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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

 

MP3: Download Kendrick Lamar’s Coachella ’17 Set

Get some California lovin’, KL style.

By Uncle Blurt

I know what you’re thinking: Uncle Blurt, you never gave us the slightest hint that you were down with Kendrick! Au contraire, frere. I’ve got all his records on vinyl, so there. And now I’ve got his entire Coachella set from this year burned to CDR, complete with downloadable artwork, thanks to the archivists at the Big O zine.

MP3: Kendrick LamarEmpire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA; April 16, 2017.

The show was ripped from an HD webcast, so the quality is sweet. Tracks from all his albums are spotlighted – check the tracklist, below. And let’s face it: being able to listen to Coachella shows without having to actually BE at that clusterfuck for rich people is second only to not having to be at the Fyre Festival.

      Track 00
. crowd 3:04
      Track 01
. DNA * 3:20
      Track 02
. Element * 3:12
      Track 03
. King Kunta 3:59
      Track 04
. Untitled 2:25
      Track 05
. Untitled 3:30
      Track 06
. Goosebumps (Travis Scott cover, with Travis Scott) 4:10
      Track 07
. Backseat Freestyle 3:13
      Track 08
. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe 3:49
      Track 09
. That Part (ScHoolboy Q cover, with ScHoolboy Q) 3:33
      Track 10
. Lust * 3:27
      Track 11
. Money Trees 6:18
      Track 12
. XXX * 2:06
      Track 13
. Maad City 2:38
      Track 14
. Pride * 5:13
      Track 15
. Mask Off (Future cover, with Future) 3:32
      Track 16
. Alright 3:33
      Track 17
. God * 4:24
      Track 18
. Humble * 7:44
      Track 19
. Love * 4:34

MP3: Download Run The Jewels 3/1/17 NYC Show

Hey kids – stay calm!

By Uncle Blurt

You could say we love us some El-P and Killer Mike around the BLURT crib… even your aging ol’ uncle, who until a year ago still thought the term “rap” was what folks did back in the ’60s when they wanted to have a serious conversation. (I remember an Episcopal Church preacher who prided himself for his “rap sessions” with us teenagers… but I digress.) So Run the Jewels had an HDTV broadcast of their March 1 concert in New York last month, and it’s now up at the Big O zine for free download, complete with artwork.

MP3 – Run The Jewels: Terminal 5, New York, NY; March 1, 2017

The sound is pretty awesome, and guests who come out include Boots, Joi, Gangsta Boo, and Zach de la Rocha, so things get, uh, pretty lively, to say the least. They even close out with a wild cover of the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind.” Here’s the full tracklisting:

      Track 01
. intro (We Are the Champions) 1:56
      Track 02
. Talk To Me 2:55
      Track 03
. Legend Has It/Call Ticketron 9:12
      Track 04
. Blockbuster Night, Part 1 4:00
      Track 05
. Oh My Darling Don’t Cry 4:04
      Track 06
. Nobody Speak 2:27
      Track 07
. Hey Kids (Bumaye) 7:32
      Track 08
. Stay Gold/Don’t Get Captured 6:00
      Track 09
. Panther Like a Panther 2:56
      Track 10
. Everybody Stay Calm 2:40
      Track 11
. Love Again (Akinyele Back) (with Gangsta Boo) 5:40
      Track 12
. Lie, Cheat, Steal 3:55
      Track 13
. Early (with BOOTS)/A Report to the Shareholders 6:31
      Track 14
. banter 0:59
      Track 15
. Run the Jewels 4:52
      Track 16
. Happy Birthday (Mildred J Hill cover) 1:38
      Track 17
. Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (with Zack de la Rocha) 5:32
      Track 18
. Down (with Joi) 4:10
      Track 19
. Outro (Where Is My Mind? Pixies cover) 1:33

MP3: Download Patti Smith’s 4/16/17 Melbourne Show

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Band performs Horses plus selected faves.

By Uncle Blurt

It’s been nine years since the Patti Smith Group toured Australia, and even longer since I saw her, so to nab a very hot audience recording of Smith performing this past weekend in Melbourne is a treat indeed. Over at longtime Smith supporters the Big O zine, the Sunday evening show is now posted for free download, along with downloadable artwork.

