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PROPHETS OF RAGE – HOLLYWOOD, JUNE 3, 2016

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PROPHETS OF RAGE
Hollywood 2016 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Palladium, Hollywood, CA; June 3, 2016. Fairly good audience recording.

consequenceofsound.net:

In 2008, Rage Against the Machine crashed the Republic National Convention, performing a capella versions of “Bulls on Parade” and “Killing in the Name” on the lawn of Minnesota’s state capital. Tom Morello plans to do something similar with his new supergroup Prophets of Rage. Speaking to Bloomberg Politics (via Rolling Stone), Morello revealed that the band will descend on the Republic National Convention taking place in Cleveland this July. Along with Morello, Prophets of Rage consists of Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk along with Chuck D of Public Enemy and Cypress Hill’s B-Real.

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Thanks to Ed Davis, who recorded the show; and to blg for sharing it at Dime.

Lineage:
Schoeps MK41’s > actives > Tinybox > Sony PCM-M10 24/44.1
Mastering (BLG): Adobe Audition > iZotope Ozone 5 > WavePad > xACT > FLAC

Disc 1
Track 101. Prophets of Rage 4:57
Track 102. Guerilla Radio 3:48
Track 103. Bombtrack 4:35
Track 104. My Uzi Weighs a Ton 3:59
Track 105. People of the Sun 2:50
Track 106. Take the Power Back 6:38
Track 107. (Rock) Superstar 3:48
Track 108. Testify 3:43
Track 109. Medley 7:13
Hand on the Pump/Can’t Truss It/Insane in the Brain/Bring the Noise/I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That/Welcome to the Terrordome
42 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Sleep Now in the Fire 3:48
Track 202. Bullet in the Head 4:09
Track 203. Shut ‘Em Down 6:01
Track 204. Know Your Enemy 5:04
Track 205. The Party’s Over 4:17
Track 206. How I Could Just Kill a Man 4:18
Track 207. No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn/Fight the Power 6:09
Track 208. Bulls on Parade 4:26
Track 209. Killing in the Name 5:52
45 mins

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JAZZ ON SUNDAY: HIROMI TRIO PROJECT – MINNEAPOLIS 2014

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HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT
Minneapolis 2014 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Riverview Supper Club, Minneapolis, MN; November 6, 2014. Very good audience recording.

Stunning keyboard virtuoso Hiromi Uehara took the jazz world by storm with her 2003 debut, Another Mind. Since then her blinding technique has just gotten better, her songwriting is more focused, and her projects have increased in scope and exposure. Anthony Jackson has been a distinctive voice on the electric bass ever since he entered the scene in New York City. He began learning the piano as a teen before switching to the guitar, and finally picking up the bass after being influenced by legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson. He has had more than 3000 recording sessions with more than 500 albums. Steve Smith’s drumming, while always decidedly modern, can best be described as a style that embodies the history of US music. His original love of rudimental parade drumming is evident in his intricate solos. His musical focus is committed to the exploration of improvised music incorporating styles as diverse as blues, jazz, R&B, funk, cajun and south Indian carnatic.

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Thanks to perks for sharing the show at Lossless Legs.

Lineage:
Schoeps MK5’s (c) > active cables > Nbox > Edirol R-05 @ 24/48
Sandisk 16GB SDHC card > Dell PC > 24bit WAV > Sony Sound Forge 9.0e > CDWave Editor > Trader’s Little Helper > FLAC16

Disc 1
Track 101. Warrior 10:15
Track 102. Player 14:09
Track 103. Dreamer 11:27
Track 104. Untitled 10:13
Track 105. Firefly 12:09
Track 106. Flashback 12:18
Track 107. Move 11:13
82 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Wanderer 9:53
Track 202. Band Introduction 1:33
Track 203. Seeker 12:30
Track 204. Untitled 11:34
Track 205. Haze 12:35
Track 206. Alive 12:45
Track 207. Untitled 11:07
72 mins

Lineup:
Hiromi Uehara – piano, keyboards
Anthony Jackson – contrabass guitar
Steve Smith – drums

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U.S. EXPANDS SECRET WARS IN AFRICA

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The secret expansion of US military bases and special operations in Africa  has initiated a new and lightweight style of warfare and welcomes the next phase of American military imperialism. By Justin Yun.

Unlike the highly publicized U.S. military “pivot to Asia,” the proliferation of drones, special ops, mercenary spies, classified bases, proxy fighters and cyber warfare constitute what the journalist Nick Turse calls a “new light-footprint Obama doctrine” that “seems to be making war an ever more attractive and seemingly easy option.”

