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TRANSVISION VAMP – OXFORD 1988

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 10 February 2016 at

TRANSVISION VAMP
Oxford 1988 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Oxford Polythechnic, Oxford, UK; October 21, 1988. Very good FM broadcast.

Here is something short, sweet and sultry. Wendy James of Transvision Vamp certainly predates all the new female singers who use sexy images to sell their music. Here they are, promoting their then debut album, Pop Art.

1986 saw the formation of British pop-punk band, Transvision Vamp. Wendy James, then 20, was the lead singer and focal point of the group, and attracted media attention with her sexually charged and rebellious image. The Vamps disbanded in 1991 and, two years later, James released her debut solo album, Now Ain’t the Time for Your Tears. The album saw James maintain the pop/rock sound she had become famous for; with the tracks written in its entirety by Elvis Costello, and several tracks co-written by his then wife Cait O’Riordan. – wikipedia

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Thanks to clownmaster for the transfer; and to thejim7782 for sharing the show at Dime.

Lineage:
BBC Radio 1 FM Broadcast > Unknown (Low) Gen Cassette > Technics RS-BX501 Stereo Cassette Deck > Roland R-05 > WAV > SD Card > PC > CD Wave Editor (Track Split) > FLAC [Level 8]

Track 01. I Want Your Love 3:58
Track 02. Pyschsonic Cindy 4:17
Track 03. Tell That Girl To Shut Up 3:41
Track 04. Baby I Don’t Care 4:55
Track 05. Revolution 88 (Revolution Baby) 5:36
Track 06. Sex Kick 6:23
Track 07. Andy Warhol’s Dead 3:52
33 mins

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PIRATE BAY TURNS INTO WORLD’S BIGGEST STREAMING SITE

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 10 February 2016 at

Thanks to the brand new Torrents-Time browser plug-in, The Pirate Bay has just transformed itself into the world’s largest streaming video portal. The popular torrent site now embeds ‘Stream It!” links next to all video torrents enabling them to be played in a window without users ever having to leave the site. By Andy of TorrentFreak.

In the beginning of February 2016, a new piece of software debuted alongside promises to revolutionize how people use torrents. Covered in an earlier article, Torrents-Time is a browser plug-in for Windows and Mac that allows people to view torrents embedded in a webpage and without need for an external torrent client.

The Torrents-Time team promised that their technology could transform any website into a simple to use streaming portal. Indeed, the first public application was Popcorntime-Online.io, a browser-based edition of Popcorn Time that for the first time used peer-to-peer transfers rather than resource hungry HTTP.

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KYUSS – DEMOS 1990/NORFOLK 1992

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 9 February 2016 at

KYUSS
Demos 1990/Norfolk 1992 [no label, 1CD]
Sons Of Kyuss demos; Palm Springs Area 1990; very good soundboard. Live at The Boathouse, Norfolk, VA; December 18, 1992. Fair audience recording (for fans only).

Kyuss was an American stoner rock band, formed in Palm Desert, California, in 1987 by Josh Homme (guitar), John Garcia (vocals), Brant Bjork (drums) and Chris Cockrell (bass). After releasing an EP under the name Sons of Kyuss in 1990, the band shortened its name to Kyuss and recruited Nick Oliveri. Over the next five years the band released four full-length albums, and one last split EP in 1997 as Kyuss and the newly formed Queens of the Stone Age. This tied up the loose ends of Kyuss and introduced the new band Queens of the Stone Age, which was at one time composed entirely of ex-Kyuss members. – wikipedia

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Thanks to bluejane99 for sharing the Sons Of Kyuss demos at Dime.

bluejane99 noted:

Great set from Kyuss in their very early days. Normalized and cleaned up. A few gaps fixed, removed numerous clicks (isolated each one, no usage of de-clicker over entire tracks), levels balanced. Volume drops smoothed out in tracks 3, 4 and 6. There is still tape hiss present, as no noise reduction or compression was used in this remaster. Big thanks to the original uploader for this rare gem. The demo tape was first first circulated from someone close to the band.

Lineage:
Studio > SBD > ? > CD > WAV > CDR (2) > WAV

Thanks to filos35 for sharing the Norfolk show at Dime.

Thanks also to geenuish for the Norfolk setlist.