MP3: Patti Smith – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Australia; April 16, 2017

It’s not only great sounding, it’s a raucous show as well; as Big O informs us, “The crowd sat for the first two songs, then during Birdland one enterprising young lady decided to make her way up to the front, which then led to a free for all abandoning of seats and everyone else rushing to the front and everyone in the stalls standing for the rest of the show.”

Added a reviewer at Australia’s The Age, “[Forty years after the release of Horses] and in the flesh, this holy figure spits, burps and whips her followers into a spiritual frenzy. Standing ovations were happening before the band played a note, and while the first couple of tracks built the mood – ‘Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine’ – ‘Birdland’ saw people get out of their seats and march down to the front and out in the aisles, dancing, clapping and reaching out for Smith to touch their hands like she was, well, the Pope.”

Below, check out the setlist. Lineup: Patti Smith – vocals, guitar (on My Generation); Lenny Kaye – guitar, bass, vocals; Jay Dee Daugherty – drums, bass; Tony Shanahan – keyboards, bass, vocals; Andy York – bass, guitar, vocals.

      Track 100
. Intro 0:38
      Track 101
. Gloria 6:28
      Track 102
. Redondo Beach 5:05
      Track 103
. Birdland 9:20
      Track 104
. Free Money 5:25
      Track 105
. Kimberley 5:28
      Track 106
. Patti talks 2:47
      Track 107
. Break It Up 4:16
      Track 108
. Patti talks 3:42
      Track 109
. Land/Gloria 15:45

      Track 201
. Patti talks 1:39
      Track 202
. Elegie 5:31
      Track 203
. Patti talks 2:17
      Track 204
. Privilege (Set Me Free) 4:16
      Track 205
. Dancing Barefoot 6:03
      Track 206
. Ghost Dance 5:10
      Track 207
. Patti talks 0:34
      Track 208
. Because the Night 5:11
      Track 209
. People Have The Power 5:36
      Track 210
. Encore Break 1:54
      Track 211
. My Generation (The Who cover) 9:26
 

MP3: Download Father John Misty 2/3/17 BBC Broadcast

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By Uncle Blurt

Here at the Blurt pirate ship (we’re moored just off the shore of Ireland, incidentally) we have a hard time reaching a consensus about Father John Misty; Joshua Tillman’s music is intermittently brilliant, occasionally self indulgent, and moderately interesting (if a bit ’70s soft-rock derivative). On my part, I’m on the fence – and I detest his latest bathtub fart, Pure Comedy, which came out last week via Sub Pop. (Nice colored vinyl for the 2LP set, though.)

But fans will dig this show posted for free MP3 download at the Big O zine recently.

MP3: Father John Misty – BBC Session (for Lauren Laverne show), BBC 6 Music Studios, Wogan House, London, UK; February 3, 2017

Check out a couple of album tracks, performed acoustically, and interview segments from the FM broadcast. The full tracklisting is below.

      rack 01
. Interview 9:10
      Track 02
. Ballad Of The Dying Man 4:10
      Track 03
. Interview 5:43
      Track 04
. Leaving LA 12:41
      Track 05
. Closing Comments 1:18

 

 

MP3: Download Wilco’s 2/25/17 Chicago FM B-cast

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Chicago is the place!

By Uncle Blurt

Love me some Wilco – the band is arguably the best American combo going right now. So here’s a good ‘un for all my fellow Wilco fanatics – the Chicago bros on home turf (the Chicago Theater, natch), serving up a heaping helping of recent album Wilco Schmilco alongside a ton of fun fan faves. The ever-diligent archivists at Big O zine have rounded up MP3 downloads of the FM broadcast Chicago punters were privy to, and there’s some sweet downloadable artwork as well. Link is below, followed by the full tracklising.

