Thursday, February 28, 2008

Billy Idol Malibu Night Club, L.I.N.Y. 04-29-1982

Idol was promoting his first album, just released at the onset of the tour from which this recording was made, when he performed this show to be broadcast by WLIR for the King Biscuit Flower Hour. This show is a tour de force that includes many classic Idol songs now affiliated with his career: including “Hot In the City,” “White Wedding,” “Dancing With Myself” and “Mony Mony.”

Even though this performance was taped early on in their partnership, the magic between Idol and Stevens is clearly a strong one. He and Stevens brought the punk edge to the standard singer/guitar scenario that duos like Jagger/Richards, Bowie/Ronson and Tyler/Perry so carefully crafted; it's a relationship that is still going strong today.

For a relatively new band, the performances from this night are amazingly tight. They excel on the old Gen X song “Kiss Me Deadly,” and rock out hard on several others: including “Dead On Arrival,” “Nobody’s Business,” “It’s So Cruel,” “Ready Steady Go” and “Come On Come On.”

Billy Idol - vocals
Steve Stevens - guitar, vocals
Phil Feit - bass
Greg Gerson - drums
Judi Dozier - keyboards

Baby Talk 3:04
Untouchables 4:22
Come On, Come On 5:21
Hot In The City 4:09
Dead On Arrival 4:03
King Rocker 2:21
Ready Steady Go 3:09
Hole In The Wall 5:09
Shooting Stars 4:56
Kiss Me Deadly 5:57
White Wedding 7:21
Nobody's Business 5:10
Dancing With Myself 5:42
Mony Mony 4:21
Triumph 4:41

49MB, WMA 9.1 VBR, 74 Minutes

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Brian Setzer Live From "The Knife Feels Like Justice" Tour

Brian Setzer's "The Knife Feels Like Justice" album is a criminally overlooked album. It is not a rockabilly, Straycats type record. More like Bruce or John Mellencamp. But much edgier and rockin'. I would post it but it is still available on Amazon and other places. So I will do the next best thing and offer for your listening pleasure, a live show from the tour to promote his 1st solo album.

This recording, done for the King Biscuit Flower Hour in 1986, came in conjunction with the tour to promote Setzer’s first solo album, The Knife Feels Like Justice. Musically, Setzer wanted to embrace the Americana rock scene, and emerge as a modern-day Springsteen or Mellencamp. It wasn’t meant to be, and despite the fact that Setzer had some great songs (“Maria,” which was featured in this show, was actually co-written with Steve Van Zandt from the E Street Band), radio refused to accept him outside of the Stray Cats persona. Still, Setzer gives a spirited performance here, focusing mostly on material from The Knife Feels Like Justice. “Bobby's Back,” ”Something's Wrong With My Radio,” “Breath of Life,” “Chains Around Your Heart,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” and the aforementioned “Maria,” are show highlights. Setzer, does, however, treat fans to a taste of his previous glory days with energized versions of “Stray Cat Strut,” and “Rock This Town.”

Haunted River 3:27
Rumble In Brighton 3:55
Bobby's Back 4:08
Aztec 4:59
Maria 4:45
Something's Wrong With My Radio 3:06
Stray Cat Strut 3:19
Breath Of Life 3:57
Chains Around Your Heart 5:21
The Knife Feels Like Justice 4:34
Rock This Town 5:54
Three Guys 4:21
Radiation Ranch 4:28
Crowd/Band Intros 1:48
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams 4:57
Barbwire Fence 6:06
Tear It Up 6:29

50MB, WMA 9.1 VBR, 77 Minutes


I'm not much for posting videos, but WTF, below are a couple of related videos from the album and the tour.

The Knife Feels Like Justice

Bobby's Back Live 86

Barbwire Fence Live 86

Bonnie Raitt VH1 Storytellers

This is another Bonnie show ripped straight to my hard drive from DVR.

