Tuesday 26 January 2016

David Bowie - Breaking down Heroes track by track (MP4)

Thanks to the original uploader.

Breaking down David Bowie's 'Heroes' - Track-by-track
Ripped by Badvok

Producer Tony Visconti uses the original master tapes from sessions at Hansa Studio in Berlin to get to the heart of the title track from 'Heroes', one of David Bowie’s best-loved songs.

We hear the song built up by individual contributions, including those from guitarist Robert Fripp, Brian Eno's 'synthesiser in a briefcase' and of course David Bowie's powerful, harshly emotional vocal.

This film with Tony Visconti is an extended version of that on the BBC Four programme Music Moguls: Melody Makers. It closes with the iconic music video for 'Heroes', directed in 1977 by Stanley Dorfman.

Release date:
20 January 2016
Duration: 21 minutes

The Slits - Hammersmith Palais, London, UK - 30.11.1981 (Flac)

The last gig before reforming. Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sending me this recording to share here.


01. Walk About
02. Difficult Fun
03. Face Place
04. In The Beginning There Was Rhythm
05. Man Next Door
06. (?) True Warrior (speed fluctuations) [a different song to Ari's later song of the same name]
07. Bongo's On The Lawn (speed fluctuations)
08. Earthbeat
09. E Na Tu (aka The Marriage Song)
10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
11. (?) Ain't No Way
12. (?) Get Off Your Lazy Chair

Length: 77:02

Lineup: ARI UP-vocals, VIV ALBERTINE-guitar, TESSA POLLITT-bass, BRUCE SMITH-drums
        Neneh Cherry-backing vocals, Steve Beresford-various instruments, 'Flash' (David Wright)-saxophone

Cassette(audience,unknown gen,bought in Camden Market 1992) > wav > Groove Mechanic(dehiss) > wav > Soundforge(normalise L & R channels, speed correction) > wav > CDWave(split tracks on sector boundaries) > wav > flac(6)

This is the the last Slits gig (at least until the Slits comeback in 2005/2006).

There's 3 songs I've never heard anywhere else but this recording, so the titles are my own invention.  One song sounds like it should be called "True Warrior", but it's a totally different song to the song of the same name that Ari was to do much later.  If anyone has any idea what the correct titles are let me know.  The final two songs are really weird, and a really bizarre way to end the concert in my opinion.

It's an audience recording, the sound is a bit distant but I've heard worse, and two songs suffer from fluctuations in the speed and sound a bit odd, but it's their last gig, so enjoy!

Egg_Crisis, 2007.

The Slits - I-Beam, San Francisco, California, USA - 27.07.1981 (Flac)

Thanks to Creatured for sharing on Dime and to Egg_Crisis for sending me the files to share here,

Aud2 cassette > cdr > EAC > Audacity[balanced levels/slight EQ/retracked > Flac6

01. Walkabout
02. Man Next Door
03. Heard It Through The Bassline
04. Difficult Fun
05. In The Beginning
06. Fade Away

Thanks to James H for the trades

The Slits - Unknown Venue, New York, USA - 20.07.1981 (MP3)

Excellent sounding radio broadcast from WFMU. Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sending me the files to share here.


01 Walk About
02 I Heard It Through The Grapevine
03 Difficult Fun
04 Man Next Door
05 Life On Earth
06 Animal Space
07 Fade Away
08 Earthbeat
09 E Na Tu (The Wedding Song)

Length - 66:34

Tape flip on the radio stations copy was after Life On Earth (the DJ had to stop and turn the tape over).
This is from the realmedia stream. I've never found a higher quality copy, hopefully someone has a tape they recorded off the radio.
Track 9 listed as "E Na Tu" on the WFMU webpage. A version of the song is on the BBC Sessions CD titled "The Wedding Song".
From the stream for the show hosted by Pat Duncan, October 10, 2002.

Sourced from the WFMU realmedia(.rm) stream (20.7kBps, 44.1kHz, Mono, G2, 16 bits).

Edward Ka-Spel - Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO, USA - 07.10.2003 (Flac)

Very good audience recording. Thanks to the original uploader on TTD.

Original Info File:

SOURCE: Oktava MC012 > Edirol UA5 > Optical > Sharp MDMS722

CONVERSION: Sony JB920 > Optical > UA5 > USB > Sonic Foundry 6.0 > FLAC (No DAE)

TECHNICAL NOTES: Some "wind" can be heard throughout (from A/C over mics). Nothing major but it should be noted.


1. (8:18)
2. (11:44)
3. (6:37)
4. (7:08)
5. (5:12)
6. (14:59)
7. (13:08)

Apologies for not knowing the setlist Mr. Ka-Spel has released so many records that couldn't possibly know all of his songs! I recognized a few only.