Lineage:
shn > wav > flac 6

Sons Of Kyuss demos
Track 01. Freedom Run 6:03
Track 02. Stage III 5:42
Track 03. I’m Not 4:47
Track 04. Big Bikes 5:13
Track 05. Highway 74 4:59
Track 06. The Law 6:58
Track 07. Zero 4:47
39 mins

John Garcia – vocals
Josh Homme – guitar
Chris Cockrell – bass
Brant Bjork – drums

Norfolk 1992
Track 08. Molten Universe 1:18
Track 09. Green Machine 3:30
Track 10. Gardenia 5:35
Track 11. Thumb 3:58
Track 12. Writhe 3:33
Track 13. I’m Not 3:27
Track 14. Odyssey 3:47
Track 15. Allen’s Wrench 3:02
Track 16. Freedom Run 7:49
36 mins

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YANG WEI – CHICAGO 2015

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 8 February 2016 at

YANG WEI
Chicago 2015 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Levin Performance Studio, Chicago, IL; October 19, 2015. Very good FM broadcast.

To help usher in the Year Of The Monkey, here is pipa virtuoso Yang Wei, considered the “most outstanding pipa performer of modern times”.

Pipa player Yang Wei along with cellist Lee Cheng-Hou and pianist Laura Fenster perform works by Tarrega, Beethoven, He Zhan-Hao and Chen Gang and other traditional Chinese works live from the Levin Performance Studio. The program host and producer is Kerry Frumkin and the music producer is Mary Mazurek.

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Thanks to mdshrk1 for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

Picture by Todd Rosenberg, posted at wfmt.com – Thanks!

Lineage:
HD over FM > Sangean HDT-1 > Rotel-05 SE > SoundBlaster (Live! 24 bit External) > wav (CD Wave Editor) > flac

Disc 1
Track 101. Announcer 1:27
Track 102. Terrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra 5:32
Track 103. Announcer/Interview 7:46
Track 104. Three Sighs at the Guan Pass 4:34
Track 105. Announcer 1:50
Track 106. Beethoven: Trio in B flat Op 11 – Allegro con brio 9:47
Track 107. Beethoven: Trio in B flat Op 11 – Adagio 5:01
Track 108. Beethoven: Trio in B flat Op 11 – Allegretto 7:17
44 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Announcer/Interview 9:41
Track 202. Solos 9:45
Track 203. Announcer/Interview 7:32
Track 204. He Zhan-Hao and Chen Gang: The Butterfly Lovers 27:35
55 mins

Lineup:
Yang Wei – pipa
Lee Cheng-Hou – cello
Laura Fenster – piano

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DAN HICKS R.I.P. 1941-2016

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 7 February 2016 at

Dan Hicks, who helped keep the traditions of rock’s roots in country, bluegrass and swing alive with his band the Hot Licks, has died on February 6, 2016. He was 74 and had been battling throat and liver cancer for two years. With a style called “folk jazz,” the Hot Licks, which Hick formed in 1967, recorded their first album, 1969’s Original Recordings, for Epic, but when that proved unsuccessful, they moved to the acclaimed boutique label Blue Thumb Records. The three discs they recorded between 1971 and 1973 – Where’s the Money?, Striking It Rich and Last Train to Hicksville… the home of happy feet – saw them build their audience thanks to their combination of pre-rock sounds, musical virtuosity and, as evidenced by their album titles, off-beat sense of humor. But before they could further build upon Last Train‘s No. 67 chart placement, Hicks broke up the Hot Licks. Hicks is perhaps best known for the songs “I Scare Myself”, “Canned Music” and “How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?” – ultimateclassicrock.com

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DAN HICKS
Eureka, CA 1986 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Old Town Bar & Grill, Eureka, CA; December 22, 1986. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to johnieappel for sharing the show at Dime.

Thanks also to purdyshawn for helping out with the setlist.

