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THE LAST WALTZ: Tragically Hip

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It was a night for tears and laughter, and a lot of reflection—upon what it means to be a rock band, how it feels to be staring down death, and why there’s so much pride to be taken in being Canadian. Below, watch and/or listen to the entire final concert from August 20 in Kingston, Ontario.

BY BLURT STAFF

For the final show of their Man Machine Poem tour—and quite possibly their final show, period, as vocalist Gord Downie had announced in May that he had terminal brain cancer—the Tragically Hip chose to connect with an entire nation and not simply the 20,000+ audience in their Kingston, Ontario, hometown. The concert was broadcast live by Canada Broadcasting Corporation to venues across the country, leading to a few million virtual attendees taking in Downie’s presumed final bow, and reveling in the collective glory of what has become perhaps the most beloved Canadian band in history.

Fellow countrymen Nickelback, who have sold gazillions more than the Tragically Hip, only wish they could get a fraction of this kind of respect. Not that the Hip have not sold a few records in their day.

The HDTV webcast has already been circulated extensively around the world via a very devoted Hip fanbase, and now the good folks at Big O zine have posted it for free MP3 download, along with relevant artwork.

MP3: Tragically Hip – Rogers K-Rock Centre, Assiniboine Park, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; August 20, 2016

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BLURT’s own editor, Fred Mills, happened to be vacationing in Canada  when the tour was concluding, and while he was not able to catch any of the farewell concerts, he says that on more than one occasion he encountered fans who expressed their deep devotion to the band. “Even some folks who seemed to be more diehard punk or indie types seemed to feel like this was a momentous moment—a ‘Last Waltz’ of sorts for the band and its fanbase,” noted Mills. “Given Downie’s medical status it was impossible not to be moved, almost to tears, while grasping that, for so many Canadians, this was their U2, their R.E.M., their Midnight Oil that they were saying goodbye to.

“I should add that when I was in the airport preparing for my flight back to the US, I picked up a newsstand copy of national magazine Maclean’s, kind of a cross between Time and USA Today, and it was a double issue with something like 25 pages devoted to the Hip, its history, its fans and admirers, and that final concert in Kingston. Reading that, I began to get a sense of just how important this group was to Canadians, something that I’d not quite figured out until now. In the Hip, fans saw a group of musicians who celebrated their very Canadian-ness, rather than trying to be just another big player on the global music scene.

“It’s hard to say goodbye to a band you love. Imagine how hard it is to say goodbye to that band when you know there’s no chance—ever—of one of those reunions we’ve come to take for granted.”

Maclean’s links:

JOSEPH BOYDEN’S SEVEN LOVE SONGS FOR GORD DOWNIE: Award-winning author Joseph Boyden’s emotional reflection on his relationship with The Hip’s Gord Downie—and ours, too.—Joseph Boyden and Amanda Boyden
HOW WE WILL MISS GORD DOWNIE AND THE TRAGICALLY HIP: What it means to the Hip — and to their fans — to tour and wave goodbye. —Michael Barclay
HERE’S HOW CANADA WATCHED THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A sold-out concert in Kingston, but viewing parties from coast to coast — and beyond. —Aaron Hutchins
ON THE TRAGICALLY HIP’S LAST STOP: ‘THIS IS CARPE DIEM.’ Michael Barclay on the rock’n’roll spectacle of the Man Machine Poem tour. —Michael Barclay
THE AMERICAN FANS WHO WATCHED THE TRAGICALLY HIP’S LAST EXIT: It wasn’t only Canadians who flocked to Kingston, Ont., for the Tragically Hip’s final concert. —Michael Barclay
THE TRAGICALLY HIP’S LAST SONG RINGS OUT ACROSS CANADA: Thousands of fans from Halifax to Vancouver sang the Tragically Hip’s last song, ‘Ahead By A Century.’