RE-UPLOAD: Bauhaus - Racecourse Pavilion, Northampton, UK - 03.03.1979 (Flac)

Very good sounding early bootleg from the band, that by this time, still hadn't quite defined their sound, here still very punkish.  Huge thanks to sam1 for sending me this one to share here in the room.


01. In The Night
02. Harry
03. Shows
04. Telegram Sam
05. Dark Entries
06. Small Faces
07. Boys
08. Dive
09. Bela Lugosi’s Dead
10. Bite My Lip

RE-UPLOAD: Love & Rockets - Roxy Theater, Hollywood, CA, USA - 09.05.1999 (Flac)

The second-to-"last" Love & Rockets show. Thanks to judgesmails for sharing this one on DIME.

Sound quality: A-

audience recording > 2nd generation cassette received in trade > recorded to hard drive > fades added and tracks separated using Cool Edit > burned to CD > extracted from CD using iTunes > FLAC > you!

** confirmed as lossless using EAC **

Original Notes:

Love & Rockets had made a formal announcement that they would be disbanding after their two Hollywood shows at the end of the "Lift" tour, so the band and crowd were all well aware of the significance of these concerts. 
In fact both shows were professionally recorded for an intended live album, but some dirtbag managed to steal the recordings of both performances after the end of the second show.  Luckily there was an audience recording made during both performances, and I was able to get 2nd generation cassette copies of each show shortly thereafter.

The setlist for both shows was the same as in San Francisco (May 6 - previously torrented).  That show has better sound quality, but these shows have reasonably good sound quality as well and both are worth having for their historical significance.  The crowd is noisy at times, but their enthusiasm is entirely appropriate and I can forgive all of their noise aside from the woman who keeps shouting "Daniel Ash, I love you, you have beautiful eyes!"  That person is embarassing and annoying, but thankfully she only makes an appearance on the May 10 recording.

Of significance:
- "Kundalini Express" is cut short - it was that way on the cassette that I received, and I believe that the cut is original to the master recording.
- Janes Addiction drummer and vocal L&R fan Stephen Perkins joins the band for 3 songs during the encores.


1. My Drug
2. RIP 20C
3. 20th Century Boy (T. Rex cover)
4. Holy Fool
5. Delicious Ocean
6. Deep Deep Down
7. Pink Flamingo
8. Party's Not Over
9. Kundalini Express (cut short - likely due to tape running out)
10. Mirror People (slow / fast version)
11. Space Oddity intro. / Yin & Yang (the Flowerpot Man) **
12. 2000 Light Years From Home (Rolling Stones cover) **
13. Ball of Confusion **
14. No New Tale to Tell

** featuring Stephen Perkins from Janes Addiction on additional drums

Front 242 - Detox Static EP (Free Download)

 In the summer of 2015, when announcing the upcoming release of the much awaited remastered version of their “No Comment” album due to arrive in spring 2016, FRONT 242 not only offered the unreleased RADICALG remix of “Take One” for free to their fans ( alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album/lovely-day-remastered-take-one-radicalg-mix ), but also opened a remix competition for the same classic song as well.

Overwhelmed by the success of the competition and the several hundreds of remixes that got sent to Alfa Matrix, it took us much more time than initially expected to get all of these competition entries played to the various jury members and eventually reach a final top 3 of the most favorite remixes.

Today to thank you all for your much appreciated patience, we are proud to release with FRONT 242 the free “Detox Static” EP exclusively available only through Bandcamp. It features a remastered version of “Take One”, plus the remix work by the 6 (and not only 3!) first winners of the remix competition.  Congratulations to AD:KEY, EISFABRIK, KANT KINO, TEFONIK, RESTRICTION 9 and DIGITAL 440 for being part of the “Detox Static” sonic adventure. And a big thank you to all of you who took part in the competition. 

Enjoy this EP until we soon announce the upcoming remastered versions of several iconic FRONT 242 albums showcasing the band’s innovative sound in its best audio quality possible today. You will be able to hear these albums on vinyl and cd with the improvements or differences permitted by today's audio technology.

And 2016 being a very special year for both FRONT 242 and Alfa Matrix, you can definitely expect the unexpected! There is so much more to come... Stay connected!


Thursday 21 January 2016

David Bowie - LIVEANDWELL.COM (Flac)

This album has never been available commercially and could only be acquired by being subscribed to BowieNet at the time or for new subscribers. The album consists of live recordings from the 1997 Earthling tour and a bonus disk of four rare remixes, one being the song "Fun" which was itself not commercially released.