Lineage:
SBD > ? > 2nd gen cassette Maxell XL II > Tascam 130 cassette deck > Soundblaster Audigy sound card > PC > Soundforge8 > CD Architect > CD > XLD > iMac > xACT > FLAC

Disc 1
Track 101. Along Come A Viper 3:14
Track 102. Blue Yodeler 7:24
Track 103. Up Up Up 6:02
Track 104. Bottoms Up! 5:06
Track 105. You Wouldn’t Want To Be In My Shoes 5:26
Track 106. I Scare Myself 10:43
Track 107. Hell I’d Go 4:24
Track 108. Milk Shakin Mama 7:08
Track 109. Payday Blues 5:00
Track 110. Level with Me Laurie 5:07
Track 111. The Buzzard was Their Friend 5:38
Track 112. I Saved My Lovin’ 6:07
72 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. My Sweet 3:14
Track 202. Hummin’ To Myself 5:10
Track 203. I Hear That Train A Comin Now 4:44
Track 204. Texas Kinda Attitude 4:31
Track 205. Who Are You 8:30
Track 206. O Reilly at the Bar 6:38
Track 207. A Magician 5:17
Track 208. The Guy with the Cool Come On 7:50
Track 209. Sweet Lorraine 7:01
Track 210. Barstool Boogie 6:39
Track 211. How Can I Miss You When You Wont Go Away? 7:39
68 mins

Lineup:
Dan Hicks – rhythm guitar, vocals
Danny Carin – guitar
Fingers – violin
David K Rose – bass

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JAZZ ON SUNDAY: CHUCK MANGIONE – BREMEN 1979/MONTREUX 1972

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 7 February 2016 at

CHUCK MANGIONE
Bremen 1979/Montreux 1972 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Aladin, Bremen, Germany; February 1, 1979. Very good radio broadcast. Live at the Jazz Festival, Casino (Pavillon), Montreux, Switzerland; June 23, 1972. Very good FM broadcast.

Feels So Good was such a huge hit for Chuck Mangione that one tends to think of the American flugelhorn player in the same vein as Kenny G. However, before he hit the big time, he played the trumpet in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, a chair previously held by greats such as Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Dorham, Bill Hardman and Lee Morgan. Still, Mangione’s brand of jazz tends to be a little on the sweet side (diabetics be warned).

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Thanks to rillenheini for sharing the Bremen and Montreux shows at Dime.

rillenheini noted:

Thanks to Lewojazz for the Bremen master file. The Montreux recording generally isn’t balanced very well and it seems that the engineer loved Steve Gadd’s bass drum the most. I have edited out most of the radio speaker’s unnecessary comments but otherwise made no alterations. Thanks to satchmo67 for additional information on this very rare recording.

Lineage:
Bremen: Nordwestradio broadcast (.mp2, 48 kHz, 320 kb/s) > HDD > Audacity (edits, fades, boost + 6,0 dB, flac) > TLH

Montreux: FM broadcast (mono) > r-t-r tape > CD > HDD > Audacity > TLH

Disc 1
Bremen 1979
Track 101. Listen To The Wind 10:26
Track 102. Chase The Clouds Away 10:08
Track 103. A Day After Our First Night Together 11:51
Track 104. Bellavia 7:38
Track 105. Children Of Sanchez 8:35
Track 106. Land Of Make Believe (incomplete) 5:02
54 mins

Chuck Mangione – trumpet, flugelhorn, electric piano
Chris Vadala – saxophone, flute
Grant Geissman – guitar
Charles Meeks – electric bass
James Bradley Jr – drums

Disc 2
Montreux 1972
Track 201. radio announcer 0:34
Track 202. St Thomas 6:38
Track 203. The Hill Where The Lord Hides 7:59
Track 204. Hi-Heel Sneakers 10:24
Track 205. The Legend Of The One-Eyed Soldier 13:39
Track 206. 60 Miles Young 12:00

Chuck Mangione – flugelhorn, electric piano, percussion
Gerry Niewood – saxophone, flute
Tony Levin – electric bass
Steve Gadd – drums

Bonus: Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY; August 29, 1997. Thanks to kingrue for sharing the track at The Traders’ Den.
Track 207. Feels So Good 7:27
59 mins

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BEIJING vs DC: THE BATTLE FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 7 February 2016 at

$ingapore’s nation-builder press are at it again. What with their less than insightful report of why Bangladeshi workers were repatriated (for a start no public trial), here comes support for America’s cold war against China via an opinion piece Dec 17, 2015 on Southeast Asia’s relations with China. We offer an alternative viewpoint from Tony Cartalucci.

The $traits Times published an opinion piece by the London-based Rob Edens. Wishfully titled, “South-east Asia fast becoming unfriendly territory for China,” it attempts to portray Southeast Asia as increasingly pivoting West toward Washington, coincidentally just as Washington was “pivoting” East toward Asia.