MP3: Wilco – Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL; February 25, 2017

Disc 1

      Track 101
. Announcer 2:11
      Track 102
. Normal American Kids 2:59
      Track 103
. If I Ever Was a Child 3:12
      Track 104
. Cry All Day 4:31
      Track 105
. Sunken Treasure 6:35
      Track 106
. Kamera 3:20
      Track 107
. The Joke Explained 3:48
      Track 108
. Someone to Lose 3:39
      Track 109
. Misunderstood 4:26
      Track 110
. The Lonely 4:12
      Track 111
. Impossible Germany 9:40
      Track 112
. Shouldn’t Be Ashamed 3:29
      Track 113
. We Aren’t the World (Safety Girl) 3:24
      Track 114
. Dawned on Me 4:14
      Track 115
. Theologians 4:55
65 mins

Disc 2

      Track 201
. Via Chicago 5:32
      Track 202
. Jesus, Etc 5:11
      Track 203
. Locator 4:40
      Track 204
. Heavy Metal Drummer 3:20
      Track 205
. I’m the Man Who Loves You 4:08
      Track 206
. Hummingbird 3:43
      Track 207
. The Late Greats 3:10
      Track 208
. Box Full of Letters 3:36
      Track 209
. Random Name Generator 4:40
      Track 210
. Red-Eyed and Blue 2:27
      Track 211
. I Got You (At the End of the Century) 4:00
      Track 212
. Outtasite (Outta Mind) 2:37
      Track 213
. Spiders (Kidsmoke) 10:35
      Track 214
. A Shot in the Arm (Acoustic) 4:32
63 mins

MP3d: Download Chuck Prophet 2/26/17 Vienna Concert

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Showcase for the rocker’s outstanding new album.

By Uncle Blurt

It’s no secret we’re big Chuck Prophet fans around the old BLURT saloon here – his new album Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins is one of his best recordings ever and yer ol’ Uncle has been on nonstop Spotify shuffle with it in the car since it was released last month. (Go HERE to read a review of his 2014 album Nightsurfer.) Prophet has hit the road behind it as well, and a couple of weeks ago he was in Vienna, where he positively smoked.

The good folks at the Big O zine have posted the set online as a free download, including downloadable artwork.

MP3: Chuck Prophet – Chelsea Bar, Vienna, Austria 2/26/17

You can check out the full setlist, below. Note that there’s a hefty sampling of Prophet fan faves (say that phrase real fast 5 times) alongside most of the new album – and it’s an outstanding, audience-sourced recording as well.

Disc 1

      Track 101
. Spoken intro/Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins * 4:38
      Track 102
. Ramona Say Yes 3:47
      Track 103
. Lonely Desolation 4:03
      Track 104
. banter/song intro 1:23
      Track 105
. Bad Year For Rock ‘n’ Roll * 3:47
      Track 106
. Temple Beautiful 4:33
      Track 107
. Alex Nieto * 4:58
      Track 108
. banter/song intro 1:27
      Track 109
. Barely Exist 6:10
      Track 110
. Jesus Was A Social Drinker * 5:06
      Track 111
. You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp) 9:56
      Track 112
. In The Mausoleum * 5:48
56 mins

Disc 2

      Track 201
. Ford Econoline 4:15
      Track 202
. banter/song intro 3:47
      Track 203
. Coming Out In Code * 2:33
      Track 204
. We Got Up And Played * 5:22
      Track 205
. Iodine 4:04
      Track 206
. Summertime Thing 9:15
      Track 207
. band intros/Countrified Inner City Technological Man 4:40
      Track 208
. Wish Me Luck 6:58
      Track 209
. Willie Mays Is Up At Bat 9:25
      Track 210
. Let Her Dance/Mr Pharmacist/band intros 7:00
58 mins

* Tracks from Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins.

MP3: Download Sharon Jones/Dap-Kings Live Shows + Leonard Cohen Shows

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As Jones herself said, “The show must go on.”