Tracks 1-1, 1-8 to 1-10: Recorded live at Go Show, New York, October 15, 1997.
Tracks 1-2, 1-5 & 1-6: Recorded live at Paradiso, Amsterdam, June 10, 1997.
Track 1-3: Recorded live at Phoenix Festival, England, July 19, 1997.
Tracks 1-4 & 1-7: Recorded live in Rio, November 2, 1997.


1-1 I'm Afraid Of Americans 5:14
1-2 The Hearts Filthy Lesson 5:37
1-3 I'm Deranged 7:12
1-4 Hallo Spaceboy 5:12
1-5 Telling Lies 5:14
1-6 The Motel 5:49
1-7 The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction 5:48
1-8 Battle For Britain 4:35
1-9 Seven Years In Tibet 6:19
1-10 Little Wonder 6:16
2-1 Fun (Dillinja Mix) 5:52
2-2 Little Wonder (Danny Saber Dance Mix) 5:32
2-3 Dead Man Walking (Moby Mix 1) 7:32
2-4 Telling Lies (Paradox Mix) 5:11

Enhanced content of Disc 2:
- Bowieworld, a 3-D chat programme
- a link to the website www.liveandwell.com
- a link to download Bowie I.D. frame, a web browser.

RE-UPLOAD: David Bowie - Toy (Flac)

Today the DB DVD bonanza has an extra cookie :) Thanks to ziggy for this gem, in Flac no less. extra cool cover!

Original Info file:

Originally, Bowie had recorded the album Toy for release in 2001 or 2002. This album was meant to feature some new songs and remakes of some his lesser-known songs from the 1960s. Toy remains officially unreleased.

"Liza Jane" was Bowie's debut single, released under the name Davie Jones with the King Bees. The original version of "Silly Boy Blue" appeared on Bowie's eponymous debut album, and several other versions of these songs were released during Bowie's early career including "I Dig Everything," "Baby Loves That Way," as collected on Early On (1964–1966), and "In The Heat Of The Morning," and "The London Boys," as collected on The Deram Anthology 1966–1968. A version of "Conversation Piece" was recorded and released in 1970.

"Uncle Floyd" (retitled "Slip Away") and "Afraid" were later released on Heathen, “Baby Loves That Way”, “Shadow Man”, and “You’ve Got A Habit of Leaving” were released as b-sides to Heathen's singles, and "Conversation Piece" was released on the Limited edition bonus disc of Heathen in 2002.

 1."Uncle Floyd" - 6:15
 2."Afraid" - 3:29
 3."Baby Loves That Way" - 4:38
 4."I Dig Everything" - 4:53
 5."Conversation Piece" - 3:53
 6."Let Me Sleep Beside You" - 3:14
 7."Toy (Your Turn To Drive)" - 4:46
 8."Hole In The Ground" - 3:30
 9."Shadow Man" - 4:41
 10."In The Heat Of The Morning" - 3:51
 11."You've Got a Habit of Leaving" - 4:49
 12."Silly Boy Blue" - 5:33
 13."Liza Jane" - 4:48
 14."The London Boys" - 3:47

Note: This is the track listing of the version of the album leaked in 2011, which is rumored to be different than the originally intended version.

Front 242 - Avalon, Hollywood, CA, USA - 27.09.2015 (Flac)

Excellent sounding Audience recording. Thanks to the taper for sharing it on Dime.

AT831 -> SP-SPSB-11 -> R-09HR -> Soundforge -> FLAC

01. Moldavia
02. Body To Body
03. 7Rain
04. Take One
05. W.Y.H.I.W.Y.G.
06. Master Hit
07. Together
08. XXX Girlfriend
09. Quite Unusual
10. No Shuffle
11. Funkahdafi
12. U-Men
13. Commando Mix
14. Religion
15. Headhunter
16. Im Rhythmus Bleiben
17. Welcome to Paradise
18. Tragedy >For You<
19. Punish Your Machine

Lydia Lunch's Retrovirus - (Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, USA - 23.08.2015 (Flac)

 Thanks to the original uploader.

Original Info File:

taper: inez
source: AT831 (SP-CMC-2) > SP-SPSB-6 > sony PCM-M10 (24/48)
location: dead center ~ 12 ft from the stage (2nd row of tables)
mastering (BLG): Adobe Audition > iZotope Ozone 5
tracking (inez): Audacity

What a treat for a Sunday night! Lydia continues to kick our ass pretty hard!! This was intense and intensely spectacular. She is an incredible performer. I should also mention that Weasel could be a one-man show in his own right, and it amazes me how a person of his size manages to do what he does on a tiny stage without basically smashing the place and people around him into pieces. Also - they were all super-nice after the gig, everyone got whatever they wanted signed and all that jazz.