On any day, elite US forces conduct covert missions in an estimated 70 to 90 countries. According to Turse, special forces have been sent to an unprecedented 147 countries – 75 per cent of the world’s nations last year alone. This is a 145 per cent increase from the rate of operations conducted under the Bush administration.

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FAIRPORT CONVENTION – LONDON 1976 (DAVE SWARBRICK R.I.P. 1941-2016)

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DAVE SWARBRICK R.I.P. 1941-2016

Musician Dave Swarbrick, best known for his work with influential folk group Fairport Convention, has died on June 3, 2016. He was 75. Known as “Swarb”, the musician performed mainly on the violin; and wrote and arranged songs for their albums – including on the influential electric folk album Liege & Lief – and performing with them up until they disbanded in 1979. The band posted a tribute on their website which said Swarbrick “had been seriously ill for some time”. He had struggled with health problems after being diagnosed with emphysema in the 1990s. Blur guitarist Graham Coxon was one of a number of musicians to pay tribute to Swarbrick, tweeting early footage of him playing mandolin with Martin Carthy with the message: “Very sad… Bye, Dave and thanks!” – BBC

Fairport Convention drummer Bruce Rowland died of cancer on June 29, 2015. He was 74. While the group had many members over the years, one of the most prominent was Sandy Denny, who passed away in 1978 at the age of 31.

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FAIRPORT CONVENTION
London 1976 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Theatre Royal, London, UK; October 17, 1976. Very good FM broadcast.

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

jswetch noted:

Great sounding set from the FC line-up that recorded The Bonny Bunch of Roses and Tippler’s Tales. This features tunes from Bonny Bunch. Some disputes over actual date of this performance according to info on etree site.

Lineage:
Liberated boot (“Flowers of the Forest”) > CD-DA Audio Extractor WAV to FLAC > TLH

Track 01. Royal Selection No. 13 4:40
Track 02. Adieu, Adieu 2:39
Track 03. The Hexamshire Lass 2:44
Track 04. The Flowers of the Forest 5:31
Track 05. Hen’s MarchFour Poster Bed 4:17
Track 06. When I Get to the Border 3:59
Track 07. Jam’s O’Donnell Jig 3:14
Track 08. The Eynsham Poacher 3:13
Track 09. Sir B McKenzie 6:01
Track 10. General Taylor 4:03
Track 11. Dirty Linen 4:14
45 mins

Lineup:
Dave Swarbrick – fiddle, vocals
Simon Nicol – guitar, vocals
Dave Pegg – bass, vocals
Bruce Rowland – drums

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ELVIS COSTELLO – LIVE ARMED FORCES

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ELVIS COSTELLO
Live Armed Forces [no label, 1CD]
Various dates and venues. With the exception of Senior Service, the overall sound quality is very good.

Armed Forces (1979) was Elvis Costello’s third album, his second with the Attractions, and the first to officially credit the Attractions on the cover. The album had the working title Emotional Fascism. The album has appeared on Q magazine and Rolling Stone magazine lists of “greatest albums”.

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Thanks to larryrulz for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Thanks to long-time trading partners Neil J and Greg G. And special thanks to Craigie for the very nice artwork.

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Lineage:
Various Sources > EAC > Sound Forge 6.0 > CD Wave > 1flac/1cd-da

Track 01. Accidents Will Happen 2:41
8/23/80, Heatwave Festival, Mosport Park, Toronto, Canada
Track 02. Senior Service 2:33
12/28/78, Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK
Track 03. Oliver’s Army 2:53
5/14/80, Hope and Anchor, London, UK
Track 04. Big Boys 2:31
4/12/79, Grace Hall, Lehigh College, Bethlehem, PA
Track 05. Green Shirt 2:37
1/3/82, Grand Old Opry, Nashville, TN
Track 06. Party Girl 3:08
6/7/78, Winterland, San Francisco, CA
Track 07. Goon Squad 2:56
4/12/79, Grace Hall, Lehigh College, Bethlehem, PA
Track 08. Busy Bodies 3:20
2/14/79, Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
Track 09. Moods For Moderns 2:35
2/14/79, Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
Track 10. Chemistry Class 2:54
4/15/78, Roundhouse, London, UK
Track 11. Two Little Hitlers 3:08
6/21/78, Rockpalast, Cologne, Germany
Track 12. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? 3:20
9/7/83, Frank C Erwin Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
35 mins

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FLEETWOOD MAC (WITH PAUL BUTTERFIELD) – SAN FRANCISCO 1968

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 3 June 2016 at

FLEETWOOD MAC
with Paul Butterfield
San Francisco 1968 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA; June 9, 1968. Very good soundboard. Flying M repaired version.