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As the CBC noted in its coverage of the concert, “Downie thanked fans for supporting the band during what could be its final tour. ‘On behalf of the boys and the men and women of our crew, thank you for a great tour and a great show,’ Downie said. ‘I really enjoyed the hell out of it. Thank you, thank you people for keeping me pushing.’”

Keep pushing, indeed. Godspeed, Mr. Downie. You have been an inspiration in so many ways.

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The band:
Gord Downie – vocals
Paul Langlois – guitar
Rob Baker – guitar
Gord Sinclair – bass
Johnny Fay- drums

Setlist:

      Track 101
. Fifty-Mission Cap 8:54 (14.9MB)
      Track 102
. Courage 5:01 (8.4MB)
      Track 103
. Wheat Kings 4:28 (7.5MB)
      Track 104
. At the Hundredth Meridian 3:31 (5.9MB)
      Track 105
. In a World Possessed by the Human Mind 3:56 (6.6MB)
      Track 106
. What Blue 3:02 (5.1MB)
      Track 107
. Tired As F— 3:22 (5.7MB)
      Track 108
. Machine 8:40 (14.6MB)
      Track 109
. My Music at Work 3:51 (6.5MB)
      Track 110
. Lake Fever 4:31 (7.6MB)
      Track 111
. Toronto #4 2:59 (5.0MB)
      Track 112
. Putting Down 3:17 (5.5MB)
      Track 113
. Twist My Arm 3:53 (6.5MB)
      Track 114
. Three Pistols 4:57 (8.3MB)
      Track 115
. Fiddler’s Green 4:22 (7.3MB)
      Track 116
. Little Bones 5:22 (9.0MB)
      Track 117
. The Last Of The Unplucked Gems 4:43 (7.9MB)
      Track 118
. Something On 3:25 (5.7MB)
      Track 201
. Poets 4:44 (8.0MB)
      Track 202
. Bobcaygeon 5:32 (9.3MB)
      Track 203
. Fireworks/applause 10:39 (17.9MB)
Encore 1
      Track 204
. New Orleans Is Sinking 4:54 (8.2MB)
      Track 205
. Boots or Hearts 3:41 (6.2MB)
      Track 206
. Blow at High Dough/applause 10:42 (18.0MB)
Encore 2
      Track 207
. Nautical Disaster 4:32 (7.6MB)
      Track 208
. Scared 5:00 (8.4MB)
      Track 209
. Grace, Too/applause 10:33 (17.7MB)
Encore 3
      Track 210
. Locked In The Trunk Of A Car 5:39 (9.5MB)
      Track 211
. Gift Shop 5:40 (9.5MB)
      Track 212
. Ahead By A Century 8:54 (14.9MB)

Bonus: CBC Music presents The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration Post-Show [Interview]

      Track 01
. Interview – Part A 8:48 (14.8MB)
      Track 02
. Interview – Part B 7:10 (12.1MB)
      Track 03
. Interview – Part C 7:11 (12.1MB)
      Track 04
. Interview – Part D 7:44 (13.0MB)

 

Track Premiere: Viv and the Sect “Bleserone”

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Straight outta Nuggetsville: Mexican garage rockers’ debut album drops late next month via Get Hip.

By Blurt Staff

If some culturally tone-deaf clods get their way, come November there will be a big wall built around Mexico, and it’ll be up to us music lovers to start digging tunnels—otherwise we won’t be privy to the fiery likes of Mexico City’s Viv & the Sect. Starting out as a trio in 2012, the now-quartet has their ‘60s psych, garage, folk-rock and R&B down, folks, as this exclusive track from their upcoming album This Will Pass ably demonstrates. Check out “Bleserone”:

Due Sept. 30 by, you guessed it, eminent garage label Get Hip, This Will Pass is perfectly described as having a “raw, edgy, dark sound” with an intensity in the songs hearkening back to the ‘60s punk/garage outfits of the Back From the Grave and Teenage Shutdown compilations. It was produced in Mexico by Hugo Quezada (Robota). The group has also been compared to the like of such ‘60s West Coast icons as Love, the Music Machine and Electric Prunes. With the assistance of Get Hip mainman and Cynics guitarist Gregg Kostelich (the band has also toured with the Cynics), plus mastering from the mighty Jim Diamond, Viv and the Sect have got a full length debut worthy of being talked about alongside those names.

