Wednesday, 31 January 2018

RE-UPLOAD: The Sisters of Mercy - All 1982 Recordings (Flac)

I uploaded the seven 1982 recordings that were on the blog, goto the original posts to get the new links.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Dutch TV Special - 31.05.1987 (MPG)

Excellent documentary, including live videos from the Bad Seeds and the Birthday Party, shot right after the release of Your Funeral My Trial. Thanks to the aninomous collaborator for sending mee this video to share here.

Birthday Party live 1981
Nick Cave Interview
Mick Harvey Interview
Berlin Nightlife
Blixa Bargeld Interview
The Singer - Rehearsal room performance
Nick Cave and Mark E Smith backstage Interview
Birthday Party - Junkyard - Live VPRO 1982
Your Funeral My Trial - Mick Harvey Hansa Studios piano performance
Mick Harvey Interview
Nick cave Interview
Your Funeral My Trial - Rehearsal room performance
Nick Cave Interview
Blixa Bargeld Interview
Nick Cave on Blixa bargeld
Rehearsal Room footage
Hamburg  City
Nick Cave Interview
Nick Cave recording Tha Ass Saw The Angel
Nick cave Interview

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The Fall - Off Beat Night, Munich, Germany - 14.02.1989 (Flac)

RIP Mark E. Smith. Excellent sound. Thanks to the original Uploader.

Original Info File:

source fm (Andreas D.)
master TDK SA90 no dolby
input +9db
master cass > aiff > + 0.5db > flac8 (JB)

01    Carry Bag Man
02    Wrong Place, Right Time
03    Tuff Life Boogie
04    Cab It Up!
05    Dead Beat Descendant
06    Squid Law
07    Totally Wired
08    Bremen Nacht
09    Lucifer over Lancashire

08 fade out/cut (FM Jingle edited out)
09 fade in

Thanks to my Alster Connection I was happy to have gotten a cassette with this one for a nice transfer. It came straight from FM radio.
The radio station has had a programme transmitting this gig which originated from German television.
Maybe the recording is already in the circles but I am happy to bring along a decent master.

Please no selling and no mp3 trading.

Throbbing Gristle - Coachella Festival, Indio, USA - 19.04.2009 (Flac)

An upgrade to FLAC. Thanks to the original uploader on Dime.

ECM907 (?) -> MD -> Untracked Aiff File -> Soundforge -> FLAC


01. -intro/soundcheck-
02. Persuasion
03. Five Knuckle Shuffle
04. Live Ray
05. Hamburger Lady
06. Almost A Kiss
07. Springbankistan
08. Endless Not
09. What A Day
10. Discipline

The Slits - The Vex, Los Angeles, USA - 23.07.1981 (Flac)

Very distant and mainly for collectors. Thanks to the originsal uploader on Dime.

Cassette Master -> Untracked Aiff File -> Soundforge -> FLAC

01 Walk About
02 I Heard It Through The Grapevine
03 Difficult Fun
04 Difficult Fun (reprise)
05 Man Next Door
06 Life On Earth
07 In The Beginning There Was Rhythm
08 Fade Away
09 Animal Space

Clan Of Xymox - Countdown Café, Soest Bos En Duin, Netherlands - 24.10.1986 (Flac)

Source: Radio
Generation: M/1
Lineage: Fm > Tape Master > Tdk Sa90 >  Denon Drm 800A > Edirol r09 (24/44.1) > Sd > Soundforge 6.0 (Normalize /
Left Level Boosted +1Db / Dither to 16bits) > Wav > Flac > Dvd

Total Time: 23:50

01 Medusa
02 Michelle
03 A Day
04 Louise
05 Stranger (Radio Abort)

Lou Reed - Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, USA - 27.07.1986 (Flac)

Excellent sounding FM broadcast. HUGE Thanks to Krw_co for sharing on TTD:

Original Info File:

Originally Aired September 14th 1986
WXCD FM Chicago 1999 Rebroadcast
Dat Master From The Krw_co Collection


Lou Reed Guitar Vocals
Fernando Saunders Bass
Eddi Martinez Guitar
J.T. Lewis Drums
Rick Bell Saxaphone
Woody Smallwood Keyboards Trumpet

1 K.B.F.H. Intro
2 Real Good Time Together
3 Sweet Jane
4 New Sensations
5 Satellite of Love
6 Vicious
7 No Money Down
8 Mistrial
9 Walk on the Wild Side
10 I Love You Suzanne
11 Rock & Roll
12 K.B.F.H. Outro


RE-UPLOAD: Sonic Youth - Big Day Out in Melbourne, Australia 24.01.1993 & Roskilde Festival - 01.07.1993 (Flac)


Thanks to the original uploader.