One of pop's most politically conscious guitar slingers reminisces about learning the blues lingo during her heady college days in Harvard Square, emphasizing her words with occasional tosses of her long red mane. Raitt also reveals how the title song from her breakthrough album Nick Of Time changed a friend's relationship for the better, and explains the Zimbabwean roots of a song from her latest album, Fundamental. Other highlights include a heart-wrenching take "I Can't Make You Love Me."

01) Give Em Something To Talk About (2:16)
02) Give It Up Or Let Me Go (0:59)
03) Give It Up Or Let Me Go (Full Version (6:47)
04) Keep This Heart In Mind (4:50)
05) Intro For One Belief Away (0:27)
06) One Belief Away (4:48)
07) Crazy Little Thing Called For Love (9:08)
08) Why Ask Why (4:55)
09) I Can't Make You Love Me (4:28)
10) Intro For I Got To Go (0:57)
11) I Got To Go (4:18)

30MB, WMA 9.1 CBR, 44 Minutes

Bonnie Raitt, Old Grey Whistle Test from 1976

This was broadcast on VH1 Classics and ripped to my hard drive in Jan of 2007.
Nice set list and great show from Bonnie and the band.

1) Intro, Love Me Like A Man, Too Long At The Fair (8:46)
2) I'm Blowin' Away (3:34)
3) You Got To Know How (4:42)
4) Kokomo, Ain't Gonna Be Your Sugar Mama No More (8:24)
5) What Do you Want the Boy To Do (3:46)
6) Under The Falling Sky, Angel From Montgomery (10:32)

27MB, WMA 9.2 CBR, 40 Minutes

Bonnie Raitt Live From The King Biscuit Flower Hour 03-23-1990

Here is a cassette tape of Bonnie Raitt Live From The King Biscuit Flower Hour.
Taped by me on a TDK AR60 and broadcast on WWDC DC-101 on March 23 1990.
Live from Minneapolis unknown date.
It is a short but sweet show.

1) I Thank You (3:05)
2) Just In Case We Both Are Wrong (3:47)
3) Your Good Thing Is About To End (4:22)
4) Leave Home Boy (4:33)
5) Runaway (4:22)
6) Your Gonna Get What's Coming (4:39)
7) Prolouge (0:30)

18MB, WMA 9.1 CBR, 25 Minutes

Bonnie Raitt Live at Montreaux DVD Audio Rip

Ripped to my hard drive a while back, here is Bonnie Raitt Live at Montreaux.
Appearing at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in 1977, Bonnie Raitt had been supporting her release SWEET FORGIVENESS, which featured her first charting single, a cover of Del Shannon’s "Runaway", which would peak at #57 on the Billboard Pop charts.
Although it would still be 12 years before she became a national star, this 1977 show proves she was no stranger to the Blues community, pulling selections from her 6 albums at that point. This performance offers a rare glimpse at Bonnie Raitt years before she became the darling of the music industry.

Also included is a taste of her 1991 performance at the Festival, which features a performance of "Three Time Loser" from the aforementioned SWEET FORGIVENESS album, along with "Good Man, Good Woman" and "Papa Come Quick" from her 1991 effort LUCK OF THE DRAW.

Track listing:

1. Under The Falling Sky
2. Walk Out The Front Door
3. Good Enough
4. Nothing Seems To Matter
5. Love Me Like A Man
6. Give It Up, Or Let Me Go
7. Women Be Wise
8. I Thought I Was A Child
9. Home
10. Sugar Mama
11. Runaway

Bonus Performance (1991)

12. Papa Come Quick
13. Good Man, Good Woman
14. Three Time Loser
15. Think

33MB, WMA 9.1 CBR, 73 Minutes

Monday, February 25, 2008

Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris - Live On Soundstage

Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris - Live On Soundstage at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles

Aired last night on WHUR and ripped to my hard drive today is a pretty cool performance from Mark and Emmylou. A great venue, a great tour, two great artists and a great performance. So it was for icons Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles before a sold-out crowd. Their concert together, one of only a handful in the U.S., followed the release of All the Roadrunning, their long-awaited rootsy collaboration. That special night has been captured in this unique Soundstage episode. Highlights include the title track “All the Roadrunning,” Emmylou’s “Red Dirt Girl” and Knopfler’s “Speedway at Nazareth".

