ROBERT CRAY – BBC 1986-1991

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BBC Broadcasts 1986-1991 [no label, 3CD]
Live at Glastonbury (June 22, 1986); Glastonbury (June 19, 1987); Hammersmith Odeon 1988; Hammersmith Odeon 1991. Very good to excellent BBC Radio 1 FM broadcasts.

Blues musician Robert Cray started getting a rap with his Bad Influence (1983) and False Accusations (1985) albums and became a contender with the crossover Strong Persuader (1986), which yielded the Smoking Gun single.

Thanks to Fergyuk for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

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BBC Radio 1 FM > Marantz ST320L Tuner > Aiwa or Teac cassette recorder (master cassettes) > wave capture, track markers & burned to cdr using Magix ACL > accuraterip to flac level 8.

Disc 1
Glastonbury 1986
Track 101. Don’t Touch Me 4:03
Track 102. Where Do I Go From Here? 4:17
Track 103. That’s What I’ll Do 2:40
Track 104. Porch Light 6:24
Track 105. Right Next Door 4:27
Track 106. Phone Booth 4:46

Glastonbury 1987
Track 107. Bad Influence 3:47
Track 108. I Guess I Showed Her 4:02
Track 109. Right Next Door 5:26
Track 110. T-bone Shuffle 4:52
Track 111. New Blood 5:41
Track 112. Playin’ In The Dirt 5:16
56 mins

Disc 2
Hammersmith Odeon 1988
Track 201. I Guess I Showed Her 2:18
Track 202. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark 4:34
Track 203. Last Time 6:29
Track 204. Don’t You Even Care 5:02
Track 205. Still Around 5:40
Track 206. Night Patrol 5:35
Track 207. I Can’t Go Home 7:43
Track 208. Gotta Change The Rules 2:25
Track 209. Playing In The Dirt 6:57
Track 210. Nothin’ But A Woman 4:53
Track 211. Smoking Gun 6:39
59 mins

Disc 3
Hammersmith Odeon 1991
Track 301. Phone Booth 4:51
Track 302. I Guess I Showed Her 4:33
Track 303. These Things 6:52
Track 304. The Forecast 5:16
Track 305. Where Do I Go From Here? 6:28
Track 306. Move A Mountain 6:13
Track 307. Consequences 4:58
Track 308. Things You Do To Me 6:10
Track 309. Holding Court 6:19
Track 310. Walk Around Time 8:25
60 mins

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Chicago 1987 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Pavillion UIC, Chicago, IL; March 24, 1987. Very good to excellent FM broadcast. Paris Theatre; London, UK; 1979. Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA; February 22, 1984 – very good audience recording.

In the light of Chrissie Hynde’s debut solo album, Stockholm, which was released in June 2014, here are some Pretenders between 1979 and 1987, especially for those who enjoy the group’s Learning To Crawl album.

Thanks to devilwilly for sharing the Chicago/London tracks at Dime.

devilwilly noted:

This one is the TRUE complete concert which was broadcast in this form as far as I know only once on NDR 2 (Germany) in two parts in 1988. The whole concert is about 100 minutes and absolutely fantastic. The filler is the approximately a 30-minute BBC concert at the Paris Theatre, London from 1979, taken from the ORIGINAL (not the bootleg!) BBC Transcription LP.

Chicago 1987: Tuner – Grundig T 7500 > DAT > PC > WaveLab + plugins > Traders Little Helper [Level 8]
Paris Theatre 1979: BC Transcription LP > TDK C60 > Transfer to PC with Nakamichi Dragon > WaveLab + plugins > Traders Little Helper [Level 8]

Thanks also to blg/JEMS/MS Archive for sharing the Seattle 1984 tracks at Dime.

