Friday, September 29

Steel-y Dan - Ultimate S.D. Live Comp (5 discs)

This collection is drawn from live shows recorded between 1993 and 2006.
All are soundboard or FM recordings. None has been officially released.
The comp lives up to its name; excellent!

sound quality range: VG++ to Ex- (unable to post a sample, but quality is superb!)

Instrumental overture
Do it again
Sign in stranger
Don't take me alive
Rikki don't lose that number 
Hey nineteen
Haitian divorce
Chain lightning
Time out of mind
Everyone's going to the movies
Dirty work

Cubano chant
Bad sneakers
Glamour profession
Caves of Altamira
Black cow
Daddy don't live in that 
     New York City no more
Steely Dan show
Deacon blues
Kid Charlemagne

East St. Louis Toodle-oo 
Book of liars
Green earrings
Cousin Dupree
Third world man
Home at last
Tomorrow's girls
Babylon sisters
R.I.P., Walter B.
The royal scam
Reelin' in the years
Teahouse on the tracks

Do it again*
Don't take me alive* 
My old school*
Hank's place
Cash only island
Janie runaway
Midnight cruiser
Parker's band
Black Friday
Green flower street
Monkey in your soul
Night by night
The Boston rag
True companion
*with Michael McDonald 

CD5 (bonus disc)
What a shame about you
Tesla shadow
My old school
Slang of ages
New frontier
The nightfly
Pretzel logic
Fall of '92
Sad thought: Walter's death means Donald F. alone carries on
Jack of speed
Hard-up case
My Waterloo

Sources for CDs 1-4:
St. Louis, MO 1993-09-01 

+ Irvine, CA 1994-09-17

...and selected songs from:

Saratoga, NY 1993-08-22,

George, WA 1996-08-17,
Manassas, VA 2000-07-22, Detroit, MI 2003-08-11, Charlotte, NC 2006-08-12

[re: CD 5, there was no info to be found anywhere]

ROB SEZ: S.D. was one of those bands I took for granted and just assumed would, somehow, always be around. With the recent death of founding member Walter  Becker, my assumption has bitten the dust. At least we've still got the music... ALL PRAISES to Enric67 for compiling and sharing this one.


FLAC - Part 1 | Part 2

Tuesday, September 26

Tele vision - I Need a New Adventure (studio alts)

alt. versions & instrumentals
Bearsville Studios, N.Y.

soundboard recording (quality: VG+) 

01 Ain't That Nothin'
02 Adventure
03 Glory
04 Days
05 Foxhole
06 Carried Away (aka Vibrato Song) 
07 Ain't That Nothin'
08 Careful (aka I Don't Care)
09 Glory
10 Carried Away
11 Up All Night
12 Grip of Love
13 Last Night (Piano Song)
14 The Dreams Dream
15 Glory
16 The Fire*

*This song appears nowhere else, in any form

All tracks are alternate studio versions. About half are instrumental tracks without vocals. 

Fred Smith - bass
Billy Ficca - drums
Richard Lloyd - guitar, vocals
Tom Verlaine - guitar, vocals

ROB SEZ: There may not have been a dB's without Tele vision. Chris Stamey went to NYC while in high school, caught this band playing live, and concluded, "That's what I want to do." If you'd like an audio peek at the band's studio work-in-progress in 1978, this one's for you. Please enjoy.



Friday, September 22

Rilo Kiley - Washington, DC 2007 + bonus

930 Club
Washington, D.C. 
Sept. 26, 2007

NPR Music webcast
sound quality: VG++ (occasional, slight distortion)

SAMPLE: "Close Call" (live in 2007)

01 It's a Hit
02 Close Call
03 Portions for Foxes
04 Paint's Peeling
05 greeting - intro
06 Breaking Up
07 Dreamworld
08 Moneymaker
09 Wires and Waves
10 Ripchord
11 With Arms Outstretched 
12 A Man - Me - Then Jim
13 Silver Lining
14 I Never
15 Fifteen
16 Rise Up With Fists
17 chat about 'Snowball'
18 Spectacular Views
19 (jam)
20 return to stage, song intro
21 Give a Little
22 Does He Love You?

Live Session
'Morning Becomes Eclectic' 
KCRW-FM, Santa Monica, CA
Aug. 17, 2004

webstream capture (sound quality: VG++; 
                                              occasional, slight distortion)
01 More Adventurous
02 Portions for Foxes
03 Does He Love You?
04 It Just Is
05 The Absence of God
06 Ripchord
07 Go Ahead
08 A Man - Me - Then Jim

ROB SEZ: There must be some Rilo Kiley fans who visit this blog. I'm moderately enthusiastic, but the band's appeal is evident. Listening to these recordings, it's also clear RK's allure wasn't all about Jenny Lewis...

Learn more about Rilo Kiley's music at AllMusic, Wikipedia & the band's official site

Tuesday, September 19

Shins - Live Sessions (FM) 2007

Live Radio Sessions
various dates, etc.
2007 promo tour
soundboard & FM recordings (quality VG+ to Ex-)

ALWAYS save room for a goofy shot, if possible.
01 Phantom Limb
02 Know Your Onion
03 Gone for Good
04 Phantom Limb (acoustic) 
05 Turn On Me (acoustic)
06 Australia
07 Turn On Me
08 Breathe
09 Girl Inform Me
10 Phantom Limb
11 Australia
12 Girl On the Wing
13 So Says I
14 Turn On Me
15 Girl Sailor
16 A Comet Appears
17 Australia

18 Turn On Me

01-03 = WXPN, Philadelphia, PA 2007-01-12

04-08 = BBC 6 Music, London, UK
             (4 + 5 = acoustic) Feb. 2007
09-16 = KCRW, Santa Monica, CA 2007-03-27

17-18 = XFM, London, UK 2007

ROB SEZ: Shins fans, this one's for you! Most sincere thanks to Don at the old ASH blog for sharing.

ASH Tuesday post #73