Sunday 27 December 2020

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


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

Original Info File:

Groovy Music & KUSF 90.3 FM announce

Siouxsie and the Banshees

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

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

- Known lineage:

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

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

- Track List

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

Length: 60mn 15s

- Setlist

Hong Kong Garden
Pulled To Bits
Metal Postcard
Paradise Place
Red Over White
Voodoo Dolly
Happy House
Eve White/Eve Black
Helter Skelter


- Audio SQ Ratings: B+ 8+ 9

- Flyer and scan of CDR cover incl


12" LP
Peak No. 5*

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

[*The highest album chart-position SATB achieved.

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


The Kaleidoscope Tour proper kickstarts...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[charts positions per; timeline & a few reviews c/o]

Q&A With Siouxsie Sioux

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

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

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

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

SS: And the chiseled face and that great white streak in his hair. I remember I got to meet his pet snake. I seem to recall chasing someone around the dressing room, holding that snake. It was a big python...

- In big thanks to all for sharing and celebrating this grand damn banner year of the banshee on DIME, especially albi04, chrispoor, deucecoupe, dimitroy, DutchPunkOTR, erikdenning, metro_cubo, Nepenthes, noahwall, Spacebandit, survivor6, whiskybob, yates7592.

Cheers for all the dear Siouxsie!

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

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


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

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

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

'The beat is coming nearer . . .'

No bother, my Voodoo Darling is already here.

RE-UPLOAD: The Sisters Of Mercy - Limburghal, Genk, Belgium - 13.04.1985 (Flac)


Good sound, but it contains some clicks.


01. Intro
02. First And Last And Always
03. Body And Soul
04. Train
04. Marian
05. No Time To Cry
06. Possession
07. Walk Away
08. Emma
09. Amphetamine Logic
10. A Rock And A Hard Place
11. Floorshow
12. Alice
13. Body Electric
14. Gimme Shelter
15. Knocking On Heavens Door
16. Ghostrider/Sister Ray

The Cramps - The Metropolis, Portland, OR, USA - 23.05.1982 (Flac)



Very good soundboard recording. Thanks to the original uploader.

Original Infi File:

SBD > Onkyo TA-RW344 w\ azimuth correction > Audacity > .wav > CD Wave > flac (level 8). A first-gen. SBD here. It doesn't get much better than this...Yer not gonna let that small tape flip cut stop you from getting this gem, are ya?...An absolute gem!. CM Archives - Series 2, Vol 2

01. "intro"
02. Mystery Plane *
03. Domino *
04. Goo Goo Muck
05. Human Fly
06. Green Fuzz
07. Primitive
08. 5 Years Ahead Of My Time
09. New Kind of Kick
10. Good Guys Don't Wear White
11. Most Exalted Potentate Of Love
12. Garbage Man
13. Green Door
14. TV Set
15. "banter"
16. The Crusher
17. Beautiful Gardens
18. Sunglasses After Dark
19. "tuning + banter"
20. Psychotic Reaction

* mono for all of "Mystery Plane" and for the first 1'25" of "Domino" - after this, the balance is restored for the rest of the show


Enjoy! Support the artist and buy the officially-released items


Talk Talk - Tell Me Your Lies - 1982-1986 (Flac)


HUGE Thanks to Digitaltrader2112 for sharing this awesome bootlegs on TTD. Some of these have already been posted on the blog, not sure if these versions are better.

Disc 01:(44:19)

London - Paris Studio 1982-04-10 - London - Maida Vale Studio 1983-03-27

01. Talk Talk (4:04)
02. Another Word (3:22)
03. Have You Heard The News (4:56)
04. My Foolish Friend (3:28)
05. Hate (4:02)
06. The Party's Over (5:51)
07. Today (3:38)
08. For What It's Worth (3:51)
09. Call In The Night Boy (2:54)
10. Why Is It So Hard (4:37)
11. Again, A Game Again (3:36)

Disc 02:(59:53)

Munchen - Circus Krone 1982-05-26 - Suffolk - Lowersoft 1982-00-00 - London - BBC Sessions Kid Jensen 1981-11-05