Thanks to original uploader grner1; quadrophenia; and to Flying M for the repairs and for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

Notes:

From Peter Green’s stage comments, this is from one week into Fleetwood Mac’s first US tour and he sounds like he’s having a really good time on the last night of a three-show run with Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. This is presumed to be the last night because Peter Green makes a comment about how they’ll be back in two weeks (not the following night). I think that they returned to the Carousel on the 22nd or 23rd of June.

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Flying M noted:

An excellent stereo soundboard recording from a low generation source that has been available for years so nothing new here. This recording has now been restored repairing 100s of little dropouts and loud electrical noises. Not intended to be a definitive version but was done because I listen with headphones and am so picky about these things. Also have the time to spend as this sort of work requires a lot of patience and quite a few hours to do right (no automatic filters used).

Lineage:
CD extraction with Toast Titanium > Macintosh Pro Tools (minor edits, normalization & retracking) > AIFF > FLAC
Repairs: iZotope RX4 advanced & Adobe Audition 3.0 > Har-Bal 3.0 > TLH

Disc 1
June 9, first set
Track 101. Madison Blues (cuts in) 4:32
Track 102. My Baby’s Gone 6:00
Track 103. My Baby’s Skinny 4:57
Track 104. Worried Dream 9:57
Track 105. Dust My Broom 4:32
Track 106. Got To Move 2:59
Track 107. Worried Mind 4:41
Track 108. instrumental 10:30
Track 109. Have You Ever Loved A Woman 7:58
Track 110. Lazy Poker Blues 4:48
61 mins

Disc 2
June 9, second set
Track 201. Stop Messin’ ‘Round (cuts in)[with Paul Butterfield] 2:15
[a short patch was created to make a simulated start and not have an abrupt cut in]
Track 202. I Loved Another Woman [with Paul Butterfield] 7:03
Track 203. I Believe [with Paul Butterfield] 5:17
Track 204. The Sun Is Shining [with Paul Butterfield] 6:27
Track 205. Long Tall Sally [with Paul Butterfield] 4:54
Track 206. Willie And The Hand Jive 4:05
Track 207. Tuti Frutti 3:01
Track 208. thanks by Peter Green, announcer band intros 0:32
Track 209. Ready Teddy (cut) 3:15

Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco; June 7 or 8, 1968
Track 210. I Need Your Love So Bad (cuts in) 1:47
Track 211. I Believe 4:59
Track 212. Shake Your Moneymaker 9:13
Track 213. Ready Teddy 2:35
Track 214. Peter Green says thanks, announcer outro 0:19
56 mins

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THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS – FILLMORE EAST 1971 / CENTRAL PARK 1972

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THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS
Fillmore East 1971/Central Park 1972 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Fillmore East, New York; February 12, 1971. Very good soundboard. Wollman Rink, Central Park, New York; June 25, 1972. Very good WCBS FM.

The Chambers Brothers are a soul-music group, best known for its 1968 hit record, the 11-minute long song “Time Has Come Today”. The group was part of the wave of new music that integrated American blues and gospel traditions with modern psychedelic and rock elements. Based on their Southern roots, the brothers brought a raw authenticity to their recordings and live performances that was missing from many other acts of that era. Their music has been kept alive through heavy use in film soundtracks. In 2003, the home of Lola and Lester Chambers was broken in to and their record collection, consisting of over 60 Chambers Brothers albums and over 100 singles, was stolen. Lola Chambers had spent 25 years collecting Chambers Brothers records at various venues to leave these for their sons. – wikipedia

In December 2012, Lester Chambers and Alexis Ohanian (Reddit Co-founder) teamed up to launch a kickstarter project together. The result was the Time Has Come release.

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Thanks to Olvator for sharing the Fillmore East show on the net in 2005.

Olvator noted:

This is not the official ‘Live At The Fillmore East’… This is a tape of a show from a couple of years later… Mostly playing stuff from their album ‘New Generation’, which is much funkier than earlier ones.

Lineage:
master reel > ? > cdr > flac

Thanks to Rob Berger and to Dowling for sharing the Central Park tracks at The Traders’ Den.

Lineage:
fm > ? > dat > tascam hd-p2 > cd wave > flac

Fillmore East 1971
Track 01. New Generation 13:36
Track 02. Funky 5:24
Track 03. Let’s Do It 2:50
Track 04. Pollution 3:44
Track 05. When The Evening Comes 8:01
Track 06. I Can’t Turn You Loose 6:27
Track 07. Love, Peace And Happiness/Jam 12:34
53 mins

Central Park 1972
Track 08. Can’t Turn You Loose 5:53
Track 09. Love Peace And Happiness 4:41
Track 10. Time Has Come Today 12:17
23 mins

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SUFJAN STEVENS – WASHINGTON 2016

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SUFJAN STEVENS
Washington 2016 [no label, 1CD]
Sasquatch! Music Festival, Sasquatch Stage, The Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA; May 30, 2016. Very good audio (ripped from HD webcast).

