Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Sisters Of Mercy - Tonhalle, Muechen, Germany - 20.05.2014 (MP3)


Excellent audience recording. This 2014 tour brought back to the setlist, Valentine and Blood Money, songs that weren't played live for a long  time, and a new instrumental cover version, Misirlou, Huge Thaks to Cyberbio for sharing his recording.

Taper: Cyberbio
Gear/Lineage: SP-CMC-8 hypercards - SP-SPSB-11 (no roll off) - Edirol R09HR (24/48) - MP3 128kbps

Setlist:

More
Ribbons
When You Don't See Me
Blood Money
Alice
Crash And Burn
Gift That Shines
Still
Amphetamine Logic
Arms
Doctor Jeep / Detonation Boulevard
Top Nite Out
Valentine
Flood II
This Corrosion

FIRST ENCORE
Kiss The Carpet
Lucretia, My Reflection
Vision Thing

SECOND ENCORE (without really a break)
First And Last And Always
Misirlou
Temple Of Love


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RE-UPLOAD: The Cult - House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A - 29.06.2001 (Flac)



NOTE: The info file and folder names are wrong, this concert is actually from 2001 not 1999 (please correct it after downloading. 

Excellent FM broadcasted turned into a silver bootleg. Thanks to the original uploader.

Original Info File:
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(FM - Liberated boot "L'il Devil")
This is not a King Biscuit broadcast.


Ian Astbury - lead vocals
Billy Duffy - lead guitar
Matt Sorum - drums
Martyn LeNoble - bass
Mike Dimkich - guitar


Taper: unknown
Taping Gear: unknown
Source: No label "L'il Devil" boot CD
Lineage: Boot Silver CD> Sony CDP-XA20ES CD playback> TASCAM CDRW-700> Trade CD-R> (wav) EAC (secure mode)> (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
Quality: ex FM
Length: 67:12 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.


Set List:

01.  Rise
02.  In The Clouds
03.  L'il Devil
04.  Edie (Ciao Baby!)
05.  The Witch
06.  Breathe
07.  The Saint
08.  Take The Power
09.  Fire Woman
10.  Sweet Soul Sister
11.  Wild Flower
12.  She Sells Sanctuary
13.  War (The Process)
14.  Nirvana
15.  Love Removal Machine
16.  Outro


Taper's Comments:
1 - HELP!! If you have any uncirculated SPIRIT shows, or better quality FM
  broadcasts than what's been posted here before, please share them. If you
  know anybody who has shows that fit this category that aren't on DIME, please
  dub off their stuff and share it. I'm trying to write a book on SPIRIT and need
  all the information I can get. I have a database of over 1500 gigs 1967-1996, and
  want to find as much information as I can to add to it. If you have any memories
  of where you saw SPIRIT, the more specific the better (venue, city, date, supporting
  bands, etc.), I'd love to know that as well. Please leave that in the comments
  section or PM me. Thank you!

2 - Show description & comments follow:
  This is the first reunion tour for THE CULT featuring many of the songs that would
  end up on the 2001 "Beyond Good And Evil" album. In my opinion, it's fantastic, but
  Atlantic did a crap job promoting it, which was a shame. Enjoy!

bpthree


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Support the artists: Buy the officially released items, etc.

Prepared by Jeff James

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The Cure - Picture Show - 1991 (HQ MP4)










And another gem from the Cure's past, never released in DVD (actually there's a bootleg DVD from Brasil). This video contains 10 promo video plus interviews , making of and some live snippets.

Tracklist:

1     Why Can't I Be You? (12")    
2     Catch    
3     Hot Hot Hot!!! (12")    
4     Just Like Heaven    
5     Lullaby    
6     Fascination Street    
7     Lovesong    
8     Pictures Of You    
9     Never Enough    
10     Close To Me (Closer Mix)    

Running time 77 minutes

Format                                   : MPEG-4
Format profile                           : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID                                 : mp42
File size                                : 2.77 GiB
Duration                                 : 1h 15mn
Overall bit rate                         : 5 249 Kbps
Album                                    : Picture Show
Album/Performer                          : The Cure
Performer                                : The Cure
Encoded date                             : UTC 2008-05-15 08:59:24
Tagged date                              : UTC 2008-05-18 20:13:58

Video
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : AVC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                           : Main@L3.0
Format settings, CABAC                   : No
Format settings, ReFrames                : 2 frames
Codec ID                                 : avc1
Codec ID/Info                            : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                                 : 1h 15mn
Bit rate                                 : 4 987 Kbps
Width                                    : 720 pixels
Height                                   : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 3:2
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps
Standard                                 : NTSC
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.482
Stream size                              : 2.63 GiB (95%)
Language                                 : English
Encoded date                             : UTC 2008-05-15 08:59:13
Tagged date                              : UTC 2008-05-15 09:01:20
Color primaries                          : BT.601 NTSC
Transfer characteristics                 : BT.709
Matrix coefficients                      : BT.601

Audio
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : AAC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                           : LC
Codec ID                                 : 40
Duration                                 : 1h 15mn
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 256 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Delay relative to video                  : 33ms
Stream size                              : 138 MiB (5%)
Language                                 : English
Encoded date                             : UTC 2008-05-15 08:59:14
Tagged date                              : UTC 2008-05-18 20:13:58


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The Chameleons Vox - Melkweg (Oude Zaal), Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 14.05.2014 (Flac)


Another great recording by ianmacd. Huge Thanks to hi for sharing it on Dime.