Did someone say wax? The rec’s limited to 500 copies, with 150 on opaque yellow vinyl, 150 on opaque violet, and 200 on black, jack.

Online: facebook.com/vivandthesect

Track Premiere: The Maggie’s Marshmallows “No Friend of Mine”

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Another Nuggets-worthy gem: Prague garage rockers to debut via Get Hip full length in late September.

By Blurt Staff

 Cue it up and it’ll be instantly familiar: “No Friend Of Mine,” that sneers-and-fuzztone-laced ‘60s garage classic from Texas’ The Sparkles, subsequently covered by pretty much every garage band worth its salt—including Pittsburgh’s Cynics, whose guitarist also helms the Get Hip label, which is the astute music biz establishment that recently signed Prague-based band The Maggie’s Marshmallows, who just happen to have covered “No Friend Of Mine” on their self-titled Get Hip debut album, due out Sept. 30. We here at BLURT are chuffed to premiere it for you, our discriminating (and garage-loving) readers, so check it out:

The album was recorded in France, of all places, and boasts production by the mighty Jim Diamond, so you know that’s an additional trademark of quality. The young, female-fronted Czech combo is clearly influenced by all things ‘60s, from garage-punk and psych to surf to (as they advise us) Mexican soap opera soundtracks. As our own contributor Jonathan Levitt astutely notes, “The album hits that sweet spot of hearing familiar sounds in creative new ways. If there is one band that I’ve heard of late that might go a few rounds with the Cynics, I’d say this Czech trio stands a fighting chance.”

Amen to that. Incidentally, if you’re smart you’ll grab the wax, jack – 150-gram opaque cream vinyl at that.

On the web: facebook.com/themaggiesmarshmallows

MP3: Download Alejandro Escovedo’s 7/29/16 Concert

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Show is pure Al, including a Mott the Hoople cover…

By Uncle Blurt

Since it’s no secret we here at BLURT are massive Alejandro Escovedo fans, let’s just cut to the chase: a couple of weeks ago he and his latest combo (he calls it The Alejandro Escovedo Experience, fittingly enough) played a small venue in Texas and now the diligent archivists over at Big O zine have posted it in MP3 format so all of us can enjoy it.

MP3: Alejandro EscovedoDosey Doe Music Café, Conroe, Texas; July 29, 2016.

Lineup:
Alejandro Escovedo – vocals, guitar
Brian Standefer- cello
Sean Giddings – keyboards
Scott Laningham – drums
Daniel Durham – bass

The setlist, below, speaks for itself. His between-song patter is pretty great as well. Don’t miss his version of “All the Young Dudes,” either. Big O also has downloadable artwork should you want to cache ‘n’ carry the tunes.

      Track 101
. Talk 4:27 (7.5MB)
      Track 102
. Five Hearts Breaking 9:15 (15.5MB)
      Track 103
. Bottom Of The World 5:44 (9.6MB)
      Track 104
. Talk 1:29 (2.5MB)
      Track 105
. Sally Was A Cop 7:49 (13.1MB)
      Track 106
. Talk 3:33 (6.0MB)
      Track 107
. San Antonio Rain 4:39 (7.8MB)
      Track 108
. Talk 1:24 (2.4MB)
      Track 109
. Sister Lost Soul 5:26 (9.1MB)
      Track 110
. Talk 3:09 (5.3MB)
      Track 111
. Rosalie 6:12 (10.4MB)
      Track 112
. Chelsea Hotel ‘78 13:01 (21.9MB)