Right Now
Red Dirt Girl
Done With Bonaparte
Romeo and Juliet
This Is Us
All The Roadrunning
Speedway To Nazareth
Our Shangri-La
Why Worry

61MB, WMA 9.1 VBR, 54 Minutes

Frank Zappa, Halloween at the Palladium, NYC 10-31-1977

Recorded while promoting his Zoot Allures album, Zappa had taken to the road with a band that can only be regarded as an all-star line up. Nearly every musician who had a tenure with Zappa went on to remarkable musical careers, and these men are no exception. Guitarist Adrian Belew would join Talking Heads, King Crimson, and eventually launched a successful solo career. Bassist Patrick O’Hearn and drummer Terry Bozzio would later spearhead the alternative act, Missing Persons, with wife Dale; and keyboardist Peter Wolf (not the J. Geils Band vocalist) eventually became one of the most successful producers of the 1980s, scoring chart hits for Starship, Lou Gramm, Big Country, and many others.

Introduction 1:43
San Ber'Dino 4:55
Tryin' To Grow A Chin 3:29
City Of Tiny Lites 4:58
Bowling On Charen 6:07
Big Leg Emma 1:58
Audience Participation 7:03
Black Page No.2 2:55
Jones Crusher 3:35
Camarillo Brillo 3:33
Black Napkins 6:55

Frank Zappa - vocals, guitars
Adrian Belew - guitar, vocals
Terry Bozzio - drums, vocals
Patrick O’Hearn - bass, vocals
Tommy Mars - keyboards, vocals
Peter Wolf - keyboards
Ed Mann - percussion

89MB, WMA 9.1 VBR, 47 minutes

Eric Johnson: Live At The Grove: Anaheim, CA: HDNET Broadcast

Just ripped the audio to my hard drive today.
Broadcast on HDNET last night.
Excellent show from Eric and band.

Summer Jam, My Back Pages(7:06)
Trademark (4:56)
Manic Depression (3:59)
Country and Western Piece (3:24)
Rocktopus (4:08)
Track 6 (5:26)
SRV (3:38)
Little Bit Me Little Bit You (5:52)
Cliffs Of Dover (11:24)

58MB, WMA 9.1 VBR, 50 Minutes

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Acoustic- Jones Beach, NY Westwood One

I taped this off of WWDC DC-101 on the 30th of June 1990. It's a really fine acoustic show from Neil.

01)My My, Hey Hey, Out Of The Blue (4:16)
02)Rockin' In The Free World (5:16)
03)The Old Laughing Lady (5:21)
04)Razor Love (6:55)
05)Don't Let It Bring You Down (3:27)
06)El Dorado (6:54)
07)Someday (6:15)
08)Crime In The City (7:52)
09)Too Far Gone (4:21)
10)Comes A Time (2:44)
11)Needle And The Damage Done (2:56)
12)No More (6:04)
13)Ohio (4:37)
14)Powderfinger (5:18)

50MB, WMA 9.1 CBR, 72 Minutes

Friday, February 22, 2008

WHFS Tapes Shared By Bob CD 12

Part 1

Adele 1-8-1983 (46:53)
Bob 2-21-1983-A (46:50)
Bob 2-21-1983-C (46:41)
Bob 2-21-1983-B (46:58)
Bob 3-2-1983-A (46:41)
Bob 3-2-1983-B (46:46)

316MB, MP3@160

Part 2

Bob 4-1-1982 (46:45)
Bob 4-6-1982 & David 1-10-1983 (46:52)
Bob 5-5-1983 (46:42)
Damian 5-5-1983 (46:57)
David then Weasel 2-8-1982 (46:45)
Diane 2-21-1983-A (45:50)
Diane 2-21-1983-B (46:42)

366MB, MP3@160

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Patty Smyth: Never Enough Vinyl LP Rip

This is a rip of my vinyl copy of Patty Smyth's LP "Never Enough".
It's as good as any Scandal release in my opinion.
I tossed in a couple of bonus tracks not shown here.