By Uncle Blurt

By any standard it’s been a brutal week or so in the music world, losing first Leonard Cohen, then Leon Russell, Mose Allison, archivist/rocker Billy Miller of Norton Records and A-Bones fame, punk pioneer and journalist Don Waller, and now Sharon Jones of the mighty Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. As we music fans typically do, we work our way through our grief by revisiting the music. So here we go…

Over at the ever-diligent site Big O, they’ve posted a number of terrific Cohen concerts for free download, complete with artwork, including this FM broadcast from ’76, which joins several others previously posted:

MP3: Leonard Cohen – Casino Barriere de Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland; June 25, 1976

92nd Street YM-YWHA (The Young Men’s-Young Women’s Hebrew Association) Hotel, New York City, New York; February 14, 1966

Paris Theatre, London, UK; Spring 1968

Birmingham Odeon, Birmingham, UK; December 8, 1979

Royal Albert Hall, London, UK; May 30, 1988

Meanwhile, this morning they also posted a hot audience Sharon Jones show from 2010, which joins a couple of others previously posted:

MP3: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI; May 22, 2010

Theatre de Verdure, Nice, France; July 10, 2014

Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY; December 3, 2015

Check ’em out and share ’em – the tracklistings for Cohen ’76 and Jones ’10 are below.

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Cohen 1976:

Disc 1
Set 1

      Track 101
. Bird on the Wire (1) 4:46 (11.5MB)
      Track 102
. So Long, Marianne 6:58 (16.7MB)
      Track 103
. Who by Fire 4:11 (10.1MB)
      Track 104
. Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye 4:38 (11.1MB)
      Track 105
. Store Room 5:09 (12.4MB)
      Track 106
. One of Us Cannot Be Wrong 4:45 (11.4MB)
      Track 107
. Lady Midnight 4:01 (9.6MB)
      Track 108
. There Is a War 5:26 (13.1MB)
      Track 109
. I Tried to Leave You 5:40 (13.6MB)
      Track 110
. Diamonds in the Mine 4:06 (9.9MB)

Set 2

      Track 111
. Chelsea Hotel #2 5:37 (13.5MB)
      Track 112
. The Stranger Song 5:57 (14.3MB)
      Track 113
. You Know Who I Am 3:05 (7.4MB)
Disc 2
      Track 201
. The Partisan 4:09 (10.0MB)
      Track 202
. Story of Isaac 4:45 (11.4MB)
      Track 203
. Famous Blue Raincoat 5:21 (12.8MB)
      Track 204
. Lover, Lover, Lover 6:17 (15.1MB)
      Track 205
. Sisters of Mercy 6:20 (15.2MB)
      Track 206
. Is This What You Wanted 5:28 (13.1MB)
      Track 207
. Suzanne 4:43 (11.3MB)
      Track 208
. The Butcher 5:03 (12.1MB)
      Track 209
. Bird on the Wire (2) 5:16 (12.6MB)
      Track 210
. Tonight Will Be Fine 4:08 (9.9MB)
      Track 211
. Joan of Arc 5:56 (14.2MB)
      Track 212
. Do I Have to Dance All Night 5:13 (12.5MB)

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Jones 2010:

      Track 101
. The Reason 4:37 (7.8MB)
      Track 102
. He Upset Your Dreams 2:20 (3.9MB)
      Track 103
. Wouldn’t You Rather Have Me 2:23 (4.0MB)
      Track 104
. Medley Intro 1:58 (3.3MB)
      Track 105
. If You Call 3:56 (6.6MB)
      Track 106
. Highway Of Lost Lovers/When The Saints Go Marching In 3:56 (6.6MB)
      Track 107
. Give It Back 3:43 (6.2MB)
      Track 108
. When I Come Home 9:54 (16.6MB)
      Track 109
. The Game Gets Old 4:02 (6.8MB)
      Track 110
. Tell Me 8:33 (14.4MB)
      Track 111
. She Ain’t A Child No More 4:07 (6.9MB)
      Track 112
. Window Shopping 5:31 (9.3MB)
Disc 2
      Track 201
. Better Things 3:51 (6.5MB)
      Track 202
. I’ll Still Be True 4:21 (7.3MB)
      Track 203
. Money 3:32 (5.9MB)
      Track 204
. Mama Don’t Like My Man 3:56 (6.6MB)
      Track 205
. I Learned The Hard Way 3:50 (6.5MB)
      Track 206
. Not Gonna Cry 2:55 (4.9MB)
      Track 207
. Got To Be The Way It Is 9:08 (15.4MB)
      Track 208
. This Land Is My Land 5:53 (9.9MB)
      Track 209
. Outro/That’s What I Love About You 3:45 (6.3MB)
      Track 210
. Encore Break 3:09 (5.3MB)
      Track 211
. I’ll Be There 2:39 (4.5MB)
      Track 212
. 100 Days 100 Nights 7:33 (12.7MB)

MP3: Download the Who’s 5-Volume “1969 Soundboard Tapes” Box

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The tapes Pete Townshend didn’t want you to hear….

