Friday, 30 October 2015

The Sisters Of Mercy - O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK - 17.10.2015 (Flac)

Excellent audience recording. Thanks to the original uploader on Dime.

Set list:

Disc 1
01 Intro
02 First And Last And Always
03 Ribbons
04 Body Electric
05 Amphetamine Logic
06 Alice
07 Crash and Burn
08 No Time To Cry
09 Arms
10 Gift That Shines
11 Dominion / Mother Russia
12 Summer
13 When You Don't See me

Disc 2
01 Jihad
02 Valentine
03 Flood II
04 1959
05 This Corrosion
06 Vision Thing
07 Temple Of Love
08 Lucretia My Reflection
09 More

Band Line-up

Andrew Eldritch - vocals
Ben Christo     - guitar, vocals
Chris Catalyst  - guitar, vocals

Ravey Davey     - Doktor Avalanche operator

Sound Professionals SP-CMC-8 Microphones
Sound Professionals SP-SPSB-11 Mini Battery Module with Bass Roll-Off (16Hz)
Edirol R-09HR  44.1kHz / 16 bit
USB>PC>CD Wave Editor>Trader's Little Helper>FLAC level 8>Dime

I had not seen the Sisters for some time and it was good to hear some slightly different
versions of old songs and also something from The Sisterhood.

Please do not sell this recording but share freely and enjoy it!

Any comments are welcome.

Sonic Youth - Sputnik Kino, Berlin, Germany - 17.04.1985 (Flac)

Very good audience recording. Thanks to Dimenew for sharing on Dime.
Original Info File:

from DIMENEW collection # 084

Rec. Info:
unknown lineaged audience recording, but the absence of almost all hiss lead to the conclusion that this is very low generated, maybe 1st or 2nd. gen.
Also, no info about the equipment used. Judging the sound it might've been recorded via a walkman recorder with internal mic.
This cassette (TDK SA90) -> playback on Harman Kardon CD491 -> Zoom H2n (at WAV 16/44) -> SDcard -> HD -> Audacity (edit/remaster) -> WAV 16/44 -> TLH8 -> FLAC -> DIME ->
YOUR EARS AND MIND... Sound is fair to good, with occasional bursts of distortions, but nothing really serious...

Alrighty, fellow Dimers, let's start a little Sonic Youth flood with recordings from the mid to end 80's, which were in the new Box of Tapes from dear DIMENEW. Hope you will
enjoy, what our team has to offer for your listening pleasure. So, let's start with a fine show recorded in (then) West-Berlin at the great Sputnik-Kino. SB.

FULL SHOW (60:35 min.)

01. Halloween (5:17)
02. Brave men run (4:40)
03. Death valley 69 -> (6:48)
04. I love her all the time -> (6:32)
05. Ghost bitch -> I'm insane (11:54)
06. Brother James (3:20)
07. Kill your idols (2:41)
08. World looks red (6:51)
09. Satan is boring (9:02)
10. Shaking hell (3:25)

*all lenghty tracks include lots of tuning/interludes/pre recorded music...
Support the artists! Go to their shows! Spend your last cent on their merchandise!
Please do not convert to fucking mp3, unless for personal use!


THURSTON MOORE - guitar, vocals
KIM GORDON - bass, vocals
LEE RANALDO - guitar
BOB BERT - drums

The Cramps - Club 57, Irving Plaza, New York, USA - 18.08.1979 (Flac)

Excellent FM broacast, Thanks to  the original uploader.


Lux - vocals
Ivy - guitars
Bryan Gregory - guitars
Nick Knox - drums

01. UFO
02. Domino
03. Twist & Shout?
04. Weekend on Mars
05. Voodoo Idol
06. Zombie Dance
07. Rockin Bones
08. Human Fly
09. Garbageman
10. Teenage Werewolf
11. Sunglasses After Dark
12. TV Set
13. --crowd wants more--
14. The Way I Walk

no mp3's, no selling, YES SHARING
please no remaster/reposts - it is what it is.
“It ain’t perfect, but it ain’t bad”

The Misfits - Michigan Union Ballroom, Detroit, MI, USA - 23.04.1983 (Flac)

You can't have an Halloween without the Misfits :) Thanks to the original uploader.

Original Info File:

Source: Soundboard Audio
Equipment: unknown
Generation: FM > ANA(1) > FLAC
Length: 43m 20s

01 intro
02 I Turned Into A Martian
03 Skulls
04 All Hell Breaks Loose
05 Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?
06 London Dungeon
07 Horror Hotel
08 Ghoul's Night Out
09 Wolfs Blood
10 Last Caress
11 Demonomania
12 Devil's Whorehouse
13 Horror Business
14 Astro Zombies
15 Violent World
16 Hate Breeders
17 Who Killed Marilyn?
18 Nike A Go-Go
19 Attitude
20 Night Of The Living Dead
21 Vampira
22 Devilock

Transfer: ANA(1) > unknown > WAV > CD Wave v1.93.3 > FLAC

Notes: Broadcast live on WCBN 88.3 FM Ann Arbor, MI.