Original Info File:


RECORDING:

Type: Audience master, recorded 4 metres back from the suspended left-hand
      side PA.

Source: Factory-matched pair of Schoeps CCM 41V microphones (DINa mounted) ->
    Marantz PMD661 recorder with Oade Concert Mod
    (-18 dB gain/44.1 kHz/24 bit WAV)

Lineage: Audacity 2.0.5
       * Boosted bass by applying 6 dB of amplification to frequencies in
         the range 0 - 100 Hz.
       * Applied 1 dB of amplification to left channel.
       * Applied variable envelope amplification across recording for
             consistent listening experience.
       * Attenuated individual hand claps.
       * Added fades.
       * Split tracks.
       * Converted to 16 bit.
     -> FLAC (compression level 8) [libFLAC 1.3.0 20130526]

Taper: ianmacd

SET LIST:

01. [00:58] [intro]
02. [00:47] [banter]
03. [04:37] Don't Fall
04. [03:57] Here Today
05. [05:12] Monkeyland
06. [08:16] Second Skin
07. [03:59] Up The Down Escalator
08. [04:27] Less Than Human
09. [04:50] Pleasure And Pain
10. [03:43] Thursday's Child
11. [03:50] As High As You Can Go
12. [05:21] A Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days
13. [04:18] Paper Tigers
14. [07:12] View From A Hill
15. [02:10] [encore break]
16. [05:06] Looking Inwardly
17. [05:20] Singing Rule Britannia (While The Walls Close In)
18. [03:55] Return Of The Roughnecks

Total running time: 78:04


NOTES:

Mark Burgess informs us that it was no less than 30 years ago that The
Chameleons played their first gig outside the UK in this very room, performing
material from the same album that will be played in its entirety this evening.

"If there are any aspiring rock stars in the audience, let that be a lesson to
you. You're going nowhere, mate."

It's a hilarious start to the evening, the joke's inescapable truth being what
makes it so funny. To add insult to injury, the 700 capacity Melkweg isn't
even sold out.

One wonders whether there were more people in the audience three decades ago,
way back in the final quarter of the 20th century, but I suspect not. At the
time, the band hadn't yet emerged from obscurity to near-obscurity; whereas
now, it could be argued that the band's return transition is complete, except,
of course, for those of us old and wise enough to be in the know.

There's still a good-sized crowd here this evening and, from my point of view
at least, an Oude Zaal that hasn't sold out is the best kind. I get to enjoy
the show pleasantly free of undesired intimacy with other members of the
audience and in a room hovering around normal temperature. What more can I ask
for? Well, how about a total absence of chatters? We'll see.

We've assembled here tonight to listen to the band perform an integral 'Script
Of The Bridge', and that's exactly what is served up, right down to the debut
album's familiar running order.

The songs sound the same as 30 years ago and Burgess himself hasn't changed
much, either. He's lucky enough to still be sporting a full mop of hair and
sings as enthusiastically as ever.

The rest of the band are a different kettle of fish, of course. Long gone are
guitarists Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding, succeeded by a string of
replacements that has culminated in the now apparently stable duo of Neil
Dwerryhouse and Chris Oliver.

The last time I saw the band was just over a year ago, at which point they
were still playing with original drummer, John Lever. Even he seems to have
now called it a day, however, and is succeeded tonight (and presumably for the
whole tour) by long-time Burgess collaborator Yves Altana (who I thought was
'just' a guitarist, but it turns out he's a multi-instrumentalist).

With the band's debut album not providing enough material for a whole gig, I'm
hoping for 'Looking Inwardly' in the encores. I get lucky and it's the first
song after the band return to the stage.

I'm also expecting something from the band's recently released EP of new
material, the curiously named 'M + D = 1(8)'.

Burgess has released a lot of material in many guises over the years, but it
was a brave move to record new material under the Chameleons name after so
many years of resting on the laurels of the original repertoire.

Such optimism often turns out to be misguided, a band's bravado crossing the
line into foolhardiness when the fans make the crushing discovery that
whichever spark the band once possessed and which made them so special has
long since been extinguished.

It's one thing to trot out the old songs with gusto, but quite another to try
to add new songs to a canon that has matured with age to occupy a unique place
in each fan's heart. Each of us is reminded of a different time and place in
our life, populated by different people, when we hear these songs. New
material, on the other hand, comes with no such wistfully emotional
attachment. It will be judged in the harsh light of day.

Nevertheless, the band managed a promising start -- and a start is how it
should be seen, the Chameleons moniker notwithstanding -- with their first EP.
The band that composed it genetically has little in common with the one that
penned the original material, so it was never so much a question of whether
the band STILL had it, as one of whether an untested band could write good
songs in the first place.

I would have loved to hear 'Sycophants' as the second encore and I do wonder
why the decision was made not to air a single new track, but I can't complain
about the set that was played. It was great to hear 'Script Of The Bridge' in
its entirety and I suspect that I'll now prefer to listen to this live
recording instead of the original album. It positively bristles with energy.

Speaking of the recording, I'm very happy with it. I did feel that the raw
source material was so lacking in bass that it blighted an otherwise excellent
capture, so I have taken the liberty of rectifying this in post-processing
by applying a little judicious EQ to the low end.