Now, I am a total noob for the occasion: I have not seen Retrovirus outfit before - AND I never taped at LPR - oddly enough. In fact, I have not experienced their ‘GA seating’ arrangement before, only standing, and the line on their website about ‘being escorted to your seats’ which implied I may have no choice (!) did not sound too encouraging. HOWEVER - when I arrived at doors-time - basically there were only maybe 6-8 people in queue and I had the entire venue of tables to choose from. I noticed that in addition to the usual 2 hanging stacks of speakers, there was one dead center - so I positioned myself in that very center about 10-12 ft from the stage so that this speaker is facing me. A compromise between being close and getting the sound right (I know I know - I just can’t be in the back..). And I think it worked! I have run into oddest sound issues in smaller venues lately - I think LPR sound guys know what the are doing!

Anyway - long story short - a spectacular performance. Buy the record - URGE TO KILL - and go see them live! I definitely will if I see them are coming to NYC again.

Line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)
Weasel Walter (guitar)
Tim Dahl (bass)
Bob Bert (drums)

00. Intro chat by Lydia
01. Snakepit Breakdown
02. 3X3
03. Mechanical Flattery
04. Love Split With Blood
05. Some Boys
06. Dead Me You Beside
07. Fields Of Fire
08. Still Burning
09. Tied And Twist
10. Afraid Of Your Company
11. Black Juju [Alice Cooper]
12. The Gospel Singer
13. Frankie Teardrop

total time: 1:16:45

**Please support the artists!! Buy their official releases and go see them live**
**Please do not share in lossy formats and never sell!!**

The Slits - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands - 14.06.1981 (Flac)

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

Original Info File:
Cassette(audience,unknown gen,bought in Camden Market 1992) > wav > Groove Mechanic(dehiss) > wav > Soundforge(normalise L & R channels) > wav > CDWave(split tracks on sector boundaries) > wav > flac(6)

This is really fantastic quality, although there's still some hiss - I couldn't remove it all.

There's an annoying buzz during the last 3 minutes of Earthbeat.

They also played at the Venus Festival at Berlin Tempodrom this month, which has already been on Dime so I won't be encoding my cassette, which is a bit chewed up anyway! (EDIT: Just saw it's being reseeded right now!)

I don't have an exact date for this one, but to satisfy the mods that it doesn't contain any officially released material, should they want to know, the only officially released live recordings from 1981 are one song from their final gig at Hammersmith Palais on 30th Nov 1981, and I'll be seeding that next with that one song removed.

Some funny comments from Ari as usual.  She really doesn't like the venue and she's not afraid of saying so!


01. Walk About
02. Man Next Door
03. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
04. Difficult Fun
05. Fade Away
06. In The Beginning There Was Rhythm
07. Animal Space
08. Earthbeat
09. E Na Tu (aka The Marriage Song) (end missing, fades out)

Length: 61:18

Lineup: ARI UP-vocals, VIV ALBERTINE-guitar, TESSA POLLITT-bass, BRUCE SMITH-drums

Egg_Crisis, 2007.

The Slits - Keystone, Berkeley, USA - 23.11.1980 (MP3)

Very good Soundboard recording. Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sending me this recording to share here.

Recorded by Terry Hammer.
From his youtube: "Like all of my live recordings this was mixed direct to 2-Track Reel To Reel using headphones. Sitting in the club with the loud P.A. sound trying to drive the amp in my mixing board loud enough to hear what I was mixing. If you've ever been to a live concert, then, you know how loud it can be. Mixed on a cheap Peavey MkII 12 channel mixing board to Technics RS-1500 2-Track Reel To Reel. Mixed & Produced by: Terry Hammer ; (p)1980 : Terry Hammer.

Sourced from the 128kbps .m4a from youtube.

An unusual encore.  They start to play Grapevine again but Ari doesn't want to do it so they play "Instant Hit" instead, followed by the rarely performed "They're Fucking On Your Head" and then some improvisation with the Grapevine bassline.

01 New Town
02 Walk About
03 Man Next Door
04 Life On Earth
05 I Heard It Through The Grapevine
06 Or What It Is?
07 Typical Girls
08 Fade Away
09 Animal Space
10 In The Beginning There Was Rhythm
11 I Heard It Through The Grapevine / Instant Hit
12 They're Fucking On Your Head / Grapevine Improvisation

Length - 61:24

The Slits - The Edge, Toronto, Canada - 05.11.1980 (Flac)

Thanks to Noah Wall for sharing and to Egg_Crisis for sendingme this recording to share here.

