Wednesday, December 31, 2008
INTRO/BE MY LOVER
YOU DRIVE ME NERVOUS
YEAH YEAH YEAH
HALO OF FLIES
IS IT MY BODY
***ACG Electric Ballroom 1972***
Frank Z does it again with an amazing audience recording. I can't thank him enough. Fortunately, I've been able to hear almost all the concert on this leg of Neil's tour. And for some reason this one just grabs me. The sound is really great, but there are others that sound just as good, if not better. Maybe it's because it's in Massachusetts. God damn if I'm not a true blue Masshole. Either way the set list rocks, the show sounds great, and Massholes know how to drink their liquor. So, get yourself a twelve pack and enjoy this rocking show.
Love And Only Love
Hey Hey, My My
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Cortez The Killer
Oh, Lonesome Me
The Needle And The Damage Done
Light A Candle
Cough Up The Bucks
Hit The Road
Heart Of Gold
Get Back To The Country
When Worlds Collide
Get Behind The Wheel
Just Singing A Song
Cowgirl In The Sand
Rockin' In The Free World
A Day In The Life
***Neil Young 12/13/2008***
Friday, December 26, 2008
Well, I hope everybody is having a Happy Holiday. With the release of "Sugar Mountain," which is part of Neil's Archive series. I thought this would be a good time to share this BBC recording. It has a similar feel, to that of The Canterbury House show. The recording shows it's age with a little bit of tape hiss. But I don't find it to be bothersome. So, if you would like a nice quite moment with Neil, here is your chance. And if you haven't yet picked up part three of Neil's Archive serious get on it. The sound quaility is absolutely amazing. Neil is quite funny with his stone y chatter between each song. They also give you a sneak peak into the Archive Box set, that is to be released at some point in 2009.
1 Out on the weekend
2 Old man
3 Journey through the past
4 Heart of gold
5 Don't let it bring you down
6 A man needs a maid
7 Love in mind
8 See the girl dance
***Neil Young BBC 1971***
Monday, December 15, 2008
Happy 31st Birthday E.A.H. This is for you.
02 Syndir Guðs
04 Olsen Olsen
05 Ágætis Byrjun
06 Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása
08 Ný Batterí
09 Nýja Lagið
***Sigur Rós - Icelandic Opera House 6.12.1999***
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
And the best part is now we can relive it over and over thanks to Thomas. He was nice enough to share this great sounding recording. Man, I can't thank him enough. He did a great job. The sound is pretty true to the night. And you get to hear all the banter between songs, which is great. Mainly, because I was having trouble focusing on that. The only minor thing with this recording is he missed the first three songs. Which is not that big deal. I'm just glad to be able to listen to this again with a bit clearer head. Not too clear mind you.
(First three missing)
After the Fall
I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Dedicated Follower of Fashion
The Getaway (Lonesome Train)
Working Man's Cafe
Hymn for a New Age
Well Respected Man
See My Friends
20th Century Man
Tired of Waiting for You
All Day and All of the Night
Set Me Free
You Really Got Me (w/Locksley)
***Ray Davies Variety Playhouse 12.2.08***
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Elmer Valentine, co-founder of Whisky a Go Go, dies at 85
December 7, 2008
Valentine, who also co-founded the Roxy Theatre in the early '70s, died Wednesday at his home in Studio City after suffering from various ailments the last four years, said music mogul Lou Adler, his longtime friend and business partner.
While in Paris, he visited a discotheque and was so impressed by the large, enthusiastic crowd of young dancers that he decided to borrow the disco's name and start his own club back home in Los Angeles.
After lining up three partners, Valentine launched the Whisky a Go Go in January 1964. The club was an immediate hit, with headliner Johnny Rivers attracting celebrity-studded sold-out audiences.
The Byrds, the Doors, the Kinks, the Who, Them, Love and Buffalo Springfield were among the bands to play there.
"The Whisky was mecca," Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist for the Doors, told The Times in 2003. "It was the place in Los Angeles. It was probably the place in the entire country."
Adler, who first met Valentine in 1964 and produced Rivers' live Whisky a Go Go album, said the Whisky "was a template for what rock clubs would be, not only in Los Angeles but across the United States and around the world."
"Up until that point, rock acts did not have that kind of venue. It drew a lot of celebrities, and the celebrities drew people to come watch the celebrities." Along with drawing such stars as Steve McQueen, Jayne Mansfield and Cary Grant, the Whisky drew national media attention, including from Life magazine and Jack Paar, who did a segment for his weekly comedy-variety program at the club.
