Saturday, August 4, 2007

U2 Interview WHFS DAVID 04-25-1983 Open Reel Tape

Reupped MP3 @320 with artist added to the ID tag.


The story behind this post, is I was off that particular day in April, Wed the 25th, 1983. A couple of buddies and I would be going to see U2 at Richie Coliseum at the University of Maryland that evening. The place is no bigger than a high school basketball gym.

As I almost always do on my day off, I'm taping WHFS 102.3FM in Bethesda, MD. For me the best radio station ever. That day Bono and Adam Clayton came in for an interview and bring with them live promos and other releases that are damned rare even today. Not only is there an interview that is very good, but they play a lot of music form the time period that is influential to U2 and new wave in general. The tape is over 2.5 hours long, split into 9 segments of various links. The sound is excellent, and the entire tape, if your into that era, is very entertaining and informative. Killer live and alternative takes of early U2 as well as Joy Division and other music of the time. The section with U2 is almost an hour long. The show feels like a celebration of U2 coming into their own, but still really in their infancy. A must for any U2 fan, and a great listen for any casual fan of the band or just something cool from that period in mid 1983. This would make for a great road trip CD.
By the way, the concert was awesome. Saw my first mosh pit. Bono did a swan dive in the crowd. Brought a girl up on stage and danced with her. One of my all time, best of shows, that I've attended.


Check it out and let me know what you think.


MP3 @320
171 Minutes


Spandau Ballet, David Bowie, The English Beat, Monsoon, Shriekback, Simple Minds, Modern English, Men Without hats, Talking Heads, UB40, Bob Marley, Nona Hendrix, Madness, Robert Palmer, Ellen Foley, The Pretenders, The Eurythmics, The Human League, Men Without Hats, Devo, The Job Line, INXS, Thomas Dolby, Psychedlic Furs, The Have Nots, U2, Interview, Joy Division, U2, Interview Ends, U2 and Dave's Outro

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi. I've really been enjoying your postings of your recordings from WHFS-FM. I'm also a big fan of the "golden age" of WHFS from the 1970s and 80s. I've got 100's of hours of recordings of WHFS from back in the late 1970s and 1980s in my collection that have been converted to digital, if you'd be interested in trading, please drop me an email at my address below. I'd love to trade WHFS recordings with you. Thanks!

Bob

email: robear572001@yahoo.com

WVKayaker said...

Bob,
Are you the same dude that traded recordings with me after cotacting me on the AudioKarma Site?

eric said...

I used to listen the HFS almost nonstop when I first moved to the DC area in 1982. Sadly,the few shows I taped are long lost. Ah memories!

WVKayaker said...

I got boatloads of WHFS from the early 80's to the early 90's, if interested I'll share them here

WVKayaker said...

Looks like there was some interest!

Anonymous said...

Kayaker, thanks for the alert on this being upgraded to 320....the sound difference is huge! You can hear all the range with 320. And you don't get the "whoosing" sound of the bit rates that are under 128....this is fantastic.
VanFan

WVKayaker said...

I figured it was worth re-upping! And it's on CD so I don't have to re-bake the tapes and run the reel to reel again

Vaughn said...

I was at that U2 show at U of MD. I remember thinking to myself, as Bono was running through the crowd waving a white flag, that this would be the last time they'd play a place this small.

Camarillo Brillo said...

Awesome to hear from you Vaughn...That was some show huh?
I rank it up there as one of the best I've seen...Thanks for the feedback!

What This Is All About

I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

I've downloaded plenty of bootlegged concerts from various blogs. As a rule I will only post stuff from my collection and not what is already available out there.

I also post out of print CDs and LPs from my collection.
I will repost from my readers anything someone sends me as long as it is either out of print or something that's not from someone else's blog. If you want to share a link for a cool item on your blog, or someone else's, please feel free to post it in the comments........

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Can you believe that so many out there are starving for the old WHFS? Amazing!

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