1. Never Enough
2. Downtown Train
3. Give It Time
4. Call to Heaven
5. River Cried
6. Isn't It Enough
7. Sue Lee
8. Tough Love
9. Heartache Heard Round the World

Nice Amazon Contributer Review:
By Daniel J. Hamlow (Chikusei City, Japan)

It seems unjust that Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian of the Hooters musically made their best mark with only their first album. The artists they wrote for and produced albums for seemed to do better. One artist they propped up was Patty Smyth, best known as the voice of Scandal--("The Warrior", "Beat Of A Heart"), and although it didn't do well, I consider Never Enough to be one of the best albums of the 1980's.
For the most part, Never Enough expands on Scandal's sound to a wall of rock guitar with the usual 80's-accompanied keyboards. Smyth's edgey, robust voice is easily demonstrated on the rocking title track. A girl meets the man of her dreams, and that promise in the dark they made together ends up being lost in the storm forever, to paraphrase. She learns the cost of freedom, which becomes a secret the man shared to something we all can share. Easily the best track here.

Her cover of Tom Waits' "Downtown Train" betters Rod Stewart's 1991 version. It matches her persona, pretty but not in an artificial model-glamorous sort of way, street-smart, wearing a leather jacket and mini, tough but loyal. When she mentions the line about Brooklyn girls being thorns without the rose, and she says, "Oh if I was the one/you chose to be your only one" it reminds me of tomboy Mary Stuart Masterson telling Eric Stoltz about Lea Thompson in Some Kind Of Wonderful. David Sanborn has a nice and all-too brief sax solo.

"Call To Heaven" is a sobering rock ballad of a soldier at war who captured by enemies and executed by firing squad, exploring the minds of both sides. The guitars and Patty's vocals go up a notch from this verse on: "Gather 'round reluctant marksmen/One of them to take his life/With a smile he gives them pardon/Leaves the dark and takes the light." The chorus goes "What a night though it's one of seven/What a night for the dancing dead/What a night to be called to heaven/What a picture to fill your head." The second best track.

Ace songwriters Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly contribute the heartbreaking but winning "The River Cried." Why? "The river cried for my lonely soul/You were the only one who really knew me/And hearing this, the river cried." Another poignant line: "Waiting for you to return my sigh."

"Isn't It Enough" is a note of advise that "I fit you like a worn-out glove" so be content of the title concept. "I'll satisfy your fire but I'm not made of stone" gives her a tough but vulnerable quality.

The quick-paced "Sue Lee" co-penned by Rick Chertoff, could've been covered by Journey. The title girl seems to be a refugee living in poverty. However, the lines "She smiles when she looks at the world around/With her high-top sneakers and her hard-rock sound" might fit Smyth as well.

"Tough Love" is a hard-driving number on fighting the competitive battlezone of those mean streets. "Heartache Heard Round The World" is co-written by Hyman, Bazilian, Chertoff, and Smyth, and the effort shows. When she sings "I'm no angel, but I'm not so tough" reinforces that vulnerable side of her that makes her more human. The title is the sound that knocks her down, and her wish is more than fulfilled when she says "I wanna be a rock and roll girl."

Smyth gets quality help here. Not only do Hyman and Bazilian do backing vocals but so do Rory Dodd of Meat Loaf fame and Rick Chertoff, the producer of Cyndi Lauper's She's So Unusual. Never Enough is one of those one-of-a-kind albums whose true appreciation was, well, never enough

37MB, WMA 9.1 CBR, 54 Minutes

WRNR Damian's Sunday Night Blues then Phil 10-30-1994

This tape starts with Damian's Blues Show and ends with D.J. Phil.

