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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

MP3: Download Depeche Mode’s 7/8/17 Lisbon Show

By Uncle Blurt

Let’s electro pop, kids. Depeche Mode is out on tour, supporting their album Spirit, released this past March. Last weekend they performed in Lisbon, Portugal, and the HD television broadcast soon hit the internet, where the good folks at Big O zine scooped it up and now have posted as a free download, along with artwork.

MP3: Depeche Mode – NOS Alive! Palco NOS, Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal; July 8, 2017.

Intriguingly, only a few songs from the new album was spotlighted, as there were plenty of hits and fan faves such as “Personal Jesus,” “Walking In My Shoes” and early gem “Everything Counts.” The full tracklisting is below.


      Track 101
. Going Backwards * 6:12
Track
      102
. Barrel of a Gun 5:51
Track
      103
. A Pain That I’m Used To 4:35
Track
      104
. In Your Room 6:41
Track
      105
. World in My Eyes 5:37
Track
      106
. Cover Me * 5:26
Track
      107
. Judas 6:17
Track
      108
. Where’s the Revolution * 5:05
Track
      109
. Wrong 4:09
Track
      110
. Everything Counts 6:46
Track
      201
. Stripped 5:08
Track
      202
. Enjoy the Silence 8:10
Track
      203
. Never Let Me Down Again 6:11
Track
      204
. encore break 2:13
Track
      205
. Home 7:42
Track
      206
. Walking in My Shoes 7:02
Track
      207
. I Feel You 6:18
Track
      208
. Personal Jesus 6:08
* Tracks from Spirit.

MP3: Download the Wedding Present’s 6/17/17 Dublin Show

 

David Gedge knows of what he thumps.

By Uncle Blurt

Weddoes rool, OK! The legendary British band performed ’87 debut George Best a couple of weeks ago in Dublin, and by all accounts it was a smokin’ evening. A great sounding audience recording is up on the web for free download now at the Big O zine (via Dime A Dozen, natch).

MP3: Wedding Present – Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin, Ireland; June 17, 2017.

In addition, they have kindly included downloadable artwork, and there’s also bonus material from last year’s BBC Session (for Marc Riley show), Media City, Manchester, UK; September 8, 2016, originally broadcast via satellite radio. The full tracklisting is below.

Disc 1

      Track 101
. Scotland 5:41
      Track 102
. Broken Bow 2:43
      Track 103
. Deer Caught In The Headlights 5:27
      Track 104
. Model, Actress, Whatever 4:20
      Track 105
. Click Click 4:52
      Track 106
. Crawl 2:44
      Track 107
. Loveslave 4:03
      Track 108
. Fifty Six 4:48
      Track 109
. England 5:13

George Best

      Track 110
. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft 3:49
      Track 111
. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of? 2:24
      Track 112
. Don’t Be So Hard 3:23
      Track 113
. A Million Miles 3:33
      Track 114
. All This & More 2:13
      Track 115
. My Favourite Dress 5:04
      Track 116
. Shatner 2:02
      Track 117
. Something & Nothing 3:27
66 mins

Disc 2

      Track 201
. It’s What You Want That Matters 4:30
      Track 202
. Give My Love To Kevin 2:37
      Track 203
. Anyone Can Make A Mistake 3:25
      Track 204
. You Can Moan, Can’t You? 3:27
      Track 205
. Band Intros 2:18
      Track 206
. Kennedy 4:40
21 mins

BBC Session 2016

      Track 207
. Introduction/Rachel 5:59
      Track 208
. Interview 8:20
      Track 209
. Santa Monica 6:25
      Track 210
. Bear 4:49
      Track 211
. Jumper Clown/closing comments 4:37
      Track 212
. Kill Devil Hills 2:23
33 mins

MP3: Download Yo La Tengo’s 3/23/17 “Turned Itself Inside Out” Show

By Uncle Blurt

Who out there doesn’t love Yo La Tengo? (Okay, you in the corner, the dude with the Fatomas T-shirt, please let yourself out quietly.) In March the Hoboken heroes mounted a unique concert billed as Yo La Tengo Turned Itself Inside Out that featured additional instrumentation beyond the core three: two drummers, a guitarist, a four-person horn section, and Zeena Parkins on electric harp being processed through multiple effects boxes. The good folks at Big O Zine have now posted the show in its entirety online – via a hot-sounding audiende recording at Dime A Dozen, natch.