Bootleg CD. Tracks 1-6 recorded live January 24th, 1993 @ Big Day Out in Melbourne, Australia. Tracks 7-14 recorded live July 1st, 1993 @ Roskilde Festival.
Bootleg CD, 1994, Italy, KTS, KTS307 > Exact Audio Copy v0.99pb5 (xuncat configuration) > .flac

01. Schizophrenia
02. 100%
03. Kool Thing
04. Teen Age Riot
05. Sugar Kane
06. Swimsuit Issue
07. Drunken Butterfly
08. Candle
09. Self-Obsessed & Sexxee
10. Stereo Sanctity
11. Starfield Road
12. Drunken Butterfly
13. Theresa's Soundworld
14. Total Trash

Notes and original upload by Martin van Rappard


RE-UPLOAD: Concrete Blonde - Go Bang Festival, Loreley, Germany - 20.06.1992 (Flac)

And another master from Egg_Crisis. Big thanks for another great share.

Cassette(aud,master,That's EX90) > wav > Soundforge > CDWave > split on sector boundaries > flac(6)

Recorded with Sony Recording Walkman WM-BF67 & t-shaped external mic (Eurochannels Stereo Mic EMC3630)

Recording had many clicks (first 1:51 of track 1 & first 8 sec of track 5), I was able to remove most of them manually in Soundforge. It's not perfect but it's a huge improvement on the original. After that day the microphone never worked again just making a lot of clicks, I think water got in it. It was raining heavily that day. As well as the faulty mic, the mic's extension wire had a dodgy connection (later for the Sisters the right channel became completely disconnected).

The bands who performed that day, in order, were: The Marionettes, Sheep On Drugs, Jingo De Lunch, Concrete Blonde, The Wonderstuff, Fury In The Slaughterhouse, Bad Religion, The Sisters Of Mercy.

Apart from Sheep On Drugs(last song only), Jingo De Lunch, Concrete Blonde & The Sisters Of Mercy, I didn't record any of the others.


01. Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
02. Ghost Of A Texas Ladies' Man
03. Long Time Ago
04. Someday
05. Joey
06. Days And Days
07. Walking In London
08. Castles Made Of Sand
09. God Is A Bullet
10. Run Run Run

Length - 42:06

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.

RE-UPLOAD: October 27th - Self Exorcism - 2001 (MP3)

One and only album from this obscure french gothic/cold wave  band. The band disbanded after this self-release came out. If you like Rozz Williams Christian Death , this is right on target for you. Thanks to ronan for sending me the link.

01. Noises Around And Inside
02. Tragedy
03. The Fighter's Escape
04. Gwesa
05. Ghost
06. Haunting Spirit
07. Dauntless Lady
08. Lost
09. Seize The Day
10. Stronghold

Monday, 1 January 2018

The Sisters Of Mercy - TV Performances (ProShot DVD)

I've been asked to re-upload a bunch of these performances, instead let's do an upgrade. These new versions from the anonimous collaborator are quite better than the ones previous posted. A HUGE Thank You to him, for sending me these videos to post here. DVD cover courtesy of Reverend.

Lineage: TV broadcast -> VHS (0)-> Panasonic NV-HS860 ->
         EZCAP With Arcsoft Showbiz -> MPG -> DVDStyler

The Roxy
01. This Corrosion (1987)
02. Dominion (01.03.1988)

ARD,Formel Eins
03. Interview (17.10.1987)

Top Of The Pops
04. This Corrosion (1987)
05. Dominion (03.03.1988)
06. Lucretia, My Reflection (16.06.1988)
07. More (11.10.1990)
08. Under The Gun (1993)

Do Not Selll!

RE-UPLOAD: Dead Can Dance & Cocteau Twins - Festival In The Park, Greek Theatre, Bourges, France - 03.04.1985 (Flac)

A festival with these two bands on the line-up is dreamlike memories for sure. Thanks to cEnda for the links.