01. Today (3:12)
02. Mirror Man (3:26)
03. Another Word (3:19)
04. Call In The Night Boy (3:38)
05. Have You Heard The News (4:48)
06. My Foolish Friend (3:29)
07. Hate (3:59)
08. The Party's Over (5:45)
09. Talk Talk (4:07)
10. Question Mark (4:17)
11. Again, A Game Again (4:03)
12. Renee (5:21)
13. Talk Talk (2:34)
14. Magic Moments* (3:48)
15. It's So Serious (4:07)

Disc 03:(71:38)

Hilversum - Anna's Hoeve (Countdown Café) 1984-05-25 - Utrecht - Muziekcentrum Vredenburg 1984-05-27

01. Such A Shame (5:57)
02. Dum Dum Girl (3:46)
03. Tomorrow Started (8:24)
04. It's My Life (6:13)
05. The Party's Over (5:50)
06. Such A Shame (5:58)
07. My Foolish Friend (4:31)
08. Have You Heard The News (5:11)
09. The Party's Over (5:42)
10. Dum Dum Girl (3:45)
11. Tomorrow Started (7:30)
12. It's My Life (5:35)
13. Talk Talk (3:16)

Disc 04:(39:11)

Paris - Le Palace 1984-09-24

01. Talk Talk (3:01)
02. Today (3:49)
03. My Foolish Friend (4:17)
04. Mirror Man - Does Caroline Know (8:45)
05. Dum Dum Girl (3:55)
06. Such A Shame (8:34)
07. It's My Life (6:50)

Disc 05:(72:51)

Wien - The Metropol 1984-10-13

01. Talk Talk (4:01)
02. Today (3:55)
03. Call In The Night Boy (4:46)
04. Hate (4:17)
05. Tomorrow Started (6:48)
06. Have You Heard The News (5:09)
07. My Foolish Friend (4:10)
08. Mirror Man (9:30)
09. Dum Dum Girl (3:46)
10. Such A Shame (8:01)
11. It's My Life (9:26)
12. Renee (9:02)

 Disc 06:(40:34)

Dortmund - Westfalenhalle 1984-11-21

01. Talk Talk (3:02)
02. Call In The Night Boy (5:21)
03. Hate (4:19)
04. My Foolish Friend (4:11)
05. Dum Dum Girl (3:49)
06. Such A Shame (7:40)
07. It's My Life (5:38)
08. Renee (6:34)

Disc 07:(78:56)

Utrecht - Muziekcentrum Vredenburg 1986-03-27

01. Talk Talk (3:10)
02. Dum Dum Girl (3:44)
03. Call In The Night Boy (6:12)
04. Tomorrow Started (7:26)
05. My Foolish Friend (4:04)
06. Life's What You Make It (4:24)
07. Mirror Man (0:51)
08. Does Caroline Know (7:30)
09. It's You (4:12)
10. Give It Up (6:20)
11. Living In Another World (5:01)
12. It's My Life (5:56)
13. I Don't Believe In You (5:07)
14. Such A Shame (8:21)
15. Renee (6:38)

Disc 08:(43:04) Disc 09:(43:37)

Wien - Kurhalle Oberlaa 1986-04-05

01. Intro (1:19)
02. Talk Talk (3:19)
03. Dum Dum Girl (3:47)
04. Call In The Night Boy (6:29)
05. Tomorrow Started (7:10)
06. My Foolish Friend (4:21)
07. Life's What You Make It (4:42)
08. Mirror Man - Does Caroline Know (8:01)
09. It's You (3:56)

01. Give It Up (5:17)
02. Chameleon Day - Living In Another World (7:32)
03. It's My Life (6:05)
04. Stage Banter (1:47)
05. I Don't Believe In You (4:54)
06. Such A Shame (8:16)
07. Encore Break (2:27)
09. Renee (7:19)

Disc 10:(56:20)

London - Hammersmith Odeon 1986-05-07

01. Talk Talk (3:34)
02. Dum Dum Girl (3:57)
03. Life's What You Make It (4:39)
04. Does Caroline Know (9:01)
05. Chameleon Day (1:23)
06. Living In Another World (6:24)
07. It's You (4:19)
08. It' S My Life (8:19)
09. I Don't Believe In You (5:22)
10. Such A Shame (9:22)

Simple Minds - Live & Rare 1982-1987 Vol 1-4 (Flac)



Huge Thanks to Digitaltrader2112 for sharig this one on TTD. Very good sound overall. One strange thing, the bootleggers decided to add an extra track from U2 on every one of the volumes...