Part of the attraction was the mini-skirted go-go girls, a contribution to pop culture that happened by accident.
As recounted in a 2000 Vanity Fair article on Valentine, he arranged to have a female DJ play records between Rivers' sets so patrons could continue dancing. But because there wasn't enough room on the floor for a DJ booth, he had a glass-walled booth mounted high above the floor.
To publicize the girl-DJ gimmick, a public contest was held for the job. But when the young winner called Valentine on the night of the opening to tearfully say her mother forbade her from doing it, Valentine recruited the club's cigarette girl, Patty Brockhurst.
"She had on a slit skirt, and we put her up there," Valentine told Vanity Fair. "So she's up there playing the records. She's a young girl, so while playing 'em, all of a sudden she starts dancing to 'em. It was a dream. It worked."
Valentine quickly hired two more girl dancers, one of whom, Joanie Labine, according to the Vanity Fair article, "designed the official go-go-girl costume of fringed dress and white boots."
The Whisky a Go Go "spurred the entire go-go period," said Adler. "The advertising agencies picked up on the phrase and everything became 'go-go.' "
The way Valentine ran the Whisky -- and his relationships with the acts -- was nothing like the stereotypical hard-nosed nightclub owners in the movies, Adler said. "Being in that club was like heaven for him," said Adler. "He loved rock music, and he loved the musicians. He had a special relationship with all of them."
Valentine was born in Chicago on June 16, 1923. After serving as an Army Air Forces mechanic stationed in England during World War II, he joined the Chicago police force.
"I left Chicago [in 1960] because my wife dumped me, and I was flipped out," he told Vanity Fair. But, as the magazine noted, he was also having a bit of trouble on the job: He was on the take from the Mob.
"It was a way of life," Valentine said.
Although he was indicted for extortion, the magazine reported, he was never convicted. And once Valentine arrived in Los Angeles, he had a backup career plan: "I used to moonlight running nightclubs for the outfit. For gangsters."
In 1965, Valentine launched the Trip, a small, short-lived rock club on the Strip. In 1972, he, Adler, Mario Maglieri and others started the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Strip; a year later, Valentine, Adler and others founded the Roxy.
Adler, who bought into the Whisky in the late '70s, said Valentine sold his interest in the club in the '90s but retained an ownership in the Rainbow and the Roxy until his death.
Valentine, who was divorced, is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Valentine; and a grandson. Plans for a memorial service are pending.
McLellan is a Times staff writer.
Source: LA Times
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Happy Birthday Mr. Cale. Thank you for all the great music.
***JJ Cale Left (c)Over***
1. Call me the Breeze
2. New love is hard to find
3. Stone river
4. Untitled Instrumental
5. Woke up this morning
6. Thing's ain't simple
7. Blonde heades woman
9. Feels like rain
10. Artificial Paradise
11. Untitled Instrumental
12. Santa Cruz
***JJ Cale December 1971***
right down here
Hands Off her
Friday, December 5, 2008
The Faces reunite for 2009 comeback tour
According to Ronnie Wood, not only are they rehearsed and ready to go, they may even enlist Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to play bass
It seems they remember the songs after all. Ronnie Wood has confirmed rumours that the Faces will reunite, promising a comeback tour in 2009. They may even bring a Red Hot Chili Pepper along for the ride.
"It's like no time has passed by," Wood told Rolling Stone magazine this week. "We had a few rehearsals last week and we're ready to go."
Though original bassist Ronnie Lane died in 1997, the Faces have had no shortage of interest when it comes to low-note plinkety-plunkers. Conrad Korsch, Rod Stewart's touring bassist, sat in on the rehearsals - but "there's a lot of guest bass players [who] want to do it," Wood said, "including Flea".
Though we're not sure we want to hear a "funky" version of Ooh La La, Wood has even hinted at new studio material. "Rod wants me to write a load of new stuff for him," he said. Wood has a fair bit of free time – there's no word "when [or] where" the Rolling Stones will next get together.Though the Faces have yet to announce any tour dates, it's just a matter of juggling itineraries, Wood said. "We just have to sort out [dates and locations] and drop all of the management egos. We know we can do it. It's just a matter of getting everyone's availability sometime next year."
