McLovin’ those deebs….
By Uncle Blurt
We love the dB’s around here, and have loved ‘em since the early ‘80s, so that makes us doubly appreciative of the most excellent dB’s-centric music blog The dB’s Repercussion. (Tagline: “Every cult band needs a cult.”) It features topnotch writing and, frequently, rare or unusual tracks for free download—all with the musicians’ permission, of course.
So the latest post at the site is particularly special: a free download of what the folks there are calling Repercussion – The Album Revisited. It takes the original 13-song tracklisting of the group’s second album Repercussion and synchs up 13 live versions and demos of the same tunes, and the quality is pretty sweet, too. (There’s also a 14th “mystery track” for all you hardcore fans and ‘deebs geeks.)
Check it out at the Repercussion blog. The image above shows the tracklisting, and here are the sources:
01, 05, 12 = NYC 1982-04-XX (sbd – venue, day unknown)
02, 06, 08, 13 = The Ritz, NYC 02/XX/82 (FM – master tape source)
03 Chris Stamey demo, c. 1981
04 Holsapple-Stamey studio recording, 2009
07 Reunion Show, Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, NC 1988-05-15 (sbd)
09–11 = Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC 1981-10-24 (sbd)
14 = mystery track; info contained in the file tags