I'm Crying
           (Pearl Jam cover)
1998a Lucky (M. Stipe w/Radiohead)
1998b E-Bow the Letter
           (live w/Thom Yorke)
1999a Country Feedback
           (Live w/Neil Young)
1999b Ambulance Blues
          (Live w/Neil Young)
2000a Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
2000b Hastings & Main
2000c Take Seven
2001a Let Me In (Live)
2001b Find the River (rehearsal)
2002a No Matter What (Badfinger cover)
2002b Jesus Christ (LX Chilton cover)
2002c M. Stipe reads Martin Luther King
2003a Country Feedback (Live)
2003b It's the End of the World As We 
          Know It (And I Feel Fine) (Live)
2004a I Wanted to Be Wrong (Live)
2004b She Just Wants To Be (Live)
2005a Turn You Inside-Out (Live)
2005b The Great Beyond (Live)
2006a Tongue (Live) [performed by Tin Cup Prophette]
2006b So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Live)
2006c These Days (Live) [performed by The Observatory]
2006d Begin the Begin (Live)
Final fanclub single, issued in 2011
2007a Merry Xmas Everybody
          (Slade cover)
2007b Magnetic North
2008a Living Well Is the
          Best Revenge (Live)
2008b Let Me In (Live)
2008c Just a Touch (Live)
2009a Santa Baby
2009b Crazy Like a Fox
      (Link Cromwell & The Zoo cover)
2010a Christmas
          (Baby Please Come Home)
2010b IHT->U->EDIYTW (Dubmix)
2011a Perfect Circle (Live)
2011b Life and How to Live It (Live)

(big fat download includes artwork for all singles)

Check out the many connections between 
R.  E.  M. and The dB's at THIS earlier post.

For complete fanclub singles discography info, look at these
two great fan sites: HERE and HERE.