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I'm quite fond of The Cure - Werchter Festival 1981 60 mins FM source

mzui, Sunday, 18 January 2004 16:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Great White Wonder

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Sunday, 18 January 2004 16:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Phew, damn. It would have been Bowie in Santa Monica 72 at one time but that did finally get a sort-of official release. These days it would be a tossup between various Cure, Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins efforts -- if I had to pick favorites for each, my Faith live mix from 81-82 (all the songs of the album from various live shows during that time), the Hollywood Bowl 2001 show and either the Atlanta Adore date or the final ever show, respectively.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 18 January 2004 17:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ned,
Even 'Doubt'? I've got a ton of early Cure boots and have never seen/heard it on any.

mzui, Sunday, 18 January 2004 17:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Heh, I was thinking about mentioning that! It is indeed the one song from Faith apparently never performed live, perhaps even through to the present.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 18 January 2004 17:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

David Sylvian, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn - 'The First Day' Japan March 92.

bahtology, Sunday, 18 January 2004 18:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

XTC at a venue in Philadelphia called "Emerald City" on the tour for Black Sea. Had it on cassette originally, then found it again years later on CD titled, Fab Foursome in Philly. Well worth seeking out.

Killing Joke's The Unperverted Pantomime? might've been my favorite....though it was officially released as a proper live album last year.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 January 2004 19:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Prince - Live 1983 at First Avenue for a charity event. 3 of the tracks go on to appear on the Purple Rain soundtrack after overdubbing & the introduction of Wendy.

Jedmond, Monday, 19 January 2004 02:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i like mr bungle 1999 ventura theatre ALOT. its the only soundboard recording of them i can find (hint hint). all the famous prince ones kick ass.

Pablo Cruise (chaki), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

David Bowie - A Portrait In Flesh (DD '74 tour)

willem (willem), Monday, 19 January 2004 10:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The White Stripes - Ireland Witness Festival 2001

Dude (The Yellow Dart), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Why, Nine Inch Nails' "Buttfuck Parlourtime"! Fucking AMAZING!

donut bitch (donut), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 03:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Lightning Bolt 9/06/03 in Providence is probably my flave-o-rite.

Others in high rotation: Sonic Yoof at Roskilde, Low in SF 2002, Neutral Milk Hotel (jeff solo) acoustic @ Aquarius, Nick Cave solo at the Wiltern Theatre, Palace in Salzburg, Austria 1994.

Ian Johnson (orion), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 03:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've got this Replacements live at the roxy '85 thing I found in Boston. They keep yelling "MURDER" a lot and do a lot of non-album shtuff. It rocks.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 03:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Why, Nine Inch Nails' "Buttfuck Parlourtime"! Fucking AMAZING!

Fuck you DOOOD. That was STUDIO, man. *goes off to the Lollapalooza stands in search of a power drink*

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 04:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Best bootleg title ever: The Beatles - Fuck!, a parody of their Help! album, 7with such song titles as "You've Got to Fuck Your Hide Away," "The Fuck Before," and "You're Gonna Fuck That Girl." Sadly, those songs aren't actually on the album, it's just a bunch of alternate takes and interviews and crap like that.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 04:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i have a mott the hoople boot from 73 that rocks. just got a copy of judas priest's set at the US Fesival in 83 and it is leathery goodness.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 04:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

thirteen years pass...

revive!

Got my hands on the Glastonbury set. Holy shit what a band. I've mostly avoided boots, and now I'm wondering at my stupidity. Are there any other obvious Van ones I should get?

Is there a 'best boots of evah!' thread somewhere?

