Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 12 July 2014 at

By Jonathan Cook

Shock and anger have engulfed Israeli and Palestinian societies since they learnt last week of the barbarous murder of children from their communities. Hours after three Israeli teenagers’ bodies were located, long after their abduction, a Palestinian youth, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was kidnapped, beaten and burnt to death, apparently as revenge.

These horrifying events should serve as a lesson in the obscene futility of vengeance. As a relative of one of the murdered children observed: “There is no difference between blood and blood.”

Sadly, that was not the message implicit in much of last week’s coverage. On social media, a juxtaposition of pictures from the same day’s New York Times showed how easy it is to forget not only that our blood is the same but that grief is too.

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 11 July 2014 at

A Skateboard Party [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Alabamahalle, Munich, Germany; December 8, 1982. (December 13?) This has also been listed as Stuttgart, September 13, 1982. Very good soundboard. Vinyl rip. Might be some “static” inherent in the source.

Thanks to stinky1 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

stinky1 noted:

I had this on tape, and lost it, or the last song cut out, and I wanted to get it again. Scored the original blue cover vinyl on Ebay! Great album. Favorite track is Holiday In Cambodia. Today it would be called Holiday in Syria! Ahh all the sardonic ranting of Jello! I find the him calling Reagan “Fascist” quite amusing! Sound quality is excellent! Vinyl was very good+ condition if not better. With Diamond Cut as long as you don’t have a long fuzzy crackle, or a record with stylus ring wear (conical, misalignment), you can generally make anything sound great!

Hitachi ht-466 w Ortofon X5-mc- silver headshell wires and RCA plug.
Captured with Auzentech Meridien 2g in 96/24 wav in Diamond Cut Audio 7.5.
Processed with Diamond Cut audio filters.
Converted with Traders Little Helper- level 8 flac.

Track 01. Man With The Dog 3:04
Track 02. Forward To Death, I Am The Owl 1:05
Track 03. Kepone Factory 1:50
Track 04. Life Sentence 3:13
Track 05. Trust Your Mechanic 3:15
Track 06. Moral Majority 2:38
Track 07. Forest Fire 1:58
Track 08. Winnebago Warrior 2:15
Track 09. Police Jerk 3:17
Track 10. Bleed for Me 3:01
Track 11. Interview 0:10
Track 12. Holiday in Cambodia 4:29
Track 13. Let’s Lynch the Landlord 3:10
Track 14. Chemical Warfare 4:37
Track 15. Nazi Punks Fuck Off 0:55
Track 16. California Uber Alles 4:21
Track 17. Interlude 1:44
Track 18. Too Drunk To Fuck 2:33
Track 19. Kill The Poor 3:17
51 mins

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 11 July 2014 at

Columbus 1985 [no label, 3CD]
Live at Stache’s, Columbus, OH; January 5, 1985. Very good soundboard and audience mix.

Thanks to original uploader boatini; carville and northjersey for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Uploader’s notes:

This if from the original tape, sort of recorded in stereo, with one channel off the soundboard and the other from a mic over the stage. There’s occasionally a little microphone distortion, but on the main, the fidelity is excellent, much better than most Saturn releases. This was Sun Ra’s first Columbus appearance. This recording is from the second day of sold-out shows. I had one of the best times of my life, not having had the chance to see the Arkestra for about five years.

A lot of people don’t care so much for this era, but I think the music selection here is the greatest, a combination of Space Chants, Space Chords, out there, swing, and pop tunes. They sing the semi-inane ’30s song, “I Want to be Happy”, over and over again, for almost 10 minutes, and it’s extremely invigorating. This would be a good introduction for the uninitiated to the whole magic world of Sun Ra.

Front cover by rem2rigs, modified here – Thanks!

First gen cassette > CD Wave Editor > Creative Wave Studio (for fades) > Wave Joiner (for Sophisticated Lady) > Flac