Disc 01:(78:04)

01. Glittering Prize (Instrumental)(4:51)
02. Someone, Somewhere In Summertime (Live 1985)(7:10)
03. The American (Live 1985)(11:11)
04. Waterfront (Live 1985)(10:49)
05. Love Song (Live)(6:45)
06. Speed Your Love To Me (Extended)(7:18)
07. The Kick Inside Of Me (Live)(5:24)
08. Ghostdancing (Extended)(6:55)
09. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2 Live)(5:58)
10. Glittering Prize (Live)(5:24)
11. Promised You A Miracle (Live)(6:19)

Disc 02:(76:39)

01. A Brass Band In African Chimes (9:17)
02. Up On The Catwalk (Live)(8:08)
03. King Is White And In The Crowd (Live in L.A.)(4:14)
04. Glittering Prize (Club Mix)(4:54)
05. New Gold Dream '81-'82-'83-'84 (Live)(10:58)
06. With Or Without You/40 (U2 Live)(12:54)
07. Alive And Kicking (Extended)(5:18)
08. Dont You (Forget About Me)(Live)(9:01)
09. Hunter And The Hunted (Live in Newcastle 1982)(5:53)
10. Oh Jungleland (Instrumental)(6:02)

Disc 03:(78:07)

01. Someone, Somewhere In Summertime (Extended)(6:05)
02. Speed Your Love To Me (Live 1985)(9:01)
03. Oh Jungleland (Extended)(6:55)
04. Promised You A Miracle (Live 1985)(7:44)
05. Waterfront (Live)(8:52)
06. Up On The Catwalk (Extended)(7:33)
07. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2 Live)(6:23)
08. Glittering Prize (Live)(4:20)
09. Alive & Kicking (Instrumental)(5:58)
10. The American (Live)(7:26)
11. King Is White And In The Crownd (Live)(7:50)

Disc 04:(79:06)

01. Don't You (Forget About Me)(Extended)(6:29)
02. Someone, Somewhere In Summertime (Live)(6:25)
03. M.L.K (U2 Live)(2:19)
04. Speed Your Love To Me (Live)(4:52)
05. Waterfront (Extended)(5:49)
06. Book Of Brilliant Things (Live)(6:28)
07. Glittering Prize (Live)(8:39)
08. Big Sleep (Live)(7:30)
09. Ghostdancing (Instrumental)(4:48)
10. Up On The Catwalk (Live)(6:12)
11. New Gold Dream '81-'82-'83-'84 (Live 1985 Glasgow Featuring Bono)(12:29)
12. See The Lights (Extended)(7:06) 

RE-UPLOAD: Kraftwerk - NO NUKES 2012, Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan - 07.07.2012 (Flac)


Photo Source: Giant Robot

Excellent sound.  The rendition of their 1975 song “Radio-Activity” at NO NUKES 2012 was sung with a new set of Japanese lyrics including the line “Ima sugu yamero” (Stop it now), proved to be the climax of the Saturday night show,


-->George Yohng's W1 Limiter-->Flac(16bit/44.1kHz)

Taper : mini
Uploader : Popstar12345

Thanks To mini and Popstar12345 for sharing


01.Geiger Couter/Radioactivity (sung in japanese)
03.The Robots
05.Computer World
06.Trans-Europe Express
07.Computer Love
08.Home Computer
11.Musique Non Stop


OGWT - Punk and New Wave Years With Annie Nightingale (720p MKV .x265)



IMPORTANT: This video is encoded with x265 Codec, if you don't have it install it will not play correctly. VLC newer versions should have this codec already.

Two hours of memories and music curated by Annie Nightingale

Main Program with INCOMPLETE versions of:

The Damned - Cant Be Happy Today OGWT
New York Dolls - Jet Boy OGWT
The Adverts - Bored Teenagers OGWT
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Metal Postcard OGWT
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster LIVE
The Rezillos - Destination Venus OGWT
Iggy Pop - I'm Bored OGWT
Devo - Jacko Homo PROMO
Ramones - She's The One OGWT
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Inglan Is A Bitch OGWT
X-Ray Spex - I Live Off You OGWT
Lene Lovitch -  Lucky Number TOTP
Patti Smith - Horses OGWT
The Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing PROMO
Joy Division - Transmission SOMETHING ELSE
Wreckless Eric - It'll Soon Be The Weekend LIVE
The Clash - White Riot LIVE
Specials - Ghost Town PROMO
The Selecter - Danger OGWT
PIL - Poptones OGWT
Ian Dury - What A Waste OGWT
Laurie Anderson - O Superman OGWT
Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf OGWT
OMD - Messages OGWT
Gary Numan - Are Friends Electric? OGWT
The Stranglers - Golden Brown PROMO
The Fall - Totally Wired LIVE
Blondie - I'm Alway Touched By Your Presence Dear PROMO
Au Pairs - Come Again LIVE
Gang Of Four - To Hell With Poverty OGWT
The Police - Bring On The Night LIVE
Klaus Nomi - Lightning Strikes PROMO
Visage - Fade To Grey PROMO
Duran Duran - Night Boat OGWT
Duran Duran - Save A Prayer PROMO
Pete Shelley - Homo Sapien PROMO
New Order - Blue Monday TOTP
Sid Vicious - My Way PROMO

Adicional Program with COMPLETE versions of:

The Teardrop Explodes - Reward OGWT
The Ramones - Do You Remenber Rock n Roll Radio OGWT
The Raincoats - Fairy Tale In The Supermarket PROMO
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Apart PROMO
Buzzcocks - Sixteen Again OGWT
Siouxsie And Tne Banshees - Christine PROMO
John Foxx - Underpass OGWT
Tom Tom Club -Genius In Love PROMO
Jane - Is A Fine Day PROMO
Spizzenergi - Where's Captain Kirk PROMO
Rhoda with Special AKA - The Boiler OGWT
Blondie - Picture This LIVE
Japan -Ghosts OGWT
Marine Girls - A Place In The Sun PROMO
The Beat - Mirror On The Bathroom PROMO
King Crimson - Frame By Frame OGWT
The Slits - Earthbeat PROMO
Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding PROMO
Adam And The Ants - Kings Of The Wild Frontier PROMO
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go LIVE

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We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It!! - Paard Van Troje, Den Haag, Netherlands - 04.06.1986 (Flac)

Excellent FM capture. Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sending me this recording to share here.

(Broadcast on VPRO on a show called "Wide Wereld", 2200-2300)

01. Preconceptions
02. Do I Want To?
03. Justine
04. XX Sex
05. Love Is The Slug
06. Hollow Girl
07. Spirit In The Sky
08. You Got Me
09. Aaarrrggghhh!!!
10. Rules And Regulations
11. She
12. Tutti Frutti
13. Disco Boogie Song
14. Rules And Regulations

VPRO Studio (Radio), Netherlands, 1986.06.04

15. Interview
16. Spirit In The Sky
17. Rules And Regulations
18. Tutti Frutti

Length - 47:12

Lineup: Magz, Vix, Jo, Tina

Cassette(FM Radio,unknown gen from a record fair in 1986,TDK D60) > wav > Soundforge(normalise uneven L & R channels) > CDWave > split on sector boundaries > flac(6)

Egg_Crisis, Aug 2009.

Ghost Dance - Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany - 22.11.1989 (MP3)

 Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sharing this one. Good sound.


01 The Grip Of Love
02 Walk In My Shadow
03 Last Train
04 Down To The Wire (end cut)
05 When The Four Winds Blow
06 I Will Wait

6 songs from their final tour, as support to The Ramones.  Not the full gig but maybe that's all that was taped?

From files that appeared online in March 2006 posted by Kalle on the Ghost Dance forum.

This gig is less than 2 weeks before their last gig which was in Amsterdam on 4th Dec 1989.

Sunday 20 December 2020

RE-UPLOAD: The Sisters of Mercy - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands - 02.06.1984 (Flac)


One of the more famous bootlegs from the Sisters of mercy. with excellent sound from the soundboard. There's already a MP3 version of this one on the blog, this time a FLAC version, courtesy of sleepchamber.


01. Burn
02. Heartland
03. Body and Soul
04. Anaconda
05. Walk Away
06. Emma
07. Floorshow
08. Adrenochrome
09. Alice
10. Body Electric
11. Gimme Shelter
12. Ghostrider/Sister Ray

RE-UPLOAD: Fields Of The Nephilim - Aladin, Bremen, Germany - 18.03.2016 (Flac)


Thanks to Chris for sending me this recording to share here and to the original uploader on Dime.

