Category Archives: Live Bootlegs

Listen to Seattle ’72 Fleetwood Mac Show w/Danny Kirwan (R.I.P.)

The former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, and veteran of 5 key albums, passed away on June 8 at the age of 68.

By Uncle Blurt

The music world was caught offguard this past weekend with news of Danny Kirwan’s passing – speaking as someone who got to see him perform in the Bob Welch/Christine McVie-era incarnation of the band, I am particularly saddened. Not many details have been released as of this writing, although it’s known that he had numerous chemical and alcohol issues over the years.

He was a helluva guitarist, though, and the good folks at Big O zine have posted a sharp soundboard recording of Fleetwood Mac performing in ’72:

MP3: Paramount Northwest Theater, Seattle, WA; March 10, 1972

It’s an even mix of Kirwan/Peter Green-period classics and more then-recent fare from the Welch/McVie era (Future Games, etc.). The tracklist is below – enjoy. You can listen to it online or download it for free, along with downloadable artwork.

      Track 01
. Tuning and Intro 1:23 (2.3MB)
      Track 02
. Tell Me All The Things You Do 5:23 (9.1MB)
      Track 03
. Future Games 11:02 (18.5MB)
      Track 04
. Get Like You Used To Be 4:24 (7.4MB)
      Track 05
. Child Of Mine  7:23 (12.4MB)
      Track 06
. Spare Me A Little Of Your Love * 4:37 (7.8MB)
      Track 07
. Homeward Bound * 5:14 (8.8MB)
      Track 08
. Black Magic Woman 11:21 (19.1MB)
      Track 09
. Oh Well 3:07 (5.3MB)

MP3: Download Neil Young & Crazy Horse 5/6/18 Show

New iteration of the iconic group features Nils Lofgren standing in for Frank Sampedro on guitar.

By Uncle Blurt

Live Neil Young is always THE Neil Young to listen to – and Neil Young & Crazy Horse is the gold standard for Neil. Earlier this month he was doing a string of dates with the band (which at the moment comprises Nils Lofgren on guitar, Billy Talbot on bass, and Ralph Molina on drums) instead of touring with Promise of the Real, who are out on their own tour presently. And the ensemble positively smokes.

The good folks at Big O zine have posted the May 6 Bakersfield show for free download, including downloadable art, so check it out at their Neil page. The full tracklisting is below.

Incidentally, Neil recently disclosed in an interview that he has several unreleased albums he cut with Crazy Horse ready to be released, so keep your eyes and ears peeled…

Disc 1

      Track 101
. Love To Burn 8:45
      Track 102
. Mansion On The Hill 6:16
      Track 103
. Country Home 7:07
      Track 104
. Don’t Cry No Tears 3:14
      Track 105
. Winterlong 3:57
      Track 106
. The Losing End 5:23
      Track 107
. Speakin’ Out 4:52
      Track 108
. World On A String 4:08
      Track 109
. Scattered (Let’s Think About Livin’) 4:24
      Track 110
. F*!#in’ Up 9:22

Disc 2

      Track 201
. Too Far Gone 4:06
      Track 202
. Only Love Can Break Your Heart 3:48
      Track 203
. Cinnamon Girl 3:53
      Track 204
. Cortez The Killer 11:47
      Track 205
. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) 6:31
      Track 206
. Roll Another Number 5:12
      Track 207
. Crowd 2:05
      Track 208
. Down By The River 13:12

 

MP3: Download Prophets of Rage 10/28/17 Show

Clear the way, yo.

By Uncle Blurt

One of the best albums of 2017 was the self-titled debut from Prophets of Rage, and the rock/hip-hop supergroup has steadily amassed a formidable reputation as a live act over the course of the last year and a half. Additional audio proof arrives via the band’s Voodoo Music festival appearance back in October, an HDTV webcase, which the archivists at Big O zine have kindly posted for free download along with printable artwork.

MP3: Prophets of Rage – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Wisner Stage, City Park Festival Grounds, New Orleans October 27, 2017

It’s a heavy-ass show, as befits the musicians who hail from the estimable ranks of Public Enemy, Cypress Hill, and Rage Against the Machine. Songs from all three groups’ back catalog are featured prominently in the setlist – a midset hip-hop medley of PE and Cypress material is one of the concert’s high points – which you can view, below.

