Sunday, November 30, 2008

John Lee Hooker - Bedroom Boogie (1976) (mp3, 128kbps)

For some reason I couldn't get this uploaded to my normal hosting, so this is a RapidShare link.  Tremendous show - must-have Blues!!

01 - Boom Boom 4:18
02 - Serves Me Right To Suffer 4:19
03 - You Know It Ain't Right 4:07
04 - Hobo Blues 4:20
05 - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer 4:10
06 - Whiskey And Women 5:40
07 - Crawlin' King Snake 4:12
08 - Boogie Chillen 9:03
09 - You Know I Love You 5:41
10 - Maudie 4:10
11 - Crazy 'bout You Baby 4:43


12 - Boogie Chillen 15:32
13 - I Need Some Money 3:08
14 - Bundle Up And Go 2:13

Bonus Track 12: Jul 15, 1983, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
Bonus Tracks 13 - 14: 1962, Basel, Switzerland, Swiss Radio Broadcast

O Terco - Criaturas Da Noite (1975) (mp3, 128kbps)

One of the greatest prog records from any country, in any language, in any era. These guys were on the vanguard of Progressive music in Brazil. The mixture of acoustic guitar and pastoral soundscapes with the more aggressive and rhythmic sounds of rock - this record is extremely satisfying from beginning to end. See comments for link.

1. Hey amigo (3:22)
2. Queimada (3:04)
3. Pano de fundo (3:44)
4. Ponto final (4:38)
5. Volte na proxima semana (2:51)
6. Criaturas da noite (3:41)
7. Jogo das pedras (3:25)
8. 1974 (12:27)

Total Time: 37:12

Tangerine Dream - Tangerine Tree Vol. 10 (Newcastle '81) (mp3, 128 kbps)

Tangrine Dream in 1981. Sequencing, arpeggios, ancient drum machines, fat analog leads - it's all here. This is after the improvisations became a bit more constrained and some beatuiful song-ideas (complete with melody, verse, chorus) began to take shape during the legendary live shows. And there's still a healthy dose of spacing out, for those who love the classics. Quality-wise, this is one of the best and the performance is very satisfying. The link is in the comments. Here's the setlist and other info.

Johannes Schmoelling, Christopher Franke, Edgar Froese
Newcastle City Hall, October 25, 1981

1. Logos Part One (extended version) 9:53
2. Sobornost (Edinburgh Castle) 7:55
3. Digital Times Suite 15:32
4. Bondy Parade 13:17

1. Mojave Plan 26:34
2. Thermal Inversion 11:29
3. Remote Viewing (intro) - Force Majeure (excerpt) - The Price 8:00
4. Kiew Mission (encore) 7:17
5. Choronzon (encore) 10:08

Friday, November 28, 2008

Cat Power - The Black Session (Paris 1-23-08) (mp3, vbr)

This is a brilliant session. Broadcast quality, excellent song selection and a very 'on' performance from Chan. The link is n the comments.

01. Metal Heart 04:37
02. New York, New York 02:27
03. Ramblin’ (wo)man 03:58
04. Silver Stallion 04:13
05. I Lost Someone 03:15
06. Lord Help the Poor and Needy 03:21
07. Dark End of The Street 04:26
08. Song to Bobby 05:04
09. Naked 03:19
10. Don’t Explain 04:35
11. Aretha, Sing One for me 03:51
12. She’s Got You (bad) 01:20
13. She’s Got You 04:26
14. Live in Bars 03:49

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tony Banks - Bankstatement (1989) (mp3, vbr)

This record had nothing like the success of Mike and The Mechanics. And don't even mention Phil Collins' solo career. In fact, the album had nothing like success at all, with next to no sales. At the time, you were still making a record like this with the hope of having a single break the top ten. The song chosen, 'Throwback', is clearly the weakest on an otherwise heartfelt and complex 80's prog record. 'Big Man' returns the token Tony vocal. All the other songs are, thankfully, sung be extremely talented guests, including Jayney Klimick and Alistair Gordon. If you can get past some of the pop schmaltz, you will hear the genuis of the man who brought you Firth of Fifth, One For The Vine and Island In The Darkness. There is a thoughtful intensity that really comes out in The Border and The More I Hide It. Thursday The 12th is the instrumental no-brainer to close the record. The link is in the comments. Here's the track listing:

1. Throwback
2. I'll Be Waiting
3. Queen Of Darkness
4. That Night
5. Raincloud
6. The Border
7. Big Man
8. A House Needs A Roof
9. The More I Hide It
10. Diamonds Aren't So Hard (omitted from LP version)
11. Thursday The Twelfth

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lusk - Free Mars (1997)

This record has been described as heavily experimental psychedelic pop. I would add progressive rock to the list. The band comes from the mind of ex-Tool bassist Paul D'Amour and Chris Pitman, who went on to work with Guns and Roses. Apparently this was nominated for a Grammy, but there was never a follow-up. The project was heavily overshadowed by a record called OK Computer, which came out the same year. The track listing is as follows:

1. "Backworlds"
2. "Savvy Kangaroos"
3. "Gold"
4. "Free Mars"
5. "Doctor"
6. "Mindray"
7. "The Hotel Family Affair"
8. "Black Sea Me"
9. "Undergarden"
10. "Kill The King"

This is mp3 at 128kbps. The link is in the comments.

Billy Preston - Live 1973

Billy Preston opening for the Rolling Stones back in '73. This is a high powered set featuring Mick Taylor on lead guitar. AAC file format at 128kbs and sound quality is superb. Setlist as follows:

1. Day Tripper
2. The Bus
3. Let It Be
4. Let's Go Get Stoned
5. Billy's Bag
6. Will It Go Round In Circles
7. Outta Space
8. Higher
9. band intros
10. Get Back
11. Higher
12. That's The Way God Planned It

Link is in the comments.

Genesis - Nir Perfect (Birmingham 1998)

Great sounding recording of the Calling All Stations Tour. Setlist is as follows:

1 No Son Of Mine 07:49
2 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 05:28
3 Calling All Stations 07:05
4 The Carpet Crawlers 05:00
5 Domino (In The Glow Of The Night) 04:13
6 Domino (The Last Domino) 06:34
7 Dancing With The Moonlit Knight 02:12
8 Lover's Leap (Acoustic) 02:29
9 Not About Us (Acoustic) 03:13
10 The Dividing Line 10:08
11 Mama 06:46
12 Turn It On Again 03:32
13 Invisible Touch 05:10

Total Running Time :

Supposedly a Pre-FM recording. See comments for link.

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