Original Info File:

Got this years ago in a trade, too. I made some fade in's and fade out's. Quality is 7/10.

Disc > foobar2000 > Flac level 8

Cocteau Twins
1. The Spangle Maker
2. Dear Heart
3. Aikea Guinea
4. Rococo
5. Pearly Dewdrops Drop
6. Lorelei
7. From The Flagstones
8. Pepper Tree
9. Musette And Drums

Dead Can Dance
10. Digeridoo Intro
11. Wild In The Woods
12. Carnival Of Light
13. In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated
14. Ocean
15. Avatar
16. The Arcane
17. The Trial
18. Threshold

New Model Army - St. Georges Hall, Bradford, UK - 10.06.1985 (ProShot DVD)

Very good video, thanks to the anonimous collaborator for sending me this video to post here.

Lineage: TV broadcast -> VHS (0)-> Panasonic NV-HS860 -> EZCAP With Arcsoft Showbiz -> MPG -> DVDStyler

01. Spoken Word (By Joolz)
02. Vengeance (by Joolz & Justin)
03. Frightened
04. Smalltown England
05. No Rest
06. Young Gifted & Skint
07. Walk On

08.  No Rest (Top Of The Pops 02.05.1985)

Do Not Sell!

The Cramps - The Stone, San Francisco, USA - 13.05.1980 (Flac)

AKA Black Leather

Classic bootleg, sourced on a FM broadcast..  Thanks to the original uploader on Dime.

Transfer: Silver CD > Exact Audio Copy > FLAC Frontend > You

01 - Human Fly
02 - Domino
03 - Caveman
04 - Goo Goo Muck
05 - The Way I Walk
06 - Zombie Dance
07 - What's Behind The Mask
08 - Strychnine
09 - Garbageman
10 - I Was A Teenage Werewolf
11 - Sunglasses After Dark
12 - I'm Cramped
13 - Mystery Plane
14 - TV Set
15 - Tear It Up Cramps Live @ the Stone 5:13:80 (I think a more complete version of this recording was broadcast, recorded and then manufactured as the silver CD I ripped).

Ripped by monito2015 (Carlos).

Tom Waits - Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland - 14.10.1985 and 13.11.1987 (Flac)

Very Good audience recordings, Thanks to the original uploader on TTD.

Tom Waits; vocals, keyboards, guitar, bullhorn
Michael Blair; Drums
Marc Ribot; Guitars
Greg Cohen; Bass
Ralph Carney; Saxes
Willie 'The Squeeze' Schwarz; Accordion, keyboards

13 November 1987 Recording

Disc 1

01 Intro, Atmosphere, Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto
02 Hang on St Christopher
03 16 shells from a 30.6
04 Down in the Hole
05 Gun Street Girl
06 Cold Cold Ground
07 Yesterday is Here
08 Hang Down Your Head
09 Telephone Call from Istanbul
10 Straight to the Top
11 I Wish I Was in New Orleans
12 Xmas Card from a Hooker
13 Jitterbug Boy

(Tape flip)

Disc 2

01 Franks Wild Years
02 Innocent When You Dream
03 Midtown
04 Underground
05 Clap Hands
06 More than Rain
07 Singapore
08 About the Weather
09 Rain DOgs 
10 9th and Hennepin
11 Big Black mariah
12 Walking Spanish
13 Gin Soaked Boy
14 Jersey Girl (w. fade)

Recording lineage

Sony mono cassette recorder -> cassette(m)
Recorded on a C120, so fits nicely onto 2 CDs - by the time I got a second tape in the recorder, 'Jersey Girl' was finished, so it'll have to be left with a fade....

Playback / encoding lineage

Cassette(m) on Technics Cassette Deck -> Alesis Masterlink @ 44.1kHz, 16-bit (track splits, fades, level adjust) -> CDR -> EAC to .wav -> TLH to .flac
TLH sez no SBEs

14 October 1985 Recording

01 Underground
02 16 Shells from a 30.6
03 Shore Leave
04 Down, Down, Down
05 In the Neighbourhood
06 Walking Spanish
07 I Wish I Was In New Orleans
08 Tango 'til They're Sore
09 Clap Hands
10 Step Right Up
11 Jersey Girl
12 Jockey Full of Bourbon
13 Jitterbug Boy
14 Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
15 'til the Money Runs Out *

01 Singapore 
02 Frank's Wild Years
03 Heart Attack & Vine
04 Ruby's Arms
05 Rain Dogs
06 On the Nickel
07 Big Black Mariah
08 Sight for Sore Eyes
09 Gin Soaked Boy
10 Tom Traubert's Blues
11 Blue Valentines

* - To cover the track split at a tape flip here, track 15 was patched in from another tape of this show
Some microphone break-up in places, but not too intrusive
This show is presented in glorious mono.