Son Seals, Buckweat Zydeco, James Cotton, Jr. Wells, Currie Bell, Jimmie Dawkins, Howlin' Wolf, Little Charlie and The Nightcats, Leon Redbone, Howlin' Wolf, Koko Taylor, Todd Snyder, Phish, Danny Gatton, Meat Puppets, Nils Lofgren, Jack O'Pierce

177MB, MP3@320, 90 Minutes

Tears For Fears: Going To California VHS Audio Rip

Released in 1990, the video actually comprises footage from two different shows at the County Bowl in Santa Barbara, California near the end of the Seeds Of Love tour. This VHS HI-FI tape was ripped to my hard drive a while back. A very nice show from Tears for Fears and the sound is very good!

I Believe
Head Over Heels
Pale Shelter
Woman In Chains
Advice For The Young At Heart
Mad World
Famous Last Word / When The Saints
Sing My Song
Badman's Song
Sowing The Seeds Of Love
All You Need Is Love
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Year Of The Knife

51MB, WMA 9.1 VBR, 83 Minutes


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

WHFS 99.1 Real Rockin' Metal 10-25-1987

A few months back I posted two of these short lived "Real Rockin' Metal" shows from 'HFS. And mentioned that I knew a 3rd one existed somewhere. Today I came across the 3rd tape.
Pretty unusual coming from WHFS.
Interesting cover of Wall Of Voodoo's "Mexican Radio" by Celtic Frost.

Celtic Frost, Testament, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Queensr├┐che, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Nuclear Assault, King Diamond, Anthrax, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Michael Schenker, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix

169MB, MP3@320, 86 Minutes

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

WRNR Chris Then Craig 08-26-1997

John Prine, Sarah McLauchlan, Poi Dog Pondering, Los Lobos, Laura Love, The Barn Burners, Bob Marley, Robert Palmer, Lyle Lovett, Cherry Poppin' Daddys, Louis Jordan, John Lee Hooker, Patty Griffin, Bruce Springsteen, Timbuk3, Cub Coda, John Hiatt, Neil Young

179MB, MP3@320, 88 Minutes

Monday, February 18, 2008

Son Volt Live From HDNET DVR Audio Rip

I ripped this to my hard drive today. Recorded over the weekend from HDNET.

Recorded live at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on September 23, 2005

JAY FARRAR - vocals, guitar, harmonica
DERRY DeBORJA - keyboards
ANDREW DUPLANTIS - bass and vocals
CHRIS FRAME - guitar

Sorry, no set list.

158MB, MP3@320, 80 minutes, 19 Tunes

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Paul Carrack In Concert DVD: Audio Rip

I recorded the audio of this DVD to CD a while back and finally got around to ripping this to my hard drive today. Pretty nice show by Paul. Only gripe is it would be nice to have some selections from the "One Good Reason" album, or some other earlier work. Still a very nice show and perfect sound quality.

01. Silent Running
02. The Way I'm Feeling
03. Satisified
04. Running Out of Time
05. Together
06. Better Than Nothing
07. Eyes Of Blue
08. The Only One
09. Love Will Keep Us Alive
10. My Kind
11. Inspire Me
12. Satisify My Soul
13. The Living Years
14. If You'd Ever Needed Someone
15. Tempted
16. How Long
17. Over My Shoulder
18. Make Up Your Mind

207MB, MP3@320, 102 minutes

Magic Slim Live At B.L.U.E.S Vinyl L.P. Rip

I looked high and low and as far as I can tell this album never made it to CD. The guitar on "Jimmie" is awesome!
Check out a young John Primer.
The artwork above is a sad attempt to piece together two scans from my inadequately sized scanner.

