Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Procol Harum - Ultra Rare Tracks 1963-1971

Good sound Quality
Mp3 @ 160 kbps
Here's another real oldie for fans of the British 60's groups. This is a collection of mainly early Procol Harum tracks and various radio sessions (BBC, Top Gear, Top of the Pops, etc.) containing previously unreleased tracks.

1: Poison Ivy (as THE PARAMOUNTS)
2: Farther On Up The Road (as THE PARAMOUNTS)
3: Morning Dew
4: A Whiter Shade Of Pale
5: A Whiter Shade Of Pale
6: Mabel
7: She Wandered Through The Garden Fence
8: Homburg
9: Seem To Have The Blues Most Of The Time
10: Monsieur Armand
11: Kaleidoscope
12: Wish Me Well.
1: Quite Rightly So
2: Shine On Brightly
3: Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)
4: Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)
5: Rambling On
6: Long Gone Geek
7: Juicy John Pink
8: A Salty Dog
9: Whisky Train
10: Whisky Train
11: Nothing That I Didn't Know
12: Your Own Choice
13: Simple Sister.

1-2: The Paramounts 1963, dubbed from acetates and recorded before their 1st single.
3 - 12: June 14, 1967 to August 19, 1968. Top Of The Pops, Top Gear & BBC sessions.
1 - 6: Top Of The Pops & BBC sessions, 1968/69.
7: 1969, no other detail available
8: Isle Of Wight Festival 1970.
9/10: "Home" recording sessions, alternate takes
11: BBC session, 1970
12: Probably same as "Whisky Train", no details available
13: 1971, BBC session.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Kinks - 1970-11-13 - San Francisco

The Kinks
November 13, 1970
Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
'Top of the Rocks'
Audience recording, Good Quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps

Here's one more early '70's Kinks show, as the Kinks return to the Fillmore West just about a year after their highly successful stint there in 1969 (great concert boot from that show posted previously). This one is a bit of an oddity, however. Ray and the band are very loose and deliver a rambling eclectic set that seems more like a rehearsal session than an actual performance. It does have it's moments, though, such as a 10-1/2 minute extended jam version of 'Last of the Steam-Powered Trains' and a rockin 'Brainwashed'. Overall, not really one of their best shows, but, as always, still interesting and great to hear them at this stage in their career. I picked this up from 'Viva Les Bootlegs' awhile back, so thanks to them.

1. Opening (Mr. Wonderful)
2. Till The End Of The Day
3. Last of the Steam-Powered Trains
4. Big Sky
5. Brainwashed
6. Strangers
7. A Long Way From Home
8. Harry Rag
9. Act Nice and Gentle
10. Sunny Afternoon
11. Waterloo Sunset
12. Lola
13. Top of the Pops (cut)

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Kinks - 1973-04-01 - Boston, MA

The Kinks
April 1, 1973
Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA
Audience recording, good quality

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Here's another fine Kinks show from the early 70's, following the 'Everybody's in Showbiz' album. This one features the expanded 8-piece band configuration (they added keyboards, trumpet, trombone, and sax/clarinet from about 1972-1976) , and it is interesting to hear the added horns and arrangements on some of the earlier songs. The recording quality is not great, but still very listenable, and better than many from this period.

2. Acute Schizophernia Paranoid Blues
3. Till The End Of The Day
4-7. Medley (The Last Time I Saw You/Little Queenie/Shakin All Over/Whole Lotta Shakin Going On, Etc)
8. Maybe Because I'm A Londoner
9. Lola
10. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
11. Celluloid Heroes
12. Here Comes Yet Another Day
13. Picture Book
14. People Take Pictures Of Each Other
15. improvised vocals
16. Alcohol
17. Skin and Bones/Dry Bones
18. Good Golly Miss Molly
19. You Really Got Me
20. All Day And All Of The Night

FLAC - The Kinks_1973-04-01_Boston_FLAC.rar

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Friday, September 18, 2009

The Kinks - 1971-03-27 - Queens College, Flushing, NY

The Kinks
Colden Center Auditorium
Queens College of City University of New York, Flushing, NY
Audience recording, Good Quality
mp3 @ 192 kbps

Hey, it's been well over a year since I posted any Kinks shows, so it's high time for some Kinks! I've got a few more vintage shows from the early '70's that don't seem to be as widely circulated as some others. Here is a very good audience recording from a show from Queen's College in 1971, capturing The Kinks in their hey-day, and Ray Davies in a particularly playful mood throughout. This show is also notable because a student, Ben Rosenblatt, who introduced himself to Ray before the show, was invited to accompany the band on piano on two tracks - Mister Pleasant and Autumn Almanac - both rarely performed live. This was previously posted on Wolfsbane's music site 'Nathan's Rock Moat', but the links there have expired, so here it is at 'The Chronicles'.