Sufjan Stevens is a singer-songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY. A preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (Michigan and Illinois), a collection of sacred and biblical songs (Seven Swans), an electronic album for the animals of the Chinese zodiac (Enjoy Your Rabbit), two Christmas box sets (Songs for Christmas, vol. 1-5 and Silver & Gold, vol. 6-10), and a programmatic tone poem for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (The BQE). In 2010 Sufjan released an expansive EP (All Delighted People) and the full length The Age of Adz, a collection of songs partly inspired by the outsider artist Royal Robertson. His most recent release is an album entitled Carrie & Lowell.

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Thanks to indykid for sharing the HD webcast at Dime.

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

Track 01. Seven Swans 6:34
Track 02. Too Much 3:55
Track 03. All of Me Wants All of You 4:03
Track 04. Come On! Feel the Illinoise! 6:59
Track 05. I Walked 4:00
Track 06. Vesuvius 5:04
Track 07. Casimir Pulaski Day 6:00
Track 08. Should Have Known Better 5:12
Track 09. Carrie And Lowell 3:46
Track 10. I Want to Be Well 7:10
Track 11. Impossible Soul 18:38
Track 12. Chicago 5:00
77 mins

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LITTLE FEAT – NAGOYA 1978

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LITTLE FEAT
Lowell Right Through The Night [Plaz/Goody Remastered Edition, 2CD]
Live at Nagoya-shi Kokaido, Nagoya, Japan; July 1, 1978. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to the original uploader; Plaz; and to Professor Goody for sharing the show at Dime.

Plaz noted:

This is sourced from a compressed stereo soundboard recording of unknown origins available at Archive.org. Track 10, “All That You Dream”, was full of digi-glitches of the sort made by DAT tape errors and some other instances here and there which are heard as very loud clicks and pops, and in quantity sound like bacon sputtering in a frying pan. Track 10 was heavily damaged and still has a lot of background crackle for a little less than 2 minutes; (sorry…) Remastering this material was challenging due to the amount of broadband noise on the source and some terrible DAT errors concentrated in “All That You Dream”, which, in the source, was not an easy listen.

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Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

Lineage:
sbd > ? > dat > cdr > nero6 > wav > SHN … > wav > restore > flac 8
Goody’s additional lineage:
TLH (WAV) > Audition (Cross-mix channels 99:1; Phase adjusted +3 samples; tracking) > TLH [FLAC Level 8]

Disc 1
Track 101. tuning/introduction 0:42
Track 102. Skin It Back 5:28
Track 103. Fat Man in the Bathtub 5:25
Track 104. Rock and Roll Doctor 4:31
Track 105. Time Loves a Hero 4:24
Track 106. Day or Night 6:46
Track 107. Oh Atlanta 5:07
Track 108. A Apolitical Blues 6:06
Track 109. Day at the Dog Races 11:40
Track 110. All That You Dream 5:15
56 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Old Folks Boogie 4:52
Track 202. Dixie Chicken 11:20
Track 203. Tripe Face Boogie 4:50
Track 204. tuning 1:06
Track 205. Willin’/band introduction 4:21
Track 206. Don’t Bogart That Joint/Willin’ 1:36
Track 207. Feats Don’t Fail Me Now 8:29
Track 208. tuning 0:47
Track 209. Rocket in My Pocket 4:00
42 mins

Lineup:
Lowell George – vocals, slide and rhythm guitar
Paul Barrére – lead guitar, vocals
Bill Payne – keyboards, vocals
Kenny Gradney – bass, vocals
Richie Hayward – drums
Sam Clayton – percussion, vocals

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SILENCING AMERICA AS IT PREPARES FOR WAR

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 1 June 2016 at

As the 2016 US presidential elections draw near, the received wisdom seems to be “hold your nose” and vote for Hillary Clinton: anyone but Trump. That way, you stop the monster and preserve a system gagging for another war. By John Pilger.

Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when he was shot and I saw his assassin, preparing to kill him. It was a baptism in the American way, along with the salivating violence of the Chicago police at the Democratic Party’s rigged convention. The great counter revolution had begun.

The first to be assassinated that year, Martin Luther King, had dared link the suffering of African-Americans and the people of Vietnam. When Janis Joplin sang, “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose”, she spoke perhaps unconsciously for millions of America’s victims in faraway places.

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