      Track 201
. Talk 3:04 (5.2MB)
      Track 202
. Down In The Bowery 9:21 (15.7MB)
      Track 203
. Talk 2:55 (4.9MB)
      Track 204
. Arizona 4:41 (7.9MB)
      Track 205
. Talk 1:29 (2.5MB)
      Track 206
. Always A Friend 6:30 (10.9MB)
      Track 207
. Crowd/Talk 2:45 (4.6MB)
      Track 208
. All The Young Dudes (David Bowie) 4:38 (7.8MB)
      Track 209
. Talk/Tuning 1:54 (3.2MB)
      Track 210
. Sabor A Mi 6:09 (10.3MB)
      Track 211
. Castanets 5:19 (8.9MB)

 

MP3: Download the 7/29/16 David Bowie Prom Tribute Concert

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Ground control to major John – shape up, sir.

By Uncle Blurt

Last weekend in London, Berlin’s musical collective s t a r g a z e and its Artistic Director André de Ridder mounted a special tribute concert billed as the David Bowie Prom 2016. Joining the collective were John Cale, Marc Almond, Neil Hannon, Conor O’Brien, Laura Mvula, Paul Buchanan, Jherek Bischoff, Anna Calvi and Amanda Palmer, and everyone had a grand old time interpreting the late icon’s music. Now the entire show is available as MP3 downloads over at Big O Zine, along with printable artwork.

MP3 – Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK; July 29, 2016.

The sound quality is uniformly excellent as the show was also broadcast over the airwaves via the BBC. The full tracklist is below – Amanda Palmer apparently was the standout performer, while curiously enough, John Cale was not received all that favorably by the critics in attendance.

      Track 100a
. Radio Three introduction 2:12 (3.7MB)
      Track 100b
. 6Music introduction and interviews 11:43 (19.7MB)
      Track 101
. Warszaw (arr s t a r g a z e) 4:35 (7.7MB)
      Track 102
. Station to Station (Neil Hannon, Amanda Palmer, Conor O’Brien) 7:09 (12.0MB)
      Track 103
. The Man Who Sold the World (Conor O’Brien) 5:35 (9.4MB)
      Track 104
. This Is Not America (Elf Kid, Neil Hannon) 5:24 (9.1MB)
      Track 105
. Life On Mars (Marc Almond, arr Anna Meredith) 5:30 (9.2MB)
      Track 106
. Lady Grinning Soul (Anna Calvi, Jherek Bischoff, arr Jherek Bischoff) 6:40 (11.2MB)
      Track 107
. Ashes to Ashes (Paul Buchanan, Jherek Bischoff, arr Jherek Bischoff) 5:59 (10.1MB)
      Track 108
. Fame (Laura Mvula, arr Greg Saunier) 5:29 (9.2MB)
      Track 109
. Let’s Dance (arr Greg Saunier) 1:41 (2.8MB)
      Track 110
. Girl Loves Me (Laura Mvula, Paul Buchanan, arr s t a r g a z e) 5:44 (9.6MB)
      Track 201
. I Can’t Give Everything Away (Paul Buchanan, arr Josephine Stevenson) 6:23 (10.7MB)
      Track 202
. Blackstar (Anna Calvi, Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff, James McVinnie, arr Jherek Bischoff) 11:33 (19.4MB)