Disc 1
Set 1
Track 101. untitled improvisation/Door Of The Cosmos [tp, eb; perc; eg; ob, eb; eb, perc;tb; EVI; tb; EVI; eb; as, bcl, bs coda] 14:46
Track 102. A Lost Horizon Ra) [JT, ens voc]/untitled improvisation [d solo; eb, d duet only] 6:38
Track 103. untitled improvisation [ens riffs]/Tapestry From An Asteroid (Ra) [JT, ens voc]/(The World Is Waiting) For The Sunrise (Ra) [JT, ens voc] 4:40
Track 104. Discipline 27-II (Ra)/Calling Planet Earth (Ra)/Sea of Immortality (Ra)/This World Is Not My Home (Ra)/Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child (trad)/I’ll Wait for You (Ra) [SR, ens voc] 6:16
Track 105. Nuclear War (Ra) [SR, ens voc] 5:29
Track 106. unidentified blues [p; riffs; eb; p; riffs; (fade out) 6:48
Track 107. Prelude To A Kiss (Ellington) 5:01
Track 108. unidentified swing piece (Ra) 8:00
Track 109. Say It Isn't So (Berlin) [JG voc] 5:49
64 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Drop Me Off In Harlem (Ellington) 6:21
Track 202. The Place Of Five Points (Ra) 6:31
Track 203. Mack The Knife (Brecht-Weill-Blitzstein) [JJ voc; SR, JJ voc] 8:04
Track 204. Space Is The Place (Ra) [JT, ens voc]/We Travel The Spaceways (Ra) [SR, ens voc] (fade out) 4:21

Set 2
Track 205. (fade in) Never Never Land (Ra) [JT, ens voc]/untitled improvisation [Allen, EVI; Infinity Drum] 6:11
Track 206. When There Is No Sun (Ra) [JT, JG, ens voc]/untitled improvisation [cond ens; Allen, as; Omoe, contra-alto cl joins in; Thompson, bs joins]/untitled improvisation [eb; cond ens; Gilmore, ts] 11:23
Track 207. I Want To Be Happy (Caesar-Youmans) [JG, TH, JJ voc; JJ, TH, JT voc; JJ voc; JT, SR voc] 9:34
Track 208. I’m Gonna Unmask The Batman (Gibson-Abraham) [SR, ens voc] 7:56
61 mins

Disc 3
Track 301. East Of The Sun (Bowman) [JG voc] 5:15
Track 302. Sophisticated Lady (Ellington) (fades out and in at 4:11 due to tape flip) 5:22
Track 303. Cocktails For Two (Coslow-Johnston) [p, Allen, as, eb, d only] 4:16
Track 304. Over The Rainbow (Arlen-Harburg) [p only] 4:56
Track 305. Christopher Columbus (Razaf-Berry) 8:59
Track 306. Smile (Chaplin) [JT voc] 6:47
Track 307. Limehouse Blues (Braham-Furber) 3:10
Track 308. Sunset On The Nile (Ra) [SR voc] 14:48 (fade out) 14:49
54 mins

Sun Ra (p, syn, voc)
Al Evans (flg)
Tyrone Hill (tb, voc)
Marshall Allen (as, fl, EVI, perc)
John Gilmore (ts, cl, timb, voc)
Eloe Omoe (as, bcl, contra-alto cl, perc)
Danny Ray Thompson (bs, as, fl, bgo)
James Jacson (bsn, fl, Ancient Egyptian Infinity Drum, voc)
Rollo Radford (eb)
Avreeayl Ra Amen (d)
unidentified (cga)
June Tyson (voc, dance)
unidentified (tp)
unidentified female (dance, voc)

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 10 July 2014 at

And The Memphis Horns
Los Angeles 1971 [no label, 2CD]
Live at The Forum, Los Angeles, CA; August 17, 1971. Good to fairly good audience recording.

While The Memphis Horns cemented their reputation on Stax Records, in the ’70s, they had also recorded with Al Green, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley and Stephen Stills.

Reviewing Stephen Stills 2 (1971), David Bowling wrote: “It was also a time when groups like Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears were enjoying tremendous commercial popularity and Stills deciding to add brass to some of the tracks here was a reaction to their success. This decision took him outside of his comfort zone.”

Thanks to mr breeze for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den. mr breeze also noted: “Thanks to the artists, tapers and sharers.”

Artwork posted at rockrarecollectionfetish (modified here) – Thanks!