Taper: MS. Source: Nakamichi 700’s > Sony TC-D5m
Audio Transfer: MS master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth-adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96 Audacity 2.0 capture) > iZotope MBIT+ convert to 16/44.1
Mastering (BLG): Adobe Audition > Izotope Ozone 5 > WavePad (tracking) > xACT (tags) > FLAC

Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:20
Track 102. Room Full Of Mirrors 5:47
Track 103. Message Of Love 3:30
Track 104. The Adultress 4:02
Track 105. Time The Avenger 4:53
Track 106. Kid 4:47
Track 107. Light Of The Moon 4:31
Track 108. My Baby 4:41
Track 109. Private Life 7:33
Track 100. Hymn To Her 5:54
Track 101. Chill Factor 5:49
Track 102. Back On The Chain Gang 5:18
Track 103. My City Was Gone 5:19
Track 104. Up The Neck 4:42
68 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Bad Boys Get Spanked 5:03
Track 202. Middle Of The Road 4:10
Track 203. Precious 4:10
Track 204. Don’t Get Me Wrong 4:26
Track 205. Brass In Pocket 4:51
Track 206. Mystery Achievement 5:20
Track 207. The Wait 3:20
Track 208. Outro 0:07

Paris Theatre; London, UK; 1979
Track 209. The Wait 3:53
Track 210. Stop Your Sobbing 3:08
Track 211. Kid 3:44
Track 212. Cuban Slide 5:12
Track 213. Brass In Pocket 3:19
Track 214. Tattoes Love Boys 3:31
Track 215. Mystery Achievement 5:22

Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA; February 22, 1984
Track 216. Show Me 4:31
Track 217. Thin Line Between Love and Hate 4:20
Track 218. Watching the Clothes 2:47
Track 219. Thumbelina 3:53
76 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 21 October 2014 at

Throughout history, those who have copied the most have also always been the most prosperous, and for that reason. Bans on copying, like the copyright and patent monopolies, are just plain industrial protectionism. By Rick Falkvinge.

It often helps to understand present time by looking at history, and seeing how history keeps repeating itself over and over. In the late 1700s, the United Kingdom was the empire that established laws on the globe. The United States was still largely a colony – even if not formally so, it was referred to as such in the civilized world, meaning France and the United Kingdom. The UK had a strictly protectionist view of trade: all raw materials must come to England, and all luxury goods must be made from those materials while in the UK, to be exported to the rest of the world. Long story short, the UK was where the value was to be created.

Laws were written to lock in this effect. Bringing the ability to refine materials somewhere else, the mere knowledge, was illegal. “Illegal copying”, more precisely.

Click here for the article.


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SWR3 New Pop Festival 2014 [no label, 1CD]
Live in Baden Baden, Germany; September 11, 2014. Excellent audio, extracted from EinsPlus HD broadcast.

London Grammar are a relatively new British electronic pop trio formed by Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic ‘Dot’ Major; and they have been getting quite a buzz. They released their debut album, If You Wait, in September 2013.

London Grammar’s music has been described as “a blend of ambient, ethereal and classical sounds” with melancholy guitar, soaring vocals, plaintive lyrics and in the case of the track “Hey Now”, very heavy sub-bass. – wikipedia

Think trip-hop, or what trip-hop did next: chillout – given a bit of 2013 spit and polish. – The Guardian

Thanks to Verue and galexanders08011972 for sharing the show on the net.

Track 01. Intro 1:09
Track 02. Hey Now 8:23
Track 03. Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me 3:48
Track 04. Interlude 4:48
Track 05. Wasting My Young Years 4:25
Track 06. Flickers 7:10
Track 07. Nightcall 5:04
Track 08. Sights 4:56
Track 09. Stay Awake 3:02
Track 10. Strong 6:51
Track 11. Metal & Dust 5:39
56 mins

Hannah Reid – vocals
Dan Rothman – guitar
Dominic ‘Dot’ Major – keyboards, percussion

Click here for the tracks.


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Lee Kung-lok’s 3D Naked Ambition (2014) is a look on the lighter side of the Japanese adult video industry but with Chapman To and his unlikely comments on the stuff of Hongkongers, the film has become much more relevant in spite of itself. Stephen Tan reviews.

