Saturday, February 28, 2009

September 7, 1981
Nakano Sun Plaza
Tokyo, Japan

Kraftwerk -
Beethoven Intro
Trans Europa Express
Die Roboter
It's More Fun To Compute

Bootleg goes by Virtu ex Machina.
Photograph by Ted VanCleave.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Cymande - One More

The Byrds: You Ain't Going Nowhere

Down in the easy chair...

[What would McGuinn do without Dylan?]

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bo Diddley 1958
Bo Diddley: Say Boss Man

Say Boss Man, let me keep my job...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nick Drake -
Cocaine Blues
The Season of the Rain
Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack: No One Wants You When You're Down and Out

will be inducted this April to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Public Image Ltd. - Annalisa

Monday, February 23, 2009

Electronic - Getting Away With It

Saturday, February 21, 2009

June 28, 1987
The Marquee Club

Guns 'n Roses -
Welcome To The Jungle
Out Ta Get Me
Rocket Queen
My Michelle
It's So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Don't Cry
You're Lazy
Paradise City
Whole Lotta Rosie
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Move To The City
Mama Kin

Friday, February 20, 2009


Francis Lai - Melissa

This was supposed to be a vinyl rip the first time {10/26/07}, but it wasn't then, and now it is. Props to the bass player. Recorded at Studio Davout.

Wouldn't it be great if there was a big box set of all the David Hamilton soundtracks, including this one?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Paolo Conte - Via Con Me

The triumphant return of Paolo C. to these pages. Great chords on the chorus.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Haircut One Hundred - Evil Smokestacking Baby

I was checking out an eBay auction for Cedar Walton's Low Rider, only to learn that the Idjuts had already released it, with this evocative Haircut 100 jam on the flip. I give you Evil Smokestacking Baby, unedited and unmixed.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Vytas Brenner: Caracas para Locos

Thanks to Bumrocks for turning me on to this late last summer.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Replacements: Nightclub Jitters

Saturday, February 14, 2009

January 28, 1975
Civic Plaza Assembly Hall
Phoenix, AZ

Genesis -
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Fly On a Windshield
Broadway Melody Of 1974
Cuckoo Cocoon
In the Cage
The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
Rael's Story
Back in N.Y.C.
Hairless Heart
Counting Out Time
Carpet Crawlers
The Chamber of 32 Doors
Rael's Story
Lilywhite Lilith
The Waiting Room pt. 1
The Waiting Room pt. 2
Here Comes the Supernatural Anaesthetist
The Lamia
Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats
The Colony of Slippermen
The Light Dies Down On Broadway
Riding the Scree
In the Rapids
The Musical Box

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Paradise - In Love With You
10cc - I'm Not In Love

Thanks to Marcos over at acid test DJ's for pointing out the connection between these two. Who knew the production on I'm Not In Love was this insane?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Band Aid - A Tour In Italy (vocal)

You've heard the dub mix; now hear Face A.

Registrato e mixato: Studio Regson Milano, Agosto/Settembre '83

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Yes - Yesterday and Today

This isn't too far from a Bacharach/Warwicke number, is it? (I mean that as a good thing.)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Marcel King - Reach For Love

Monday, February 09, 2009

Renato Teixeira - Cabreiro

Renato bringing Peer Gynt-style, sunrise-on-the-mountaintop vibes to the breakfast table on this one.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

November 1, 1991
Pauley Pavilion
Westwood, Los Angeles

Morrissey -
November Spawned A Monster
Alsatian Cousin
Our Frank
The Loop
King Leer
Sister I'm A Poet
Piccadilly Palare
Driving Your Girlfriend Home
We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful

Friday, February 06, 2009

J.J. Cale - After Midnight

Recorded on Wednesday, June 9th, 1971, at Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

All the youngsters out there are hereby encouraged to sit down one day and make a record this funky.


Paul Desmond: Take Ten

Thursday, February 05, 2009

TWO FOR THURSDAY: Alex North Edition

The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Gabor Szabo - Love Theme from Spartacus

A brace of themes today from film composer Alex North, born Isadore Soifer in Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1910.

See here for the history of Unchained Melody. I would like to point out that the otherworldly strings on the bridge ("Lonely rivers flow...") make this arguably the greatest bridge in the history of recorded music. String arrangement by Jack Nitzche. Lyrics by Hy Zaret, born Hyman Harry Zaritsky in New York City, in 1907.

Gabor's account of the love theme from Spartacus is from the archives (originally aired 8/6/07), and it's arguably my favorite of all the songs I've ever posted here. Arranged and conducted by Nick DeCaro.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Paolo Conte - Dancing

No idea what Paolo's on about here, but I'm digging his rap nonetheless.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Linda Perhacs - If You Were My Man (demo)

Pour yourself a Riuniti on ice and get nice to this. Available on the CD reissue of Parallelograms. See also Linda Perhacs dot com.

"Even as a tiny child, I have seen musical tones and colours as twins (and they are twins vibrationally in physics)." --Linda Perhacs

Personally, I'm getting a sort of vitreous green from the double-tracked vocals on this chorus.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Delroy Wilson - Have Some Mercy
Observers - Different Fashion

When we posted that George Faith song last March, I knew it was a William Bell cover, but I did not ken that it was actually more of a cover of this Delroy Wilson jam (if this is even the original?). Such the stellar vocal performance from Delroy.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Jackson Five - Never Can Say Goodbye