The Electric Hellfire Club - Deep Ellum Live, Dallas, TX, USA - 27.10.1999 (Flac)

Very good audience recording. Thanks to  Psychgrave for sharing his recording on Dime.

[CSC>D7] 16bit/48kHz

DAT>Echo Mia 2496 (via coax)>Cool Edit>Audition (Normalization/Balance)>CD WAV>FLAC (level 8)

01 Intro
02 One Dark Horse
03 Mr. 44
04 Book Of Lies
05 D.W.S.O.B.
06 Incubus
07 Prince of Darkness
08 Unholy Roller
09 My Name is Legion
10 Circuit Breaker

Taped, transferred, and seeded by SM/Psychgrave.

Alice Cooper - Wendler Arena, Saginaw, MI, USA - 10.05.1978 (Flac)

Thanks to exene for sharing this one on TTD.

King Biscuit Flower Hour radio pFM cd > eac > wav > flac

Some vintage Alice Cooper, in excellent sound quality.  Horrible dj babbling over the intros/outros, so I added fades where needed.

Not a remaster, this is a straight transfer.

Was not sure of the date, but the cue sheet that came with the disc matches this date:

Ripped and edited by exene August 2014.  Cover art included.


1 Under My Wheels
2 Billion Dollar Babies
3 I'm Eighteen
4 Is It My Body
5 You and Me
6 Only Women Bleed
7 Unfinished Suite/Escape
8 I Love the Dead
9 Go to Hell
10 I Never Cry
11 It's Hot Tonight
12 Schools Out


Necros - O'Banion's, Chicago, USA - 03.08.1981 (Flac)

Thanks to the original uploader.

Original Info File:

This is a blistering soundboard recording, unfortunately after Youth Camp/Better Never Than Late it degenerates into a vocals and guitar maelstrom.  Nevertheless it's a very good representation of this faboulous band.

I've had the tape since about 1982 so I think it's fairly low generation and although it appears on many trade lists I've never seen it on Dime, at least while I've been a member.  This is a  fresh remaster of that tape.


1.  (Tuning)
2.  I Hate My School
3.  (Tuning 2)
4.  Youth Camp
5.  Better Never Than Late
6.  Caste System
7.  (Tuning 3)
8.  Race Riot
9.  (Song Intro)
10. Public High School
11. (Tuning 4)
12. Sex Drive
13. Reject
14. (Tuning & False Start)
15. Wargame
16. IQ32
17. Past Comes Back To Haunt Me
18. Complete Show Unedited)

Linage: Unknown Generation Tape > Sony Soundforge > Convert to Flac (Swithchsound File Convertor) > Track Separation (Audacity) > Traders Little Helper.

Please share but keep as lossless!

Alio Die & Amelia Cuni - APSARAS (Free Download, just this weekend)

Get it while you can.


You can put in whatever amount you like when you "buy" the download here, and "zero" is always an option. Chip in a little something if you can; that would be appreciated.

Physical copies of this 2001 CD are on sale for $7 at the Projekt webstore:


Amelia Cuni – dhrupad singing
Stefano Musso – drones and samples, sounds and treatments, album images

In Hindu mythology, the Apsaras are female spirits of nature, usually water nymphs. Flowing in the waters, these celestial nymphs come out of the waves like the first seed of the mind: desire. Talented artistically, the Apsaras are very beautiful; charming musicians and dancers for the pleasure of the Gods.

Ink 19 wrote: “Like its namesakes, Apsaras is also breathtakingly beautiful, combining soothing electronic textures, drones, and organic sound samples from Alio Die (Stefano Musso) with the amazing North Indian dhrupad singing of Amelia Cuni… A truly outstanding album for fans of dark ambient textures or hypnotic, sensuous South Asian singing.

Satanique Samba Trio - Bad Trip Simulator #2 (Free Download)

Someone on Dime started posting bootlegs of this band, so I followed the link to their bandcamp to check them out, mostly because of the excellent name of the band.

It seeems that they don't play samba, and they're not a trio, but a sextet, not so sure about the satanic part also, but they do an unholy racket, so it fits perfectly as a soundtrack to this halloween season.

If you like them, maybe you can purchase some of the other releases to help the band.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

The Sisters of Mercy - Muziekcentrum TRIX, Antwerp, Belgium - 19.10.2015 (MP3)

Huge Thanks to Cyberbio for sending me his recording to share here and To Tom Riddler for the cover artwork. Excellent recording.

Taper: Cyberbio

Lineage/Gear:  SP-CMC 8 HC - SP-SPSB-11 - Edirol R09HR - TLH - mp3


Intro (Shut The Fuck UP - SSV)
Crash and Burn
Body Electric
Amphetamine Logic
Gift That Shines (Red Lorry Yellow Lorry cover)
Dominion/Mother Russia
First and Last and Always
Jihad (The Sisterhood cover)
Flood II
Rain From Heaven (The Sisterhood cover)
Lucretia My Reflection
Vision Thing
Temple of Love
This Corrosion

Do Not Sell!!
Support the artists by buying official merchandise.

