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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 9 September 2014 at

After wowing international audiences with The Raid 2, Indonesia hits another homerun with The Mo Brothers’ Killers (2014) – it’s bloody hands across the waters as a Japanese serial killer eggs on an Indonesian vigilante. Stephen Tan reviews.

Coming from South-east Asia, there is much to be impressed about in The Mo Brothers’ Killers (2014), an Indonesia-Japan effort that is not shy about violence, blood and gore.

In the film’s opening minutes, a woman is chased through the woods and caught. She has a plastic bag over the head and is strapped to a chair. The camera records what Nomura does – he bashes the woman’s head with the hammer; removes the plastic bag and watches the life drain out of her. In this age of the internet, Nomura uploads videos of his victims’ death throes. If there were no snuff videos, Nomura would have invented them.

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NEIL YOUNG – BBC IN CONCERT 1971

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 8 September 2014 at

NEIL YOUNG
BBC In Concert 1971 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the TV Centre, BBC, London, UK, 1971. (BBC In Concert TV broadcast on February 23, 1971.) Excellent radio broadcast.

The Harvest album would only be released in February 1972 and there was a time when Neil Young was still trying to get a handle on “new” songs such as Old Man and even Heart Of Gold.

This show previously appeared on the Broken Arrow boot (DVDs of the BBC In Concert show have been in circulation among fans for a long while now) but these tracks came from a BBC broadcast on July 24, 2014.

Thanks to Other for sharing the tracks at Mind-Warp Pavilion.

Thanks also to Rustygrumpy for the artwork (modified here).

Lineage:
BBC 6Music Radio I Player (Chris Hawkins presents) > Nero Sound > Wave 48000 Hz (DAT) 16bit PCM Wave > TLH > Flac8

Track 01. Intro/Out On The Weekend 4:14
Track 02. Old Man 4:00
Track 03. Journey Through The Past 3:07
Track 04. Heart Of Gold 5:06
Track 05. Don’t Let It Bring You Down 3:26
Track 06. A Man Needs A Maid 4:00
Track 07. Love In Mind 1:54
Track 08. Dance Dance Dance 2:15
28 mins

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DAN FOGELBERG – SANTA MONICA 1976

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 7 September 2014 at

DAN FOGELBERG AND FOOLS GOLD
Santa Monica 1976 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Santa Monica Civic Center, Santa Monica, CA; March 6, 1976. Very good FM broadcast.

In the liner notes to Portrait – The Music of Dan Fogelberg from 1972-1997, Paul Zollo wrote: “Hitting the road in 1974 with Fool’s Gold, a young band from Illinois, [Dan Fogelberg] toured for the next two years. “Suddenly we were rock stars. These were heady days. We were soaking it up, and thought we were more important than we were. But really we were just these kids from Illinois with high voices.”

But it was Nether Lands in 1977 that Fogelberg felt was a critical album. He said: “When I made Nether Lands, I felt that I had finally made a grown up record. That I wasn’t a kid anymore, and that I was finding my own voice as a writer.”

According to an AP article, Fogelberg’s music was powerful in its simplicity. He did not rely on the volume of his voice to convey his emotions; instead, they came through in his soft, tender delivery and his poignant lyrics. Songs like “Same Old Lang Syne,” in which a man reminisces after meeting an old girlfriend by chance during the holidays, became classics not only for his performance, but also for their engaging story lines. Later in his career, he would write material that focused on the state of the environment, an issue close to his heart. In 2007, Fogelberg died of cancer. He was 56.

Thanks to JerryRocks for sharing the tracks at Lossless Legs.

Lineage:
FM > ? > CDR > WAV > FLAC

Disc 1
Track 101. Coming Out Of Hiding (Fools Gold) 5:20
Track 102. Rain Oh Rain (Fools Gold) 4:44
Track 103. Another Old Song 5:53
Track 104. Stars 3:07
Track 105. Crow 5:07
Track 106. Old Tennessee 3:12
Track 107. I Was Never Much 2:06
Track 108. Del Buen Pastor 2:47
Track 109. Looking For A Lady 3:05
Track 110. To The Morning 7:05
Track 111. Song From Half Mountain 5:33
Track 112. What In The World 4:33
Track 113. Illinois 4:20
Track 114. Morning Sky 3:26
Track 115. Captured Angel 2:57
Track 116. Comes & Goes 2:31
66 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Morning Sky 6:19
Track 202. Captured Angel 2:55
Track 203. Anyway I Love You 7:10
Track 204. Big Bad John (Richard Bowden) 4:10
Track 205. Long Way Home 5:17
Track 206. Aspen and These Days 7:54
Track 207. Somebody’s Been Telling You Stories 8:48
Track 208. Part of the Plan 3:19
Track 209. Band intros 0:42
Track 210. As The Raven Flies (with Joe Walsh) 10:31
Track 211. There’s A Place In The World For A Gambler (with Don Henley & Don Felder) 7:42
65 mins