      Track 01
. Prophets of Rage (Public Enemy cover) 4:21
      Track 02
. Testify (Rage Against the Machine cover) 3:39
      Track 03
. Take the Power Back (Rage Against the Machine cover) 7:01
      Track 04
. Hail to the Chief 4:19
      Track 05
. Bullet in the Head (Rage Against the Machine cover) 6:21
      Track 06
. Rap Medley 5:46
Hand on the Pump (Cypress Hill cover)/Can’t Truss It (Public Enemy cover)/Insane in the Brain (Cypress Hill cover)/Bring the Noise (Public Enemy cover)/I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That (Cypress Hill cover)/Welcome to the Terrordome (Public Enemy cover)
      Track 07
. Jump Around 6:48
(House of Pain cover)/Sleep Now in the Fire (Rage Against the Machine cover with Audioslave’s “Cochise” outro)
      Track 08
. Like a Stone (instrumental dedicated to Chris Cornell) 4:07
      Track 09
. Hands Up 3:05
      Track 10
. Know Your Enemy (Rage Against the Machine cover) 5:25
      Track 11
. How I Could Just Kill a Man (Cypress Hill cover) 3:57
      Track 12
. Bulls on Parade (Rage Against the Machine cover) 5:15
      Track 13
. Killing in the Name (Rage Against the Machine cover) 6:30

MP3: Download Heartbreakers 11/29/17 NYC Show

By Uncle Blurt

Who else queued up to grab that limited edition Heartbreakers album on Record Store Day’s Black Friday Sale? The Lure/Burke/Stinson/Kramer LAMF Live at the Bowery vinyl-only platter recorded in November of 2016? Well, if you did not score a copy, and eBay prices seem daunting, we’ve got a treat for you: a free download of the Heartbreakers – this time, it’s Walter Lure, Clem Burke, Mike Ness, and Glen Matlock, plus guest Jesse Malin – doing the LAMF and other gems associated with Johnny Thunders, at the Bowery Electric a few weeks ago, on Nov. 29.

MP3: Heartbreakers – Bowery Electric, New York City, November 29, 2017

As originally posted to Dime A Dozen, the audience recording is now up at the Big O zine complete with downloadable artwork, so what are you waitin’ for, punk? Full tracklisting is below.

      Track 01
. Intro 0:35
      Track 02
. Born To Lose 3:49
      Track 03
. Baby Talk 3:35
      Track 04
. All By Myself 4:05
      Track 05
. I Wanna Be Loved 5:20
      Track 06
. It’s Not Enough 3:18
      Track 07
. Chinese Rocks 2:18
      Track 08
. Get Off The Phone 5:05
      Track 09
. Pirate Love 3:11
      Track 10
. One Track Mind 3:12
      Track 11
. I Love You 3:30
      Track 12
. Goin’ Steady 3:55
      Track 13
. Let Go 5:38
      Track 14
. Can’t Keep My Eyes on You 2:32
      Track 15
. Do You Love Me 2:48
      Track 16
. Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory 3:29
      Track 17
. So Alone 5:35
      Track 18
. Steppin’ Stone 4:03
      Track 19
. Too Much Junky Business 2:47

MP3: Download St. Vincent’s 11/14/17 Detroit Show

 

By Uncle Blurt

No, she’s not the latest Marvel or DC super hero, although in that suggestive leather-and-stilettos outfit she sports onstage you’d be excused for thinking so. She can leap tall buildings with a single guitar, it’s…. St. Vincent! And Annie Clark’s show the other night in Detroit is now yours for the taking, courtesy Big O, which has posted MP3s of the HDTV webcast that wound up on Dime A Dozen. It comes with downloadable artwork.

MP3: St. Vincent – The Fillmore, Detroit, Michigan; November 14, 2017

She’s touring in support of her latest album, Masseduction, which one reviewer likends to “a futuristic, pop-horror acid trip.” Check out the full setlist, below – she does old faves in the first half of the show, then the new record in the second.