This is actually the first time I have ever applied EQ to one of my recordings
since migrating to Schoeps microphones, which generally capture the sound
exactly as I would like to hear it. I'm not sure why that didn't quite happen
on this occasion, but the problem was rectified easily enough and the
recording now sounds glorious.

Chevalier Avant Garde were the support tonight and were also recorded.


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Ministry - Waldrock Festival, Bergum, The Netherlands - 29.06.1996 (Flac)



Excellent FM broadcast. Thanks tto the original uploader.

Setlist:

01 Crumbs
02 Reload
03 Filth pig
04 So what
05 Just one fix
06 N.W.O.
07 Hero
08 Thieves
09 Scarecrow


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Laurie Anderson - HomeOfTheBrave (ProShot DVD)






Another gem from the VHS years that never got a DVD release.

"Home of the Brave" is a 1986 American concert film featuring the music of Laurie Anderson, who also directed the movie. The film's full on-screen title is "Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson". The performances were filmed in Brooklyn during the summer of 1985.
The film was briefly available on VHS and Laserdisc in the early 1990s.

This is a rare, high quality DVD that was made using the original Laser Disc as a source.
Picture and sound quality is amazing.


The film included appearances by guitarist Adrian Belew, Beat author William S. Burroughs (who famously briefly dances a slow tango with Anderson during one song), keyboardist Joy Askew, and percussionist David Van Tieghem. Also, Barry Sonnenfeld, who was early in his movie-making career, receives an early film credit for operating "second projection camera" on this film. The film was released by Warner Bros., but was commercially unsuccessful.

A soundtrack album, which contained studio versions of some songs from the film, and live versions of others, was released concurrently with the film (see Home of the Brave. A music video for the song "Language is a Virus", using footage from the film but the studio recording of the song, received wide airplay.

Musical selections included songs taken from Anderson's 1984 album, "Mister Heartbreak" (the film was shot during a tour in support of the album), as well as a couple of selections from her "United States" multimedia show of 1983 and several original pieces. Warner Brothers requested Anderson create a single-friendly release from the soundtrack, so she recorded a faster-tempo, "dance mix" version of the song "Smoke Rings". Ultimately, this recording was not released; however, it can be heard during the All-Night Diner sequence of her short film "What You Mean We?".

The first song performed by Anderson in the film is "Excellent Birds", a collaboration with Peter Gabriel from "Mister Heartbreak". Although Gabriel does not appear in this film and the song is not performed as a duet, "Home of the Brave" was released a few months after a second version with Anderson was released as "This Is the Picture (Excellent Birds)" on Gabriel's album, "So".
Gabriel had also provided vocals for "Gravity's Angel" on "Mister Heartbreak". Guitarist Adrian Belew sings the part more prominently in the film.

Soundtrack
The following pieces are performed in the film:
# Good Evening (instrumental)
# Zero and One (spoken word)
# Excellent Birds
# Old Hat (spoken word)
# Drum Dance (instrumental)
# Smoke Rings
# Late Show (instrumental with vocal sample by William S. Burroughs)
# White Lily (spoken word)
# Sharkey's Day
# How to Write (instrumental with spoken word introduction by Won-sang Park)
# Kokoku
# Radar (instrumental with wordless vocalizations by Anderson)
# Gravity's Angel
# Langue D'Amour
# Talk Normal
# Difficult Listening Hour (spoken word)
# Language is a Virus
# Sharkey's Night
# Credit Racket (instrumental)

Only "Late Show", "White Lily", "Radar" and "Sharkey's Night" appear on the soundtrack album as they are performed in the film. Studio versions of "Smoke Rings", "Language is a Virus" and "Talk Normal" are used on the album, as is "Credit Racket" which is also a studio track, played over the closing credits in the film. None of the other performances in this film have to date been released in audio format.

In addition to the above, William Burroughs also performs two brief excerpts from "Sharkey's Night", the song he performs on Anderson's album "Mr. Heartbreak." In the film, Anderson performs the complete song herself at the end of the movie.

Video: MPEG2, 720X480, 29.970fps
Audio: AC3 4800KHz, Stereo




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The The - Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan - 13.03.1990 (Flac)


Excellent Soundboard recording. Johnny Marr is on guitar. Thanks to the original uploader.


Original Info File:

Source: Soundboard
Size: 572 MB (FLAC)

Setlist:

Disc One
Sweet Bird of Truth
Armageddon Days Are Here (again)
The Violence of Truth
Heartland
Angel of Deception
Infected
Uncertain Smile
Jealous of Youth

Disc Two
Out of the Blue (into the fire)
Beyond Love
The Mercy Beat
Good Morning Beautiful
Flesh and Bones
I've Been Waiting for Tomorrow (all of my life)
Giant

josenoruego's notes:
d1t02-d1t08, d2t05 & d2t07 had small gaps at the beginning of each track.
The gaps were removed with Bias Peak LE 3.10, and the tracks were then aligned on sector boundaries. New flac files were created.

josenoruego 9/04


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Adam And The Ants - Electric Ballroom, London, UK - 31.12.1979 (Flac)




Thanks to the original uploader.


Original Info File:

Setlist:

 01 phsyical
 02 deutcher girls
 03 cartrouble
 04 cleopatra
 05 the idea
 06 whip in my valise
 07 lady
 08 puerto rican
 09 press darlings
 10 zerox
 11 tabletalk
 12 crowd
 13 beat my guest
 14 fall in
 15 crowd
 16 red scab
 17 fat fun
 18 a.n.t.s
 19 crowd
 20 lady
 21 puerto rican

 cassette received in trade >iriverh320(rockboxed)

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Big Black - Radio Sessions - 1987 (Flac)



2 radio sessions from 1987. Thanks to the original uploaders.

