Monday, September 28, 2015

Soul Asylum - 1995-06-23 - Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK

Soul Asylum
Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK

FM Broadcast Recording, very good quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps

Still keeping with the Golden Smog-related theme, here is the other known band with member components that were part of Golden Smog, Soul Asylum. Guitarist Dan Murphy was one of the founders of Golden Smog, and has been with all its incarnations, Dave Pirner was also involved with Golden Smog in its early days, but their main band was Soul Asylum. Soul Asylum was formed in the early eighties by Pirner and Murphy, where they played around the Minneapolis Area, becoming known for their loud, frenetic mix of punk, hardcore, mainstream rock, and country. They had several independent releases through the mid-eighties, then released a couple albums on A&M in the late eighties, without getting much attention or recognition. After featuring more of their acoustic side in shows in the early '90's, their big breakthrough came in 1992, with the release of Grave Dancer's Union, which went triple-platinum and featured radio hits 'Runaway Train', 'Black Gold', and 'Somebody to Shove'. 'Runaway Train' also won a Grammy for best Rock Song. Their follow-up album, Let Your Dim Light Shine (1995) was also very successful, and produced a top-20 hit with 'Misery'. Although subsequent albums were much less successful, Soul Asylum continued on and off over the years (most recent album, Delayed Reaction - 2012) and are still performing today. Here is a radio show from them in their prime, their 1995 show at Glastonbury.  

01. Did My Best
02. Runaway Train
03. Eyes of a Child
04. Get On Out
05. Misery
06. Just Like Anyone
07. Closer to the Stars
08. Shu Down
09. Hopes Up
10. Somebody to Shove
11. Crawl

Soul Asylum_21995-06-23_Glastonbury.rar

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Jayhawks - 2011-09-13 - Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN

The Jayhawks

September 13th, 2011
Fitzgerald Theater, 
Saint Paul, MN

FM Broadcast Recording, very good quality
Mp3 @ 320 kbps

Here's more from The Jayhawks, this one from a bit more recent incarnation. As previously mentioned, after touring in 2003-2004, the band went on hiatus, with members each going their own way. during that time, around 2005-2006, Gary Louris re-teamed with former Jayhawk Mark Olson, as a duet, and toured, and eventually released an acoustic album together,  Ready for the Flood, in 2009. Also around this time the acclaimed 1995 version of the Jayhawks lineup reunited for some festival appearances, and announced that they had reunited as a band in 2009. this lead to touring in 2010, and releasing a new album, Mockingbird Time, and touring, in 2011. We have here a show from that Mockingbird Time tour, a fine quality radio broadcast, that consists of a rather short set that is unfortunately interrupted by some rather lame interview segments for the radio audience (fortunately these are separated in the tracks, so you can skip them or remove them if desired). The first half of the set is all new songs from mockingbird time, with the second half being older Jayhawks songs. Attention: For a longer set from this Jayhawks reunion period (and featuring many more older songs), there is a fine quality show also available as a free download (or stream) through the band's website (although only available @160 kbps). See below for link.

1. Intro's
2. She Walks In So Many Ways
3. Closer to Your Side
4. Hide Your Colors
5. interview / bio /etc
6. Tiny Arrows
7. stage banter
8. High Water Blues
9, Guilder Annie
10. Interview
11. I'd Run Away
12. Anne Jane
13. Tampa to Tulsa
14. Red's Song
15. Blue
16. Outro's

The Jayhawks_2011-09-13_St.Paul.rar

More Jayhawks show downloads available from the band's official website!

The reunited Jayhawks return to one of their old favorite local venues, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN (06/10/2010): (soundboard, 160 kbps)

Also available, 2 other classic earlier Jayhawks shows (from 1985 and  1990) here:


Friday, September 11, 2015

The Jayhawks - 1998-12-31 - State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

The Jayhawks
December 31, 1998
State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

(Opening for Soul Asylum)
Soundboard recording, excellent quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 k) versions

Here's some more from The Jayhawks, from a few years later. This is a great quality soundboard recording from a New Year's Eve show from their hometown in support of their Sound of Lies (1997) album. So, this was after Mark Olson left, and Gary Louris (with new guitarist Kraig Johnson) took the band a bit more toward a rock-oriented direction (and less country). This is evident right from the start of this show, with a more hard-rock-edged performance of their biggest hit 'Waiting for the Sun' (compare this with the 1995 performance from the previously posted show to hear the difference). Overall, a very good show. Note: they were opening for fellow Minneapolis band and their good friends Soul Asylum here. However, I have not been able to find a recording of the Soul Asylum portion of this show, although it must exist somewhere. Anyone have or know where to get a recording of Soul Asylum's set?