The Cure - B-Sides & Rarities - CD11 (Flac)

Incredibly the team that brought us the 10 CD compilation, found material to do a 11th CD, so here it is. See pictures for details.

The B-52's - Berklee Performance Center, Boston, USA - 24.08.1979 (Flac)

Excellent sounding FM broadcast. Thanks to the original uploader.


 1. 52 Girls
 2. 606-0842
 3. Lava
 4. Private Idaho
 5. The Devil?s in My Car
 6. Dance This Mess Around
 7. Running Around
 8. Rock Lobster
 9. Strobe Light

Runtime: 40:16
Performance quality: A
WBCN recorded broadcast

 Fred Schneider: lead vocals
 Cindy Wilson: lead vocals
 Kate Pierson: lead vocals, bass
 Ricky Wilson: guitar
 Keith Strickland: drums

Belly - Black Session, Studio 105, Maison de la Radio, Paris, France - 07.03.1995 (Flac)

Excellent FM broadcast. Thanks to the original uploader.

TDK SA90 (FM0) > HDD via creative soundblaster > adobe audition (editing) > CD wave > flac 6

"Judas Mon Coeur" is the French version of "Judas My Heart" (a studio recording was also eventually released on a 4AD Promo 12" / CD)

Tracklisting :

Seal My Fate
Untitled And Unsung
Judas Mon Coeur
Now They'll Sleep
Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix cover)

Total Time : 41:56

Various Artists - Psychedelic Britannia - Documentary (720p MKV)

A BBCFour Broadcast, Friday October 23, 2015

Run time:-  59:22

Documentary exploring the rise and fall of the most visionary period in British music history: five kaleidoscopic years between 1965 and 1970 when a handful of dreamers reimagined pop music. When a generation of British R&B bands discovered LSD, conventions were questioned.
From out of the bohemian underground and into the pop mainstream, the psychedelic era produced some of the most ground-breaking music ever made, pioneered by young improvising bands like Soft Machine and Pink Floyd, then quickly taken to the charts by the likes of the Beatles, Procol Harum,
the Small Faces and the Moody Blues, even while being reimagined in the country by bucolic, folk-based artists like the Incredible String Band and Vashti Bunyan. The film is narrated by Nigel Planer with contributions and freshly-shot performances from artists who lived and breathed the
psych revolution - Paul McCartney, Ginger Baker, Robert Wyatt, Roy Wood, the Zombies, Mike Heron, Vashti Bunyan, Joe Boyd, Gary Brooker, Arthur Brown, Kenney Jones, Barry Miles, the Pretty Things and the Moody Blues.

Friday, 23 October 2015

The Sisters of Mercy - Roundhouse, London, UK - 18.10.2015 (MP3)

Very good audience recording. Huge Thanks to Cyberbio for sending me his recording to share here.

Taper: Cyberbio

Gear/Lineage: SP-CMC-8 HC - Edirol R09HR - TLH - mp3


Intro (Shut the Fuck Up (SSV))
Crash and Burn
Doctor Jeep  Detonation Boulevard
Body Electric
Amphetamine Logic
No Time to Cry
Gift That Shines (Red Lorry Yellow Lorry cover)
Dominion/Mother Russia
Jihad (The Sisterhood cover)
Flood II
Lucretia My Reflection
Vision Thing
First and Last and Always
Temple of Love
This Corrosion

Do Not Sell!
Support the artists by buying merchandise.

Killing Joke - Larry's Hideaway, Toronto, Canada - 09.08.1982 (Flac)

Excellent audience recording. Thanks to the original uploader. The officially released tracks on "HA" have been removed.

Original Info File:

lineage:aiwa stereo mikes clip>SONY WALKMAN PRO>MAXELL XLII-S 90>PRO STUDIO GEAR (UNKNOWN)>CD>FLAC Frontend (level 8)

This is another trip in the time machine!!!  Old tapes dusted off a few years ago!  This master was transfered on CD about 9 years with the generous help of Martin Dupras a true Killing Joke authority (next to me of course!).  The second night of what was a killer show, this recording might have surfaced before in one form, shape or another...but this is my recording, I have the entire show but released tracks from the 10" EP "HA" have been removed.  One hot August night in this small Toronto club, everybody was standing on their chairs KJ gave quite a performance and the sound was amazing thanks to the late Conny Plank at the soundboard!  Lineage is fairly accurate except I can't remember the model number on the Aiwa mikes but I had Dolby off as you can hear a light hiss from the tape.  Feel the sweat, the intensity, one true great concert for the ages enjoy!
the usual suspects:

Jaz Coleman; Vocals, Keyboards
Geordie: Guitar
Big Paul Ferguson: Drums
Raven: Bass


2-The Hum
3-Fall of Because
4-Chop Chop
5-We Have Joy
6-Empire Song
11-The Wait
12-Birds of A Feather

total time: 46:55

We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It!! / Ted Chippington / The Nightingales - Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds, UK - 08.07.1986 (Flac)

HUGE Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sending me this recordings to share here.