Released in 1987, BRB LP 3701

01 Luv Somebody (3:52)
02 Poorman But A Good Man, Gambler's Blues (7:37)
03 Jimmie (7:08)
04 Help Yourself (4:11)
05 Mother Fuyer (4:55)
06 That Will Never Do (3:59)
07 Keep A Drivin (5:14)

The Band

Click Image To Enlarge

25MB, WMA 9.1 CBR, 37 Minutes

Saturday, February 16, 2008

WRNR 103.1 FM Annapolis, MD: Janet and Chris November 1996

Two completely different, but interesting shows form DJ's Janet and Chris.
Janet had a great Saturday morning show called Woman Of Note.
And Chris had a long running show in the evening. There is quite a bit of static in Chris' show while doing the song run down. Every now and again, even with an antennae booster, I had trouble pulling this signal in from the Eastern Shore.

WRNR Janet, Woman Of Note Saturday Morning Nove 16 1996
Pretenders, Joan Osbourne, Luscious Jackson, Katie Curtis, Bonnie Raitt, Patsy Cline

WRNR Chris, Friday Evening Nov 15 1996
Luna, Joan Armatrading, Medeski-Martin & Wood, The Dead, John Gorka, Andy Summer and Robert Fripp, Slow Leak

124MB, MP3@320, 62 Minutes

WXZL Rock 103 Annapolis, MD: DJ Michael Buckley 09-18-1994

This Sunday Morning Show rocks a little harder then usual. This tape is IMHO, as good as it gets from Rock 103 and WRNR. Just check out the lineup...give it a listen

R.E.M., Neville Brothers, Lucky DuBois, Howlin' Wolf w/Eric Clapton, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachan, Kristen Hall, Robert Cray, Danny Gatton, The Radiators, Little Feat, XTC, U2, Santana, Blues Traveler, Sonny Burgess, John Hiatt, Dave Alvin, Timbuk3, The Pretenders (Axis Bold As Love Cover)

186MB, MP3@320, 92 Minutes

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Wallflowers: Live On PBS' Soundstage

This was ripped from my DVR to my hard drive last August. It's a nice live show from Jakob Dylan and band.

01) Sleepwalker, Everything I need (7:23)
02) Here He Comes (3:34)
03) We're Already There (4:53)
04) Nearly Beloved (4:34)
05) Empire In My Mind (4:02)
06) Letters From The Wastland (4:35)
07) Hand Me Down (3:47)
08) One Headlight (5:43)
09) The Beautiful Side Of Somewhere (4:21)
10) The Passenger (3:24)
11) Band Introductions (1:09)
12) Three Marlenas (5:03)

39MB, WMA VBR, 52 Minutes

WHFS Shared By Bob CD 11

Ok, here is CD 11 of 17, WHFS tapes shared by Bob. Each CD is packed with WHFS tapes in MP3 format @ 160kbps. This CD has some shows from DJ Susan from 1983, and some unknown DJ's from '80, '82, and '83.

Six 90 minute Cassettes

CD 11 Part 1, 210MB

CD 11 Part 2, 415MB

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

WRNR 103.1 FM, DJ Craig: The Midnight Shift, Aug 13 1997

Craig grooves on with another Midnight Shift show. Too bad I didn't have my Reel to Reel functioning during these shows. Just 90 minutes per show. No telling what came down the pike later in the night.

John Prine, John Gorka, John Hiatt, Wall Of Voodoo, Elvis Costello, The Doors, R.E.M., Leo Kotke, Lowell George, Bob Marley, Laura Love, Daniel Lanois, Neville Bros., Chris Smither, Rod Stewart, Patty Smith, Leon Russell, Suzanne Vega, James McMurtry

184MB, MP3@320, 91 Minutes

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Crack The Sky - Painters Mill Music Fair - Owings Mills, MD - Dec 29 1990

This fine sounding boot is from 1990. An acoustic version of the Beatles' tune A Day In The Life is a real treat.