Recording lineage

Unknown recorder, probably Panasonic -> cassette(0) -> copied to Cassette(1)

Playback / Encoding lineage

Technics Cassette Deck -> Alesis Masterlink @ 44.1kHz, 16-bit (track splits, level increase, and patch in track 15)
-> CDR -> EAC to .wav -> TLH to .flac
TLH sez no need to fix SBEs - files already sector-aligned

Support the artist, and musicians generally, by buying their CDs as well as downloading these files.

RE-UPLOAD: Soror Dolorosa / Salvation AMP - Owls 'n' Bats Festival, Waldbühne am Hermannsdenkmal, Detmold, Germany - 05.07.2014 (Flac)


Salvation AMP
aka "We are here We are now"


01 - Mother Talk
02 - Shine
03 - Iceflower
04 - Leviathan
05 - Earth We Walk Upon
06 - Last Night
07 - Stormclouds
08 - Das Gelübde (Intro)
09 - Das Gelübde - feat. Andy Julia (Soror Dolorosa)
10 - Pandorum (Intro)
11 - Pandorum


Christ-Ian – Guitars and Voices
Caveman – Bass
Steve Leafs – Drums


Detmold. Not exactly a metropolis. However, there was in this idyllic small town an underground, a subcultural scene whereas until this day opera, theater, classical museums and mainstream events are on the agenda.
In addition to some indie, punk and hardcore bands were The Home Of The Hitman, a band influenced by the British new wave and gothic rock around guitarist and songwriter Christ- Ian.
That was in the 90s when the gothic wave was on its peak before it subsided with the end of the great bands of the genre by the end of that decade.
Two albums and many concerts did the band and became an important part of the local underground scene before they split up in 1999.

After years of musical abstinence Christ-Ian 2010 reached back to the guitar and for the first time to the microphone, recorded some demos and felt that the time had come to return.
He had not forgotten his roots, so with Steve Leafs on drums and Andreas Bracht on bass-guitar salvation AMP was founded.
New wave, alternative rock, classic guitar rock with dark undertones are the foundation of the band. This manifested itself in 2012 with the release of the first album "hidden faces".

Since today the subcultural scene has been displaced, commercialized or does simply no longer exist, it is difficult to find organizers and clubs, to play concerts.
Yet salvation AMP have played numerous, partly completely self-organized concerts to far beyond the region and look forward to a growing fan base, that doesn´t hesitate to travel far distances in order to see the band live.
The concerts are played with a passion and dedication that can only be found rarely in this form and has thus become a hallmark of the band.
Has much changed in the genre to fun events or half-playback shows, so here is a real live experience full of dynamic and rough elegance.
Although set up only as a trio, the band takes the listener into a sea full of spherical guitars, in which the bass-guitar and the drums are found secure and solid as a rock and above it Christ-Ian's harsh and clear voice, full of drama and pure energy.

Highlight on this show "Das Gelübde" sung together with Andy Julia from Soror Dolorosa.

Official Homepages:

Soror Dolorosa
aka "Sound & Deathmold"


01 - Hologram
02 - A Dead Yesterday
03 - Damaged Dreamer
04 - Dany
05 - The Figure Of The Night
06 - Low End
07 - Soror Dolorosa
08 - Silver Square
09 - Sound & Death
10 - Beau Suicide
11 - American Chronicle
12 - Autumn Wounds
13 - Trembling Androgyneous


Hervé Carles - Bass Guitar
Nicolas Mons - Guitar
David-Alexandre Parquier - Guitar
Franck Ligabue - Drums
Andy Julia - Vocals


Formerly from Toulouse (southern France), SOROR DOLOROSA was originally founded in 2001, with Andy (Nuit Noire, Mutiilation, Peste Noire, Celestia, Darvulia, Fornication) on drums, Franck (ex Funeraell) on guitar, Herve (ex Funeraell) on bass, and Christophe Guenot (ex Funeraell) on vocals.
Herve came up with the name of SOROR DOLOROSA because of a novel titled "Bruges-la-morte" by Georges Rodenbach, a Flemish symbolist writer from the late 19th century.
A novel marked by symbolism of nostalgia and mourning. SOROR DOLOROSA means "Sister Pain" in Latin, one could almost translate it as "lovers of pain" in a more Baudelaire way...