This was the Vindaloo Tour with The Nightingales & Ted Chippington, starting in Croydon on July 2nd and ending in Nottingham on July 16th.  At Leeds The Nightingales went on first, then Ted then Fuzzbox.  They didn't always play in that order though, taking it in turns for who headlined.

This was my 3rd gig, and the second gig I ever taped.

Cassette(aud,master,TDK D90,recorded on Saisho PS 35R with built-in mic) > wav > Soundforge > CDWave > split on sector boundaries > flac(6)

 Egg_Crisis, Aug 2009

The Nightingales

I missed the start of the first song.  I found the lyrics online and none of the lyrics are missing from the recording so although track 1 is quite short I don't think much of it is missing (unless it had a very long intro).


01. Square Circle (start missing)
02. The Headache Collector
03. How To Age
04. No Can Do
05. Of Course You Can't
06. Down In The Dumps
07. Part-Time Moral England
08. Let's Surf
09. Comfort And Joy

Length - 36:54

Robert Lloyd - vocals
Maria Smith - guitar
Pete "Tank" Byrchmore - guitar
Howard Jenner - bass
Ron Collins - drums

Ted Chippington


01. Jokes #1
02. Rockin' With Rita
03. Jokes #2
04. She Loves You
05. Jokes #3
06. I Feel Like Buddy Holly
07. Jokes #4
08. Atmosphere
09. Jokes #5
10. Rock N Roll on 33 1/3
11. Jokes #6
12. Driving Down The Road
13. Jokes #7
14. Tie A Yellow Ribbon

Length - 38:15

We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It!!


01. Aaarrrggghhh!!! [incomplete]
02. Wait And See
03. Do I Want To?
04. Justine
05. Spirit In The Sky
06. Hollow Girl
07. Love Is The Slug
08. XX Sex
09. Preconceptions
10. Alive
11. You Got Me
12. Rules And Regulations
13. She
14. Tutti Frutti
15. Rockin' With Rita [with Ted Chippington & The Nightingales]

Length - 40:40

Lineup: Magz, Vix, Jo, Tina [no point naming the instruments as they changed over every few songs!]

As soon as the first song started everyone at the front started moshing and people surged back to avoid them and I was knocked to the ground.  Then the tape wouldn't record for more than a few seconds without jamming and I had to take the cassette out of the recorder and wind up a load of slack with my finger before I could continue recording, so the first song is incomplete but the rest of the gig recorded without a hitch.

Gary Numan - Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA, USA - 29 & 30.09.2015 / 01.10,2015 (Flac)

Excellent sound quality. HUGE Thanks to mixter_ for taping and sharing on Dime.

Gary Numan performs his classic albums:
Replicas: September 29th, 2015
The Pleasure Principle: September 30th, 2015
Telekon: October 1st, 2015

"Living Ornaments 2015"

"I am the final silence. The last electrician alive. And they called me the 'sparkle'" - I Dream of Wires [1980]

"This could be it. This could be nothing. Will you remember when the 'sparkle' dies down?" - War Songs [1982]

Taper: mixter_

Dedicated to my friends Alan and Matt for the blocking assistance!

VG- / VG / VG+

Lineage / Equipment:

12' - 15' from rail (dead center) / 15' from center ceiling speaker array / fob -> 6.7' h -> at933's (4.7k dt mod) cards -> naiant pipsqueak pre (+4dB) -> sony pcm-m10 (24/48) -> san disk mobile ultra 16gb class 10 micro sd - 48mb/s -> reader -> audition 3.0 (minor level adjustments - fades - normalization - de-clap process - slight EQ) -> audition 3.0 (dither to 16/44.1) -> cd wave editor (track split) -> tlh (flac level 8, etc...) -> DIME -> you -> sense of enjoyment -> sharing is caring -> support the artist (yes) -XX convert to mp3 (no!!!)

K.I.L.L. = Keep It LossLess

Night 1: Replicas

01. Replicas (Extended)
02. Me! I Disconnect From You
03. The Machman
04. You Are In My Vision
05. It Must Have Been Years
06. We Are So Fragile *
07. Praying To The Aliens
08. When The Machines Rock
09. I Nearly Married A Human
10. Down In The Park
11. Do You Need The Service? *
12. Are 'Friends' Electric?

13. I Die: You Die #
14. Films
15. This Wreckage
16. Cars
17. Metal
18. We Are Glass #
19. 'Encore Break'
20. Are You Real? +
21. Jo The Waiter +


Night 2: The Pleasure Principle

01. Asylum ^
02. Airlane
03. Metal
04. Films
05. M.E.
06. Tracks
07. Observer
08. Conversation
09. Engineers
10. Complex
11. Cars

12. Down In The Park
13. Me! I Disconnect From You
14. I'm An Agent
15. We Are Glass #
16. Remind Me To Smile
17. Are 'Friends' Electric?
18. I Die: You Die #
19. 'Encore Break'
20. Friends +
21. My Shadow In Vain +


Night 3: Telekon

01. This Wreckage (Extended)
02. Remind Me To Smile
03. Telekon
04. Sleep By Windows
05. I Dream Of Wires
06. I'm An Agent
07. The Aircrash Bureau
08. Remember I Was Vapour
09. Please Push No More
10. The Joy Circuit
11. We Are Glass #
12. I Die: You Die #

13. Cars
14. Down In The Park
15. M.E.
16. Metal
17. Are 'Friends' Electric?
18. 'Encore Break'
19. Everyday I Die +
20. We Are So Fragile *


0 Replicas B-Side
^ Pleasure Principle B-Side
# Telekon A-Side
+ Tubeway Army debut album track

Performed by...