― The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Saturday, August 12, 2017

sleeve, Sunday, 13 August 2017 01:49 (one week ago) Permalink

I honestly think mine is this smokin' Linton Kwesi Johnson set

Linton Kwesi Johnson
With Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band

London
Paris Theatre

BBC Radio 1 FM broadcast 9th June 1984
Probably recorded a few days earlier.
5(?)-84

sleeve, Sunday, 13 August 2017 01:53 (one week ago) Permalink

today? betty davis at le castellet '76

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Sunday, 13 August 2017 01:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Van morrison Glastonbury 1987

wtev, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Little Richard Boston 1968

wtev, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Robert Fripp – Pleasures in Pieces
Genesis – Swelled and Spent
Peter Hammill – Skeletons of Songs
Bruce Springsteen – Winterland Night

Dimeadozen has taken all the fun out of boot collecting.

heaven parker (anagram), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Dimeadozen has taken all the fun cost out of boot collecting.

sleeve, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:05 (one week ago) Permalink

haha yeah, i realllllly miss the days of paying $65 for a 2CD audience recording with xeroxed cover art.

tylerw, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:11 (one week ago) Permalink

I do miss the days of doing the rounds and buying cassette boots from the various places in Camden and getting to know the characters, there was a crazy american guy who sold out of a really small box of boots that he had mostly recorded himself and it was stuff like Meat Puppets, Rain Parade, it was all gold, I definitely miss that aspect.

MaresNest, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:17 (one week ago) Permalink

I got my recording of bedspring symphony from a great shop in Manchester. Shelves and shelves of bootleg cassettes. You made your choice and then had to go back the next day when it would have been dubbed to another blank cassette.

wtev, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:18 (one week ago) Permalink

i remember getting cassette boots on bleecker street in NYC and then coming back to play them and finding they had all been dubbed at the wrong speeds.

tylerw, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Underworld - European Club Gig comes to mind, just awesome jammy UW from start to finish with the most massive "Born Slippy" ever (the original, not the "NUXX" version, though that one appears too)

the 2005 Autechre Glasgow gig is awesome too

Ween have quite a few you can get off archive.org, the 2003 Orpheum gig rules

They Might be Giants - Dr. Spock's Backup Band (from '93, I think?) is great, probably one of their last shows before the full band came in

Kraftwerk - Nippon Numbers, from 1981. Sounds great and you get to hear them "jam out" in a sense

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 16:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Roxy Music - Why Do You Think I'm a Funky Chick

"Celebration" encourages the listener to celebrate good times. (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 16:29 (one week ago) Permalink

I really need to hear that one, the BBC Sessions are way up there for me as well

sleeve, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 16:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I have a couple of Miles Davis boots from the 1975 tour of Japan that aren't as good as Agharta and Pangaea, but they're pretty great.

I also have one of the John McLaughlin/Carlos Santana superband (Larry Young on organ, Doug Rauch on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, Armando Peraza on percussion) from Chicago 1973 that's good but super wanky.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 17:22 (one week ago) Permalink

I'd actually never heard the Roxy BBC sessions before this minute. Man, the first one is amazing! xp

"Celebration" encourages the listener to celebrate good times. (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 18:40 (one week ago) Permalink

they are soooo good

sleeve, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 18:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Black Flag Marquee 84 is probably the one I've listened to most.

Swans various dates in 1988

Mercury Rev 92-94 various dates

Allmen Joy the unsigned SF band who do one of the first recorded 134th Floor Elevators covers on their one circulating recording.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 19:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Green on Red - Live in Bochum

Bought double LP (green + red vinyl) at Second Coming Records near Bleeker. Didn't discover until 20 years later that it was filmed for German TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixKJq3F4lXo

Eazy, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 20:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Brian Eno - Dali's Car : Contains his wonderful collaboration w/ underappreciated and obscure pub rock/glam chancers The Winkies, wherein they trot out some gems from those early Eno vocal records (and Peggy Lee's Fever!). It's great hearing this material tackled by a functioning "rock" band, and they are every bit as freaked out and fantastic as the originals. All done under the aegis of the late and much lamented John Peel via BBC so sound quality is quite good. There are a couple of versions floating around with different period material tacked on to fill out the CD, live and otherwise by various ensembles featuring Eno, but the keepers are those first 5 cuts.