Lineup:
Ira Kaplan – guitar, piano, vocals
Georgia Hubley
drums, vocals
James McNew
bass, keyboards, vocals

Chad Taylordrums
Amy Garapic
drums
Zeena Parkins
harp
Mary Halvorson
guitar
Vincent Chancey
french horn
Roswell Rudd
– trombone
Daniel Carter
saxophone
Taylor Ho Bynum
– cornet

MP3: Yo La Tengo – Town Hall, New York, NY; March 23, 2017.

You can download the MP3s at the above link, along with artwork suitable for printing out. The full tracklist is below.


      Track 101
. Let’s Be Still 11:52
      Track 102
. Ohm 10:02
      Track 103
. Let’s Save Tony Orlando’s House 6:34
      Track 104
. Black Flowers 5:56
      Track 105
. Tom Courtenay 4:22
      Track 106
. Our Way to Fall 6:12
      Track 107
. Green Arrow 7:38
      Track 201
. Saturday 5:04
      Track 202
. Stupid Things 11:18
      Track 203
. Autumn Sweater 5:42
      Track 204
. Blue Line Swinger 19:42
      Track 205
. Nuclear War 10:17

 

MP3: Download Midnight Oil’s 5/18 Chicago Show

Power and passion par excellence…

By Uncle Blurt

There are a lot of us here at BLURT who are big fans of Australian rock bands, and Midnight Oil is near the top of the list. So your ol’ Uncle was mighty chuffed when news arrived that Peter Garrett & Co. would be barnstorming across North America throughout May for their “Great Circle 2017 Tour.” Last week they performed in Chicago, and now an audience recording of the show has surfaced on Dime A Dozen, with Big O zine picking up the ball and posting the MP3s, along with downloadable artwork, at their site.

MP3: Midnight Oil – The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL; May 18, 2017.

Worth noting: the Oils performed their fourth album, 1982’s 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 , in its entirety during the first set, then plenty more fan favorites and politically-charged hits. The full tracklisting is below.

Disc 1

      Track 101
. Intro 2:32
      Track 102
. Outside World 4:50
      Track 103
. Only The Strong 5:14
      Track 104
. Short Memory 5:41
      Track 105
. Read About It 5:01
      Track 106
. Scream In Blue 5:33
      Track 107
. US Forces 4:11
      Track 108
. Power And The Passion 9:01
      Track 109
. Maralinga 4:58
      Track 110
. Tin Legs And Tin Mines 4:46
      Track 111
. Somebody’s Trying To Tell Me Something 4:10
      Track 112
. Peter’s Band Introductions 1:44
      Track 113
. My Country 3:53
Disc 2
      Track 201
. When The Generals Talk 4:03
      Track 202
. Spirit of the Age 3:02
      Track 203
. Ships of Freedom 4:46
      Track 204
. Kosciusko 4:55
      Track 205
. The Dead Heart 6:40
      Track 206
. Beds Are Burning 4:17
      Track 207
. Blue Sky Mine 4:35
      Track 208
. Dreamworld 6:03
      Track 209
. Put Down That Weapon 4:39
      Track 210
. Truganini 4:44
      Track 211
. Forgotten Years 6:45
      Track 212
. Sometimes 5:03

MP3: Download Mac DeMarco’s 5/8/17 Brooklyn Show

By Uncle Blurt

A few nights after the May 5 release of his new album This Old Dog, Mac DeMarco commandeered an undisclosed location in Brooklyn for a live webcast showcasing mostly his new material. It’s now circulating on the web and of course the Big O zine in MP3 form, including downloadable artwork.

MP3: Mac DeMarco Live in Brooklyn, New York; May 8, 2017.

And a good time was clearly had by all, especially the artist. Full tracklisting is below.

      Track 00
. Setting up 2:16
      Track 01
. Dreams from Yesterday 5:42
      Track 02
. This Old Dog 5:51
      Track 03
. A Wolf Who Wears Sheep’s Clothes 3:48
      Track 04
. For the First Time 3:25
      Track 05
. Happy Birthday (for Andy) 2:26
      Track 06
. My Old Man 5:22
      Track 07
. One More Love Song 8:23
      Track 08
. On the Level 7:17
      Track 09
. Moonlight on the River 11:04