Original Info Files:

Big Black
The Peel Sessions
BBC Studios
Date of recording unknown
Broadcasted on 1987-05-06


DISC #1/1 (09:53)
-----------------

01. Dead Billy (04:19)
02. Ugly American (01:32)
03. Newman Generator (02:24)
04. L Dopa (01:37)


GENERATION
-----------------
unknown

SOURCE (SBD)
-----------------
Pre-FM Source
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Big Black
1987/22/07
Studio, Hilversum, The Netherlands

[16-bit/44.1kHz] (SBD)

(10:07)
-----------------
01. Radio Intro (0:13)
02. Bad Penny (2:48)
03. Kerosene (6:55)
04. Radio Outro (0:10)

GENERATION
-----------------
ANA(1) -> WAV [24bit/96kHz] -> WAV [16bit/44.1kHz] -> FLAC [Level 8]

SOURCE (SBD)
-----------------
FM Source

TRANSFER
-----------------
Sony TC-K470 -> 0.75 meter RCA Gold to RCA Gold Dubbel Shielded OFC cables -> Steinberg VSL 2020 analog-in -> Wavelab 5.0.1.240 -> r8brain 1.9 -> Trader Little Helper 2.4.1

PLEASE DO NOT ENCODE TO MP3 OR SELL


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Au Pairs - Alcuin College, York Uni, York, UK - 07.11.1981 (Flac)


 AUD A-

From the Dave Sez archive: a classic Au Pairs gig, and a top-quality audience recording that has just surfaced thanks to wharf99 ... http://norecordshopsleft.blogspot.com/2014/05/kissing-pink.html

01 Just A Little Thought*
02 Set Up
03 Pretty Boys
04 Armagh
05 To Ida*
06 Headache For Michelle
07 Inconvenience
08 Repetition
09 Come Again
10 We're So Cool
11 It's Obvious
12 Diet
13 It May Offend*
14 Paranoia In America
15 Dear John

* = unreleased compositions, I believe ...

Au Pairs:
Lesley Woods (vocals, guitar);
Paul Foad (guitar, cello, background vocals);
Jane Munro (bass);
Pete Hammond (drums, percussion).


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The Raveonettes - Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark - 30.06.2002 (Flac)



Very good sound and the band is on fire. Thanks to the original uploader.

source: core cardidos->sharp md
transfer: stationary md->optical>hd->cep->cdwav->flac

01. Intro
02. Attack of the Ghost Riders
03. Evil LA Girls
04. Veronica fever
05. Tha Great Love Sound
06. Signals Changed
07. Wanna Dance
08. Do you believe her
09. Demons Fire
10. Bowels of the Beast
11. My Tornado
12. Chain Gang of Love
13. Shining Pole
14. Go Girl
15. Chains
16. Rebel Invasion
---
17. Cops on Our Tail
18. Beat City



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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

RE-UPLOAD: The Sisters Of Mercy - Thüringenhalle, Erfurt, Germany - 02.03.2001 (Flac)



Very good sound and a setlist full of (still) unreleased tracks.





CD1:
 01. Intro (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?/Instrumental)            
 02. Dominion/Mother Russia                  
 03. Come Together              
 04. Ribbons               
 05. Crash and Burn                
 06. Body Electric               
 07. Summer                
 08. On the Wire incl. Teachers               
0 9. We Are the Same, Suzanne               
10. Giving Ground            
11. Will I Dream?                
12. Flood I                
13. Train/Detonation Boulevard               
14. War on Drugs        
15. Alice               
16. Romeo Down               
17. Flood II               

CD2:
--encore--
 01. Capricorn
 02. I Didn't Know I Loved You ('till I Saw You Rock'n'Roll)               
--encore--
 03. Something Fast               
 04. Top Nite Out
 05. Vision Thing



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Siouxsie and the Banshees - California Hall, San Francisco, CA, USA - 26.11.1980 (Flac)


Very good FM captur. Thanks to MikeDreams for sharing it on Dime.

Original Info File:

Groovy Music & KUSF 90.3 FM announce

Siouxsie and the Banshees

plus special guests... D.O.A.

California Hall
825 Polk St. (at Turk)
Wednesday
November 26th
Tickets $7. advance
$8. at the door


- Known lineage:

CDR fr dec60blue @ iOffer
(says CDR's copied direct from silver CDs)

My CDR > EAC > FLAC > You
(EAC log incl - no errors)


- Track List

01 Israel
02 Clockface
03 Hong Kong Garden
04 Skin
05 Pulled to Bits
06 Metal Postcard
07 Tenant
08 Christine
09 Red Over White
10 Trophy
11 Voodoo Dolly
12 Happy House
13 Switch
14 Paradise Place

Length: 60mn 15s


- Setlist

Israel
Clockface
Hong Kong Garden
Skin
Pulled To Bits
Metal Postcard
Tenant
Paradise Place
Christine
Red Over White
Trophy
Voodoo Dolly
Happy House
Switch
Eve White/Eve Black
Helter Skelter

per thebansheesandothercreatures.co.uk


- Audio SQ Ratings:

untiedundone.com B+
jasonbrandli.com/siouxsie 8+
sacrilege.be/pages/siouxsie 9


- Flyer and scan of CDR cover incl

__________________________________________________________________________


Timeline
   
12" LP
Kaleidoscope
1980-08-01
Peak No. 5*

Single [non-lp]
Israel / Red Over White
1980-11-28
Peak No. 41

[*The highest album chart-position SATB achieved.