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THE NEXT-GENERATION COPYRIGHT MONOPOLY WARS WILL BE MUCH WORSE

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 7 September 2014 at

We’ve been manufacturing without a license in our homes for 30 years now. It’s about to go physical. Maybe that will wake legislators up to the bigger picture. If not, we’re in for something much worse. By Rick Falkvinge.

We’ve been manufacturing our own copies of knowledge and culture without a license for quite some time now, a practice known first as mixtaping and then as file-sharing.

Home mass manufacturing of copies of culture and knowledge started some time in the 1980s with the Cassette Tape, the first widely available self-contained unit capable of recording music. It made the entire copyright industry go up in arms and demand “compensation” for activities that were not covered by their manufacturing monopoly, which is why we now pay protection money to the copyright industry in many countries for everything from cellphones to games consoles.

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JETHRO TULL – LONG BEACH 1970

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 6 September 2014 at

JETHRO TULL
Long Beach 1970 [Flying M Productions, 2CD]
Live at The Arena, Long Beach, CA; April 19, 1970. Fairly good audience recording.

Here’s one for the collectors, especially those who bought the “My God” vinyl way back when. The tracks My God and Sossity, You’re A Woman were previously released on “My GOD” (ATHAP ASCAN Records MG 1-A).

As music fan kneesfudd said: “Back then, when we didn’t have millions of titles to choose from in our genre of choice, boot vinyl was the lifeblood which supplemented the regular collection. Really looked forward to those catalogs in the mail.”

Thanks to flyingM for sharing the tracks at Lossless Legs.

Lineage:
Recorded from the Orchestra, Section A, Row 20, Seats # 6 & 7.
Source:
1 Sennheiser 805 shotgun microphone > Uher 4000 1/2 track R2R Recorder @ 7 1/2 ips on 5″ 3M Scotch tapes
My Copy (1980′s):
1/2 track 5″ diameter Masters played back on Tandberg 9000X > Teac An-180 (Dolby) > Revox B-77
Transfer to DAT (1996):
Revox B-77 > Teac AN-60 (Dolby) > Phase Linear 1000 (auto-correlator)> Sony DTC-690 @ LP
Transfer to Hard Drive (2012):
Otari DTR-8S > Korg MR-2000s > Audiogate > Audacity > CD Wav > Flac (Level  > Stamp ID3 tag editor
Transfer notes:
The master tapes had to be flipped every 22-23 minutes.
Reduced bandwidth from DAT tape at Long Play speed (32 KHz sample rate has a max. freq. of 16 KHz).

Disc 1
Track 101. Introduction and “sit down in front” requests from the crowd 1:06
Track 102. Nothing Is Easy 7:28
Track 103. My God 11:56
Track 104. To Cry You A Song (tape flip-spliced) 5:12
Track 105. With You There To Help Me 13:09
Track 106. Sossity, You’re A Woman/Reasons For Waiting/Sossity You’re A Woman (tape flip) 7:09
46 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Dharma For One 7:57
Track 202. Drums 6:52
Track 203. Dharma For One (reprise) 1:54
encore: (tape flip)
Track 204. We Used To Know 3:19
Track 205. Guitar Solo 11:52
Track 206. For A Thousand Mothers 4:27
Track 207. the crowd and goodnight 1:09
38 mins

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MARVIN GAYE – TOKYO 1979

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 5 September 2014 at

MARVIN GAYE
Tokyo 1979 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan; November 13, 1979. Very good soundboard/radio broadcast?

On April 1, 1984, Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father following an altercation with his father after he intervened in an argument between his parents. He was 44.

For many, Marvin Gaye’s career peaked in the ’70s with the What’s Going On (1971) and Let’s Get It On (1973) albums. While these albums continue to keep him in the public eye (Britain’s NME were champions of these albums), Gaye’s career never soared and he even moved to Europe for a while, which also helped him cleaned up his drug use. Sexual Healing in 1982, with the Sexual Healing single, marked a return to form for Gaye, which unfortunately ended in 1984.