Part one
01 - Intro (0:28)
02 - From The Greenhouse (5:55)
03 - Nuclear Apathy (5:31)
04 - All American Boy (3:09)
05 - Wet Teenager (3:23)
06 - Lighten Up Mcgraw (6:05)
07 - Ice (12:16)
08 - Sleep - Long Nights (5:09)
09 - Lost In America (2:04)
10 - A Day In The Life (5:21)

Part Two
01 - Blowing Up Detroit [fades In] (3:36)
02 - Skin Deep (4:11)
03 - Hold On (2:37)
04 - Surf City (7:36)
05 - Hot Razors In My Heart (7:12)
06 - Greenhouse Finale (0:32)
07 - Audience Encore (2:04)
08 - Techni Generation Sky (3:53)
09 - I Am The Walrus (5:00)
10 - Second Audience Encore (1:23)
11 - Band Intros (0:40)
12 - Happy X-mas - War Is Over (3:37)

73MB, WMA 9.1 VBR, 92 Minutes

Crack The Sky - Warner Theatre: 02-27-1978 DC-101 Broadcast

This is one serious kick ass great sounding bootleg of Crack the Sky from way back in 1978. Broadcast live on WWDC, DC-101, part of their Dollar and One Cent concert series they used to do. How I missed this bad boy is beyond me.

01 - Intro (0:46)
02 - Hold On (2:31)
03 - Mind Baby (4:58)
04 - Nuclear Apathy (8:24)
05 - Instrumental Intro (1:38)
06 - Maybe I Can Fool Everybody (tonight) (4:24)
07 - Instrumental Outro (0:31)
08 - Ice (13:40)
09 - Band Intros (2:04)
10 - Long Nights (4:12)
11 - Lighten Up Mcgraw (5:26)
12 - She's A Dancer (9:47)
13 - Surf City (8:53)
14 - Encore Applause (1:59)
15 - Walrus Intro (0:26)
16 - I Am The Walrus (5:01)
17 - More Encore Applause (1:31)
18 - Safety Intro (0:27)
19 - Safety In Numbers (6:09)
20 - Exit Applause (0:24)
21 - DC101 Dj Outro (0:20)

185MB, MP3@320, 83 Minutes

Crack The Sky Bootleg: Hammerjacks: Baltimore, MD: March 27th, 1988

Here is a good quality bootleg of Crack The Sky live from Hammerjacks in Baltimore, MD.
The poster above doesn't have anything to do with the show. Just looks cool.
Enjoy! It kicks Butt!

Part One
Intro- Hold On (4:09)
Nuclear Apathy (5:43)
All American Boy- Wet Teenager (6:28)
Lighten Up Mcgraw [pt.1 (4:48)
Lighten Up Mcgraw [pt.2] Band Intros (1:24)
Ice (11:41)
Skin Deep- Drifting Back To Motown- We Want Mine (13:51)
Mind Baby- She's A Dancer (14:46)
Let It Be (3:49)

Part 2
Long Nights [Joey D'amico Vocal](4:53)
Animal Skins (4:43)
Blowing Up Detroit (7:23)
Surf City- Hot Razors In My Heart (17:39)
Band Intros- I Am The Walrus (6:17)

83MB, WMA VBR, 109 Minutes

Monday, February 11, 2008

WRNR Michael Buckley 98th Sun Morning Show 06-02-1996

Here's a good mix of tunes from the Sunday Morning Show man, WRNR's Michael Buckley.

Steve Earle, Rosie Flores, The Iguanas, Elvis Presley, John Cohn, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band, Lou Reed, June Tabor, Los Lobos, King Mackrell (Don Dixon), Nick Cave, John Waites, Taj Mahall, Eric Matthews, Walter Becker, Dave Matthews

185MB, MP3@320, 92 Minutes

WRNR Michael Buckley Sun Morning Show 11-06-1994

Here is another Michael Buckley Sunday Morning Show from November 06 1994.
Edited out all the commercials and PSA's on this one. Quite the eclectic mix.