Gary Numan - Vocals, Occasional Synthesizer, Rhythm Guitar and Acoustic Guitar on R21
Richard Beasley - Drums, Percussion
Josh Giroux - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Steve Harris - Lead Guitar, Additional Syntesizer, Acoustic Guitar on R21, T07, T08, T09,
               Backing Vocals on R16, T02
Tim Muddiman - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals on R16, T02
Gareth Thomas - Piano, Synthesizers

The History:

Gary Numan's self-defined "Machine Music Era" (Replicas, The Pleasure Principle and Telekon) has left an indelible mark on many people including yours truly. There are entire websites devoted to this all too brief two year period between April 1979 (Replicas release) to April 1981 (Wembley Farewell shows) in which these three U.K. #1 albums were released. In fact, Trent Reznor has cited this period of Numan's career as having created the blueprint for Nine Inch Nails. Many would argue that their styles of music are indeed very different. However, themes of dystopia, isolation and paranoia dominate both of their oeuvres. Numan's use of synthesizers AND more traditional instruments (guitar, bass, drums, piano and strings) wasn't entirely unique even during its time, but the way Numan combined these elements WAS. In fact, at one point the British Musicians Union wanted to have his music banned. It was not because of any obscene content. It was because they felt that he was putting real "honest" musicians out of work through his use of synthesizers! Wow! Times really
have changed. Over the years Numan has held many roles: Composer, Producer, Pop-star, Media Pariah, Pilot and perhaps most importantly Family Man. He hasn't always been held in such high esteem even by his own standards.
The same insecurities and sense of alienation that created such brilliant works as "Are 'Friends' Electric", "Metal" and "I Die: You Die" would later serve to undermine his career. It's not so much a story of excess or hubris as much as a story of insecurity and an inabilty to assess his own talent. The British press at the time were all too happy to label him as a weird talentless freak. Because of his robotic presence (stage fright) and propensity to stare at people (social affectation), they would dub him "Scary Numan". Now that term is used in reverence by tribute acts and even Boy George's latest DJ mash-up...

Furthermore, it didn't help that at the time he was a Thatcherist while other bands like The Clash and The Specials were railing against the Monarchy. The tabloids and music press were vitriolic and merciless. This only strengthened the loyalty and resolve of his fierce fans or "Numanoids". They would show up at concerts dressed in his various album personas and even stage a "sit-in" at the BBC for their unwillingness to play his music. John Peel was the rare exception. He booked Tubeway Army and Numan for two separate sessions in 1979. Gary would later be invited back to
Maide Valle only some 20 years later. He now has several people including Radcliffe and Marconi at BBC6 who cite his strong influence on a new generation of artists. Now 35+ years later the press label him as "The Godfather of Electronic Music" (GQ-UK - 2011) and "Industrial Pioneer". Times have really changed indeed!

The Performances:

From the opening chords of "Replicas" it is evident that much time and consideration was spent in preparation for these events. Instead of trying to maintain a note-for-note, sound-for-sound recreation of the songs like on the album tours, Numan has opted to update several arrangements while remaining very faithful to the originals. One such example is "Metal". It has returned to its orignal album composition and been stripped of its Things Falling Apart "M.E." outro. It still maintains the ferocious guitar riffs of the updated live version. That's not to say that everything has been re-created. "Cars" still sounds like the Fear Factory industrial hybrid model that came out in 1998.
Gary relied pretty heavily on vocal notes for some songs (some of which are enclosed). I can't say that I blame him.
Many of these (Telekon) have not been performed in nine years! "Are You Real?" from Tubeway Army's debut hasn't been performed since 1998! For the lucky few that got these handwritten sheets, I commend you! And for the haters that say Gary doesn't really play guitar, his Les Paul was adorned with a crib sheet with the chord changes on the first night.
It's pretty clear that both his guitar playing (mostly Barre chords) and synthesizer playing (right hand noodling) is pretty limited these days. I don't begrudge him that. Nobody seems to give a shit that Bono's reading a teleprompter throughout U2's live performances these days. Sorry, I digress! I won't say anything more about the performances here.
I will let you discover the rest on your own. Still, I think that all fans will be pleased if not amazed by these performances! Gary seems to be very happy and honoured with the reception from the sold out crowds! He expresse his appreciation and gratitude at the end of each show. In fact, it's the exuberant crowds that proved to be the greatest challenge to documenting these shows. All I can say is Get To London for the remaining residency at The Forum!