Thanks to RandyBayers for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Lineage:
SBD > ? > CDR > EAC > FLAC

Track 01. Got to Give It Up 9:35
Track 02. After The Dance 6:15
Track 03. What’s Going On 2:05
Track 04. Save The Children 3:23
Track 05. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 6:55
Track 06. Funky Space Reincarnation 6:10
Track 07. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 3:44
Track 08. Band Intro/Trouble Man 4:00
Track 09. Ain’t That Peculiar/You’re A Wonderful One 2:22
Track 10. Stubborn Kind of Fellow 1:05
Track 11. Pride and Joy 0:49
Track 12. Little Darlin’ (I Need You) 0:57
Track 13. I Heard It Through the Grapevine 1:45
Track 14. Hitch Hike 1:06
Track 15. You 0:56
Track 16. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby 2:22
Track 17. Distant Lover 5:21
Track 18. Thank You/Goodnight 5:23
65 mins

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KATE BUSH – LONDON 2014 (Opening Night)

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 5 September 2014 at

KATE BUSH
Before the Dawn
London 2014 [no label, 3CD]
Live at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London, UK; August 26, 2014. Very good audience recording.

Kate Bush live… it’s been 35 years. Altogether, Kate Bush will be performing 22 shows at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith from August 26 to October 1.

NME: 35 Years Was Well Worth The Wait

“Where’ve you been?” Kate Bush asks nonchalantly, beaming widely as the second standing ovation of the night greets the close of her first song, ‘Lily’. Thirty-five long years in the waiting and, at first, incredible as it was to even believe it was happening, it seemed as if Kate Bush’s legendary reluctance to tour had made for a somewhat more restrained show than the all-singing, all-dancing, all-acting extravaganza that was 1979’s The Tour of Life. Bush found that experience so exhausting that she more than once had to be carried offstage.

Thanks to crox for recording and sharing the tracks at Dime.

Front cover by philouze; back cover by AMMMMM – Thanks!

Lineage:
At933/ES933C [cards] with 4.7k mod > Naiant Tinyhead [00:15 o'clock] > PCM-M10 line-in 16 bit, 44.1 kHz, Limiter ON, [lvl 6-7] > WAV > CEP 2.1 trimmings > Wave Repair 4.9.3 indexing > Flac level 8.

Disc 1
Track 101. House PA Eberhard Weber playback/House announcement 4:33
Track 102. Lily 4:53
Track 103. Hounds of Love 3:54
Track 104. Joanni 6:17
Track 105. Top of the City 6:28
Track 106. Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) 5:58
Track 107. King of the Mountain 6:51
39 mins

Disc 2
The Ninth Wave
Track 201. Video: phoning the coastguards 4:35
Track 202. Video: And Dream of Sheep 4:14
Track 203. Under Ice 3:03
Track 204. Waking the Witch 7:24
Track 205. Skit: Father and son 3:18
Track 206. Watching You Without Me 6:54
Track 207. Jig of Life 5:50
Track 208. Hello Earth 7:40
Track 209. The Morning Fog 5:47
Encore:
Track 210. Among Angels 3:09
Track 211. Cloudbusting 10:37
63 mins

Disc 3
A Sky of Honey
Track 301. Prelude 5:26
Track 302. Prologue 1:35
Track 303. An Architect’s Dream 8:43
Track 304. The Painter’s Link 1:47
Track 305. Sunset 6:46
Track 306. Aerial Tal 6:17
Track 307. Somewhere in Between 9:03
Track 308. Tawny Moon 13:11
Track 309. Nocturn 6:38
Track 310. Aerial 10:19
70 mins

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BECK – REDMOND 2014

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 4 September 2014 at

BECK
Redmond 2014 [no label, 2CD]
Live at Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA; August 20, 2014. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Beck has long outworn his slacker and “loser” comparisons but it is still a bit ironical that, currently, it is his cover of Rod Stewart’s Da Ya Think I’m Sexy (with Jenny Lewis) that is getting the buzz. His latest release, Morning Phase, is said to be a companion piece to his 2002 album, Sea Change. Given this “retrospective” look on Morning Phase, has Beck reached a critical juncture in his music?

Live, Beck still has the ability to toss out quips at will: “Thanks for coming out tonight. This is one of the most picturesque gigs of the year that we’ve done…” “If you wanna open up that window on the side of your head, say ‘Hell yes!’” And if you thought the Bee Gees (circa Lying Eyes) went away, give Blue Moon a spin.

There must be a certain sense of achievement when Beck spoke towards the end of Loser: “The first time I ever played this song in Seattle, I didn’t even have a band, I just had a boombox, and I just sang the song with a boombox…”

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

Picture by Sunita Martini, posted at seattlemusicnews.com – Thanks!