Jerry Garcia & Peter Rowan, Peter Rowan, Maclean Dougie, Uncle Tupelo, Leo Kotke, Richard Thompson, Luka Bloom, Blind Willie McTell, Jonathon Edwards, Jerry Neil, Bob Marley, Bruce Cockburn, Timbuk3, Waterboys, Widespread Panic, Nancy Griffith and Adam Duritz, Ted Hawkins, 10K Maniacs, Brewers Droop, Dave Edmunds, Mark Knopfler

183MB, MP3@320, 92 Minutes

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Laughing Colors: The Night Electric Died

The Night Electric Died is LC's LIVE recording of their dynamic acoustic set. It was recorded live at the Recher Theater in Towson, Maryland. The Night Electric Died contains acoustic versions of classic LC songs, as well as three previously unrecorded tracks.

You and I Are
Sunrise Highway
Roll Into the Light
Shadow Child
Seven Times Apathy
I've Been Gone / Brother's Hand
10,000 Miles
Big One Small One
Cyrus Column
If You Don't Look Up

28MB, WMA CBR, 62 Minutes

Laughing Colors: The Pattern Seed

The Pattern Seed features many LC listeners’ favorite songs. Highlight tracks include “Wrinkle”, “Sense”, and “Big One, Small One”. “Wrinkle” is featured on the HFS New Rock Sampler, and is the first and only track by an unsigned band to be included on the compilation. “Wrinkle” was also voted “Song of the Year” by Music Monthly. “Jigsaw” is the theme music for the Maryland Wrestling Association, and has been featured in televised extreme sporting events. According to LC frontman Dave Tieff, “this album is based on the idea that everyone has a way of going about their dailylives. Most people start out the same way, but then they evolve… It’s not a concept album, but there is definitely a thread running through the lyrics and songs.”

If You Don't Look Up
I've Been Gone
Cyrus Column
Big One Small One
Now and Then
Upon Avalon
Borrowed Man
Seven Times Apathy

“The Pattern Seed is a sonic triumph for one of the region’s most talented and amazingly, unsigned outfits! Labels, are you listening?” Music Monthly

“An exceptionally written and recorded effort”. Larry Nichols, Baltimore City Paper

“The song “Wrinkle” and it’s rock video seem 100% compatible with any of the modern rock that has made a splash on MTV”. Unsung Hero

23MB, WMA 9.1 CBR, 51 Minutes

Laughing Colors: Self Titled CD

Plastic Jericho
So Damn Happy
Sunrise Highway
Hard To Tell
Laughing Colors
Good News
7-11 Blues

60MB, MP3@256, 35 Minutes

Laughing Colors: Depth

This eight-song EP propelled LC to national recognition, and is still one of LC’s top selling albums. This album contains eight tracks, including three LIVE tracks. It features the single “Solution”, which play listed on Baltimore’s 98Rock (WIYY), for over 3 months, receiving 25+ spins per week. It was a top requested song in nightly countdowns, and received airplay on numerous other commercial and college stations throughout the US. The attention that “Solution” garnered through airplay and features in numerous television and sports productions is normally unheard of for an unsigned band. From the ‘stuck in your head’ melodies of “Solution” and “I”, to the more aggressive unbridled riffs and rhythm of “Mushroom”, this album is a testament to LC’s cutting edge style.

Brother's Hand
Clear Blue
Shadow Child
No Such Thing

20MB, WMA 9.1 CBR, 35 Minutes

Laughing Colors: eleven-fifteen (LIVE)

11:15 is LC's first full live album, recorded at Baltimore’s legendary Hammerjacks. This album features many crowd favorites, as well as a special version of LC’s rock hit “Solution”. It also features a lively rendition of “War On Drugs” which was voted “Song of the Year” by Music Monthly. A must have for every LC fan!

No Such Thing
Now and Then
Clear Blue
Upon Avalon
Brother's Hand
Not Far Away
War on Drugs
Deaf, Dumb, and Blind
Medley (Laughing Colors/Purple/Plastic Jericho/Good News/So Damn Happy)

33MB, WMA CBR, 60 minutes

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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