? - ? - Maxell XLII 90 - Yamaha KX-393 - Adobe Audition (Adjustments) - CD Wave (Split Tracks) - Wav - Flac

1. In The Beginning (Edit)
2. Puppets
3. Shake The Foundations
4. New Town
5. Walk About
6. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
7. Life On Earth
8. Man Next Door
9. Fade Away
10. Animal Space
11. In The Beginning (Edit)  -  Tape ran out on a the C90 cassette.

Band: Ari Up (Vocal), Viv Albertine (Guitar), Tessa Pollitt (Bass), Bruce Smith(Drums)

Quite a nice intimate sounding, M2 from Toronto with a reggaefied Slits.
Apart from it being over saturated on the bass & the talking.
You can hear the taper walking into the start of the concert, so, I'm assuming 'In The Beginning' was played at the start & end of the gig?
Maybe they played two sets?

Noah Wall

The Slits - Romeo & Juliet's, Bristol, UK - 21.10.1980 (Flac)

Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sendingme this recording to share here and to Duncan for taping and sharing.

Original Info File:

Linage:-Toshiba GhettoBlaster> TDK C90 > Nakamichi CR-3E> slight EQ & Normalise in Bias Peak> FLAC 8

Only one of the channels has been used as the other was too muffled so this is dual mono.

Recorded transferred and seeded by Duncan

This might not be what you'd expect. Good sound on this one

Track listing:

01 In The Beginning There Was Rhythm
02 New Town
03 Walk About
04 Life On Earth
05 Man Next Door
06 Improperly Dressed
07 Or What It Is
08 Fade Away
09 Animal Space
10 Face Place
11 I Heard It Through The Grapevine
12 Fade Away (end cut)


Psychic TV - Pandora's Music Box, De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - 22.09.1984 (Flac)

Very good Soundboard recording. Thanks to the original uploader.  

Original Notes: Psychic TV live at Pandora's Music Box '84 at De Doelen Rotterdam Holland 22/9/1984
Total playing time 30 min.
Participants: Alex Ferguson, Genesis P-Orridge, Paul Reason, Paula P-Orridge and John Gosling


A1   Sudden Comfort
A2   Godstar
A3   Unclean
A4   Ov Power

Sunday 17 January 2016

The Sisters Of Mercy - Rock City, Nottingham, UK - 15.10.2015 (MP3)

Huge Thanks to Eggi for sharing his recording on Heartland.Cover by Reverend.

Taper: EGGI
Gear / Lineage: SP-CMC-8(Cards/SP-ATMIC-MODIF) -> SP-SPSB-11(no roll off) ->Edirol R09-HR( 24/48 )>MP3(320 kb/s)


Intro: Shut The Fuck Up - SSV
Kiss The Carpet
Doctor Jeep / Detonation Boulevard
Body Electric
No Time To Cry
Crash And Burn
Gift That Shines
Dominion / Mother Russia
First And Last And Always
Flood II
(Encore Break)
Vision Thing
Temple Of Love
(Encore Break)
This Corrosion
Lucretia, My Reflection

Band / Line-up
Andrew Eldritch - vocals
Chris Catalyst - guitars, backing vocals
Ben Christo - guitars, backing vocals
Doktor Avalanche - drums, bass
Ravey Davey - nurse

David Bowie - The Year Of The Spiders (Flac)

Thanks to Bassman for sharing in HC.

Original Info File:

BBC Sessions Various Dates & Location
Excellent Recording Quality
Switch On! (Devil KWSK99-03)
Artwork Included

Lineage:  SilverCD--> EAC(secure)--> Flac(level.8)--> HungerCity!

A very nice Japanese issue from the former DANCING HORSE label, now called SWITCH ON!.
The sound quality is excellent, and the songs are probably recorded from the original BBC tapes.
I don't think that the sound quality can get any better.
These tracks should have been on the never released BBC series Volume 2 & 3.


[Maida Vale Studios, London, UK]
01. Hang Onto Yourself
02. Ziggy Stardust
03. Waiting For The Man
04. Queen Bitch
05. Five Years

[Maida Vale Studios, London, UK]
06. White Light White Heat
07. Making Believe
08. Hang Onto Yourself
09. Suffragette City
10. Ziggy Stardust

[The Aeolian Hall, London, UK]
11. Starman
12. Space Oddity
13. Changes
14. Oh You Pretty Things

[Maida Vale Studios, London, UK]
15. Andy Warhol
16. Lady Stardust
17. White Light White Heat
18. Rock'n'Roll Suicide


D.A.F. - Rheinterassen, Bonn, Germany - 22.12.1980 (Flac)

Very Good audience recording. Thanks to the original uploader.