--> SP-CMC-8 > SP-SPSB-11 > Marantz pmd620 (44.1kHz/16bit) > SD-card
--> via USB card reader onto harddrive
--> Audacity 2.1.0 (tracksplitting, FadeIn/Fade/Out)
--> converted to flac8 (Trader's Little Helper 2.6.0)

Recording position:
Approx. 5m distance to the stage, halfway between center and right box-stack.

The band:
Carl Mc Coy  - vocals
Andy James   - guitar
Gavin King   - guitar
Tony Pettitt - bass
Lee Newell   - drums

Set List:
01. Equinox
02. Prophecy
03. Moonchild
04. For Her Light
05. Love Under Will
06. Dawnrazor
07. Zoon III
08. Psychonaut Lib III
09. Last Exit For The Lost
10. *encore break*
11. Mourning Sun
12. *audience*

Additional Info:


Do not sell! Support artists by purchasing official releases (music, merchandise, etc..)
and visit their shows.
Do not encode this data-set to lossy formats like mp3.
Do not distribute this data-set without this info-file.

Cocteau Twins - City Hall, Newcastle, UK - 29.04.1983 (flac)



Very Good Audience recording. Thanks to the original uploader on Dime.

 Original Info File:

Tape received in my trading period from end 80's until mid 90's.

Unknown recording equipment and lineage.

Very good sound quality for a 1983 audience recording and I only processed a slight
hiss reduction + a fade in / out.

Sony HF90 > Pioneer Deck CT-W208R > Soundmax IDA > Cool Edit Pro > WAV > TLH > FLAC (Level 5)


01 Intro
02 Hearsay Please
03 Garlands
04 Alas Dies Laughing
05 Dear Heart
06 Feathers-oar-blades
07 Hazel
08 Shallow Then Halo
09 Blind Dumb Deaf
10 Peppermint Pig
11 Wax And Wane
12 It's All But An Ark Lark

min 40:21


All About Eve - Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK - 29.10.1988 (Flac)


Thanks to Pat for sharing this one on Dime. Excellent soundboard recording. I'm almost sure I had already shared this one before, but I can't find it on the blog so here it is.

Original Info File:

Trade Silver Cd>Eac>Flac     

01 Candy Tree
02 Wild Hearted Woman
03 Never Promise (Anyone Forever)
04 Flowers In Our Hair
05 Martha's Harbour
06 Every Angel
07 In The Clouds
08 In The Meadow

Julianne Regan - Vocals
Andy Cousins - Bass
Mark Price - Drums
Tim Bricheno - Guitar


Live Sept 1991 (SBD)
09 The Dreamer
10 Touched By Jesus
11 Martha's Harbour

Julianne Regan - Vocals
Andy Cousins - Bass
Mark Price - Drums
Marty Wilson-Piper - Guitar


SPK - Weisbaden, Germany - 12.02.1987 (Flac)


 Very good sounding audience recording.

Original Info File:

Listed as "Unofficial release".

This is the very tape being featured here.  Theblackdime23 (aka Fiver) sent it to me
to digitize.


Palms Crossed In Sorrow
In Flagrante Delicto
Alocaisa Metallica
Dies Irae (Part I)
Dies Irae (Part II)

Total 66:26

TRANSCODE TO WHATEVER FORMAT YOU WISH (but keep lossless on DIME of course)


We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It!! / Ted Chippington - Rock City, Nottingham, UK - 16.07.1984 (Flac)


 Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sending me these recordings to share here.

Cassette(aud,2nd gen,TDK D90) > wav > Soundforge(normalise uneven L & R channels) > CDWave > split on sector boundaries > flac(6)

Ted Chippington Setlist:

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

Length - 33:41
There's a cut after 'I Feel Like Buddy Holly', sounds like a few seconds might be missing.


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

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

Length - 47:28

Lineup: Magz, Vix, Jo, Tina

Two versions of Rockin' With Rita, maybe because it's the last night of the tour.  The second version is extended with extra lyrics.

There's also a recording of Ted Chippington's set, but the taper didn't record The Nightingales.

Egg_Crisis, Aug 2009.

RE-UPLOAD: And Also The Trees - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK - 30.04.1984 (Flac)


A very good sounding recording. Thanks to  TheMonk for sharing this one on DIME some time ago.

Original Info File:

Here's a classic AATT show from 1984. AATT played as support to The Cure on this occasion.