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
In celebration of Ray playing tonight at The Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. I thought I would share this intimate concert. The concert was part of BBC Radio 2's "Sold On Song." Recorded in front of a small audience, at Maida Vale Studios in London. The concert is in the vain of his Story Tellers format. He gives you some insight about most of the songs. The source is an FM Broadcast, so the sound quality is quite good. It's a nice intimate setup just Ray and Mark on acoustic/electric guitars. Not to mention the set list is great.
I hope everyone who wants to see him on this tour gets their chance. I'm super excited for tonight's show. I managed to get a bunch of music lovers together for this night, which is always a great way to start the party. Hope I see some of you there.
2. Dead End Street
4. 20th Century Man
6. Village Green Preservation Society
7. Picture Book
8. Big Sky
10. Sunny Afternoon
12. I Go To Sleep
14. All She Wrote
16. Other Peoples Lives
17. Muswell Hillbilly Boy
19. Oklahoma USA
22. After The Fall
23. Harry Rag
***Ray Davies 4/1/2006***
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
These katz are some bad ass heavy, heavy psychedelic rockers. They bring the old sound into the new. This is a great sounding concert that was broadcast on NPR live. If you haven't had a chance to hear them, this is a great place to start. They have a great early seventies heavy sound, with awesome backing female vox, by Amber Webber. Her vocals combined with Stephen McBean vocals make this band. Not to mention the fact that the band is one mean machine.
***Black Mountain 2/19/08***
Friday, November 14, 2008
Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood to reform Faces
Frontman Rod Stewart told Raysgigs.com that all the original members aside from late bassist Ronnie Lane, who died in 1997, were set to reconvene on Monday (November 17) to run through their old hits.
The singer, who spoke at the Claridges Bar 10th Anniversary Party said the band, which includes current Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood, will use Stewart's touring bassist to fill in for Lane.
The Faces split up in 1975 after Wood began playing with The Rolling Stones.
NME. Photo AP.
Mitch Mitchell and The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Mitch Mitchell (pictured right), the drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience, was discovered dead yesterday (November 12) in his Portland hotel room. The 61-year-old was the last surviving member of the groundbreaking band. He had been touring the US west coast with the Experience Hendrix tour, which had made a stop in Portland. NME Pic: PA Photos
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The singer says that they have started writing songs but "It depends if there's good music. We want good new music. I'd like to do it as a more collaborative thing than we used to do."
The Kinks last performed in 1996, and are one the only popular bands from the 60s whose founding members are still alive.
Davies has also spoken about making another album, collaborating on duets with other musicians such as Razorlight's Johnny Borrell and Snow Patrol as well
as discovering new talent to work with.
Davies said: "I don't just want to do usual suspects. I'd love
to do something with Johnny, but I'd like to find new bands.
Unsigned even. I usually like the underdogs."
Friday, November 7, 2008
I'm so excited that these guys have finally put a new album out. Was thinking that maybe it was the end for Tipsy. Thank the psychedelic gods this is not so. It's been seven years since their last album "UH-OH"(2001), and it's tickling my ears with awesome sound. If you've never heard this band, check them out here. Their first full length is called "Trip Tease"(1997), and like all of them, it's tripped out, psychedelic, bachelor pad, exotica, space rock, instrumental, craziness. And man I love every second of it. No matter what chemical additives have been placed on your mind this music will intensify it. Not that you need anything, but a good set of ears and some time. The new album "Buzzz" is on the Ipecac Record Label. So Tipsy is sharing space with some other great artists like The Melvins and Ennio Morricone. This is Mike Patton's label. Lead singer of Faith No More, Mr Bungle and many more.
I know a few of you out there are as happy about this new release as I am. I grabbed it on Tuesday and haven't stopped yet.
This is one of my favorite songs off "Trip Tease."
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This video will give you a good idea what's going in their heads.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
"Keyboardist Merl Saunders, the gentle lion of the San Francisco music scene best known as co-captain of guitarist Jerry Garcia's solo excursions outside the Grateful Dead, died Friday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center after fighting infections."
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
***Orson Wells 1969***
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
01. Amazing Grace > You Lie You Cheat
02. Shine a Light
04. Soul on Fire
05. Sweet Talk
06. Sitting on Fire
07. Walking with Jesus
08. Oh Baby
09. Rated X
10. Lay Back in the Sun
11. Death Take Your Fiddle
12. She Kissed Me (It Felt Like a Hit)
13. Come Together
14. Take Me to the Other Side
15. Lord Can You Hear Me
Friday, October 3, 2008
***The Pink Floyd Part 1***
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
***Dr. Timothy Leary Turn On, Tune In, Drop OUT.***
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
So, I just won tickets to see The Dandy Warhols tonight,which is a great start for the day. Thank you Criminal Records. To celebrate this good fortune, I thought I would share this version of "Welcome To The Monkey House." Not exactly sure the whole history on this. From what I can remember, I think this is before Nick Rhodes added his Duran Duran touches to the album. It gives the album a whole different sound. Its more of a dirty psychedelic rock sound than the released final version. Both are great just different. If you get a chance to see them live, don't pass it up. I had a great time seeing them on their last tour. Which makes me excited to see them tonite.
