Sunday, 4 May 2014

The B-52's - The Jamaica World Music Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica - 27.11.1982 (Flac)

**Remastered** by thir13en

The Jamaica World Music Festival
Bob Marley Memorial Performing Center
Freeport Zone

Let's see, in 1982, my musical taste skewed towards the music we played in our band, like VH, Judas Priest, Journey, ZZ Top, Stones, etc...NOT new wave at all, it was the enemy. Later towards the mid 80's, the new wave started to make more sense, and the campy gyrations of a band like The B-52's was more intriguing, as rock got taken over by puffy hairdo's and MTV.

So now it's even more intriguing, as I would never have cared back then what they sounded like live, and surprisingly it carries over the weight of the recordings into an entertaining performance. If possible, Planet Claire, Rock Lobster and Private Idaho have never been more fun to hear, than here.


01 [cuts in] Party Out of Bounds
02 Give Me Back My Man
03 Planet Claire
04 Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can
05 Lava
06 Mesopotamia
07 6060-842
08 52 Girls
09 Dance This Mess Around
10 Rock Lobster
11 Private Idaho
12 outro goodbye & announcer 


Source: Soundboard probably from cassette master > TDK Audua 10 inch 1/4 track reel recorded on Revox A700  at 7.5 ips speed.

Transfer info: Reel played back on Revox A700 > Macintosh Audio-Media III card > Pro Tools > CD

Sound quality: Excellent with a really good mix!  There were a few dropouts on the original source tape which have mostly been eliminated with Pro Tools.

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1 comment:

  1. Brilliant - thanks a million! This Reggae Sunsplash festival in Montego Bay, Kingston, Jamaica would be the source for several excellent recordings by various artists: reggae stars Black Uhuru and Steel Pulse, top UK ska band the Beat (available in 320), Joe Jackson (not my favourite artist by a long way) ... and, on the same day as the B52s, the Clash in one of their best-ever recordings, coming to you in FLAC very soon:

    Clash 1982 - Live in Kingston Jamaica 27.11.82


    1) Introduction
    2) London Calling
    3) Police On My Back
    4) The Guns Of Brixton
    5) The Magnificent Seven
    6) Armagideon Time
    7) The Magnificent Seven (reprise)
    8) Junco Partner
    9) Spanish Bombs
    10) One More Time
    11) Train In Vain
    12) Bankrobber
    13) This Is Radio Clash
    14) Clampdown
    15) Should I Stay Or Should I Go
    16) Rock The Casbah
    17) Straight To Hell
    18) I Fought The Law

    Cheers and thanks again, Dave Sez.