Original Info File:

48 min.

Quality : 8 - 9  ( audience )


1. Cocopino
2. Verschwende Deine Jugend
3. Der Räuber & Der Prinz
4. Wenn Die Bettelleute Tanzen
5. Ich Bin Die Fesche Lola
6. Nachtarbeit
7. Liebe Mich
8. Osten Währt Am Längsten
9. El Basilon
10. Kebabträume
11. Tanz Mit Mir
12. Ich Und Die Wirklichkeit

encores :

13. Cocopino
14. Die Lustigen Stiefel
15. Nachtarbeit
16. Tanz ( ??? )
17. Kebabträume

I got this pretty tape in the middle 80´s, and I think it was taped by the same person who taped PERE UBU - Krefeld ( germany ) 1981. It´s the same excellent audience sound ( for this time !!!)

So I hope you have your fun with D.A.F. live in the " good old B.R.D. "

Artwork is included ( with some songtitle - mistakes, please forgive me !!!)

ENJOY & SHARE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Slits - Beat the Blues Festival, Alexandra Palace, London, UK - 15.06.1980 (Flac)

Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sending me recording to share here.


1.  Instant Hit
2.  Heard It Through the Grapewine
3.  Adventures Close To Home
4.  Man Next Door
5.  Walk About
6.  Spend, Spend, Spend
7.  New Town
8.  Animal Spacier
9.  In the Beginning There Was Rhythm
10. Man Next Door (again, with different lyrics)

Ari Up: vocals
Viv Albertine: guitar
Tessa: bass
Bruce Smith: drums

aud > early generation cass > CDR > EAC > FLAC
52 min

The Slits - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands - 03.05.1980 (Flac)

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


01. Adventures Close To Home
02. Instant Hit
03. Walk About
04. Spend Spend Spend
05. New Town
06. Man Next Door
07. Animal Space
08. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
09. Puppets
10. In The Beginning There Was Rhythm

Length: 45.05

Lineup: ARI UP-vocals, VIV ALBERTINE-guitar, TESSA POLLITT-bass, BRUCE SMITH-drums

Cassette(audience,unknown gen,bought in Camden Market 1992) > wav > Groove Mechanic(dehiss) > wav > CDWave(split tracks on sector boundaries) > wav > flac(6)

This is just 6 days after their gig at Milan Odissea 2001 so I guess they were doing a European tour around this time.

Egg_Crisis, 2007.

The Slits - City Hall, Glasgow, UK - 26.09.1979 (Flac)

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


01. New Town
02. Ping Pong Affair
03. Instant Hit
04. FM
05. Or What It Is
06. Walk About
07. Adventures Close To Home
08. Spend Spend Spend
09. So Tough
10. Typical Girls
11. Animal Space (end missing)
12. Spend Spend Spend (mainly instrumental with a few vocal noises!)

Length: 47:38

Lineup: ARI UP-vocals, VIV ALBERTINE-guitar, TESSA POLLITT-bass, BRUCE SMITH-drums

Cassette(audience,unknown gen,bought in Camden Market 1992) > wav > Groove Mechanic(dehiss) > wav > Soundforge(eq) > wav CDWave(split tracks on sector boundaries) > wav > flac(6)

In October or November 1978 Budgie joined the group as drummer after Palmolive was unceremoniously thrown out of the group.  During November and December they toured with The Clash on their "Sort It Out" tour which ended with three nights at London's Lyceum, the final date being on 3rd January 1979.  At this point they were still the punk Slits.  Then there was a period of inactivity which was broken in April by an announcement that they'd signed to Island records.  In September 1979 they released a single ("Typical Girls" c/w "I Heard It Through The Grapevine") and an album ("Cut"), featuring Budgie, who had just left to join Siouxsie and the Banshees.  Bruce Smith joined the band on drums, and they did a short UK tour to promote the album.  People going to see them on this tour were to hear a very different Slits, and this is one of those gigs, Glasgow City Hall on 26th September 1979.

Egg_Crisis, 2007.

The Slits - Lyceum, London, UK - 03.01.1979 (Flac)

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


04. FM

Length: 19:17

Originally posted as "January 1978".  This date is too early.
If we're to assume the venue is the Lyceum then it has to be one of the three shows they played there supporting The Clash on 28th December 1978, 29th December 1978 or 3rd January 1979.  Since the original wrong date said January let's assume they only got the year wrong and assign it the date of 3rd January 1979 although it could just as easily be from either of the other two dates.

