Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 1 September 2015 at

Tokyo 1979 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan; March 6, 1979. Very good FM broadcast.

Formed in 1974 in South London by brothers David Sylvian (born David Alan Batt) and Steve Jansen (born Stephen Batt), Richard Barbieri and Mick Karn, the band, which was initially nameless, opted to call itself Japan just before their first live gig in the mid-1970s. The name was intended by Sylvian to be temporary until they could think of something else, but ultimately became permanent. The following year they were joined by lead guitarist Rob Dean, and signed with German disco label Hansa-Ariola in 1977, becoming an alternative glam rock outfit in the mould of David Bowie, T Rex, and The New York Dolls although their initial material was guitar-based funk. Music fans generally tend to think of Japan as a new wave band. In 1978, they released a pair of LPs, Adolescent Sex and Obscure Alternatives, which received little notice at home or in the US but did find favor among Japanese audiences. – wikipedia

“A waif in Mao fatigues, a flourish of bottle-blond hair, face slapped with foundation” – perhaps it was that androgynous look that attacted the Japanese. But then, “he had a vocal phrasing which would have been familiar to anyone who had heard Bryan Ferry.”

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Thanks to fbauer (Tracks 01, 03, 05-10) and to bubcat (Tracks 02, 04, likely sourced from a vinyl rip) for sharing the show at Dime.

Track 01. Dont Rain On My Parade 3:05
Track 02. Obscure Alternatives 5:54
Track 03. Love Is Infectious 4:17
Track 04. Deviation 3:42
Track 05. European Son 5:08
Track 06. Suburban Love 6:17
Track 07. Ballad/Suburban Berlin 6:12
Track 08. Adolescent Sex 4:55
Track 09. The Unconventional 3:33
Track 10. Automatic Gun 4:46
48 mins

David Sylvian – voc, guitar
Mick Karn – bass (died of cancer in 2011 at the age of 52)
Steve Jansen – drums
Richard Barbieri – keys
Rob Dean – guitar

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 1 September 2015 at

If Pete Docter’s Inside Out (2015) feels like it’s drawn from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, it has none of the latter’s charm, unfolding trauma and imaginary beings, even if they are all inside the head, says Critic After Dark Noel Vera.

Call me perverse, but when folks praise Pete Docter’s Inside Out (2015) for originality I want to respond: “What originality?”

Characters in one’s head representing different emotions? Herman’s Head’s been cited (not especially good); Woody Allen did a skit in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid To Ask) with Tony Randall as the controlling intelligence, Burt Reynolds his communications officer, and Woody Allen in a white sperm suit, charging forward and yelling ‘let’s make babies!’ (‘See you at the ovaries!’ went the heroic reply).

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 31 August 2015 at

Long Beach 1979 [no label, 1CD]
Armed Forces Tour. Live at the Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA; February 14, 1979. Fairly to very good soundboard. Slight hiss.

Thanks to ALS for sharing this show on the net in 2005.

ALS noted:

Very good to excellent stereo soundboard although there is some tape hiss, which is most noticeable during the (relatively few) quiet moments. Terrific – 20 songs in 65 minutes. Ten songs from Armed Forces. Several rarely played songs including “Busy Bodies,” “Moods for Moderns,” and “Sad About Girls.”

Soundboard > Unknown > cdr trade > EAC > Sound Forge 6.0 > CD Wave > 1flac/1cd-da
Normalized volume after tape flip at beginning of T16.  Smoothed transitions between T18/T19 and T19/T20

Track 01. Goon Squad (fades in) 2:30
Track 02. Opportunity 2:47
Track 03. Oliver’s Army 3:07
Track 04. Busy Bodies 3:20
Track 05. Two Little Hitlers 3:33
Track 06. (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea 4:11
Track 07. Green Shirt 2:49
Track 08. Moods For Moderns 2:35
Track 09. No Dancing 2:54
Track 10. Sad About Girls 2:40
Track 11. Big Tears 3:22
Track 12. Motel Matches 2:09
Track 13. Accidents Will Happen 2:54
Track 14. Big Boys 2:44
Track 15. Party Girl 3:37
Track 16. Lipstick Vogue 3:28
Track 17. Watching The Detectives 5:08
Track 18. Pump It Up 6:03
Track 19. Peace, Love & Understanding 3:19
Track 20. Radio, Radio 2:29
66 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 30 August 2015 at

Washington 1976 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Carter Baron Amphitheater, Washington, DC; July 17, 1976. Complete King Biscuit Flower Hour show/reel. Very good to excellent FM stereo. Received this in a trade.