Disc 1

      Track 101
. Marry Me 4:42
      Track 102
. Now, Now 4:34
      Track 103
. The Strangers 4:08
      Track 104
. Actor Out of Work 2:43
      Track 105
. Cruel 4:02
      Track 106
. Cheerleader 4:14
      Track 107
. Strange Mercy 4:26
      Track 108
. Digital Witness 4:04
      Track 109
. Rattlesnake 3:57
      Track 110
. Birth in Reverse 5:55

Disc 2 (MASSEDUCTION)

      Track 201
. Hang on Me 5:05
      Track 202
. Pills 4:45
      Track 203
. Masseduction 3:30
      Track 204
. Sugarboy 4:22
      Track 205
. Los Ageless 5:18
      Track 206
. Happy Birthday, Johnny 3:14
      Track 207
. Savior 4:34
      Track 208
. New York 2:51
      Track 209
. Fear the Future 2:41
      Track 210
. Young Lover-Dancing With a Ghost 4:27
      Track 211
. Slow Disco 2:53
      Track 212
. Smoking Section 4:17

MP3: Download Tragically Hip FM Broadcast from ’89

 

By Uncle Blurt

The music world lost another titan this week, Gord Downie, frontman for Canada’s Tragically Hip, and passionate obituaries and testimonials quickly followed. The ever-diligent archivists over at the Big O zine have duly unearthed a fantastic-sounding deep-archive concert by the band, originally broadcast live over CFNY-FM 102.

MP3: Tragically Hip – Spectrum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; November 30, 1989.

Apparently the 51-minute show has been bootlegged in the past, notably on the So Hip It Hurts CD, but this version is reportedly taken from a new, better-sounding source, an uncirculated off-air cassette master. Check out the tracklisting, below.

      Track 01
. She Didn’t Know 4:16
      Track 02
. Highway Girl 4:31
      Track 03
. Smalltown Bringdown 3:14
      Track 04
. Opiated 3:49
      Track 05
. Every Time You Go 4:03
      Track 06
. Last American Exit 5:00
      Track 07
. Boots or Hearts 3:37
      Track 08
. 38 Years Old 4:42
      Track 09
. Blow at High Dough 4:50
      Track 10
. New Orleans Is Sinking 7:50
      Track 11
. When the Weight Comes Down 4:40

MP3: Listen to Mark Lindsay do Raiders, Other ’60s Songs

Still trying to find his kicks, ‘cos he’s HONGRY….

By Uncle Blurt

Raise your hand if you are a fellow unapologetic Paul Revere & the Raiders fan. I’ve still got all the original 45s and LPs, and I’ll put much of the band’s oeuvre up with any ’60s garage-rockin’ Nuggets head you’d care to name – the Raiders were just lucky enough to have hit after hit after hit.

Mark Lindsay was the voice of the band, of course, and the heartthrob frontman, sporting the kind of classy ponytail that makes all you man-bun-sporting millennials out there look like cavemen headed off your job at the rock quarry. Lindsay is still performing (Paul Revere also still takes a contemporary version of his Raiders out on the road), and the mighty Big O zine has posted a complete Pasadena concert from August clearly demonstrating what a great voice he still has. There’s a little cheese and schmaltz here and there, but in between the many Raiders classics and a handful of covers like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and “I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone,” the dude still delivers. Check it out at the Big O. Full tracklist is below.

      Track 01
. intro 1:34
      Track 02
. Where The Action Is 0:30
      Track 03
. Steppin’ Out 3:55
      Track 04
. Just Like Me 2:38
      Track 05
. Hungry 3:54
      Track 06
. Louie Louie 5:12
      Track 07
. Treat Her Right 3:18
      Track 08
. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 5:02
      Track 09
. Born To Be Wild 4:52
      Track 10
. Cinderella Sunshine 5:28
      Track 11
. The Great Airplane Strike 4:59
      Track 12
. intro 2:55
      Track 13
. Good Thing 2:46
      Track 14
. Arizona 3:45
      Track 15
. What’s It Gonna Be, Him Or Me 3:49
      Track 16
. Ups And Downs 3:14
      Track 17
. intro 3:05
      Track 18
. I’m Not Your Stepping Stone 3:09
      Track 19
. Indian Reservation 4:46
      Track 20
. Kicks 4:44
      Track 21
. Let Me 4:59
      Track 22
. Baby Please Don’t Go 6:59