Lineage (as stated in the original info file): CDR> WAV> FLAC
These are the unaltered files.

Posted at Dime by ? in March 2006
Reseeded by zingapoor, April 2007

RE-UPLOAD: VNV Nation - P!PL Club, Moscow, Russia - 06.04.2012 (Flac)

Another request from Yonathan. Huge Thanks to ParafinSpobs  for sharing his recording on DIME.


48kHz 16bit 2ch FLAC compression level 8

Source: recorded from the audience by parafin (AKA parafin@paraf.in)

Used hardware: Zoom H4n

Used software:
Audacity 2.0.0 - equalization, normalization, applying fade in/out effects and cutting
FLAC 1.2.1 - encoding and tagging

Entire fifth song (Darkangel) and the better part of next one (Illusion) are missing from the recording, I pressed some button when I was detaching audio recorder from my camera and didn't notice it for a while. Sorry about this, it will teach me to use the "hold" switch ;)

Caution: sample rate and duration do not match CDDA standard!

Video recording of several songs is available on YouTube, you can check the audio quality there:

Duration: 1h 27m

01. On-Air (Intro)
02. Chrome
03. Space & Time
04. Tomorrow Never Comes
05. Darkangel
06. Illusion
07. Standing
08. Gratitude
09. Honour
10. Legion
11. Epicentre
12. Resolution
13. Control
14. Nova
15. The Farthest Star
16. Perpetual

RE-UPLOAD: Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Cinema Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal - 08.07.1989 (MP3)

Still couldn't find a lossless version of this excellent soundboard recording.


01 - intro : Albinoni Vs Star Wars
02 - Sex Bomb Boogie
03 - Supercrook Blues
04 - Success
05 - Dancerama
06 - Sci Fi Lover
07 - Jane Mansfield
08 - Razz Crazy
09 - Boom Boom Satellite
10 - Rio Rocks (cut)
11 - 21st Century Boy
12 - Love Missile F1-11

Steve Roach - Free Downloads

A 2016 new years gift for the friends of Steve Roach's music!

Hot on the heels of the Alive in the Vortex release, comes Live In Tucson - Pinnacle Moments. This can be considered a bookend experience to the recent Vortex album; it was created and recorded February 14 2015 (16 months after the LA Vortex concert) in Tucson's Solar Culture Galactic Center.

After many requests for a recording of this Tucson concert from attendees and those who viewed the YouTube clips, Steve considered how and when to release this music. With the Alive in the Vortex release evolving into a dynamic production that took most of 2015 to create, Steve decided not to wait any longer; Live in Tucson is available now as a name your price download, with a CD to follow in early 2016.

This 74 minute release presents the highest and deepest extractions from the concert: five nearly all-new pieces captured in a studio quality live recording. The flow of energy this music holds offers an empowering way to ride an emotional soundwave into 2016.

This will be an exclusive Timeroom-Bandcamp release for the time being.
A 300 copy limited edition CD will be released February 14 2016, to coincide with the one year anniversary of the show.
At that time the music will appear at iTunes and other digital sources.

For now this is the place and time to experience the Pinnacle Moments from Tucson 2015 as we move into 2016.


released December 31, 2015

Created live by Steve Roach
Mastered by Howard Givens - Spotted Peccary Studios, Portland Oregon
Live recording by Kelly David
Cover Art by Kati Astraeir
Layout by Sam Rosenthal 
Skeleton - Spiral Passage Extended Version - Download only,
This is an extended version of the last two pieces from the Pinnacle Moments release.
This mix is a blend of the February 14 and 15 Sequencer passages combined to create a mesmerizing 32 min Skeleton – Spiral experience.


released December 31, 2015

Created live by Steve Roach
Mastered by Howard Givens - Spotted Peccary Studios, Portland Oregon
Live recording by Kelly David
Cover Art by Kati Astraeir
Layout by Sam Rosenthal 

Monday 11 January 2016

David Bowie - Clairville Grove, Chelsea, London, UK - xx.02.1969 (Flac)

AKA Preludes Of Greatness

Thanks to the original Uploader. Good Recording Quality. Artwork Included

Lineage: TradeCDR--> EAC(secure)--> Flac(level.8)--> HungerCity!


01. Space Oddity
02. Janine
03. An Occasional Dream
04. Conversation Piece
05. Ching A Ling Song
06. I'm Not Quite (Letter To Hermione)
07. Love Song
08. When I'm Five
09. Life Is A Circus
10. Lover To The Dawn

David Bowie - Beat Club, Bremen, Germany - 30.05.1978 (Flac)

Thanks to doctordavros for sharing his rip.