      Track 203
. Heroes (Anna Calvi, Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff, arr Jherek Bischoff) 4:05 (6.9MB)
      Track 204
. Always Crashing in the Same Car (Philippe Jaroussky, arr David Lang) 6:16 (10.5MB)
      Track 205
. Starman (Marc Almond, arr Anna Meredith) 6:39 (11.2MB)
      Track 206
. Rebel Rebel (Members of the House Gospel Choir, arr Greg Saunier) 1:27 (2.4MB)
      Track 207
. Valentine’s Day (John Cale, arr John Cale) 6:22 (10.7MB)
      Track 208
. Sorrow (John Cale, Anna Calvi, arr John Cale) 5:49 (9.8MB)
      Track 209
. Space Oddity (John Cale, House Gospel Choir, arr John Cale) 9:14 (15.5MB)
      Track 210
. After All (Conor O’Brien, Marc Almond, Philippe Jaroussky, Amanda Palmer, James McVinnie) 6:31 (11.0MB)
      Track 211
. Let’s Dance (arr Greg Saunier, Jherek Bischoff) 3:34 (6.0MB)

 

 

MP3: Download Radiohead’s 7/2/16 Switzerland Concert

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Band touring in support of what is reportedly (?) their final album.

By Uncle Blurt

While Radiohead’s latest album A Moon Shaped Pool is not necessarily generating the types of rave reviews the UK band is accustomed to, the group still can be mesmerizing in concert. Their July 2 show was broadcast over the radio, and now you can grab MP3s of the gig as a free download, complete with printable art, courtesy the sharp archivists at Big O zine.

MP3: Radiohead: OpenAir St Gallen, Sittertobel, St Gallen, Switzerland; July 2, 2016.

The show is missing “Exit Music,” which was performed but not broadcast, while three other songs were not broadcast in their entirety, so the compiler of the MP3s has subbed in versions of those three from other broadcast sources. The full tracklisting is below.

      Track 101
. Intro/Burn The Witch * 5:01 (8.4MB)
      Track 102
. Daydreaming * 5:18 (8.9MB)
      Track 103
. Decks Dark * 4:57 (8.3MB)
      Track 104
. Desert Island Disk * 7:47 (13.1MB)
      Track 105
. Ful Stop * 5:19 (8.9MB)
      Track 106
. Lucky 4:12 (7.1MB)
      Track 107
. Talk Show Host 5:56 (10.0MB)
      Track 108
. Lotus Flower 4:52 (8.2MB)
      Track 109
. No Surprises 3:55 (6.6MB)
      Track 110
. Pyramid Song (different broadcast) 4:56 (8.3MB)
      Track 111
. The Numbers * 5:43 (9.6MB)
58 mins

      Track 201
. Identikit * 5:22 (9.0MB)
      Track 202
. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi 5:24 (9.1MB)
      Track 203
. Everything in Its Right Place 5:09 (8.6MB)
      Track 204
. Idioteque 4:44 (8.0MB)
      Track 205
. Bodysnatchers 4:32 (7.6MB)
      Track 206
. Street Spirit (Fade Out) 5:50 (9.8MB)
      Track 207
. Bloom 6:07 (10.3MB)
      Track 208
. Paranoid Android 6:19 (10.6MB)
      Track 209
. Nude 4:18 (7.2MB)
      Track 210
. 2 + 2 = 5 (different broadcast) 3:03 (5.1MB)
      Track 211
. There There (different broadcast) 5:30 (9.3MB)
Exit Music (For A Film) – not broadcast
      Track 212
. Karma Police 6:05 (10.2MB)
63 mins

* Tracks featured on A Moon Shaped Pool.

MP3: Download a Live Case/lang/Veirs Show from 6/16/16

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A distaff CSN, perhaps?

By Uncle Blurt

With their new collaborative album in stores and notching critical kudos left and right, Neko Case, kd lang and Laura Veirs are clearly on a roll. A month or so ago they did a live webcase performance for Oregon Public Broadcasting that was aired over HDTV, and the audio has now been posted online for free download via the Big O gang. You can nab downloadable artwork as well.

MP3: Case/lang/Veirs – OPB Studios, Portland, Oregon; June 16, 2016.

The music is about as sweet as it comes, showcasing not only their album but their uncommonly fine group vocals. Below, check out the complete tracklisting.