It's a soundboard recording of their appearance at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, England on 30 April 1984. This is a transfer from the original analogue master tape, so this is the ultimate version of this show. I think I've seeded this one before a few years ago, but maybe there are some newer members who missed this great show when it was on the tracker for the first time...

LINEAGE: Analogue MASTER Tape (SBD) > Philips PDR-555 RW CD Recorder > FLAC (level 8)


01. Impulse of Man
02. There Was a Man of Double Deed
03. The Secret Sea
04. Shantell
05. The Tease the Tear
06. Midnight Garden
07. Wallpaper Dying
08. Twilights Pool
09. So This Is Silence

(TT 31:55)

***PLEASE do NOT encode to mp3 or other lossy formats AND DO NOT SELL!***

RE-UPLOAD: Rosa Crux - Amphi Festival, Tanzbrunnen, Koln, Germany - 21.07.2013 (Flac)


Thanks to Chris for sending me his recording to share here.
Taper: C.F. (Chris)

Gear: Sony ICD-SX850

Lineage: Wav -> TLH -> Flac (Level 8)

(need help with titles)

Do Not Sell!
Support The Artists.

RE-UPLOAD: Fever Ray - Olympia, Paris, France - 09.09.2010 (Flac)


Very good audience recording. Thaks to the original uploader.


Sony ECM-719 > Edirol R-09 > Sound Forge 5 > FLAC


01. Intro
02. If I had a heart
03. Triangle walks
04. Concrete walls
05. Seven
06. I'm not done
07. Mercy street
08. Now's the only time I known
09. Keep the streets empty for me
10. Dry and dusty
11. Stranger than kindness
12. When I grow up
13. Here before
14. Coconut

Sunday 13 December 2020

UPGRADE: The Sisters Of Mercy - Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK - 22.03.1985 (Flac)


I still hadn't posted this one in Flac, so here it is.


Source: Cassette - ION Tape2PC - Audacity - CD Wave - Flac (level 8) - You

01 - First And Last And Always
02 - Body And Soul
03 - Train
04 - Marian
05 - No Time To Cry
06 - Possession
07 - Walk Away
08 - Burn
09 - Emma
10 - Amphetamine Logic
11 - A Rock And A Hard Place
12 - Floorshow
13 - Alice
14 - Body Electric
15 - Gimme Shelter
16 - Knocking On Heavens Door
17 - Anaconda
18 - Ghostrider/


Do not encode in lossy formats. Do not sell. Buy the records and go to every show!


Bauhaus - Guildford Civic Hall, Guildford, UK - 18.10.1982 (Flac)


Lineage: Vinyl Bootleg -> R-05 -> Audacity -> TLH -> Flac

Notes: According to this bootleg is missing Kick in the Eye and
           Bela Lugosi's Dead, so it's not the complete concert

01. Third Uncle     
02. Silent Hedges     
03. In Fear Of Fear
04. Spy In The Cab     
05. Honeymoon Croon
06. Lagartija Nick     
07. Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores
08. Antonin Artaud
09. The Passion Of Lovers
10. Three Shadows - Part III
11. Night Time
12. Hollow Hills
13. In The Night
14. Ziggy Stardust

Total Time: 56m 09s

Do Not Sell!


The Jesus And Mary Chain / The Shop Assistants / We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It!! - Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry, UK - 04.02.1986 (Flac)


Good audience recordings, Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sending me his rips to share here.

Cassette(aud,2nd gen,TDK D90) > wav > Soundforge(normalise uneven L & R channels) > CDWave > split on sector boundaries > flac(6)

Fuzzbox were on first, I think, then followed by The Shop Assistants & The Jesus And Mary Chain headlining.  At this stage Fuzzbox had only played a handful of gigs in their hometown of Birmingham, this probably being their first gig outside of Birmingham.


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


01. Fever
02. Console Me
03. Preconceptions
04. Do I Want To?
05. XX Sex
06. She
07. You Got Me
08. Aaarrrggghhh!!!
09. Spirit In The Sky
10. Alive
11. Rules And Regulations

Length - 29:46

Lineup: Magz, Vix, Jo, Tina
The Shop Assistants


01. Safety Net
02. All That Ever Mattered
03. Looking Back
04. Fixed Grin
05. What A Way To Die
06. All Day Long
07. Ace Of Spades
08. Almost Made It

Length - 21:13

Tape flip a minute into 'Ace Of Spades'.