Uher 4000 Reel to reel @ 7-1/2 ips on 5-in Ampex reels with Sennheiser 885 Mono Shotgun Microphone Aud Master > Reel > Reel > M-Audio Transit > Cool Edit > CD Wave Editor > Flac

Disc 1
Track 101. Change Partners 3:58
Track 102. Know You’ve Got To Run 4:16
Track 103. Word Game 4:12
Track 104. Tuning/Talk 3:17
Track 105. Do For The Others 3:08
Track 106. Fort Worth I Love You 2:07
Track 107. Tuning/Talk 2:02
Track 108. I’d Have To Be Crazy 3:41
Track 109. Tuning/Talk 1:12
Track 110. Texas Train Ride ? (fade out) 4:03
Track 111. Jesus Gave Love Away For Free 4:05
Track 112. You Don’t Have To Cry 3:16
Track 113. Bye Byes 1:59
Track 114. For What It’s Worth 7:31
49 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Tuning/Talk 1:05
Track 202. Ecology Song 5:22
Track 203. Tuning/Talk 0:57
Track 204. Open Secret 6:20
Track 205. Tuning/Talk 1:39
Track 206. Lean On Me Baby 4:09
Track 207. Tuning/Talk 1:27
Track 208. Bluebird Revisited 5:27
Track 209. Band Intros 2:28
Track 210. Cherokee 12:43
Track 211. Tuning/Talk 2:28
Track 212. How Long 9:16
Track 213. Find The Cost Of Freedom 2:28
56 mins


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 9 July 2014 at

Hamburg 1965 [Red Tongue Records, 1CD]
Live at the Ernst-Merck-Halle, Hamburg, Germany; September 13, 1965 (first or second show). Fairly to very good soundboard. Remastered Reel.

For your collection; convenience and enjoyment – the Hamburg 1965 tracks in one place. For some, when The Stones really mattered… when they were riding high on the success of their first international No. 1 hit, Satisfaction, which was released in June 1965.

Thanks to velonabolin for sharing the tracks at IORR; and to werther2003 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Thanks also to MICKJAGGER47 for the front cover.

IORR (uploader “velonabolin”) > zip/wav > PC > EAC > flac
(Only this show was shared; taken from Live In Hamburg 1965 Plus Live In Paris & Wembley Pool & Ready Steady Go & More [Red Tongue Records RTR-032]

Track 01. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (faded in) 1:21
Track 02. Pain In My Heart 2:01
Track 03. Around And Around 2:27
Track 04. Intro Mick 0:13
Track 05. Time Is On My Side 2:46
Track 06. I’m Moving On 2:34
Track 07. Charlie announced ‘The Last Time’ 0:36
Track 08. The Last Time 3:10
Track 09. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 3:50
Track 10. I’m Alright 4:08
23 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 9 July 2014 at

By Ramzy Baroud

When I was a child, I obsessed with socialism. It was not only because my father was a self-proclaimed socialist who read every book that a good socialist should read, but also because we lived in a refugee camp in Gaza under the harshest of conditions. Tanks roamed the dusty streets and every aspect of our lives was governed by a most intricate Israeli ‘civil administration’ system – a less distressing phrase for describing military occupation.

Socialism was then an escape to a utopian world where people were treated fairly; where children were not shot and killed on a daily basis; where cheap laborers were no longer despairing men fighting for meager daily wages at some Israeli factory or farm; and where equality was not an abstract notion.

And when it was time for prayer, we all went to the mosque. We simply didn’t see a contradiction, nor did we subscribe to (or cared to understand) the inherent conflict between socialist movements and institutionalized religion in the West. True, we declared solidarity with factory workers in Chicago and followed the news of union victories in Britain, but our socialism was mostly south-oriented.

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 8 July 2014 at

BBC In Concert 1975 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Paris Theatre, London, UK; March 29, 1975. Very good FM broadcast.

Back Door was a British jazz-rock trio formed in 1971; and this gig featured Colin Hodgkinson (bass, vocals); saxophonist Ron Aspery (also on keyboards) and drummer Adrian Tillbrook. Hodgkinson had played with Paul Butterfield and The Spencer Davis Group and, in March 2014, was announced as the new bassist for Ten Years After. Ron Aspery passed away in 2003. In spite of what the wiki says, Adrian Tillbrook had just replaced drummer Tony Hicks at the time of this gig (and not in 1976).

Thanks to original uploader punkjazz; and to ak47gg for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Picture posted at – Thanks!

FM > Cass (? Gen) > Peak > CDR > Xact > Flac

Track 01. The Spoiler 4:39
Track 02. Bob Harris talks 0:35
Track 03. Goodbye Skeg Elliot 6:05
Track 04. Bob Harris talks 0:24
Track 05. Walking Blues 3:51
Track 06. Bob Harris talks 0:48
Track 07. Candles Round Your Hat 5:23
Track 08. Bob Harris talks 0:56
Track 09. Slivadiv 4:45
28 mins

Colin Hodgkinson – bass, vocals
Ron Aspery – saxophone, keyboards
Adrian Tillbrook – drums

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 8 July 2014 at

In the tale of seduction Venus In Fur (2013), Roman Polanski once again takes on the world – here is a man who knows what he has to say may not hold much appeal – but needs to be said, anyway, admits Critic After Dark Noel Vera.