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:09 (one week ago) Permalink

agreed, great stuff

sleeve, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:10 (one week ago) Permalink

The Eno/Winkies live set from 74 sounds like it should be very good if a better source could be found. One I have is quite distant. & I think that's the one in circulation.
But that's a different thing than the peel session. I think it's live in Derby innit?

Stevolende, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Swans various dates in 1988

children of god tour ?
not sure i ever want to hear that stuff again.
was rather intense to say the least.
then again i was an impressionable young'un as opposed to the hardened cynical old arse i am now.
i do recall the bass player from AOC warning me re the volume and to stand at the back.
he was right as to this day i blame my tinnitus on that gig.

mark e, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah the live stuff is Derby is well high on unlistenable. That's tacked onto the most recent version. The earliest one, to my knowledge had the BBC studio stuff, along with some live 801 and other odds and sods, but no Derby recordings.

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Swans various dates in 1988

children of god tour ?
not sure i ever want to hear that stuff again.
was rather intense to say the least.
then again i was an impressionable young'un as opposed to the hardened cynical old arse i am now.
i do recall the bass player from AOC warning me re the volume and to stand at the back.
he was right as to this day i blame my tinnitus on that gig.

― mark e, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:15 PM (eighteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

88 stuff is C.O.G. band playing heavy folk rock including acoustic instruments. Songs niot recorded with that line up several of which appeared on the White Rabbit lps a couple of years later.
I do like the 87 stuff still to some degree, really like the extended versions of Sex God Sex especially. & think Feel Good Now had some good stuff on.
But this 88 stuff is a bit different.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:36 (one week ago) Permalink

indeed.
they broke the set with a jarboe set in the middle.
was an intense evening to say the least.
i saw the COG leeds polytechnic show and have never ever seen/heard anything else like it.

mark e, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:52 (one week ago) Permalink

today? betty davis at le castellet '76

ysi?

kurt schwitterz, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:54 (one week ago) Permalink

Can Wahldbuehne 22 5 72

Einsturzende neubauten Frankfurt 93

Lifetime Village Gate 69 when they were a 3 piece and could play around each other more than as a 4 piece.

Birthday party Minneapolis 83 in both audio and now video.

Gun Club Lyceum December 83 cos it was the first time i saw them. May not be their best gig but it was one i was after for years and finally got hold of. & I think it is quite good listening.

Whipping Boy Pod 96 great gig captured live during the Heartworm era though still maintaining some of the improvisation of the earlier more shoegazey sound. Unfortunately I will probably never hear it again. The master was lost falling out of a pocket as I left an old shared house.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Allan Holdsworth, Jack Bruce, Didier Lockwood, David Sancious, Billy Cobham - Gathering Of Minds / Montreaux 23/07/83

ecstatic fusion-tastic

brimstead, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 01:09 (one week ago) Permalink

i prefer the lifetime newcastle show from 1970 nov 6. it's the four piece and a ropey sounding audience tape, but boy it's an interesting set. want to hear lifetime playing meeting of the spirits, noonward transformation, and the dance of maya? i got a thing for crappy audience tapes. my go-to can tapes are giessen 1971 oct 22 and birmingham 1974 feb 10 (they get ignored after damo left but i've never heard them with more _groove_ than they have here).

i don't miss the days of spending ten years trying to finagle my way into getting any "bootleg" that isn't by pink floyd or led zeppelin.

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Wednesday, 16 August 2017 01:51 (one week ago) Permalink

can i just put the betty davis link right here? i don't know what the rules are for absurdly rare bootleg live recordings.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/szvtqc

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Wednesday, 16 August 2017 01:56 (one week ago) Permalink

lovin that bootleg; thx. GoR a longtime fave; 30 yrs on, i guess

bodacious ignoramus, Saturday, 19 August 2017 02:23 (five days ago) Permalink


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