MP3: Download 33 Cover Tunes by Husker Du

 

By Uncle Blurt

With that super-duper Husker Du box set of early material from Numero Group looming for a November release, for all the Husker dudes and dudettes make plans to camp out for the box set, here’s a little something you can download and spin at the tailgate party, courtesy the Big O. A whopping 33 cover tunes the group performed 1983-87, ranging from the expected (8 Miles High, I Wanna Be Your Dog, Love Is All Around) to the just plain gonzo, for them at least (Don’t Fear the Reaper, Do Ya, La Grange, and, uh, 99 Bottles of Beear). Sound quality inevitably varies, but still… man, this is fun to listen to.

According to the enterprising fan who compiled the collection, “Rather than take a chronological approach I have designed the first 23 tracks for repeated play with all the best sounding stuff steadily improving from half decent AUDs at the beginning to the SBDs at the end. All the worse AUDs and little snippets and crowd singalongs are from track 24-33 for completeness’ sake. I’ve used cross fades on the first 23 tracks and tried to even out the volume levels to make this as smooth a listen as possible. The rest of the tracks I just used fade ins and fade outs at the beginning and end of each track, the volumes levels were fairly consistent anyway.”

Tracklisting:

      Track 01
. Unknown – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 1:35
      Track 02
. Look Through Any Window (The Hollies) – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 2:36
      Track 03
. Don’t Fear The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult) – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 1:32
      Track 04
. Fast Cars (Buzzcocks) – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 2:11
      Track 05
. Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones) – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 2:22
      Track 06
. Blue Wind (Jeff Beck) – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 1:57
      Track 07
. Train Kept A-Rollin (Johnny Burnette) – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 3:28
      Track 08
. Wild Thing (The Troggs) – Psychedelly, Bethesda 06-Oct-84 2:26
      Track 09
. I Wanna be your Dog (The Stooges) – Psychedelly, Bethesda 06-Oct-84 2:07
      Track 10
. Birthday (The Beatles) – G.S. Vigs, Madison 10-Mar-84 1:54
      Track 11
. Little Bitty Pretty One (Thurston Harris) – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis 04-Dec-87 1:25
      Track 12
. Ramblin’ Rose (MC5) – Maxwell’s, Hoboken 11-Apr-86 2:47
      Track 13
. Sunshine Superman (Donovan) – Kennedy’s, Denver 29-Oct-83 1:45
      Track 14
. Sweet Jane (Velvet Underground) – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis 07-Jul-84 3:26
      Track 15
. Chinese Rocks (Ramones) – Longhorn Bar, Minneapolis ?79 1:46
      Track 16
. Gilligan’s Island (The Wellingtons) – Longhorn Bar, Minneapolis 17-May-80 1:50
      Track 17
. You’re So Square Baby I Don’t Care/The Wit & The Wisdom (Elvis Presley) – 1st Ave, Minneapolis 28-Aug-85 3:53
      Track 18
. Helter Skelter (The Beatles) – 1st Ave, Minneapolis 30-Jan-85 5:02
      Track 19
. Ticket to Ride (The Beatles) – 1st Ave, Minneapolis 30-Jan-85 2:03
      Track 20
. Love is All Around (Sonny Curtis) – City Gardens, Trenton 11-May-85 1:38
      Track 21
. Eight Miles High (The Byrds) – Pinkpop Festival, Barlo 08-Jun-87 4:02
      Track 22
. Sheena is a Punk Rocker (The Ramones) ? The Ritz, NYC 17-Oct-87 2:51
      Track 23
. Louie Louie (The Kingsmen) – The Stone, San Francisco 01-Mar-85 4:54
      Track 24
. Iron Man (Black Sabbath) – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis ?81 5:40
      Track 25
. Paranoid (Black Sabbath) – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis ?81 2:00
      Track 26
. Do Ya (The Move) – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis ?81 3:52
      Track 27
. I Can’t Explain (The Who) – Toad’s Place, New Haven 18-Oct-87 1:33
      Track 28
. Pretty Woman/Statues (Roy Orbison) – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis 12-Feb-84 4:03
      Track 29
. I Fought The Law (Bobby Fuller Four) – Ralph’s, Worcester 02-Oct-84 2:00
      Track 30
. 99 Bottles of Beer (Traditional) – Ralph’s, Worcester 02-Oct-84 1:17
      Track 31
. Amazing Grace (Traditional) – Psychedelly, Bethesda 06-Oct-84 0:59
      Track 32
. La Grange (ZZ Top) – Psychedelly, Bethesda 06-Oct-84 0:29
      Track 33
. We Wish You A Merry Xmas (Traditional) ? Studio Dec-86 1:00