FYI Juju at #7 the only other album to reach the Top Ten. (A Kiss In The Dreamhouse just missed at 11.)
Two SATB singles hit the Big Dime: Hong Kong Garden went to 7, and Dear Prudence made it up to No. 3.]

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The Kaleidoscope Tour proper kickstarts...

1980-09-13, Leeds, Queen's Hall (Futurama Festival)

Lynden Barber, Melody Maker 02/09/80 -- Meanwhile, most of the audience are more interested in positioning themselves in front of the left-hand stage, where billtopper Siouxsie and the Banshees are due to come on.

They’re not disappointed. Siouxsie’s performance is quite simply one of the most inspiring I’ve ever seen anyone give. She owns the stage, turning the traditional passive sex symbol role of the female singer on its head. She chastises the hordes of 18- to 21-year-old wide-eyed youths reaching their hands out towards her, telling them, "I didn’t say you could talk" like a schoolmistress. Siouxsie is sexual, but in a dominant way, smashing a tambourine against a mike stand and flailing her microphone lead like a whip. The Banshees seem to feed off the atmosphere of near hysteria as they run through powerful versions of most of the songs from "Kaleidoscope", and McGeoch and Budgie add new touches to older songs like "Switch", "Regal Zone" and "Jigsaw Feeling". It’s an overwhelming performance, and I almost panic at the threat of being crushed by people hanging precariously off the scaffolding around the stage....


Rolling on toward Frisco...
    
1980-11-16, New York, The Palladium

Richard Grabel, NME 1980 -- Siouxsie And The Banshees' opening - darkness and squealing feedback, lights revealing Siouxsie posing like Kabuki grotesquerie - is pretentious beyond excuse, and the 'Helter Skelter' it heralds more a butchering than an interpretation.  But 'Playground Twist', which follows, puts things back on track.  It's a spooky, sometimes uncomfortable ride, but well worth the price.

The Banshees' sound is abrasive and chilling, but centered on a beat as deep and natural as a heart pumping.  John McGeoch is a great guitarist.  His sound often reminds me of Keith Levine or Pat Place, yet his own individuality takes it beyond any comparison.

The set careens wildly between extremes of mood and sound, from soft, acoustic guitar fables like 'Christine' to raucous, screeching attacks of murky noise.  'Israel' is a standout, McGeoch getting a stunning, crystalline sound and Siouxsie's singing clear, almost pretty, yet assertive and disturbing.  'Red Light' is another, with Severin moving to synthesiser to create an ominous undercurrent, the song full of texture and exciting rhythm.

The visual contrast of the dark haired Siouxsie and her three dyed-blond men is contrived, but it is also stylish and effective, and much a relief after 999's stodgy orthodoxy.  The Banshees sometimes let the image, presence and atmosphere win out over ideas, feelings and content.  But they have the skill to succeed in creating just the right atmosphere - from horror-film menace to 'Happy House' exhilaration.  They are sometimes deliberately ugly, but that doesn't mean they deny beauty or its uses.

Siouxsie thumbs her nose at the audience a few times, in fun, but there's no suggestion of indifference in her attitude.  I would prefer less of her screeching and more of her singing (she has a good voice when she wants to use it), but there is logic to her choices.  She seems in touch with her audience and with herself.

They get two encores, not a proforma response and not merely fan adulation.  They played a long and varied set, and along the way lost some of the audience.  But their music has only a few handles to grab and in it, beauty and ugliness play an ironic push-pull game.  Those who stayed with it felt the rewards.


[charts positions per chartarchive.org; timeline & a few reviews c/o thebansheesandothercreatures.co.uk]


Q&A With Siouxsie Sioux

Jud Cost, magnetmagazine.com, 2007-10-06 -- ...Admittedly a bit “gaga” after a day full of radio interviews, Sioux spoke to MAGNET from London.

JC: I first saw Siouxsie & The Banshees play at the California Hall, I think in 1980. It was one of the hottest nights I’ve ever experienced in San Francisco, and they’d stuffed that place to the maximum. People were passing out.

SS: Yep, I remember how hot that was. That was our first time to play in the States, and we’d just played the Whisky in L.A. We had a very special guest who came to see us at the Whisky, and that was Bryan Gregory, the guitarist from the Cramps.

JC: Ah, yes, the man with the bone necklace.

SS: And the chiseled face and that great white streak in his hair. I remember I got to meet his pet snake. I seem to recall chasing someone around the dressing room, holding that snake. It was a big python...
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- In big thanks to all for sharing and celebrating this grand damn banner year of the banshee on DIME, especially albi04, chrispoor, deucecoupe, dimitroy, DutchPunkOTR, erikdenning, metro_cubo, Nepenthes, noahwall, Spacebandit, survivor6, whiskybob, yates7592.

Cheers for all the dear Siouxsie!

- 1980-11-26 is a Wednesday, and in the US that means twas the night before the annual US holiday of Thanksgiving. So...