***The Dandy Warhols***
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Richard Wright Dies from Cancer Age 65
Pink Floyd's keyboard player Richard Wright has died of cancer today at age 65.
Wright's spokesman said: "The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer.
"The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."
Thursday, September 4, 2008
You can check this concert out at Waves And Wires. Listen to the stream of the songs individually, or download the whole show. This is an audience recording of pretty good quality. It's in the B sounding range. It sounds rather distant and the crowd is definitely having a damn good time. Beck's been playing Bob Dylan's "Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat" on this tour. Which is something worth checking out. So, go have a listen.
Waves And Wires
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This is an excellent audience recording by taper Edtyre. Once again those schoeps mk-4 microphones bring that beautiful sound of a live concert home. The New Riders are in top form on this night. It's great to have them back and touring again. With each show I see, or hear recorded, they get stronger and stronger. This show is dedicated to Jerry Garcia and his August passing. They have dedicated the whole month to him. Note. Garcia was part of this band in its beginning. You can hear some of these early recordings at The Live Music Archive. Back to this show. It's a high energy night. They play a few new songs co-written by Hunter and Nelson that are pretty damn good. I like "Blues Barrel" quite a bit. And I'm sure with time these songs will be as strong as "Henry," "Dirty Business," and "Peggy-O." Thank you Edtyre for the hard work recording this Psychedelic Country. Can't wait to hear more.
I Don't Know You
Sing Me A Rainbow
Rockin' With Nona
Where I Come From
Down The Middle
Instant Armadillo Blues
Ghost Train Blues
***New Riders Of The Purple Sage 2008-08-10***
Friday, August 15, 2008
This is great sounding bootleg. Nice and simple. Just vocals and guitar. And bizarre lyrics, of which you would expect nothing less from Banhart. If you haven't gotten a chance to hear this psychedelic folk man, this is a good place to start out. It reminds me of Eduardo Mateo and his album "Mateo Solo Bien Se Lame." But in English.
***Devendra Banhart - White Session***
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
This British rock band only managed to stay together for this one record. One record is all they needed. This is a great prog/psychedelic album before prog really started to take shape. Check out this review of the album for greater detail. This is definitely not a band to be overlooked.
***Deep Feeling 1971***
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
In celebration of The Melvins new album "Nude With Boots". Here is a great sounding recording of them playing at the 40 Watt last year. Recorded by Sloan Simpson. This guy has a real tight recording setup. And he has done an exceptional job as always. The Melvins have the dual drum setup for this show. The second drummer is from Big Business, their opening band. This is great heavy rockin' drone psychedelic crazyness. Turn this one up, and let the drums shake walls, and rattle your teeth.
Melvins - 10/10/07
40 Watt Club - Athens, GA
01) It's Shoved
02) I Want To Hold Your Hand
03) Civilized Worm
04) Suicide In Progress
05) Billy Fish
07) Your Blessened
08) Let God Be Your Gardener
09) Hog Leg
10) With Teeth
Blood Witch (missing, accidentally deleted)
12) Rat Faced Granny
13) The Hawk
14) You've Never Been Right
15) A History Of Bad Men
16) The Mechanical Bride
17) The Ballad Of Dwight Fry
***The Melvins 10/10/2007***
Friday, July 11, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Omens And Portents II: Carrion Crow
Hung From The Moon
The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
Engine Of Ruin
Rise To Glory
Sunday, July 6, 2008
If you haven't gotten a chance to hear this album yet. Be it by an advanced copy. There is only a few more days to go. Beck and Danger Mouse have done an amazing job. This is a great psychedelic pop album. My only minor complaint is that it is to short. I wish it would have been 2 days long. Enjoy this little teaser.
Friday, July 4, 2008
EFF: Action Center
Action Alert: Tell Your Senators: "Don't Shred the Constitution this July 4th -- Reject Telecom Immunity!"
