Saturday, January 19, 2008

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Hi to all.
I've been very busy in the last months, and I've couldn't answer (and post) all the comments.
I have a lot of comments without publishing, but none of them has been deleted, in the next days I'll go answering all.
Excuse me, but me and my health needed a time.
Thank you very much to all the visitors, and greetings.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Smash Palace - 1985 - Selftitled

Soon after leaving the band Quincy, Steve and Brian put together Smash Palace and got signed to Epic Records. They recorded this one over a 3 month period in Toronto, Canada. It was produced by Tom Truemuth, with Brian and Steve as co-producers. Mixed in NYC at Electric Lady Studios and the Record Plant.
Looking back, Steve remembers "Brian and I fought like crazy about the sound of the snare drum sound. It was very fashionable in the 80's to have this huge snare sound...we weren't into it but the record label won out on that one." Making the MTV video for "Living on the Borderline" was the most fun...the silly clothes and the big hair...what were we thinking?

Smash Palace site

The band:

Brian Butler: Lead vocals / Steve Butler: Lead guitar, vocals / Phil Barnett: Bass guitar / Greg Persun: Rhythm guitar / Harry Lewis: Drums

Tracks:

Living on the Borderline (youtube video) / Count the Days / Love Will Find a Way / Never Say No Again / Juliet to Me / No Love Lost / Night to Remember / Pieces of My Heart / Night of a Thousand Faces

Smash Palace - Selftitled
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Joe Jackson - 1979 - Live In San Francisco

This is one of the best shows perfomed by Mr. Jackson during the Look Sharp US Tour.
Great quality sound.

Line-Up:

Joe Jackson - Vocals, Piano / Graham Maaby - Bass, Vocals / Gary Sunford - Guitar, Vocals / Dave Houghton - Drums, Vocals

Tracks:

One More Time / Pretty Girls / Look Sharp / Friday / Sunday Papers / Baby Stick Around / Is She Really Going Out With Him? / Fools In Love / Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries (Popular cover) / Kinda Cute / Happy Loving Couples / I'm The Man / Throw It Away / I Got The Time / Pressure Drop (Maytals cover) / Ain't That A Shame (Fats Domino cover)

Joe Jackson - Live In San Francisco

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Bruce Joyner And The Plantations - 1984 - Slave Of Emotion

Liam Sternberg, Ohio's answer to Phil Spector, produced the six tracks for Dream Sequence "in an aircraft hangar." The Unknowns play pure '60s garage rock with Mosrite guitars (displayed and mentioned on the cover for added authenticity), heaps of echo and tremolo, and incorporate various period genres (surf music, Creedence swamp choogle, psychedelia, punk) into their songs. Where Dream Sequence is slick but boring, The Unknowns shows them in greater command of their musical vocabulary and adds traces of the Animals, Yardbirds, Blues Project and the Doors to spice things up considerably. A rendition of Buddy Holly's "Rave On" ties up a neat package of heavily stylized nostalgia.
After the Unknowns, singer Bruce Joyner formed the Plantations. Way Down South abandons the literal aspects of the Unknowns' nostalgia for a more direct, unassuming sound that is still colored by weedy organ and other '60s affectations. Some of the fourteen varied numbers are catchy and well-constructed; others drag. (Appearances aside, none of the music and only the occasional lyric is particularly reflective of the land below the Mason-Dixon line.) Joyner is moderately talented but needs stronger collaborators.
A few years later, a new set of Plantations (guitarist Dave Greene being the only holdover) joined Joyner for the seven-song Swimming with Friends, which also features guest shots by Steve Wynn, John Doe, Ray Manzarek, Stan Ridgway and Sky Saxon. As lively and exciting as a wax museum, the music is formally psychedelic in nostalgic intent, but stultifyingly bland, and made worse by Joyner's vocals, which remain characterless despite liberal amounts of echo. The lurid lyrics to songs like "Deep Green Water" and "The Darkside of Your Brain" are right on the money, but nothing in the grooves fulfills the titles' atmospheric promise. [Ira Robbins - Trouser Press]

Tracks:

Home is where the heart is (bleeding) / Sad sad wednesday / Bobby run away / There is still true love (in this world) / And it calls to me / Shadow Lullabye / The snake a coming soon / That's the way we feel / When the moon is full / Pleasure and Pain / After I dream / I still miss someone

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dogs - 1985 - Live In Lyon 1985 (More Lyon Tapes)

Hi to all. ... Other Dogs live album ... bootleg... They have been my all times favourite french band. They were perfect, a mix of garage, power pop, rock'n'roll .... all.
This is another 'lolive' recording (the best live tapper I know).
In this time they played at West Side Club, Lyon - Vaulx en Velin (France), June 12, 1985.
Enjoy it!

Personnel:

Dominique Laboubée: vocals, guitar / Antoine Massy-Perrier: guitar,vocals / Hugues Urvoy de Portzamparc: bass, vocals / Michel Gross: drums

Tracks:

Mary Ann / One Way Ticket / Never Come Back / When I Was Young / Be My Lover / Bo Diddley / Hey Belinda / Good Morning, Do You Love Me? / Little Johnny Jet / You BetterShop Around / Too Much Class For The Neighbourhood / Somebody / Shakin' With Linda / Can't Find My Way / Down at Lulu's / A Different Me / Shout / If You Don't Want Me No More / Train Kept A Rollin'

Dogs - Live In Lyon 1985

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This post is specially dedicated to Patrick (Sons Of The Dolls), great collaborator of this blog and Dogs fan.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Paul McCartney & Wings - 1979 - Last Flight (The Complete 1979 Glasgow Concert)

McCartney fans everywhere rejoiced when Paul announced plans for his 1989 - 90 World Tour. McCartney fever overtook the media who announced that this would be Paul's first series of live gigs since Wings celebrated 1975 - 76 World Tour.
Say Say Say what! The pundits seemed to forget that Wings undertook a nineteen date tour of the United Kingdom in the Winter of 1979.
After the Christmas holidays, the group reconvened for a charity performance, The Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea.
Last Flight is a 2CD set of the complete performance the final incarnation of Wings played at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland on December 17, 1979. These are the very tapes McCartney himself recorded for a possible live album of which only "Coming Up" has appeared. As a bonus are also included the Wings' tracks from the Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea LP.
The 1979 UK dates undoubtedly featured the most interesting and eclectic set list since Wings' 1972 European Tour. It offered a different perspective of McCartney's talents, by not relying heavily on the hits of yore. It proved to be his last attempt to distance himself and emphasize his merits as a solo performer, quite the opposite of the McCartney of today, ever anxious to reinforce his place in Beatle history.

Cd 1 tracks (Glasgow):

Got To Get You Into My Life (Lennon-McCartney) / Getting Closer (Paul McCartney) / Every Night (Paul McCartney) / Again And Again And Again [Lead Vocal: Denny Laine] (Denny Laine) / I've Had Enough (Paul McCartney) / No Words (McCartney-Lain) / Cook Of The House [Lead Vocal: Linda McCartney] (Paul McCartney) / Old Siam, Sir (Paul McCartney) / Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney) / The Fool On The Hill (Lennon-McCartney) / Let It Be (Lennon-McCartney) / Hot As Sun (Paul McCartney / Spin It On (Paul McCartney) / Twenty Flight Rock (Fairfield) / Go Now [Lead Vocal: Denny Laine] (Banks-Bennett) / Arrow Through Me (Paul McCartney) / Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney)

Cd 2 tracks:

(Glasgow):
Coming Up (Paul McCartney) / Goodnight Tonight (Paul McCartney) / Yesterday (Lennon-McCartney) / Mull Of Kintyre (McCartney-Laine) / Band On The Run (Paul McCartney)
(Concert For The People Of Kampuchea at the Odeon Hammersmith on December 31st, 1979):
Got To Get You Into My Life (Lennon-McCartney) / Every Night (Paul McCartney) / Coming Up (Paul McCartney) / Lucille (Penniman-Collins) / Let It Be (Lennon-McCartney) / Rockestra Theme (Paul McCartney)


Wings - Last Flight

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This post is specially dedicated to the great angelo, the first Beatles fan.