(Never Too Late For Early Dining Out On)
Happy Thanksgiving Eve White/Eve Black!

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2012-10-09 mikedreams on... SATB: Sly and throbby.

- Requests are made from the stage from SATB to have the monitors turned up, and for the crowd to stop throwing shit at them and fists at each other.

(Before Red Over White) Siouxsie: "If you want to fight, just beat your head on the floor."

'The beat is coming nearer . . .'

No bother, my Voodoo Darling is already here.
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The Cure - Staring At The Sea - The Images (HQ MKV)











Another gem of the VHS days, my copy disintegrated due to too much viewings.... Most of these videos are still unavaiable in DVD format and the compilation itself was only released in VHS and LD. It quite interesting viewing the evolution of the band visuals through the years until reaching the The Cure template that everybody recognises.. Thanks to the original uploader. 

Tracklist:

1     Killing An Arab    
2     10:15 Saturday Night    
3     Boys Don't Cry *
4     Jumping Someone Else's Train    
5     A Forest *   
6     Play For Today    
7     Primary    
8     Other Voices    
9     Charlotte Sometimes    
10     The Hanging Garden    
11     Let's Go To Bed *   
12     The Walk *   
13     The Lovecats *   
14     The Caterpillar    
15     In Between Days *   
16     Close To Me *   
17     A Night Like This
Format                                   : Matroska
Format version                      : Version 2
File size                                 : 3.06 GiB
Duration                                : 1h 20mn
Overall bit rate                      : 5 432 Kbps
Encoded date                         : UTC 2014-05-20 12:30:03

Video
Format                                   : AVC
Format/Info                           : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                       : Main@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC      : No
Format settings, ReFrames    : 2 frames
Muxing mode                        : Header stripping
Codec ID                               : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                                : 1h 20mn
Width                                    : 720 pixels
Height                                   : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio              : 3:2
Frame rate mode                   : Constant
Frame rate                             : 29.970 fps
Standard                                : NTSC
Color space                           : YUV
Chroma subsampling            : 4:2:0
Bit depth                               : 8 bits
Scan type                              : Progressive
Language                              : English
Default                                  : Yes
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Color primaries                     : BT.601 NTSC
Transfer characteristics         : BT.709
Matrix coefficients                : BT.601

Audio
ID                                       : 2
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Southern Death Cult - Futurama 4, Deeside Leisure Centre, Queensferry, North Wales - 12.09.1982 (Flac)



Thanks to Noah wall for sharing it on Dime.

Original Info File:

(TB Aud Master)

TDK AD-C90 - Yamaha KX-393 - Edirol R-09 - Adobe Audition (Adjustments) - CD Wave (Split Tracks) - Wav - Flac

1. The Crow
2. False Faces
3. The Girl
4. Fatman
5. The Crypt
6. All Glory
7. Faith
8. Moya
9. Vivisection
10. Today
11. The Crow

Recorded at the fourth Futurama Festival in the cavernous barn (Ice skating rink) that was the Deeside Leisure Centre.

My uncirculated  master recording from Deeside.

Noah Wall


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Television - Sunplaza-Nakano, Tokyo, Japan - 06.09.1992 (Flac)



A request from Dave Sez. Thanks to the original uploader.

Title: Rose Of My Heart
Dates: September 6, 1992
Venue: Sunplaza-Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
Total Playing Time: 72.36

Lineage: (No Label) No. 20905-2 Boot 1CD > Wav > FLAC

Excellent Audience Recording

01. Crescendo
02. Venus
03. In World
04. Glory
05. Call Mr. Lee
06. Prove It
07. This Tune
08. The Rocket
09. See No Evil
10. 1880 Or So
11. Marquee Moon


Band Lineup

Tom Verlaine: Guitar, Vocals
Richard Lloyd: Guitar
Fred Smith: Bass
Billy Ficca: Drums

In 1992 Television reunited to record a self-titled album and did a world tour.
Enjoy!!


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Dreadful Shadows - Das Bett, Frankfurt, Germany - 20.11.2013 (Flac)



Thanks to Chris for sending me his recording to share here.

Taper: C.F. (Chris)
Gear: Sony ICD-SX850
Lineage: Wav -> TLH -> Flac (Level 8)


No Setlist
Total Time: 73m03s


Do Not Sell!
Support The Artists.
Enjoy.



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The Clash - Rat Patrol From Ft. Bragg (Flac)




First version of Combat Rock, produced by Mick Jones. Thanks to the original uploader.

Tracklist:

1. The Beautiful People are Ugly
2. Kill Time
3. Should I Stay or Should I Go
4. Rock The Casbah
5. Know Your Rights
6. Red Angel Dragnet
7. Ghetto Defendant
8. Sean Flynn
9. Car Jamming
10. Inoculated City
11. Death is a Star
12. Walk Evil Talk
13. Atom Tan
14. Inoculated City (Uncensored)
15. First Night Back in London
16. Cool Confusion
17. Straight to Hell

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Sunday, 18 May 2014

Ian Curtis 18.05.1980 RIP


Peter Hook And The Light - Salle Jean Carmet, Allonnes, France - 23.01.2014 (Flac)


Thanks to F.M.for sharing his recording on Dime.

