Friday, August 12

Velvet Crush - Live in 1995 with Tommy Keene

Hoboken, N.J.
January 20, 1995

audience recording (sound quality VG to VG+; from master tape; club show with the usual audience chatter

01 Yesterday's Numbers (Flamin' Groovies cover)
02 Window to the World
Velvet Crush: with Tommy Keene in 1995
03 My Blank Pages
04 Ash and Earth
05 Why Not Your Baby? (Gene Clark cover) 
06 band intros
07 Atmosphere
08 This Life Is Killing Me
09 Hold Me Up
10 Remember the Lightning (20/20 cover)
11 Blind Faith
12 Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll
      (Neil Young cover)
13 Keep On Lingerin'
14 Time Wraps Around You
15 Why (Byrds cover)
16 Don't You Slip Away from Me

ROB SEZ: supa dupa thanks to Scott S. for taping, Phil H. for tracking, and jgk1971 for sharing.

unknown venue & city
Sound waves so powerful, they screwed up the camera
January 28, 1995

soundboard recording (quality VG++; 
this would get a higher rating, but the vocals 
are a tad distant; otherwise, the sound 
is excellent)

01 Window to the World 
02 My Blank Pages
03 Ash and Earth
04 Why Not Your Baby?
05 Atmosphere
06 This Life Is Killing Me
07 Hold Me Up
08 Tell Me It's Alright
The band at Mitch Easter's studio, recording Heavy Changes
09 Don't You Slip Away 
     from Me
10 Keep On Lingerin'
11 Blind Faith*
12 It's Been Too Long and It's 
     Too Late Now* 
13 Drive Me Down*

*last 3 tracks = Lupo's, Providence, R.I., 
May 21, 1995 (sbd - quality VG)

Velvet Crush:
Paul Chastain - bass, vocals
Ric Menck - drums, vocals
Jeffrey Borchardt - 
                     rhythm guitar
^Tommy Keene - electric guitar

^TK may not have played on the final 3 tracks (you must snag these in MP3; they're not included in the FLAC links below)


FLAC (Maxwell's show)

FLAC (Denmark show)

Just-released archival collection
Demos & live tracks from the Teenage Symphonies era
Get it from the folks with impeccable musical taste at Omnivore
Read spavid's overview at Wilfully Obscure 


  1. Don't you wanna hear Ric Menck of Velvet Crush talk about the new release and the band? He spoke to Kyle Meredith of WFPK-Fm in Louisville, KY recently. You can listen to their conversation and/or download it here:

  2. Replies
    1. Glad you can enjoy such things again...

      Take care, Don.

  3. Splendid whit these Velvet Crush posts.
    Thanks so much!


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