The Recordings:

I arrived at the venue early enough in order to secure the same prime taping location each night (hat tip to Ian). I decided to choose a spot that would pick up the main speakers but be primarily focused on the center ceiling speaker array (comprised of three "fill" speakers). My distance was approximately 12 to 15 feet from the stage dead center. The overall sound on the recordings is pretty consistant across all three nights. Vocals are very clear and at the fore with a nice stereo image. There are no phasing or other mic issues. That's not to say that all three sound perfect.
Unfortunately each night presented its own unique variables and challenges. Each have a pretty modest amount of clapping that was carefully attenuated.

Night One - Replicas: VG-
I had Picolo Pete to my left. He was really drunk and waving his arms around in people's faces. Thankfully most of his whistling is between tracks, but a fair portion is at the intros and endings to songs. I employed a few tools to reduce theworst parts. On the remaining nights he was far away and much quieter.

Night Two - The Pleasure Principle: VG
I had Trainwreck Annie to my left. She was on her third Long Island and completely trashed. She took off her stilletos and insisted on dancing with me. I obliged her for a couple of songs. She "woo-hoo'd" and "fuck-yeah'd" pretty loudly between "Cars" and "A.F.E.". Fortunately she's a foot and a half shorter than I am, so nothing blew out my mic levels. I saw her on night three. As she walked up to me I rolled my eyes and said "UH-OH"! She said "I'm sorry. Was I really that loud last night?" I replied "Yes. You Were!" She said "I'm really sorry. I've switched to coffee!" I said "That's good. Are you going to be good tonight?" She said, "Yes!" She did keep her promise and was pretty quiet as she stood six feet in front of me.

Night Three - Telekon: VG+
I had Woo-Hoo Guy to my left. He would clap and cheer loudly at the end and between songs. Fortunately he was pretty respectful during the songs. He can be heard prominently during the encore break shotcalling "Dream Police". A request that would have been better served during the band's rehearsals four days prior!

In summary, I don't consider any one of these to be my best effort. Telekon stands as probably the best of the three recordings; which suits me because there's a lot of subtlety to the material. Only level adjustments were made in order to attenuate some of the clapping, whistling and shouting. Although most are unnoticeable, some are apparent. Still, they all have their merits. Therefore they have all been bundled together for your convenience and consideration.

Of Note:

Gary performed five select tracks from his "Tubeway Army" debut over the course of the three nights.


Too many to list. I had the opportunity to see two shows on the 2008 Replicas Tour (Belfast and Dublin) and four on the 2010 Pleasure Principle (Chicago, SF and LA). Seeing Telekon performed live in its entirety was a near religious experience for me!
I actually felt electricity surge through my body during "I Dream of Wires"! "Sleep By Windows" was fucking incredible! I overheard one gentlemen state that he saw Gary on the Teletour in 1980 and that this (current) show was better. So there youhave it kids! Book your flights!

Final Notes:

My hope is that Gary reasseses his catalog material and chooses to be brave with his U.S. audiences for future live shows. Every tour beginning with 2001 Pure Tour has consisted of the new album material with catalog tracks consisting of: DITP, AFE, Cars, Films, Metal and IDYD (since 2010). On the final night the crowd went completely ape-shit after "Sleep By Windows", a track that wasn't even initially release in the States! Also, nobody "walked out" during "Please Push No More"
because it was slow. Be brave, Gary! Be brave! We can handle it! If somebody says "How come he didn't play 'Cars'? He always plays 'Cars'!" Exactly! You shouldn't play songs because people expect to hear them; you should play them because they don't.


Personal photographs of each night's set list and of various lyric sheets.



Marilyn Manson - From the Vaults (Flac)

"From the Vaults" AKA "Genesis of the Devil" is a rarities bootleg by Marilyn Manson.
Among the tracks on this bootleg are songs and performances from the Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids era, and an interview with Marilyn Manson from 1998.

Track listing

01. Sam Son of Man - 4:46
02. Strange Same Dogma – 3:40
03. White Knuckles – 2:16
04. Interview with the Devil - MTV September 14th, 1998 – 11:08
05. Luci in the Sky with Demons / Cake and Sodomy (live)– 10:07
06. My Monkey (live) – 3:48
07. Misery Machine (live) – 5:29
08. Choklit Factory / Strange Same Dogma (live) – 9:58
09. Misery Machine (First ever live recording of Marilyn Manson) – 4:35

Saturday, 17 October 2015

The Sisters Of Mercy - York Racecourse, York, UK - 22.09.1984 (Flac)

This is easely the best version I've heard of a recording of this concert. Thanks to Radioactive Kid for sharing this version on Heartland Forum

Unknown lineage.


01. Burn
02. Heartland
03. Marian
04. Anaconda
05. Walk Away
06. Emma
07. A Rock And A Hard Place
08. Floorshow
09. Alice
10. Body Electric
11. Gimme Shelter
12. Ghost Rider / Sister Ray

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Support the band by buying official merchandise.