1. Introduction (Lighting Problem)
2. Give My Love To Rose
3. Till The End Of The Day
4. Brainwashed
5. Apeman
6. Get Back In Line
7. Mr. Pleasant
8. Autumn Almanac
9. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
10. Mr. Big Sky
11. Sunny Afternoon
12. Lola
13. Medley: Milk Cow Blues - Powerman - You Are My Sunshine
14. You Really Got Me
15. All Day And All Of The Night
16. Waterloo Sunset
17. Victoria

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Barenaked Ladies - 1993-04-03 - Toronto, ON

Barenaked Ladies
Massey Hall, Toronto, ON Canada
FM Broadcast, good quality
mp3 @ 192 kbps
No Artwork

Here's another radio show from fairly early in BNL's career, this one as they return home after the widespread success of their first album (at least in Canada, it would be a couple more years before they attained success in the U.S.). Here they perform almost the entire first album, as well as several new songs that would later appear on their second and third albums. Already by this time, the band had a much more professional approach than the earlier wilder shows (pre-first album). They are still having fun, but now put more emphasis on the music than the craziness. An excellent show. Enjoy.

Disc 1
01. Allan Cross Intro
02. Enid
03. New Kid On The Block
04. Hello City
05. Welcome Banter
06. Right Now
07. Banter
08. Crazy
09. Boxed Set
10. Great Provider
11. Station Id And Banter
12. Be My Yoko Ono
13. I Love You
14. More Banter
15. Wrap Your Arms Around Me
Disc 2
01. Lovers In A Dangerous Time
02. Station Promo And Banter
03. Break Your Heart
04. Blame It On Me
05. Banter Again
06. Fight The Power
07. Station Id And Banter
08. What A Good Boy
09. This Is Me In Grade Nine
10. Banter Lame Joke
11. Lame Joke Rap
12. If I Had A Million Dollars
13. Station Id And More Banter
14. I Will Always Love You...Please Don't Go Medley
15. Stomach Vs Heart
16. Brian Wilson

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Barenaked Ladies - 1991-06-15 - Toronto, ON

Barenaked Ladies
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
FM Broadcast, very good quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps
No Artwork

Sorry about the long time since the last post, but I've been on extended travel and vacation, and did not have access to the internet for most of that time. Anyway, after posting such fun groups as the Fab Poodles and Deaf School, I thought I would continue with who I think is the most fun rock band of all time, the Barenaked Ladies. Their music is fun, clever, and witty, their shows are fun, and they always seem to be having great fun performing their music. However, these guys are not only about fun, they are also great musicians, with great songs that are highly diverse and reflect many different styles and influences. They have grown and developed (and possibly matured?) as musicians, songwriters, and performers over the years, and have put out surprisingly strong, articulate, and nuanced performances and songs on their later releases (Such as the Are Me and Are Men albums). Thus, they have become another one of my favorite bands. In their early days, they were known as sarcastic, irreverent, smart-alecks, and were all about just having fun. Here is a concert from those wilder early days of the group, from May 1991, several months before their first major album, Gordon was released in 1992 (They had only a couple of self-produced indie tapes at this point). It is a wild, raucous, talkative, and almost out-of-control show (as they can barely contain themselves), with the 'ladies' featuring a number of tongue-in-cheek covers (everything from Prince and Madonna to rap and NWA), several other early original but never-released songs, as well as numerous songs that would appear on their first album. This well-recorded radio broadcast gives a good glimpse of the somewhat chaotic early shows by the band. I believe I originally got this from Nathan's Rock Moat, so thanks Wolfsbane.

01-Hello City
02-Blame It On Me
03-Crazy - Fox On The Run
04-When Doves Cry
05-Fight The Power
06-Wrap Your Arms Around Me
07-Be My Yoko Ono
08-Brian Wilson
11-I Love It Loud
12-I Couldn't Care Care Less
13-Still Ill
14-New Kid (On The Block)
15-Joseph Brown
16-I Still Miss Someone (Blue Eyes)
17-Trouble With Tracy
18-If I Had $1,000,000
19-Material Girl
20-The King of Bedside Manor
21-Make My Heart Fly

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