      Track 01
. Atomic Number 3:42 (6.2MB)
      Track 02
. Honey And Smoke 3:13 (5.4MB)
      Track 03
. Song for Judee 3:18 (5.5MB)
      Track 04
. Blue Fires 3:28 (5.8MB)
      Track 05
. Delirium 2:55 (4.9MB)
      Track 06
. Greens of June 5:06 (8.6MB)
      Track 07
. Behind the Armory 3:02 (5.1MB)
      Track 08
. Best Kept Secret 4:10 (7.0MB)
      Track 09
. 1000 Miles Away 3:28 (5.8MB)
      Track 10
. Supermoon 4:00 (6.7MB)
      Track 11
. I Want to Be Here 3:30 (5.9MB)
      Track 12
. Down I-5 3:44 (6.3MB)
      Track 13
. Why Do We Fight 3:06 (5.2MB)
      Track 14
. Georgia Stars 4:53 (8.2MB)

 

 

 

Alan Vega 1938-2016 R.I.P.; Download Live Vega Concert from ‘81

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The original electro thug-punk Elvis from hell has left the building.

By Blurt Staff

When Alan Vega passed away this past weekend (July 16), the music community felt the psychic equivalent of a crack in the earth’s crust. To say Vega, along with his Suicide bandmate Martin Rev, was an influential artist would be a massive understatement; the duo literally helped write the book on electronics-infused rock, channeling elements of punk, garage, and rockabilly and pushing them through a minimalist pulsing/huffing sieve of synth-powered sound.

Vega was 78 at the time of his death. According to the New York Times, “His death was announced in a statement from his family posted by the musician Henry Rollins, a longtime friend. The statement said he died in his sleep but did not say where he died or specify a cause. Mr. Vega had a stroke in 2012, but had continued to work as a visual artist…. Mr. Vega had exhibitions of his art in France and New York. And last year the Invisible-Exports gallery on the Lower East Side presented what it said was his first full exhibition of new work since 1983.”

Vega is survived by his wife Liz and son Dante.

We’ll have a Vega special here at the website in a couple of days, including a pair of exclusive interviews from our archives. Below, listen to a recording of a Vega solo show in Boston in ’81 that was posted online by Big O zine in tribute to Vega. Meanwhile, Blurt editor Fred Mills offers the following as his own personal tribute:

“I was lucky enough to see Suicide in the early ‘80s (my memory is hazy), but more recently, the fall of 2011, Vega and Rev descended upon Asheville, NC, to take part in the then-annual Moogfest electronica festival, and yours truly and fellow Suicide enthusiast Steven Rosen were in attendance and summarily blown away. From our report:

“Late that night, Suicide took stage at the Orange Peel club for a fiery, no-nonsense and angry
play-through of their first album, 1977’s Suicide. The muscular Martin Rev, standing by his synth and looking revved up, commanded his droning, buzzingly ominous electronic music with proud authority, stalking around stage between songs like he’d just dunked a game-winning three-pointer.

“Vocalist Alan Vega, for his part, stomped and swayed like he’d been bitten by something painful and wasabout to fall over. And when someone in the crowd gave him a requested cigarette (a violation of the no-smoking policy), he puffed so voraciously and defiantly it was scary – like a dying man’s last wish. But he howled, exclaimed and chanted the lyrics with the kind of punk authority that’s now folkloric.
“After “Rocket USA,” with its cautionary refrain, “It’s 1977/Whole country’s doing a fix/It’s doomsday, doomsday,” he shouted in complaint, “And look at the country now.” His meaning, one presumes, is that it’s only gotten worse with time. But Suicide’s music only has gotten
better.”
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MP3: Alan Vega – Spit, Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA; Summer 1981