A critic if he’s smart looks at a new Roman Polanski film the way an airport security officer looks at a suspiciously hefty, heavily taped carton box full of loose rattling metal: with sharp anticipation, plus a healthy dose of nervousness, perhaps fear.

The film’s real subject after all isn’t men vs women, or director vs actress, but world vs Polanski. Like Rosemary Wodehose, Wladyslaw Szpilman, Jake Gittes, or even Dean Corso, Polanski’s a survivor who knows his true role in the universe: a leaf, a plaything, the punchline to the sorry overextended joke we call evolution, backgrounded by the even more elaborate joke we call the universe.

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 7 July 2014 at

London 2014 [no label, 1CD]
BBC Session live at the Livingston Studios, London, UK; June 18, 2014. Broadcast June 30, 2014. Excellent radio broadcast.

Sun Ra would have been 100 this year (May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993).

Thanks to TomP (tom_phillips) who recorded and shared the tracks at Dime.

TomP noted:

A wonderful quality recording and performance, interspersed apparently by poems/quotes recorded some time ago by the BBC of Sun Ra himself, nice touch as it is celebrating his birth 100 years ago! Also most gratifying, there is much more music and less talk than usual (as there was with the recent Loose Tubes broadcast), so if you like this, please Email that you like this kind of program editing.

Thanks also to Fastone for the artwork.

BBC ‘Jazz on 3′ > 320k AAC > i-Sound recorder (44.1k wav) > Edit > TLH (flac 6 + SBE/Decode check) > Tag & Rename (flac tags)
Edit details (Nero 8 unless stated)
Fixed transmission break about 1:40 on track 04
Removed most of the announcer
Normalised volume

Track 00. Interview/Intro 3:50
Track 01. Queer Notions 6:02
Track 02. Space Chord 3:59
Track 03. Wish Upon A Star 8:10
Track 04. Saturn 6:35
Track 05. Love in Outer Space 9:26
Track 06. Dancing Shadows 8:11
Track 07. Swirling 9:30
Track 08. Discipline 27b 6:32
Track 09. Angels And Demons At Play 11:52
Track 10. Enlightenment 6:09
81 mins

Marshall Allen – alto sax and EVI
Tara Middleton – vocals and violin
Knoel Scott – alto sax and percussion
Charles Davis – tenor sax
Shabaka Hutchings – tenor sax and bass clarinet
Danny Ray Thompson – baritone sax and percussion
Cecil Brooks – trumpet
Vincent Chancey – French horn
Dave Davis – trombone
Farid Barron – piano
Dave Hotep – guitar
Tylor Mitchell – bass
Elson Nascimento – percussion
Stanley Morgan – percussion
Wayne Smith Jnr – drums

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 7 July 2014 at

The Second Fret 1966 [All Access, 1CD]
Live at The Second Fret, Philadelphia, PA; November 17, 1966. Very good radio broadcast (WRTI, Temple University’s Radio Station).

Sleeve notes:

This outstanding recording preserves one of Jonis superb early North American gigs, a performance at the intimate Second Fret Club in Philadelphia, captured by the city’s Temple University radio station, WRTI, in November 1966 and broadcast across the local area. She clearly enjoyed playing at the tiny club and returned there several times the following year for further performances.

Thanks to drumsy for sharing the tracks on the net.

Track 01. Little Green 6:18
Track 02. Marcie 5:59
Track 03. London Bridge 5:44
Track 04. Ballerina Valerie 2:09
Track 05. Michael from the Mountains 4:39
Track 06. Go Tell the Drummer Man 3:06
Track 07. I Don’t Know Where I Stand 3:36
Track 08. Brandy Eyes 2:39
Track 09. Winter Lady 4:28
Track 10. Mr Blue 3:49
Track 11. Urge for Going 6:06
Track 12. Both Sides Now 4:06
Track 13. The Circle Game 5:05
Track 14. Morning Morgantown 3:33
Track 15. Born To) Take the Highway 4:02
Track 16. Eastern Rain 5:28
Track 17. Song to a Seagull 4:29
Track 18. Night in the City 3:36
79 mins

Joni Mitchell – vocals, acoustic guitar

Click here for the tracks.

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