While thousands of Hongkongers took to the streets to take part in the Occupy Central movement (click here), many at home ended up watching TVB series, Line Walker, trying to figure out the undercover agents in the policier. Perhaps the more pertinent and certainly the more resonant film is Lee Kung-lok’s 3D Naked Ambition (2014). In the face of actual police brutality, Naked Ambition star, Chapman To, posted on Facebook: “When Chapman To, the one who offends everyone, speaks up, (it can be) a small thing. But now, Chow Yun Fat, the one whom everyone wants to take a picture with, says you are doing something. Even Tony Leung, the one who doesn’t speak a lot, has spoken. You are in big trouble.”

Click here for the article.


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Featuring David Crosby
Back To The Nest [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Rockefellers, Houston, TX; August 21, 1988 (early show). Very good soundboard.

David Crosby was arrested and jailed on drug and weapons charges in Texas in May 1982. Crosby was sentenced to two terms, but the conviction was overturned; arrested several more times, he finally turned himself in to the authorities in December 1985. He would spend eight months in prison. Based on a promise he made to Crosby should he clean himself up, Neil Young  rejoined CSN in the studio upon Crosby’s release from prison for American Dream in 1988. – Wikipedia

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2006.

Uploader’s notes: “The first live appearance of David Crosby after prison.”

The Graham Nash Band
Track 01. Military Madness 3:10
Track 02. Pre-Road Downs 3:53
Track 03. Chippin’ Away 4:49
Track 04. Over The Wall 4:10
Track 05. Keep Away From Me 4:14
Track 06. I Used To Be A King 5:49
Track 07. Glass And Steel 5:08

David Crosby, Graham Nash and the band
Track 08. Critical Mass 1:23
Track 09. Wind On The Water 5:07
Track 10. Just A Song Before I Go 2:34
Track 11. Carry Me 4:35
Track 12. Compass 5:48
Track 13. Guinnevere 6:24
Track 14. Our House 5:01
Track 15. Teach Your Children 3:08

Bonus (Late Show)
Track 16 Chicago    3:59
70 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 19 October 2014 at

Crawley 1993 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Outside-In, Hawth Centre, Crawley, UK; September 1993. Excellent FM broadcast.

While the music is not considered ear-shattering, it is also not for the faint-hearted.

Thanks to PsyKies for sharing the tracks at Dime.

PsyKies noted:

Recorded by me off air direct from the original broadcast in 1993 to a Panasonic Hi-Fi VHS video recorder in SP audio only mode. Sometime in the mid to late 1990s I misguidedly transferred all my radio recordings to VHS LP audio mode. This combined with the age of the tapes has resulted in some evident distortion throughout. Transferred to CD-R in the late 1990s and converted to FLAC in September 2009.

BBC Radio 3 FM > Denon TU-400L tuner > VHS > VHS LP > Soundblaster 128 > CEP > CD-R > EAC > FLAC

Track 01. Improv – Part A 11:03
Track 02. Improv – Part B 10:24
Track 03. Improv – Part C 7:53
Track 04. Improv – Part D 4:58
35 mins

Tony Oxley – drums, voice
Derek Bailey – guitar
Pat Thomas – keyboards, electronics
Matt Wand – drum machine, tape switchboard

Click here for the tracks.


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BBC Session – Lauren Laverne Show 2014 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Maida Vale Studio 3, London, UK; October 10, 2014. Excellent digital broadcast.

Formed in Manchester in the early ’80s, James have survived label collapses, lineup changes, hiatuses and illness to become one of the biggest live indie acts in the UK, regularly selling out huge venues to their legion of hardcore fans. They released their 12th LP, La Petit Mort, in June this year and sees the band adding a synth-inspired layer to their trademark indie sound. Earlier this year James also won the Steve Lamacq’s ‘Manchester World Cup’, and followed up their victory by playing the inaugural live session edition of Now Playing @ 6 Music with Tom Robinson, before heading off to the Latitude Festival.

Thanks to smiler40 who recorded and shared the show at Dime.