Original Info File:

Lineage: Mic Sony ECM-719 > Zoom H2 > WAV (44khz - 16bit) > Sound Forge 10 (splitting) > TLH > Flac 8



Setlist:

01 No Love Lost
02 Digital
03 Isolation
04 Disorder
05 Twenty Four Hours
06 Dead Souls
07 A Means To An End
08 New Dawn Fades
09 She's Lost Control
10 Shadowplay
11 Transmission (aborted)
12 Transmission
13 [Break 1]
14 Dreams Never End
15 Denial
16 Age Of Consent
17 ICB
18 Your Silent Face
19 Everything's Gone Green
20 Bizarre Love Triangle
21 True Faith
22 Temptation
23 Blue Monday
24 [Break 2]
25 Ceremony
26 Love Will Tear Us Apart



Do not sell and do not encode to lossy formats.
Go to the shows!!!

Enjoy!!

F.M.



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New Order (with Billy Corgan) - Blockbuster Pavillion, Los Angeles, California, USA - 05.08.2001 (Flac)



Very good sound. Thanks yo the original uploader.

Original Info File:

**Remastered** by thir13en

Nice show, I really liked that album too. Very good mix, except the vocals were all over the place, often times very hard to hear. Otherwise, an excellent show. And Billy, don't forget Billy...

Q'd>comp'd>enhanced>max'd


Enjoy!

Setlist:

01.  Atmosphere
02.  Regret
03.  Crystal
04.  Love Will Tear Us Apart
05.  Your Silent Face
06.  Turn My Way
07.  Bizarre Love Triangle
08.  Touched By The Hand Of God
09.  True Faith
10.  Temptation
11.  60mph
12.  Blue Monday


PRE-13 SOURCE INFO
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In House Promo CD > CDR


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Dead Can Dance - Songs From Another Time - Demos and Peel Sessions (Flac)



I was asked some time ago to post this one. Early Demo's & J.Peel Sessions. Thanks to whiskybob for sharing it.


Original Info File:

Lineage:

Master tape>TDK AD90>Sony TC V901(HXPRO)Cassette deck>
Magix Audio Lab@ 16 bit sample rate 44.1>wav>CDR>EAC(secure)>wav>flac

Tracklist

01.A Means of Escape
02.Mirror
03.Labour of Love
04.The Promise Land
05.River Sequence
06.Burial Sequence
07.Flowers of the Sea**
08.Carnival of Light**
09.In Power we Entrust the Love Advocated**
10.Middle East**
11.Threshold*
12.Ocean*
13.Labour of Love*
14.Instrumental*

** 1st John Peel Session 28th November 1983
*  2nd John Peel Session 20th January  1984

I have removed the original version of Frontier
as this is now available commercially.
The two peel sessions are pre fm copies, unlike most dj's
i miss the voice of John Peel as the tracks end especially
at the end of Flowers of the Sea where he comes in a little
too early....R.I.P.
There is a minnor glitch in Threshold/Instrumental, this
was due to the tape snagging in the cassette deck, it is very brief
although noticable, the demo's are clean.

The tape was generously given to me by Brendan Perry in November 1984, i have NEVER
traded this, occassionally i have given it away but having nearly
lost it completely after out garage flooded i though it was about
time it saw the light of day, i hope that you enjoy it.
I have included a picture of the original tape/inlay card.

DO NOT CONVERT TO LOSSY
NEVER NEVER SELL IT

This is for all the generous tapers/traders both past & present that
rather than horde their goodies have been kind enough to share....respect.

Whiskybob/Oddball.


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The Fall - Concord Bar, Brighton, UK - 27.10.1983 (Flac)


Very Good Soundboard recording. Thanks to the original uploader. 

Original Info File:

Soundboard > ??? > CDR > EAC Secure > FLAC Frontend
68:47 minutes (57:41 with track 11 out) - Sound: Excellent

 1. Hexen Definitive
 2. I Feel Voxish
 3. Pat Trip Dispenser
 4. Mere Pseud Mag Ed
 5. Garden
 6. English Scheme
 7. Words of Expectation
 8. Wings
 9. 2 x 4
10. C.R.E.E.P.
11. Backdrop *** OFFICIALLY RELEASED ON PERVERTED BY LANGUAGE REISSUE, REMOVED ***
      >> encore
12. Kicker Conspiracy
13. Ludd Gang

From visi.com
- "Down pokey quaint streets in Guildford was our distant mongol heritage. It's dull red, round head, Army career, Actifed. If we were smart, we'd emigrate. Down pokey quaint corridors and channels crawl mobile lords, ladies, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, (...), the (...)." (amended lyrics to "English Scheme")
- "And yes it is a bloody flag and yes, the last of your pride. Good team of goody-goodies and OK, OK, it's a kicker conspiracy." (amended lyrics to "Kicker Conspiracy")


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Morrissey - Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark - 03.07.2004 (Flac)



Excellent FM capture. Thanks do Johnky for sharing this recording on Zomb.