Original Info File:

I have kept the running order of the shows true to how they appear on the LP.
I have not altered the recordings in any way except De-clicking where it was needed.
I have kept them has Side 1 - Side 2 etc but made the transition seemless where possible between the different side's if you play the whole file in a player like
foobar2000 etc.

Linage :-  Boot Lp - Project Record Deck - Yamaha Reciever - Phono Leads Into PC Soundcard - Nero Wave Editor -
               Wav - Tracks split - Traders Little Helper - Flac8 - SBE Checked - You.

All Uploads inc md5 files / Info files / Frequency Analysis

Right on with the shows

David Bowie - 1978-05-30  Beat Club, Bremen ( Live In Bremen 78 ) ( From LP ) ( DAVROSLP025 )
                        ( Chamaeleon Records - Bebop ) ( Matrix No D12  A/B )

Side 1

04. STAY.

Side 2

06. TVC15.

This is taken from the "Musikladen Extra" German TV Show. The quality is Very Good to EX

Hope you enjoy the show

As Usaual please only convert to mp3 etc for you own use only / Please keep all the file names / fingerprints etc as they are
and most of all DO NOT SELL keep trading alive by giving away or trading etc.

David Bowie - Forum, Montreal, Canada - 06.03.1990 (Flac))

AKA "S&V Montreal"

sbd recording

trade cdr>eac>flac

artwork attached

Disc One

Space Oddity,
TVC 15,
Rebel Rebel,
Golden Years,
Be My Wife,
Ashes To Ashes,
John, I'm Only Dancing,
Queen Bitch,
Life On Mars,
Blue Jean,
Ziggy Stardust,

Disc Two

Sound And Vision,
Station To Station,
Alabama Song,
Young Americans,
Panic In Detroit,
Suffragette City,
The Jean Genie,
Pretty Pink Rose,
Modern Love,
Rock 'N' Roll Suicide,

RIP David Bowie

Friday 8 January 2016

The Sisters Of Mercy - Shot Rev 2.0 (MKV)


Somebody asked for this one. This is the best version avaiable, from Von Oben and DocSommer joint efford on the Heartland Forum.

Lineage: Original VHS tape -> JVC SVHS HR-S9400 deck ->
         Cypress Technologies CTB-100 (aka AVT-8710) Timebase corrector ->
         Canopus ADVC-55 dv converter -> Avisynth/QTGMC3.01/Neatvideo magic ->
         2pass x264 Level 4.1.

This is the preferred 50p h.264 version. DVD versions are available, but
use thos ONLY if you can't play this one.

Average video bitrate: 14365kbit/s.
Maximum video bitrate: 32759kbit/s.

Audio is lossless LAME level 8.


Temple Of Love (1992)
This Corrosion
Lucretia, My Reflection
Doctor Jeep
Detonation Boulevard
Under The Gun

Tom Waits - KPFK Sessions, Studio City, CA, USA - 1973-1975 (Flac)

Thanks to thr original uploader on Dime.

Original Info File:

This is a truly fabulous and interesting collection of early Tom Waits’ radio shows that includes music and interviews during a period of about a year and half; around the time of his first couple of album releases. Fascinating because you can actually hear audibly the metamorphosis of Tom from a struggling musician into a star. His singing style change is remarkable and his growing confidence is obvious. The earliest stuff doesn’t sound at all like the Tom we know and love. The change in his voice is amazing (smoking and drinking does take its toll, lol). Tom’s interviews are very interesting as he tells the background stories of the songs, kind of a pre-Storytellers thing. Don’t miss this one if you don’t have it. Enjoy

KPFK broadcasts,
1973-08-12, 1974-07-23 & 1975-01-12

-- 1973-08-12 (August 12, 1973)
01 Virginia Ave
02 San Diego Serenade
03 Ol' 55
04 Semi Suite
05 Fumblin´ With The Blues
06 Rosie
07 Depot Depot
08 I Hope That I Don´t Fall In Love With You
09 Heart Of Saturday Night
10 Better Off Without A Wife
11 On A Foggy Night
12 Heart Of Saturday Night

-- 1974-07-23 (July 23, 1974)
13 Intro
14 Semi Suite
15 Drunk On The Moon
16 San Diego Serenade
17 Rosie
18 Fumblin' With The Blues
19 New Coat Of Paint

-- 1975-01-12 (January 12, 1975)
20 Intro
21 Nobody
22 On A Foggy Night
23 The Heart Of Saturday Night
24 Fumblin' With The Blues
25 Better Off Without a Wife
26 Intro
27 Drunk On The Moon
28 Big Joe And Phantom 309