Digital Satellite (live) broadcast 2014-10-10 MPEG1 layer 2 48kHz @ 160kbps
BBC Radio 6 Music > DVB-S > TBS 6984 > DVBviewer > .ts > VLC (demux) > .mp2 > Mpeg2Schnitt (trimming) > .mp2

Track 01. Interview A 12:42
Track 02. Interview B 3:40
Track 03. Introduction 0:33
Track 04. Moving On 4:46
Track 05. Sometimes 4:38
Track 06. Interview 6:29
Track 07. Interrogation 5:40
Track 08. Hymn From A Village 3:58
Track 09. All I’m Saying 5:27
Track 10. Interview 5:50
Track 11. Getting Away With It 4:58
Track 12. Come Home 5:18
Track 13. Closing Comments 0:46
65 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 18 October 2014 at

First LP Rehearsals [no label, 1CD]
Unknown venue and date. 1971(?) Good to fairly good soundboard. [First time in circulation.]

Thanks to Professor Goody for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Professor Goody noted:

I’ve received a beautiful gift and I want to share it with the world. Starting right here. It’s just a little thing. Nothin’ huge… Well, not “huge” in actual size. It’s a teeny, tiny little thing… I’ll say it here before someone else does… Wish there was more… This is unbelievable stuff, friends. I can’t wait for you to hear it… Then, since it goes by so quick, you won’t feel guilty about hitting the “replay”… None of this has appeared anywhere before, for any price, or in any official capacity. Figured someone might ask…

One thing I’d like to recommend is to listen to one channel of these songs at a time for yourselves, at some point. Since the separation is so drastic, you can really hear just the guitar or vocal with very little of the other channel’s interference. I’ve chosen to leave it that way in mastering this tape, in order to maintain the archive as closely to how I found it before I did what I thought were the necessities to give it its rightful presentation.  And it’s got a nice old school vibe…

Click here for the lossless flacs.

Unknown generation SBD recording received in trade
Transfer: Nak Dragon through an Avid MBox Mini III into a PC
foobar2000 (WAV) > Audition (Amplified RC from 00:00:00:00 – 00:13:45:33 +6dB; Pitch Bender +34 cents; Noise removal; Track splits, fades) > TLH [Align sector boundaries; FLAC Level 8]

Track 01. No Whispering! 0:15
Track 02. Crazy Captain Gunboat Willie – No Whispering! 14:41
Track 03. talk 1:38
Track 04. Cat Fever 2:59
Track 05. Strawberry Flats 2:32
Track 06. The Fan (incomplete) 5:13
28 mins

Lowell George – guitar, vocals
Roy Estrada – bass, vocals (?)
Richie Hayward – drums, vocals (?)
Bill Payne – keyboards, vocals (?)

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London 1993 [no label, 1CD]
Live at The Apollo, Hammersmith, London, UK; February 5, 1993. Excellent BBC Radio 1 FM broadcast. Complete broadcast, incomplete show.

As a rock guitarist, Joe Satriani needs no introduction. After all, his former students include Steve Vai, Kirk (Metallica) Hammett; Alex (Testament) Skolnick; Larry (Primus) LaLonde and Charlie Hunter.

In October 1993, Satriani released his fifth studio album, Time Machine. While this Hammersmith setlist (below) did not include any of the album’s new songs, the selection did serve as an enticing curtain raiser to the then new album.

Thanks to Fergyuk for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

BBC FM > Marantz ST350L Tuner > Aiwa or Teac cassette rec > Cassette master > wav capture, track markers & cdr burn by Magix Audio Cleaner > Accuraterip to Flac level 8

Track 01. Satch Boogie 4:52
Track 02. Flying In A Blue Dream 5:29
Track 03. Summer Song 5:55
Track 04. Circles 3:38
Track 05. The Crush Of Love 7:53
Track 06. I Believe 5:25
Track 07. One Big Rush 3:27
Track 08. The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing 6:05
Track 09. Cryin’ 7:18
Track 10. Surfing With The Alien 5:10
56 mins

Click here for the tracks.

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