By Uncle Blurt

Everyone knows that the Who’s Live at Leeds is one of the greatest ever live albums, but what some might not know is that originally, the band had soundman Bob Pridden recording the shows on its 1969 American tour in anticipation of culling a live album from the tapes. Pete Townshend, though, decided he didn’t like the results and had the tapes destroyed—or so he thought. A number of them did survive, and even though the official Leeds album was released, documenting a show the band did after getting back home to England, some of the mooted material wound up on such bootlegs as Accept No Substitute, Pure Rock Theatre, Live at Leeds Rejects, etc. (Pure Rock Theatre in particular was a terrific sounding boot, released in ’96 by the astute archivists at the Hiwatt label.)

So anway, the nicely-nicknamed “Prof. Stoned” has apparently been compiling and remastering as many of those surviving tapes as possible in order to create what he is called The Fall 1969 oundboard Tapes, a 5-volume collection (plus a 6th disc, a “highlights” anthology). It’s now available for free download over at the Big O zine, along with downloadable art and liner notes. Below is the tracklisting for the highlights release, along with the links to each of the five volumes. If you’re a fan of the ‘oo, this note’s for you, bubba.

VOLUME 1

VOLUME 2

VOLUME 3

VOLUME 4

VOLUME 5

      Track 01
. Jerry Pompili Introduction 0:36 (1.4MB)
      Track 02
. Heaven and Hell 4:14 (10.1MB)
      Track 03
. Can’t Explain 2:38 (6.3MB)
      Track 04
. Fortune Teller 2:45 (6.6MB)
      Track 05
. Tattoo 3:18 (7.9MB)
      Track 06
. Young Man Blues 5:25 (13.0MB)
      Track 07
. Overture 5:24 (13.0MB)
      Track 08
. It’s a Boy 0:41 (1.7MB)
      Track 09
. 1921 2:30 (6.0MB)
      Track 10
. Amazing Journey 3:21 (8.0MB)
      Track 11
. Sparks 4:35 (11.0MB)
      Track 12
. Eyesight to the Blind 1:56 (4.6MB)
      Track 13
. Tommy’s Holiday Camp 1:00 (2.4MB)
      Track 14
. We’re Not Gonna Take it 8:16 (19.8MB)
      Track 15
. Summertime Blues 3:25 (8.2MB)
      Track 16
. Shakin’ All Over 5:48 (13.9MB)
      Track 17
. My Generation 10:51 (26.0MB)

Tr. 03, 15-16: unknown place/date * – Taken from: Vol. 1 “State University of N.Y.”
Tr. 10: State University of New York, Stony brook, NY – October 18, 1969 – Taken from: Vol. 1 “State University of N.Y.”
Tr. 05: Capitol Theater, Ottawa – October 15, 1969 (1st Set) – Taken from: Vol. 2 “Capitol Theater”
Tr. 13-14: unknown place/date – Taken from: Vol. 2 “Capitol Theater”
Tr. 01, 07-12: Fillmore East, New York, NY – October 22, 1969 – Taken from: Vol. 3 “Fillmore East”
Tr. 17: Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA – October 19, 1969 – Taken from: Vol. 4 “Electric Factory”
Tr. 04: unknown place/date – Taken from: Vol. 4 “Electric Factory”
Tr. 02, 06: unknown place/date – Taken from: Vol. 5 “Acetates”

* has been labeled as “McDonough Gymnasium, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. – November 2, 1969″
(NB: Tr 10 is composite of two different recordings which appears only on this compilation.)