Music For Misfits: The Story of Indie - Episode 3 - "Into The Mainstream" (MKV)

Thanks to dfb0308 for posting this excellent rip in TTD.

Broadcast on BBC4 HD, 16th October 2015

"It's 1989 and a new grassroots music craze is sweeping across Britain. Despite the authorities railing against 'the zombification of a nation', acid house and its bed-partner ecstasy are influencing a wave of indie bands. On the eve of a new decade, while original independent labels struggle in the wake of acid, young indie labels Heavenly and Creation are thriving, signing both Manic Street Preachers and Primal Scream respectively.

By the mid-90s, in a bid to break the stranglehold of American grunge bands, the music press construct Britpop and push two bands, Oasis and Blur, to the top of the pile.
The series is presented by BBC Radio 6 Music's Mark Radcliffe and this episode features exclusive interviews with performers including Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays, the Libertines' Carl Barat, Stuart Murdoch from Belle & Sebastian and Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne. It also includes interviews with a number of influential music industry figures such as James Endeacott, formerly of Rough Trade Records and founder of Sony BMG subsidiary record label 1965 Records, Heavenly Recordings' Jeff Barrett, Creation Records' Alan McGee and indie music author Richard King."

BBC4 HD satellite broadcast -> Ross HDR-8130USB -> external hard drive (.ts file) -> VideoReDo TVSuite v4 (editing) -> MKVmerge -> .mkv
(direct stream capture, no re-encoding)

Technical info:
Video: 1920x1080i 25fps 16:9 H.264 (average bitrate = 5.6 Mbps)
Audio: 48000Hz 192kbps stereo AC3
Duration: 00:59:05
Size: 2.48Gb

Includes subtitles track.

Lineage for subtitles:
BBC4 satellite broadcast -> Fortec Star Zeta PVR -> firewire out (.tp0 file) -> ProjectX -> .srt

Public Image Limited (PIL) - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland - 14.05.1986 (Flac)

Very good FM broadcast, thanks to asgard95 for sharing it on Dime.
Lineage : (FM broadcast)

01 - Intro - Kashmir
02 - FFF
03 - Annalisa
04 - Fishing
05 - Poptones
06 - Pretty Vacant
07 - Banging the Door
08 - Flowers Of Romance
09 - Bags
10 - Tie Me To The Length Of That
11 - Round
12 - Home

New Order - 6Music Session, Maida Vale 3 Studio, UK - 09.10.2015 (MP4)

A 1 hour video performance of the latest incarnation of New Order. Thanks to slangking/Paul for sharing on Dime.

 Original Info File:

Webstream Video x264/AVC 704x396 44kHZ AAC

Recorded in Studio 3, Maida Vale, London 2015-10-09

6music live Webstream>get_iplayer live capture mode


Bizarre Love Triangle
Tutti Frutti
People On The High Line
True Faith
Blue Monday

ID                                       : 256 (0x100)
Menu ID                                  : 1 (0x1)
Format                                   : AVC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                           : High@L3
Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames                : 4 frames
Codec ID                                 : 27
Duration                                 : 1h 0mn
Nominal bit rate                         : 1 277 Kbps
Width                                    : 704 pixels
Height                                   : 396 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Variable
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Writing library                          : x264 core 142 r2431 ac76440

ID                                       : 257 (0x101)
Menu ID                                  : 1 (0x1)
Format                                   : AAC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version                           : Version 4
Format profile                           : LC
Muxing mode                              : ADTS
Codec ID                                 : 15
Duration                                 : 1h 0mn
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Delay relative to video                  : -11ms

There may be a higher bitrate video or audio variant which may materialise (maybe from the bbc red button or alternate web capture) this is the best I could get out of said utility.

Enjoy !

Abwärts - " Rocktage ", München, Germany - 22.05.1982 (Flac)

Abwärts ("Downwards") is a West German post-punk group from Hamburg. Members Mark Chung and FM Einheit would leave the group in the early 1980s to join the Berlin-based band Einstürzende Neubauten.

Excellent FM broadcast. Thanks to the original uploader.

 Original Info File:


30 min./ Quality : 10

03.Shanghai Stinker
05.Sei Froh
07.Beim Erstenmal Tut's Immer Weh
09.Aus Einem Gartenhaus

I taped this one off german broadcast " NDR 2 "  in the middle 80´s.

SHARE & ENJOYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Nightingales - Peel Session, Maida Vale Studios, London, UK - 03.03.1985 (Flac)

I loved this band in the 80's :) Thanks to chrispoor for sharing this recording on Dime.

John Peel session #6
Master recorded from an FM broadcast of the
BBC Radio 1 John Peel show on 18th December 1985

Lineage :-  BBC Radio 1 FM -> Roof Aerial -> Marantz ST151L Tuner -> Aiwa ADF770 3-Head Cassette Deck -> Maxell UDII (Type 2, aka 'pseudo-chrome') cassette tape

Conversion to FLAC :-

Master Maxell UDII source tape -> Aiwa ADF770 3-Head Cassette Deck -> PC's built-in Soundmax sound chip (line in) -> CoolEdit Pro 2.1 (digital recording + manual track splitting*) -> WAV -> TLH -> FLAC 8 & .ffp
(*SBE's also checked and fixed after track splitting, using TLH, to ensure all tracks are sector bounhdary aligned)

Tracklist :-

1 - Part Time Moral England
2 - How To Age
3 - Heroin
4 - First My Job

Length = 19 mins 32 secs

Danielle Dax - Heaven, London, UK - 04.03.1985 (Flac)

Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sending me this recording to share here.