The Jesus And Mary Chain


01. In A Hole
02. Just Like Honey
03. Inside Me
04. Sowing Seeds
05. The Hardest Walk
06. Just Out Of Reach
07. Mushroom
08. You Trip Me Up
09. The Living End
10. Jesus Suck

Length - 34:20

Egg_Crisis, Aug 2009.

Sonic Youth - Brixton Academy, London, UK - 14.12.1992 + Phoenix Festival, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK 16.06.1993 (flac)



Very good FM broadcasts. Thanks to the original uploader on Dime.

Tour: Pretty Fucking Dirty Tour

Radio 1 FM > Technics AM/FM Stereo Receiver SA-GX200 > Technics RS-TR 515 stereo twin cassette deck > C90 Chrome Cassette

Brixton Academy, London, England
14 December 1992

01. 100%
02. Dirty Boots
03 Kool Thing
04. Swimsuit Issue
05. Genetic
06. Theresa's Sound-World
07. Tom Violence
08. Sugar Kane
09. Schizophrenia
10. Drunken Butterfly
11. Youth Against Fascism

Phoenix Festival, Long Marston Airfield (Stratford-upon-Avon)
16 July 1993

12. Total Trash
13. Drunken Butterfly
14. Bull In The Heather
15. Stereo Sanctity

Fun fact: The late great John Peel refers to the show as being "Exclusive to Kat's Caravan" - the programme he presented on WRR in Dallas in 1961.




18 minutes compilation of TV appearences, mainly TOTP, but also the brit awards with Extreme Noise Terror. Thanks to the anonimous collaborator for sending me these videos to ost here.

Lineage: TV broadcast -> VHS -> Panasonic NV-HS860 -> EZCAP With Arcsoft Showbiz -> MPG

Top Of The Pops
3AM Eternal
What Time Is Love?
Justified and Acient
It's Grim Up North (Justified Ancients of Mu Mu)
What Time Is Love? (second performance)


The KLF and Extreme Noise Terror
Brit Awards 1992
Odeon Hammersmith, London, UK
12 February 1992

3AM Eternal

RE-UPLOAD: Meat Beat Manifesto - The El Rey, Los Angeles, USA - 09.02.2011 (Flac)


Thanks to mixter_ for sharing this recording on Dime.

answers come in dreams tour

"fuck it! we'll do it live!"


10' from rail dead center / fob  -> 6.5' h -> slavesound omni's -> custom bb - no bass roll-off ->
edirol r09 (44.1/16) -> sandisk 4gb ultraII+ 15mb/s -> reader -> audition 3.0 - slight level boost
(slight normalization) bass roll-off @ 100 Hz -> har-bal 2.3 moderate eq (bass attenuate, treble boost) -> cd wave editor (track split) -> tlh (flac 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

01. luminol
02. #zero
03. return to bass
04. i got the fear (opus mix)
05. let me set
06. m.y.c.
07. helter skelter
08. god o.d.
09. quietus
10. penultimate ACID test
11. mnemonic

12. radio babylon
13. trs-2
14. drum attack (ben stokes)
15. spinning around
16. original control
17. edge of no control (pt. 2)
18. encore break
19. penultimate BASS test
20. totally together

01,02,05,06,09,11 = answers come in dreams album
03 = autoimmune
04 = storm the studio r.m.x.s.
07,12 = original fire e.p.
08 = storm the studio
10,19 = answers come in dreams promo material
13,20 = totally together e.p.
14 = dhs video montage
15 = ruok
16,17 = satyricon

jack dangers = auditory mastery, occassional vox
ben stokes = visual manipulation, occassional percussion

for nearly 25 years jack dangers has produced music that has been innovative, groundbreaking and genre defying. he effortlessly moves though industrial, ambient techno, idm, drum n bass, electronica, acid house, trip hop, world music, dubstep reggae and jazz fusion while building music collages. he is the progenitor of many of these styles. a man of many peers but perhaps with no equal. his material is both familiar to many but known by few. i have been a casual fan of his soundtrack and remix work for many years, yet unaware of his oeuvre. jack is renown for his intricate breakbeat patterns. his recent albums a.c.i.d. and autoimmune are anchored by gut-wrenching bass. i mean really, really, fucking LOW BASS!!! 12 Hz anyone?!!! I read on a fan forum that a guy was assaulted by the worst smelling flatulence at the seattle show. what? if there truly is a "brown note", then jack dangers has found it!