“This was The Band near the end of their run. They were just weeks away from their final concert (which became the overstuffed movie The Last Waltz) and Robbie Robertson left the band shortly after. This recording shows them as seasoned vets, playing material they’d been comfortable with for years.” Note: per the Bill Graham Archive, the actual date of this performance is now assumed to be 17 July 1976, not 16 August 1976 as stated in Band books and on King Biscuit Flower Hour bootlegs.

Track 01. Don’t Do It 5:40
Track 02. The Shape I’m In 4:09
Track 03. It Makes No Difference 7:23
Track 04. The Weight 5:01
Track 05. King Harvest 3:45
Track 06. Twilight 3:31
Track 07. Ophelia 3:50
Track 08. Tears Of Rage 5:59
Track 09. Forbidden Fruit 6:15
Track 10. This Wheel’s On Fire 4:03
Track 11. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 4:03
Track 12. The Genetic Method 4:03
Track 13. Chest Fever 4:31
Track 14. Up On Cripple Creeek 5:59
Track 15. The WS Walcott Medicine Show 4:06
73 mins

Robbie Robertson – guitar
Rick Danko – bass
Garth Hudson – organ
Richard Manuel – piano
Levon Helm – drums

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 30 August 2015 at

Unprovocative? Definitely. Certainly Day 1 (August 29) of the two-day Bersih 4 rally was anything but uneventful. From the start, Malaysians defied the ban on the yellow Bersih 4 T-shirts and came out in the thousands to march in Kuala Lumpur. The rally itself had been declared “illegal”. Bersih 4 organisers said that a total of 200,000 have attended the protest. While the organisers have helped to maintain peace and order and generally kept things cool, it was former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad who stole the limelight.

When Dr Mahathir dropped by at Dataran Merdeka (Indpendence Square) last night, news flashed across the internet. However, the irony was not lost on Justice Party vice-president Tian Chua, who had been detained under the Internal Security Act in 2001. Mahathir’s government had at that time accused Tian Chua and several activists, of trying to topple the government using “bombs, grenade launchers, Molotov cocktails, ball bearings and other dangerous weapons”.

Click here for the article.


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Attica Blues Big Band (featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant)
Antwerp 2015 [no label, 2CD]
Jazz Middelheim 2015. Live at Den Brandt Park, Antwerp, Belgium; August 14, 2015. Very good FM broadcast.

Archie Shepp once accompanied John Coltrane on the road. Together with Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Attica Blues Big Band, he will be performing reworks from his iconic album, Attica Blues (1972). – programme notes

Thanks to grateful_c2d for sharing the show at Dime.

Radio Klara FM (cable) > WinTV-HVR-3000 Soundcard > Adobe Audition (10db Boost) > WAV > CD Wave Editor (Tracking) > TLH [FLAC 8]

Disc 1
Track 101. Introduction by Lies Steppe 1:38
Track 102. Introduction by Archie Shepp 5:27
Track 103. Quiet Dawn 8:50
Track 104. Blues For Brother George Jackson 8:36
Track 105. The Cry Of My People 9:17
Track 106. Steam 7:54
Track 107. Come Sunday 6:47
49 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Mama Too Tight 9:23
Track 202. Deja Vu 6:49
Track 203. Goodbye Sweet Pops/Ujamaa 8:48
Track 204. Attica Blues 11:17
Track 205. Mama Too Tight (Reprise) 5:39
42 mins

Archie Shepp (tenor sax, vocals)
Cécile McLorin Salvant (vocals)
Tom Mc Clung (piano)
Daryl Hall (bass)
Famoudou Don Moye (drums)
Pierre Durand (guitar)
Marion Rampal (vocals)
Izidor Leitinger (trumpet)
Olivier Miconi (trumpet)
Christophe Leloil (trumpet)
Sébastien Llado (trombone)
Michaël Ballue (trombone)
Romain Morello (trombone)
Olivier Chaussade (alt sax)
François Théberge (tenor sax)
Virgile Lefebvre (tenor sax)
Jean-Philippe Scali (baritone sax)

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 29 August 2015 at

New York 1978 [no label, 1CD]
Live at The Bottom Line, New York, NY; September 11, 1978. Very good WNEW FM broadcast.


On September 11, 1978 the band played to the Bottom Line club. The show included six old hits, six tracks from the then new album, Return of the Wanderer, and one, at that stage, unrecorded track.