After the Fourth of July holiday, the Senate will vote on the FISA Amendments Act (FAA), a bill that would betray the spirit of 1776 by radically expanding the president’s spying powers and granting immunity to the companies that colluded in his illegal program. Now that the House has passed the FAA, the Senate is the last front left in the battle against immunity, and every vote -- from cloture, to the amendments, to final passage -- counts.
Therefore EFF urges all patriots to celebrate the Fourth of July this year by demanding that their senators uphold the rule of law and stand up for civil liberties, by voting against the FAA and for the amendments to the bill that would eliminate or weaken its telecom immunity provisions.
Keep your calls to your legislators' offices short and polite. Whether or not they agree with you, what is important is that the staffers know you are a constituent, and that you want your legislator to hold lawbreaking telecoms accountable.
When you have completed your call, please help us track the progress of our campaign by logging it though the link below your Senator's phone number.
Senators' offices are closed? Try sending an email instead.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Here is the final part. 3 of 3. So, Now you have the complete set of the BBC Outtakes. Enjoy.
The Kinks - Songs We Sang For Auntie Part 3.
The Late Show 3-25-93:
Later With Jools Holland 6-18-94:
3. Over The Edge
4. The Informer
Maida Vale Studios 1-7-94 (without Dave Davies; with "Jacko" on guitar):
6. Over The Edge
7. Wall Of Fire
8. Til The End Of The Day
Maida Vale Studios 10-7-94:
9. All Day & All Of The Night
10. Waterloo Sunset
11. I'm Not Like Everybody Else
12. Til The End Of The Day
13. You Really Got Me
***The Kinks - Songs We Sang For Auntie Part 3***
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
The Kinks - The Songs We Sang For Auntie Part 2
Hippodrome Theatre 7-14-74:
1. Mr. Wonderful (Bock; Hollecefner; Weiss)
2. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
4. Here Comes Flash
6. He's Evil
Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park 12-24-77:
8. Juke Box Music
10. Life On The Road
11. Well respected Man/Death Of A Clown (R. Davies; D. Davies)
12. Sunny Afternoon
13. Waterloo Sunset
14. All Day & All Of The Night
15. Slum Kids
16. Celluloid Heroes
17. The Hard Way
20. Skin & Bones/Roll Dem Bones (trad)
21. You Really Got Me
22. Father Christmas
***Kinks Auntie Part 2***
Thursday, June 19, 2008
This is a collection of BBC recordings that didn't make to Official Release. There are some real gems on this three disc set. Not to mention a must have for all Kinks fans. I will put up the other two parts in the next couple of days.
1. You Really Got Me (Playhouse Theatre 9-7-64)
2. Got Love If You Want It (Beat Room 10-1-64)
3. Hide & Seek (Aeolian Hall, studio 1 8-6-65; wr. Winley & Byrd)
4. Never Met A Girl Like You Before (Playhouse Theatre 8-10-65)
5. Milk Cow Blues (Playhouse Theatre 8-10-65; wr. Estes)
6. Got My Feet On The Ground (Playhouse Theatre 8-10-65)
7. A Well Respected Man (Playhouse Theatre 12-13-65)
8. I Am Free (Playhouse Theatre 12-13-65; wr. D. Davies)
9. Love Me Till Ther Sun Shines (Maida Vale Studio 4 8-4-67)
10. Sunny Afternoon (Maida Vale Studio 4 10-25-67)
11. Autumn Almanac (Maida Vale Studio 4 10-25-67)
12. Mr. Pleasant (Maida Vale Studio 4 10-25-67
13. Susannah's Still Alive (Maida Vale Studio 4 10-25-67)
14. David Watts (Maida Vale Studio 4 10-25-67)
15. Victoria (Camden Theatre 12-18-69)
16. Mr. Churchill Says (Camden Theatre 12-18-69)
17. The Moneygoround (1970)
18. Marathon (March 1970 - BBC TV)
19. Got To Be Free (March 1970 - BBC TV)
20. Mirror Of Love (Langham Studio 1 6-6-74)
***The Kinks - Auntie Part 1***
The Alice Cooper Band
April 22, 1972
1. INTRO/BE MY LOVER
2. YOU DRIVE ME NERVOUS
3. YEAH YEAH YEAH
4. I'M EIGHTEEN
5. HALO OF FLIES
6. DEAD BABIES - incomplete
7. KILLER - incomplete
8. SCHOOL'S OUT
9. IS IT MY BODY incomplete
***Alice Cooper Band 4/22/1972***