this recording:
holy cow! where do i start? this was definitely one of the most challenging shows i've ever had to tape in my 25 years of taping; mode black celebration in '86 was the first!. frequency response was SO fucking low, that the raw recording was a muddy mess of dirge and harmonic resonance. next time, i will employ a bb with roll-off. this reduces my stealth profile though and makes getting past the metal detectors at some l.a. venues much more difficult. needless to say, i felt that i had something completely unuseable and unsalvageable. disappointed to say the least. my brother (a huge fan since
"storm the studio days") bought us tix for the show for xmas. i didn't want to tell him that i had another peter murphy show on my hands (my curse: one descent pull out of 12+ shows. last show, i left the R09 in pause). fortunately my tiny slave sound omnis didn't brickwall, so i felt that i could perhaps strip away enough bass to make something listenable. the result?
a very listenable show with a wider than expected f/r but a rather compressed d/r of +6 - 7 dB (hence the vg-). i tend to shoot for +12 dB with my recordings. so this aud has a rather fm radio sound to it and isn't one of my best works. still, it's worth the d/l IMHO. for the doubters: there's still plenty of bass to melt your stock ipod earbuds. you've been warned!

of note:
opening act "not breathing" was comprised of four gentlemen playing d.i.y. modular analogue synths while kneeling on the stage. apparently audio engineer extraordinaire dave wright builds these noise makers himself. skinny puppy alum cEVIN Key was one of four prodding away at his roland jp8000. sadly, i did not record their performance. still worth checking out for lovers of early synth (kraftwerk, cabaret voltaire, the normal, numan, etc...)

gratuitous propaganda:
a must for fans of: aphex twin, bomb the bass, chemical brothers, fatboy slim, fsol, massive attack, nin, nitzer ebb, the orb, orbital, pwei, recoil, renegade soundwave, skinny puppy, tricky.

please buy jack's phenomenal new album "a.c.i.d. - answers come in dreams" or get to one of jack and ben's shows.

dedicated to my brother for the ticket, the good times and the cue sheet assistance.

shoutout to my friend elizabeth.

special mention to ultra-conservative d-bag bill o'reilly!



RE-UPLOAD: Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse - Parkpop Festival, The Hague, Netherlands - 24.06.2012 (HD Video)


Excellent video, for those curious to see how Adam is doing these days. Thanks to  micks 1972 for sharing this capture on DIME.

Original Info File:

BS 6920 - DVBDream - TS Doctor

Recorded from an SD satellite feed (no logo). Not sure what tv coverage this gets across Europe so there
may be a better recording available at some point. The show was broadcast live except encore which was
shown later with an interview placed in the middle (which I have left as a seperate file). Cuts are a bit rough (no more than around 10 seconds either side) due to standard editing and demux programs throwing up different problems with major sync issues and doubling runtime despite no errors in TS Doctor. Files play fine in vlc.

01 Plastic Surgery
02 Dog Eat Dog
03 Kings Of The Wild Frontier
04 Cartrouble
05 Ants Invasion
06 Stand And Deliver
07 Zerox
08 Antmusic
09 Goody Two Shoes
10 Vive Le Rock
11 Get It On (T-Rex Cover)
13 Physical (You're So)


14 Prince Charming (interview inconveniently placed in middle)


RE-UPLOAD: Billy Idol - Cyberpunk; Shock To The System [1993/DVD-NTSC]


Billy Idol's late arrival to the Cyberpunk culture, in another relic from the VHS era. I remember not being a great fan of Billy's music, but liking this videoclip, wich is highly influenced by the Tetsuo films, wich I like a lot. Thanks to sartana for sharing this rip and to   S+©kmªÑ for the links.

Original Info File:

I purchased this back in 93 from the local Camelot Music..Remember them?

 So,you get 3 music videos and a behind the scenes look at how they made the Shock to the System video.
"Blendo"has something to do with some kind of virtual reality doo hickey Billy seemed to enjoy playing with at the time.Really it just looks like some kinda' video effects that might have seemed cool at the time but now,....OK,they do go with his version of Heroin quite nicely

This was transerred to DVDR by my brother.I than took that DVDR and used TMPGEnc to create a menu and chapters.


What we have here is;
SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM (directors cut) 3:33
HEROIN "blendo" 7:48
SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM "blendo" 3:33


Thanks to sartana for sharing