Having said it was six old hits, the band was not about to play them according to the records and gave unique performances – melody changes – lyric changes – riffs where none existed before – five of which are a must for any Dion fans. The exception is “Teenager in Love” used for audience participation and therefore not a true reflection of what the band could do.

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Thanks to the person who shared this show on the net in 2005.

Track 01. Introduction/Man in the Glass 6:45
Track 02. The Wanderer 3:51
Track 03. Ruby Baby 2:51
Track 04. Donna The Prima Donna/Crocodile Rock/Donna The Prima Donna 2:23
Track 05. Abraham Martin & John 3:54
Track 06. Buddy Holly anecdote 1:39
Track 07. I Wonder Why 3:32
Track 08. Guitar Queen 4:44
Track 09. (I Used To Be A) Brooklyn Dodger 5:12
Track 10. Lookin For The Heart of Saturday Night 5:12
Track 11. Story and Band Intros 2:10
Track 12. Midtown American Main Street Gang 7:04
Track 13. Radio announcement before encore/backstage interview 0:59
Track 14. The Pattern Of My Lifeline 6:16
Track 15. Runaround Sue 6:12
Track 16. Backstage interview before second encore 3:09
Track 17. A Teenager in Love 5:52
Track 18. Outro 1:18
73 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 29 August 2015 at

Hundreds of policemen have already taken up positions in areas surrounding Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) in Kuala Lumpur, as the Bersih 4 rally gathers steam, with police urging the crowd to keep away from the historic square.

Kuala Lumpur, August 29, 2015; 1:49 pm: At Lebuh Ampang, scores of policemen have lined up behind barricades in front of the Bar Council building in Leboh Pasar Besar. [At 2 pm, Malaysiakini estimated that 30,000 have gathered thus far at the rally vicinity.]

Police seal off the road at Leboh Pasar Besar. Also spotted were six Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) trucks including a water cannon, making their way into Dataran Merdeka. Earlier, the police’s K9 unit were seen making their rounds in the vicinity.

Thousands of Malaysians, many dressed in yellow, have begun flooding the city centre despite thinly-veiled threats of a state of emergency and Putrajaya’s declaration that the event is illegal.

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 29 August 2015 at

Malaysian blogger Anil Netto is in Kuala Lumpur to take part in Bersih 4, which is from August 29-30, 2015.

I arrived safely in KL this morning. I didn’t notice anything untoward apart from a police checkpoint not far from the city centre, but they seemed more interested in stopping lorries for some reason.

In the LRT, I noticed quite a number of young people, one of two of them with backpacks. I checked the return trains to the north. All full until September 2.

Roads in the city appear congested, and cars were crawling. A thick haze made breathing a little uncomfortable, but that is also an apt metaphor for the shroud of uncertainty hanging over the land.

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 29 August 2015 at

Paris 1979 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Theatre Le Palace, Paris, France; March 25, 1979. Very good to excellent mono FM broadcast.

George Thorogood’s “high-energy boogie-blues” sound became a staple of 1980s rock radio, with tracks such as “Bad to the Bone,” “I Drink Alone”, “Move It on Over,” “Who Do You Love?” and “House Rent Boogie/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, which became staples of classic rock radio. – wikipedia

A GT fan posted this comment at vivalesbootlegs:

The sound quality of this boot is pristine, crystal-clear, and well-balanced (instruments vs vocals). Taken from a French FM radio broadcast, all the DJ talk and station jungles are cut out, leaving nothing bu the good stuff. Lonesome George Thorogood & the Destroyers put in a kick-ass performance, and the crowd goes wild. I’ve got many GT boots in my collection, and I think that only one better than this would be GT @ the Cellar Door in Washington DC on 2.19.1979. This is a great recording and I highly recommend it!

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Thanks to original uploader guwamba; and to kcox5342 for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Artwork posted at vivalesbootlegs – Thanks!

FM > Master reel played on AKAI R2R machine > Zoom H4 > PC > Audacity for volume and tracking > FLAC > Wav (editing, see below) > FLAC

Track 01. House Of Blue Lights 3:43
Track 02. Ride On Josephine 7:15
Track 03. It Wasn’t Me 6:54
Track 04. The Sky Is Crying 10:16
Track 05. Madison Blues 6:24
Track 06. No Particular Place To Go 6:03
Track 07. Move It On Over 6:28
Track 08. Who Do You Love 4:57
Track 09. Johnny Be Good 5:43
58 mins

Click here for the tracks.

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