      Track 01
. Kung Fu Cowboy 4:42 (7.9MB)
      Track 02
. intro 0:33 (941k)
      Track 03
. Fireball (cut off) 3:38 (6.1MB)
      Track 04
. intro 0:24 (665k)
      Track 05
. Hot Date 5:51 (9.8MB)
      Track 06
. intro 0:26 (722k)
      Track 07
. Jukebox Baby 5:20 (9.0MB)
      Track 08
. intro 1:04 (1.8MB)
      Track 09
. Otis Redding 4:53 (8.2MB)
      Track 10
. break 1:02 (1.8MB)
      Track 11
. Bye Bye Bayou 7:25 (12.5MB)
      Track 12
. outro 1:26 (2.4MB)

 

MP3: Download PJ Harvey’s 6/7/16 Slovakia Show

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Let Slovakia shake…

By Uncle Blurt

Last month PJ Harvey performed in Slovakia as part of her promotion behind ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project. The show was webcast via HDTV, and now the diligent archivists over at Big O zine have kindly posted it as an MP3 download along with downloadable artwork.

MP3: PJ Harvey – Pohoda Festival, Urpiner Stage, Letisko, Trencin, Slovakia; June 7, 2016

In addition to some choice fresh material there are blistering versions of such PJH classics as “50ft Queenie,” “Down by the Water” and “To Bring You My Love.” The full tracklisting is below.

      Track 01
. Chain of Keys 5:54 (9.9MB)
      Track 02
. The Ministry of Defence 4:13 (7.1MB)
      Track 03
. The Community of Hope 2:56 (4.9MB)
      Track 04
. The Orange Monkey 3:24 (5.7MB)
      Track 05
. A Line in the Sand 4:00 (6.7MB)
      Track 06
. Let England Shake 4:15 (7.2MB)
      Track 07
. The Words That Maketh Murder 4:06 (6.9MB)
      Track 08
. The Glorious Land 4:04 (6.8MB)
      Track 09
. Medicinals 3:12 (5.4MB)
      Track 10
. When Under Ether 2:44 (4.6MB)
      Track 11
. Dollar, Dollar 5:59 (10.1MB)
      Track 12
. The Wheel 6:19 (10.6MB)
      Track 13
. The Ministry of Social Affairs 4:34 (7.7MB)
      Track 14
. 50ft Queenie 2:38 (4.4MB)
      Track 15
. Down by the Water 3:59 (6.7MB)
      Track 16
. To Bring You My Love 6:52 (11.5MB)
      Track 17
. River Anacostia 9:13 (15.5MB)
      Track 18
. Near the Memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln 3:31 (5.9MB)

 

MP3: Download Mercury Rev’s Glastonbury ’16 Set

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Funny birds, indeed…

By Uncle Blurt

While I don’t think I could ever bring myself to attend the annual Glastonbury Festival in England – been there (twice in the ’80s and ’90s), done that (sitting in the mud for nearly 24 hours ain’t a lot of fun no matter what drugs you are on) – but thanks to technology I don’t have to. instead, I can sit down in my La-Z-Boy in my air-conditioned double-wide and check out the audio and video of select G-bury performances. Such as Mercury Rev last week, currently touring in support of The Light In You. It was recorded from an HDTV webcast so the sound is excellent.

MP3: Mercury Rev – Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, The Park Stage, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK; June 25, 2016

The show was posted by the ever-generous folks over at Big O zine so give ’em a hand. The full tracklisting is below.

      Track 01
. The Queen of Swans 5:48 (9.8MB)
      Track 02
. The Funny Bird 5:30 (9.2MB)
      Track 03
. Central Park East 8:55 (15.0MB)
      Track 04
. Holes 5:21 (9.0MB)
      Track 05
. Snowflake in a Hot World 9:50 (16.5MB)
      Track 06
. October Sunshine 4:36 (7.7MB)
      Track 07
. Lincoln’s Eyes 1:07 (1.9MB)
      Track 08
. Goddess On A Highway 4:49 (8.1MB)
      Track 09
. Opus 40 9:21 (15.7MB)
      Track 10
. The Dark Is Rising 7:27 (12.5MB)