Lineage:
Zoom H2 > WAV > Audacity to raise volume and try to reduce bass > CD Wave for track splitting > Flac

Disc 1
Track 101. Devils Haircut 4:38
Track 102. Black Tambourine 3:13
Track 103. Soul Of A Man 2:37
Track 104. Loser 3:54
Track 105. Think I’m In Love-I Feel Love 5:02
Track 106. Blue Moon 3:58
Track 107. Lost Cause 3:25
Track 108. The New Pollution 3:32
Track 109. Novacane-One Foot In The Grave 6:49
Track 110. Hell Yes (Ghettochip Malfunction) 3:17
Track 111. Soldier Jane 4:29
Track 112. Unforgiven 4:13
Track 113. Heart Is A Drum 4:16
54 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Wave 4:04
Track 202. Waking Light 3:32
Track 203. Girl 3:15
Track 204. E-Pro 6:36
Track 205. encore break 3:21
Track 206. Sexx Laws 3:11
Track 207. Debra 7:29
Track 208. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy (with Jenny Lewis) 4:21
Track 209. Where It’s At (with Jenny Lewis) 15:51
52 mins

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X – NEW YORK, AUGUST 24, 2014 (Final Night)

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 3 September 2014 at

X
New York 2014 [no label, 2CD]
More Fun In The New World – complete album
Live at the City Winery NYC, New York, NY; August 24, 2014. Very good audience recording.

All X original members: Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom & DJ Bonebrake will be performing!
4 albums. 4 nights.

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? X will be performing a couple new tricks this year. With our 4 album plays in LA, NYC, Chicago and Cleveland the band will be performing their first four records in their entirety with guest musicians helping the band to recreate live the recorded versions of their songs. Some of the songs have never been performed live by the original lineup. – xtheband.com

Thanks to larryrulz for recording and sharing the show at Dime.

larryrulz noted: “One of my favorite albums of all time from start to finish… amazing! This is a very intimate venue with good acoustics. The band was loud as hell but there was minimal distortion. The vocals were often too low in the mix. There is a single live level adjustment at the beginning of track 01. Overall, this is an excellent recording.”

Lineage:
CA-14 (cardioid) > Sony M10 (24/44) > Audacity > TLH > FLAC 6 > foobar2000 (FLAC tags)
Source: master audience recording
Location: elevated section left floor

Disc 1 (First set)
More Fun In The New World – complete album
Track 101. The New World 3:04
Track 102. We’re Having Much More Fun 3:11
Track 103. True Love 3:08
Track 104. Poor Girl 3:07
Track 105. Make The Music Go Bang 3:30
Track 106. Breathless 3:35
Track 107. I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts 5:04
Track 108. Devil Doll 3:18
Track 109. Painting The Town Blue 3:55
Track 110. Hot House 3:39
Track 111. Drunk In My Past 3:31
Track 112. I See Red 3:03
Track 113. True Love Pt 2 4:26
47 mins

Disc 2 (Second set)
Track 201. intro to second set 1:20
Track 202. false start 0:35
Track 203. Your Phone’s Off The Hook, But You’re Not 2:41
Track 204. Sex And Dying In High Society 2:20
Track 205. The Once Over Twice 2:47
Track 206. When Our Love Passed Out On The Couch 2:15
Track 207. false start 0:06
Track 208. How I (Learned My Lesson) 4:00
Track 209. Los Angeles 2:27
Track 210. The World’s A Mess, It’s In My Kiss 3:25
Track 211. We’re Desperate 2:09
Track 212. Johnny Hit And Run Paulene 3:03
Track 213. Soul Kitchen 3:01
Track 214. applause 3:30
Encore
Track 215. I’m Coming Over (snippet) 0:18
Track 216. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes 3:46
Track 217. Adult Books 4:15
Track 218. Because I Do 2:24
Track 219. Motel Room In My Bed 2:40
Track 220. Sugarlight 3:32
51 mins

Lineup:
Exene Cervenka – vocals
John Doe – vocals, bass
Billy Zoom – guitar
DJ Bonebrake – drums
Michael Gilpatrick – guitar, percussion

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THE ISIS PANIC

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 3 September 2014 at

Michael Brenner on the futility of American ad hoc policy-making by press conference.

The grotesque beheading of James Foley is stirring passions in Washington policy circles. From the highest levels of the Obama administration to the media pundits, emotions are flaring over what the United States should/could do. [Journalist James Foley was killed on August 19, 2014.]

The act in itself has changed nothing insofar as ISIS’ threat to the United States and its significance for Middle East politics are concerned. It is the mood that has been transformed. Irresistible impulse is displacing cool deliberation.

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