Tuesday, March 29

Connells - B-sides Collection

'Not So Bad at All'
Comprehensive B-Sides Collection
various dates & recording info

various (soundboard, FM, etc.) - sound quality VG to Ex-

REPERCUSSION: Mitch Easter produced the Connells' acclaimed 
Boylan Heights album.

MASSIVE THANKS to Lewis Slade for compiling these, to Mick for the artwork & to Don for sharing.

ASH Tuesday post #39.

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

Tuesday, March 15

Shazam - Demos 1996 + Live 2000

Demos 1996
+ XFM 2000 Live set

soundboard & FM captures (sound quality VG+ to VG++)

Here's what Don said in his original post at the old ASH blog: Ten early demos from The Shazam plus the true wonder on this collection from Mick, which is a cracking session for XFM followed by a superb cover of The Move's "Beautiful Daughter."

ROB SEZ: Thanks a ton, Mick & Don.

ASH Tuesday post #38.
Learn more about the music of
The Shazam at AllMusic and
the band's official site

Monday, March 14

NOW HEAR THIS - a change is gonna come

Dear dB's Repercussion blog followers,
         I have some big job-related changes coming at me right now like a freight train. This means I soon won't have as much spare time as I'd like for the blog.
     HOWEVER: this is not one of those "I'm shutting down the blog" posts.
     Instead, I'm cutting back the frequency of posts from 2 per week to 1 per week. Starting immediately, I will alternate between ASH Tuesday posts and the Friday (non-ASH) posts. You can still expect to find something new and musically tasty here, every week. (There'll be an ASH Tuesday post tomorrow, so come back then.)
     All in all, this is not a huge change, but one that will help me keep my sanity in the coming months.


Friday, March 11

Devo - Akron 1977 + Minneapolis 1978 (sbd)

The Crypt
Akron, OH
February 1977

(exact date not known)

soundboard (quality: VG+) 

SAMPLE: "Secret Agent Man" 
Akron, OH '77

DEVO: willfully, wonderfully weird
01 Praying Hands (partial) 
02 Social Fools
03 Be Stiff
04 Uncontrollable Urge
05 Secret Agent Man
06 Shrivel Up
07 Last Time I Saw St. Louis
08 Fraulein
09 Too Much Paranoias
10 Huboon Stomp
11 Space Junk
12 Mongoloid
13 Falling In Love Again 
14 Soo Bawls
15 Blockhead
16 Jocko Homo (end cut)
17 Words Get Stuck 
     In My Throat*
Minneapolis, Nov. 1978: how it looked from the front

*Track 17 may be from a different, unidentified show

Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN 
November 3, 1978

soundboard (quality Ex-; transferred from Warner Brothers master tapes)

SAMPLE: "Uncontrollable Urge" (Minneapolis '78)

DEVO: men in tights & knee socks 
01 General Boy Intro
02 Wiggly World
03 Pink Pussycat
04 Satisfaction
05 Too Much Paranoias
06 Praying Hands
07 Uncontrollable Urge
08 Mongoloid
09 Jocko Homo
10 Smart Patrol — Mr DNA 
11 Sloppy
12 Come Back Jonee
13 Gut Feeling — 
     Slap Your Mammy 
14 DEVO Corp Anthem
15 General Boy intro — 
     Red Eye Express
16 Words Get Stuck
     In My Throat

WATCH FOUR SONGS from the Akron '77 SHOW
(exclusive to this blog: live set starts at 2:00)
Learn more about the music of Devo 
at Wikipedia and the band's official site

Tuesday, March 8

Owsley - Nashville 2004 (FM)

Third & Lindsley
Nashville, TN
May 9, 2004
WRLT-FM 'Nashville Sunday Night'

FM capture (sound quality VG+; a bit of vocal distortion at the louder end of the spectrum, but it's not a constant, bothersome thing) 

SAMPLE: "She's the One" (Nashville '04)

01 intro
02 She's the One
03 Oh No the Radio
04 Dude
05 Coming Up Roses
06 Zavelow House
07 Matriarch
08 My Old School
      (Steely Dan cover) 
09 Rise
10 Down
11 Rainy Day People
12 Be With You
13 Good Old Days
14 outro

In his original post, Don said:
The magnificent and sadly missed Will Owsley tours his second and final album, The Hard Way in this “Nashville Sunday Night” WRLT Broadcast. One of the great unacknowledged Power Pop artists, he spent most of his time as Amy Grant’s guitarist and musical director, as well as touring as lead guitarist for Shania Twain. His debut album, Owsley, was Grammy nominated. This broadcast shows what great pop he wrote and what a fine guitarist he could be. Superb show and highly recommended.

ROB SEZ: I might never have heard about Owsley and his fabulous rock-pop music if it weren't for my pals at the old ASH blog. All thanks & praise to them. (I have more to share, but need to know you're interested...)

Paul Eckberg - drums
Will Owsley (RIP) - vocals, guitar 
Jonathan Hamby - keyboards
Millard Powers - bass


ASH Tuesday post #37.

Tuesday, March 1

Bluetones - Live Comp 1995-'96

The Bluetones
‘Old, New, Borrowed & Blue' + 'Fade Away’
Live comp 1995-1996

FM captures (sound quality VG+)

01 Slight Return
02 String Along
03 Carnt Be Trusted
04 Glad to See You 
     Back Again 
05 Slight Return
06 Don't Stand Me Down
07 Vampire
08 Bluetonic
09 Carnt Be Trusted
10 Slight Return
11 Talking to Clarry
12 Putting Out Fires
13 Castle Rock
14 String Along
15 Slight Return
16 Driftwood
17 Time and Again 

A compilation of two unofficial releases: 
Old, New Borrowed, Blue & Fade Away
01 = The White Room, 1995-03-25
        (source unknown)
02–05 = Evening Session, July 1995 (FM)
06–10 = Anson Rooms, Bristol, UK 
            Jan. 1996 (FM)
11-13 = Town & Country Club, Leeds, UK
            1996-04-10 (FM)
14–15 = Anson Rooms, Bristol, UK 1995-04-21 (FM)
16–17 = Reading Festival, UK 1995-08-25 (FM)

NOTE: some of the tracks on the original boots were later released on the bonus disc included in the expanded reissue of Expecting to Fly. Those tracks are not included here.

ALL THANKS & PRAISE to Don at the old ASH blog, my source for the Fade Away set.

ASH Tuesday post #36.

Learn more about the music of The Bluetones at their official siteFB and Wikipedia