Cassette(aud,unknown gen) > wav > Adobe Audition(noise reduction) > Soundforge(EQ) > CDWave(split on sector boundaries) > flac(6)

Cassette bought from one of the Camden Market sellers, early 90's

Compression averages at around .27 which is pretty small but that's because they're mono - I took the left channel and doubled it up because the right channel was muffled.


1. Ostrich
2. Hammerheads
3. Pariah
4. Fortune Cheats
5. Evil Honky Stomp
6. Here Come The Harvest Buns
7. Bed Caves
8. Tower Of Lies

Length: 29:31

Lineup: (an old torrent of a gig 5 weeks after this one gave this lineup so I assume it's the same for this gig)
Danielle Dax: Vocals, Synthesizers
David Knight: Synthesizers
Ian Sturgess: Bass, Percussion
Steve Reeves: Guitar
Martyn Watts: Drums

Danielle Dax - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK - 09.10.1983 (Flac)

Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sending me this recording to share here.

Cassette(aud,unknown gen) > wav > Adobe Audition(noise reduction) > Soundforge(EQ last 4 songs) > CDWave(split on sector boundaries) > flac(6)

Cassette bought from one of the Camden Market sellers, early 90's

Compression averages at around .27 which is pretty small but that's because they're mono - I took the left channel and doubled it up because the right channel was muffled.


1. Ostrich
2. Here Come The Harvest Buns
3. Numb Companions
4. Bed Caves
5. The Shamemen
6. Tower Of Lies
7. Pariah

Length: 24:01

RE-UPLOAD: Swelter (Lydia Lunch & Clint Ruin) - On Broadway, San Fransisco, CA, USA - 03.12.1983 (Flac)

Another true gem shared here by Egg_Crisis. Huge Thanks to Him!

One of the "Swelter" live performances which were meant as a starting point for an album titled "Hard Diamond Drill" (which never happened) but some of which evolved into Stinkfist.

Lydia Lunch - vocals, metal
Clint Ruin (aka JG Thirlwell) - vocals, metal
Cliff Martinez - drums, metal


01 ?
02 ?
03 ?
04 ?
05 ?
Length - 39:17

The cassette originally listed it as "Swelters On Broadway" which everyone assumed was the name of the venue, but the following links hold the necessary info...

Cassette(unknown gen,TDK D90,from  one of the Camden Market guys in early 90's) > wav > Adobe Audition(Hiss removal) > Soundforge(normalise uneven L&R channels) > CDWave(split on sector boundaries) > flac(6)

Uploaded by Egg_Crisis for Dark Circle Room

Convert to mp3 for personal use only. Do not circulate in FLAC or WAV format without this info file.

The Young Gods - "the remix project" (Free Download)

Hello music lovers,
The Young Gods are in composition mode. That is why there has not been much news of late and why there is no live action at the moment.
Nevertheless here is a bit of action, we have prepared for you what we call « the remix project »: every week from Oct.1st until the end of the year, you will find on this page a link to a free download remix. Each remix is unreleased and is graciously given to us by prestigious people and newcomers. You will find dancefloor, ambient and experimental interpretations of our songs.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

The Sisters of Mercy - Merciful Reloaded (Deluxe Edition) (MP3)

Another fan made compilation of fan made remixes, some are better than others, but it's a good efford. Thanks to Goth80s for sharing in Cannapower and to conraculix for mention it on Heartland.

Tracklist CD 1:

01 Dominion (feat. MonsterGod)
02 Alice (Dark Club Remix)
03 Vision Thing (Reloaded)
04 A Rock And A Hard Place (Live at Tienen August 2015)
05 I Was Wrong (Reloaded)
06 Temple Of Love (Dark Club Remix)
07 Black Planet (Sisterhood Remix)
08 Emma (Chillout Remix)
09 Driven Like The Snow (Reloaded)
10 When You Don´t See Me (Reloaded)
11 Nine While Nine (Dark Electropop Remix)
12 Body Electric (Pumping Bass Remix)
13 Body And Soul (Dark Piano Remix)
14 First And Last And Always (Dark Piano Remix)
15 Poison Door (Dark Electropop Remix)

Tracklist CD 2 (Bonus Deluxe Edition)

21 Bury Me In The Afterhours (Bury Me Deep Vs. Afterhours)
22 Susanne (Project Kiss Kass Remix)
23 Heartland (Reloaded)
24 The Sisterhood - Giving Ground (Project Kiss Kass Remix)
25 I Want Marian (More Vs. Marian)
26 The Sisterhood - Rain From Heaven (Project Kiss Kass Remix)