Lost on Edens appears to be the fact that physical infrastructure built beyond China’s borders becomes a long-term asset for those who cooperate in its construction, while Western “free trade” is in all reality, submission to foreign economic hegemony. Many aspects of “free trade” agreements are in fact, stripped verbatim from treaties that defined Colonial Europe and its subjugation of Southeast Asia.

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STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND BUDDY GUY – CHICAGO 1989

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 6 February 2016 at

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND BUDDY GUY
It’s Still Called The Blues [TSP-CD-166, 1CD]
Live at Buddy Guy’s Legends, Chicago, IL; July 30, 1989. Very good to excellent soundboard.

Hey, it was Buddy Guy’s 53rd birthday party! [As if they needed an excuse to jam!]

Thanks to mjagger for sharing the show at Dime.

Track 01. It’s Called The Blues 3:17
Track 02. Champagne And Reefer 25:50
Track 03. Mary Had A Little Lamb 8:39
Track 04. Leave My Girl Alone 18:46
57 mins

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DAVID BOWIE – THE LEON SUITES 1994 (R.I.P. 1947-2016)

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 6 February 2016 at

DAVID BOWIE
The Leon Suites 1994 [BOWSTAT018, 1CD]
Demos. Very good soundboard.

Here’s one more for the road…

Paperdragon, Bowie Station:

I talked to one of the musicians who is on this and got a more complete story. First, these aren’t outtakes at all and, second, they weren’t initially intended to be a Bowie album. The idea was to form a sort of supergroup behind Bowie and Eno, and record an album as a one-off project for that group. This is essentially that album. So what we have here is a fully-realized concept album for a group that never came into existence.

It was then presented to the record company, who as we all know rejected it as “uncommercial.” After that, Bowie used parts of it as the basis for an entirely new project, which became 1.Outside. So, had this been released, Outside would have never happened. So, rather than this being outtakes from Outside, it’s actually more true that Outside was based on outtakes from The Leon Suites, an album in its own right.

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Thanks to jallaweb (Jan Erik) for sharing the show at Dime.

Thanks also to Learm for the artwork

jallaweb noted:

These demos were recorded and rejected by the record company in 1994. The Leon Suites eventually turned into the 1.Outside album released in 1995. Parts of the three suites have been available on earlier bootleg releases but all of them have been sourced from low bitrate MP3s. This is the first release of the complete Leon Suit in a lossless version. The source of this recording is a CDR provided by Adam Bedstroke (patdrome). A lot of thanks goes out to him for letting these demos be shared amongst fans.

Bowie Station production 2016

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Track 01. Suite 1 – I Am With Name 22:09
Track 02. Suite 2 – Leon Takes Us Outside 21:29
Track 03. Suite 3 – Enemy Is Fragile 27:37
72 mins

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MAURICE WHITE R.I.P. 1941-2016

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 5 February 2016 at

EARTH, WIND & FIRE
Rotterdam 1988 [no label, 2CD]
Live at The Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; November 2, 1988. Very good soundboard/FM (?)

Maurice White, the co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died in his sleep in Los Angeles on February 3, 2016 at the age of 74. White served as the band’s main songwriter and record producer, and was co-lead singer (along with Philip Bailey). White won seven Grammys, and was nominated for 21 Grammys in total. The group’s hits included September, Boogie Wonderland, Shining Star and After The Love Has Gone. White was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the late 1980s (some put it at 1992), which led him to eventually stop touring with Earth, Wind & Fire in 1994. However, White retained executive control of the band, and remained active in the music business.

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Thanks to lucasn for sharing the show at Dime.

Disc 1
Track 101. Intro/September 6:09
Track 102. Fantasy 5:26
Track 103. After The Love Has Gone 7:11
Track 104. Shining Star 4:32
Track 105. You And I 6:27
Track 106. Let’s Groove 6:48
Track 107. That’s The Way Of The World 10:46
48 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Sheldon Reynolds Interlude 3:56
Track 202. Maurice on Kalimba 5:38
Track 203. Boogie Wonderland 4:30
Track 204. Magic Mind 8:05
Track 205. Reasons 16:36
Track 206. Touch The World (fade out) 3:02
42 mins

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