01. Waiting For The Sun
02. Nothing Left To Borrow
03. Man Who Loved Life
04. Think About It
05. Two Hearts
06. Someone Will
07. I'd Run Away
08. Driving Wheel
09. Blue
10. Young Queer
11. Expecting To Fly
12. Trouble
13. Ruby
14. Queen Of The World

mp3 - Jayhawks_1998-12-31_Minneapolis_mp3.rar

FLAC - Jayhawks_1998-12-31_Minneapolis_FLAC.rar

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Jayhawks - 1995-04-08 - Tramps, New York, NY

The Jayhawks
April 8, 1995
Tramps, New York, NY

Soundboard recording, very good quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps

OK, I'm still on something of an kick ever since I 'discovered' Golden Smog earlier this year. So, here's some from another Golden Smog contributor band, The Jayhawks. I have to admit that I was really not familiar with much of their music previously, but I am making up for that now, and am really getting into their sound and style. The Jayhwks are a Minneapolis Area band that was first formed in 1985 by Mark Olson (guitar/voclas), Gary Louris (guitar/vocals), Marc Perlman (bass), and Norm Rodgers (drums), with Olson and Louris being the primary songwriters, and they are one of those bands that feature a strong roots, country-rock,, Americana (or whatever else you want to call it) feel. They changed drummers a few times in their early years, until Tim O'Reagan joined in 1995 and stayed, and Karen Grotberg was added in 1992 on keyboards and backing vocals. They had a couple independent releases in the eighties (The Jayhawks-1986, Blue Earth-1989), but made a big impact with their first major label release, Hollywood Town Hall in 1992, and the single 'Waiting for the Sun'. They followed that with another strong album, Tomorrow the Green Grass, in 1995. But just as they seemed to be hitting their stride, Olson left the band in late 1995 (to spend more time with, and eventually form band with, soon-to-be wife, Victoria Williams). Louris and Co. continued on, adding Kraig Johnson on guitar. This new version of the band released a couple more albums (Sound of Lies-1997 and Smile-2000) that had a less folksy/country feel and a bit more polished rock and pop influence, before returning to their more acoustic and folksy roots with Rainy Day Music (2003).  However, after subsequent touring in 2003 and 2004, the band went on indefinite hiatus as the members did various solo and other projects. In September 2008, the old 1995 lineup (with original member Mark Olson) reunited and stayed together on and off for various shows in 2009, before officially announcing the band was back together, resulting in a flurry of reissues, re-releases and compliations, and ultimately the release of a brand new album in 2011,  Mockingbird Time, which was hailed as one of the band's very best.
So, here today, I have an excellent recording of a show from their earlier incarnation, from 1995 in their prime (with Olson still in band) in support of their Tomorrow the Green Grass album. So, check out The Jayhawks from 20 years ago.

01 Two Angels
02 I'd Run Away
03 Ten Little Kids
04 Take Me With You (When You Go)
05 Over My Shoulder
06 Clouds
07 Waiting For The Sun
08 Pray For Me
09 Red's Song
10 Blue
11 Baltimore Sun
12 Martin's Song
13 Two Hearts
14 Nothing Left To Borrow
15 See Him On The Street
16 Bad Time (Grand Funk Cover)
17 Miss Williams' Guitar
18 Sister Cry
19 Six Pack On The Dashboard
20 Ain't No End
21 Real Light
22 You Ain't Goin Nowhere (Dylan Cover)
23 If You Really Want Me To, I'll Go (Delbert McClinton Cover)
24 Get The Load Out
25 Wichita
26 Lights (Victoria Williams Cover)

The Jayhawks_1995-04-08_NY.part1.rar
The Jayhawks_1995-04-08_NY.part2.rar