MP3: Download Arcade Fire’s 7/17/17 Milano Concert

 

By Uncle Blurt

Arcade Fire is apparently on the verge of taking a widespread drubbing for their new album Everything Now – it’s released this week, July 28, and already some high-profile early reviews have made it clear that the bloom is finally off the rose for the critical darlings, with extremely lukewarm commentary arriving from Stereogum (here as well as here – the latter for the whole “dress code” silliness) and quite pointed commentary from Brooklyn Vegan (here and, tellingly, here – again, on the dress code flap that had the band lashing out). Pitchfork had already semi-dismissed the title track and first single, doing likewise a few weeks later for second single “Signs of Life” – no small feat, considering it wasn’t all that long ago that Pitchfork served as a de facto fan club for the band. Even Salon, usually a safe harbor of puff pieces, critically speaking, is taking the cynical route by accusing Arcade Fire of being, er, cynical on the record.

So what can a poor boy do, except to… download some live bootlegs in advance of the album release, in hopes of whetting the appetite and as a result being able to ignore the critics. Thanks, then, to Big O zine, for posting the band’s show from Italy last week that was broadcast over the radio and subsequently surfaced at Dime A Dozen.

MP3: Arcade Fire – Milano Summer Festiva. LIppodromo SNAI di San Siro, Milano, Italy; July 17, 2017

You can nab the entire show in MP3 format along with a pre-show interview with Will Butler, plus downloadable artwork. A handful of songs from the new album are spotlighted, along with the expected fan faves. The full tracklisting is below.


      Track 101
. intro 2:00
      Track 102
. Everything Now * 5:11
      Track 103
. Rebellion Lies 5:45
      Track 104
. Here Comes the Night Time 7:14
      Track 105
. Chemistry * 4:31
      Track 106
. Electric Blue * 4:15
      Track 107
. Signs of Life * 4:55
      Track 108
. No Cars Go 6:00
      Track 109
. The Suburbs 7:10
      Track 110
. Ready to Start 4:40
      Track 111
. Tunnels 5:01

      Track 201
. Sprawl II 6:18
      Track 202
. Reflektor 7:08
      Track 203
. Afterlife 5:43
      Track 204
. Creature Comfort * 5:26
      Track 205
. Power Out 7:03
      Track 206
. encorebreak 1:43
      Track 207
. Wake Up 7:08
      Track 208
. Neon Bible 5:15
      Track 209
. radioutro 2:00
      Track 210
. Interview with Will Butler 12:28

MP3: Download The XX’s 7/6/17 Lisbon Concert

By Barbi Martinez

If you couldn’t make it to the NOS Alive festival in Portugal earlier this month, take heart, as much of the fest was broadcast, including the set from The XX. That set is now available for free download in MP3 form at the Big O zine, downloadable artwork included.

MP3: The XX – NOS Alive Festival. Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal; July 6, 2017

It’s a superb-sounding recording, making it clear that despite their reputation as studio auteurs, the band — Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie “xx” Smith (beats, MPC, production) — doesn’t slack off when they go onstage. The full tracklisting is below.

      Track 01
. Intro 2:14
      Track 02
. Crystalised 3:42
      Track 03
. Say Something Loving 4:54
      Track 04
. Islands 2:47
      Track 05
. Chained 3:15
      Track 06
. Dangerous/I Dare You 7:24
      Track 07
. Performance 2:49
      Track 08
. Infinity 6:07
      Track 09
. A Violent Noise 4:05
      Track 10
. Brave for You 4:38
      Track 11
. VCR 4:43
      Track 12
. Fiction 4:33
      Track 13
. Shelter/Loud Places 9:47
      Track 14
. On Hold 6:16
      Track 15
. Angels 4:32