The band recorded an unpublished demo, then the line-up changed in 2003 with the arrival of Emey (ex Contrast, Unscarred ...), who replaced Franck on guitar.
Subsequently they recorded a second unpublished demo and did some gigs until they split in 2005.

In August 2007 they reformed with the present line up. A month later, based on songs written by bassist Carles Herve, the band recorded a third unpublished demo whose content sounds definitely Gothic Rock and Death Rock, influenced by groups such as Christian Death, Bauhaus, and The Sisters of Mercy.
From that time, Soror Dolorosa's style became more personal and they found an own identity as a band. The songs were now written by the four members together, though still mostly based on the bass guitar.
They took on a Cold Wave colouring, more in line with bands such as The Cure or Human League, but also with hints of 70's rock like Deep Purple or Black Sabbath and retaining the Sisters of Mercy-like Gothic Rock influence.

Soror Dolorosa made their first record appearance with "American Chronicle" in March 2008, on the free compilation "Poisoned Dead Frogs" (Manic Depression):
When the third demo was out on myspace, the group was contacted to release an EP through the British label Todestrieb Records.
This 6 track EP, entitled "Severance", wasn't released until August 2009 due to production delays and is being distributed through underground ways, while the band promoted it with successful live performances all over France.

Some time in 2009, through the help of Neige (Amesoeurs, Alcest), the band came in contact with Northern Silence Productions, who offered to release their upcoming albums on their newly founded sublabel Beneath Grey Skies, and subsequently produced the debut full length "Blind Scenes", recorded in August 2010 at Drudenhaus Studio.
To use the band's own words: "The album is quite cold, with misty blue moods. 'Blind Scenes' would rather be perceived as scenes unseen, that is to say, out of time and out of the real world.
As a state of grace overshadowed by the inevitability of everyday life. The lyrics are heartfelt and talk about regrets, coldness, alcohol abuse, as well as forfeiture, but mostly nostalgia, hence the blue color of the music."

That's also why they chose "Drudenhaus Studio" (CNK, Alcest, Les Discrets, Varsovie, Necroblaspheme), recommended by Neige, who described it as an ideal place to record their music.
On the one hand because the studio is analog, and on the other hand because it is located in Brittany's countryside, isolated from the rest of the world, with compulsory rain in August.
It was produced by Benoit Roux "Mr. Xort" (ex Anorexia Nervosa), who recorded additional keyboards.
The album artwork & layout was done by Metastazis, who is one of the best illustrators/designers of the underground scene and worked for Alcest, Anathema, Antaeus, Enthroned, Forgotten Woods, Gorgoroth, Immolation, Secrets of the Moon, Taake, Listenable Records, Osmose Productions & Warner Bros.

So, that's how Soror Dolorosa appear today, which is quite a feat, knowing their respective influences.
Andy, as a drummer, has been marked by Black Metal and Metal in general but also by the likes of Human League, Fields of the Nephilim or Ulver's latest albums. Herve is a big fan of The Cure, Depeche Mode and Christian Death. Emey is somewhat influenced by Metallica, Satriani, Vai, but also Blues & Movie Soundtracks. Franck listens to bands as diverse as Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi or The French Variety, as well as Reggae, although he is primarily a Beatles fan. However, since the basics for their songs often come from bass riffs, the colour of the music naturally goes into the direction of Gothic/Death Rock and Cold Wave.

Official Homepages:
Andy Julia photography:


Recording made by NorthernNephilim (DIME: TimeBandit )
Do not transcode to lossy formats or remaster!
Not for Sale !!! Sharing is Caring, do not trade the FLAC´s without info file, checksum
If you like the band, please visit their concerts and buy their records.

Thank You, Very Much