Original Info File:

Uploader : Johnky [liverecordings@gmail.com]

Sound Quality : FM Broadcast

Length : 55.32

01. Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
02. Shakespeare's Sister
03. How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
04. Let Me Kiss You
05. I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
06. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
07. First Of The Gang To Die
08. The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
09. All The Lazy Dykes
10. No One Can Hold A Candle To You
11. Rubber Ring
12. Subway Train/Everyday Is Like Sunday
13. I'm Not Sorry
14. Irish Blood, English Heart

Sample :
Morrissey - The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores - Roskilde 3rd July 2004 [FM]
http://www.filedropper.com/mozboresroskilde030704fmjohnky

This concert was mentioned by Morrissey in 2006 as his favourite one from the 2004 tour. The man was in great spirits, playful and in a very chatty mood. Festival concerts are not his favourites, but he didn't show any signs of it. He often thanked the crowd in Danish ("Tak!") and when he introduced the band he asked the people in the audience to say "Hej Boz, Hej Gary, etc" (Hi Boz, hi Gary, etc). The concert took place in a large tent. Because of fatal incidents in the year 2000 (when 9 Pearl Jam fans were crushed to death), security was very tight so no one made it on stage or even managed to touch Morrissey. It also certainly didn't help that the stage was very high. There was no change in the setlist.

Morrissey's first words when he came on stage were "Good morning Roskilde! Hej hej!" After set opener "Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice" he simply said "Festival, rain, festival, rain, always the same..." After "Shakespeare's Sister" he said "thank you friends" then annouced "How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?" with the line "We have a new album called 'You Are The Quarry'... this is a song from 'You Are The Quarry'..." After the song he thanked the audience in Danish: "Tak tak! Tak tak!... it's all I know..."

"I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday" was introduced with the line "Some of you may remember a very old album called 'Your Arsenal' (crowd cheers)... Julia?" The Smiths classic "The Headmaster Ritual" was in turn introduced with "Oscar Wilde said 'the past is what one is', which isn't true, but here is the past..." After the song Morrissey asked his favourite fan "Julia, you're not too sad and sorry? No? You sure?" In "Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference" he followed the line "how I love all of the very simple things of life..." not with the usual "God's good air", but an exclamation of "mad!"

Before going into "I Have Forgiven Jesus" Morrissey proceeded with the introduction of the band: "Would you please say hej hej hej to the boys in the band? Uhm, one at a time, hej hej hej, Boz... (crowd repeats) Very good. Now would you say hej hej hej Gary... (crowd repeats) Very good. Would you say hej hej hej Deano... would you say hej hej hej Little Barrie... would you say hej hej hej, a man of many parts, Mikey!... (fans ask Morrissey to introduce himself) Me!?". Having failed to introduce himself the crowd then broke into a chant of his name. As an introduction to the crowd favourite "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" Morrissey quoted from another song from the Smiths days, "Still Ill": "Well, if you must go to work tomorrow... then maybe you really should?... Bla-bla-bla..."

The new single "First Of The Gang To Die" was introduced with "This is our new single in Iceland and it's called 'First Of The Gang To Die'!" The following title on the setlist was "The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores" and this one was introduced with "This is a wonderful night for us but generally we find that the world is full of crashing bores..." The album track "All The Lazy Dykes" was introduced with the line "This next song is for all dykes in Denmark... we love you!" The cover of Raymonde's "No One Can Hold A Candle To You" was dedicated by Morrissey to his guitarist Alain who had quit the tour a few weeks earlier because he was ill: "We have a very good friend back in London, called Alain, Alain Whyte (crowd cheers)... and today is his birthday... so this is for Alain..."

Before going into "Rubber Ring" Morrissey asked "Are you bored to death? (crowd: no!) You will be!" Before going into "Everyday Is Like Sunday" which was segued from the first verse of the New York Dolls' "Subway Train", and having just changed into a New York Dolls t-shirt, Morrissey asked the crowd "And of course you do know (with accent) the New York Dolls? Yes, New York Dolls? No?... Julia they don't really know the New York Dolls... they're just pretending..." He still decided to flatter the audience by changing a line in that song to "Oh how I am so pleased I am here..."

Morrissey's last significant words before going into encore "Irish Blood, English Heart" were "Now before we all have a major attack of the cutes - the cutes! - can I say you've been fantastically kind to us and (crowd cheers)... we're very grateful, thank you!" At the very end of the song he shouted "Ole! Goodbye!" Before leaving stage he and his musicians stood in a line at the front, arms around each other, bowed down and thanked everyone.

Enjoy,

Johnky



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Thursday, 15 May 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW!



Today it's Andrew Eldricht 55th birthday!

RE-UPLOAD: The Sisters Of Mercy - Reading Festival, Reading, UK - 25.08.1991 (Flac)




Another upgrade to FLAC for a classsic bootleg. Only time that "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" was ever played.

CD rip to PC with DB Poweramp converted to Flac 6


Setlist:

01. Ribbons
02. Alice
03. Dominion
04. Logic
05. Detonation Blvd
06. Temple Of Love
07. Gimme Shelter
08. Flood II
09. This Corrosion
10. Something Fast
11. Vision Thing
12. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
13. 1969




Reuploaded

RE-UPLOAD: The Cure - Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, West Germany - 05.12.1985 (Flac)



RE-UPLOAD NOTE: Seems that the RAR archive originally posted was damaged, so in fact is a new post.

AKA Kyoto Songs

A classic bootleg, in this case ripped from the CD version, wich has less tracks.  Sound is excellent, sourced on the soundboard.



Tracklist:

01 Intro         
02 The Baby Screams    
03 Play For Today    
04 Kyoto Song         
05 Primary         
06 The Hanging Garden    
07 Secrets         
08 A Night Like This    
09 In Between Days     
10 Let's Go To Bed    
11 The Walk         
12 Push         
13 Screw    
14 One Hundred Years        
15 Charlotte Sometimes        
16 Killing An Arab



Kyoto