Friday, October 5, 2012

The Hollies-Kleinhans, Buffalo-October 19, 1972

Kleinhan's Music Theatre
Buffalo, NY
October 19th 1972

Conversion = 2nd gen cassette>Pioneer Stand Alone Burner PDR-609>
                      EAC> Soundforge 9.0>CD Architect 5.2>Wav>Flac

Sound Quality  5 - 6  out of 10
azimuth aligned
samples to be provided
sorry no art work
A Bargain Basement Tape Production


01. Carrie Anne
02. You Know The Score
03. Pull Down The Blind
04. Look What We've Got
05. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
06. Words Don't Come Easy
07. Romany
08. Touch
09. Amazing Grace (acapella) tape flip no music lost
10. Bus Stop
11. On A Carousel
12. Long Dark Road
13. He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
14. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)

Here's something I unearthed from the archives. A seldom heard concert by the Hollies.
Fairly good sound. Probably recorded by the same taper as the Manassas and the Chicago Buffalo shows. Showcasing the new singer and a new LP. Mixed in a couple of old hits and it becomes a pretty good gig. Enjoy the show, theklopeks

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Vanilla Fudge-1969-11-22-San Antonio,TX

Vanilla Fudge .... NOV. 22, 1969
Hemisphere, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

Taper, & Taping Gear: ??Unknown??
Lineage: "AUD" 3rd Gen 2005 Download "AUD MASTERS> 3RD GEN CASS> AUDIO CD'S> SONY SCREENBLAST EXTRACTION> COOL EDIT> CD WAVE> FLAC" files> Burned to audio disc (Nero) Trade CDR> 2011 DAE (wav) EAC (secure mode)> (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
Quality: vg
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

pgl contributed Set List (Thank You!!!):

take me for a little while
you keep me hanging on
season of the witch
street walking woman (an incredible expanded jammed version, worth alone the downloading)

ORIGINAL davmar77 notes:
here's another rarity, 2 early vanilla fudge shows;hollywood bowl 9/68 and san antonio 11/69. both so so audience recordings but quite uncommon. no set lists on these. the 68 portion is one long song featuring solos by all members. they were on the bill that night with jimi hendrix and the soft machine. a disclaimer on the quality so be warned.
i know there is very little of these guys around from the 60's so i thought there would be some interest, quality aside. enjoy, dave

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Who Fillmore West 68-8-14

The Who
August 14th, 1968
Fillmore West
San Francisco

ARTWORK: included (with Singer Bowl 1968-08-02 as filler, not included here)


CD1 :
1. Substitute (2'15)
2. Heaven And Hell (4'49)       
3. Fortune Teller (2'19)
4. Tattoo (2'57)
5. Summertime Blues (4'02)
6. Young Man Blues (16'51)   
7. Boris The Spider (5'33)
8. Relax (13'30)
9. A Quick One (11'19)
10. Happy Jack (4'10)

CD2 :
1. Magic Bus (9'22)
2. Shakin' All Over (2'13)       
3. My Generation (5'22)

Total time : 84'42


NOTES: A great complete show were The Who seems to be the headline. Young Man Blues and Relax feature as usual long improvised jams.
Unfortunately, the sound is not as good and clear as the other Fillmore West recording (the 13th or 15th) if it's its correct date&place. The sound is rather dull and the drums suffer the most, but it's still listenable and enjoyable.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Frank Zappa (1973-11-04) Early Whitman Auditorium, Brooklyn College, New York, NY (FLAC)

CDR from Grape
Taped by Grape SONY TC126 with the SONY F-99S stereo unidirectional microphone
transfered to cdr by Jeff ?
Mastered by Raymond Morelli JR
Lineage : Master Tape > Nakamichi Dragon > Audiomedia III soundcard A/D converter > Protools MAC > CDR > EAC > Soundforge 10 Waves L316 / iZotope rx >Traders Little Helper Flac level 8 w/s.b.e.c.

1973 11 04  Whitman Auditorium, Brooklyn College, New York, NY
Early show
65 min, Aud, B+
soundcheck intro, Pygmy Twylyte, The Idiot Bastard Son, Cheepnis, Inca Roads, audience participation, Penguin In Bondage (incl. Kung Fu), T'Mershi Duween, Dog Meat, RDNZL, I'm The Slime, Big Swifty

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cream-Detroit, MI (October 15, 1967) (FLAC)

Blues Addict
Grande Ballroom
Detroit, MI
October 15, 1967
Tarantura TCD Cream-2-1,2

Disc 3:
301. Tales Of Brave Ulysses
302. N.S.U.
303. Sitting On Top Of The World
304. Sweet Wine
305. Rollin' And Tumblin'
306. Spoonful

Disc 4:
401. Steppin' Out
402. Traintime
403. Toad
404. I'm So Glad

The Band:
Eric Clapton   guitar, vocals
Jack Bruce   bass, vocals
Ginger Baker   drums

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Henry Cow Orckestra 1977.03.13 London Roundhouse (FLAC)

Henry Cow/Mike Westbrook Occasional Orchestra And Big Band
Featuring Frankie Armstrong
London, England
"Moving Left Revue '77"
13 March 1977

Frankie Armstrong - voice
Dagmar Krause - voice
Phil Minton - trumpet, voice
Paul Rutherford - trombone, euphonium, voice
Dave Chambers - tenor & soprano saxes, flute
Tim Hodgkinson - clarinet, alto sax, organ, piano, voice
Lindsay Cooper - bassoon, oboes, flute, piano, voice
Kate Barnard - tenor horn, piccolo, voice
Fred Frith - guitar, viola, violin, xylophone
Mike Westbrook - euphonium, piano
Georgie Born - cello, bass guitar
Chris Cutler - drums

Disc 1
1) Wheel Of Fortune > Terrible As An Army With Banners (21:47)
2) Teenbeat > Would You Prefer Us To Lie? (15:45)
3) Lament For The Hull Trawlers (4:43)
4) Three Maidens A-Milking Did Go (2:54)

Disc 2:
1) Naima > Mourn Not The Dead > ? > ? (21:34)
2) The Kanonen Song (4:36)
3) Let The Slave (11:19)
4) Barthlemy Fair (4:41)
5) The Saucy Sailor (2:22)

Thanks to maclen for the setlist.

Quality: B-

incomplete/last songs and encores missing!

C-90 tape (unknowwn generation) from trades
--> wav (Terratec Phono PreAmp Studio)
--> track separation (Nero)
--> flac (level 8)

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Renaissance-Fillmore West, San Francisco, California 1969 (FLAC)

Renaissance .... 1969
Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Keith Relf - guitar, vocal
Jane Relf - vocal
John Hawken - keyboards
Jim McCarty - drums
Louis Cennamo - bass

Taper, & Taping Gear: ??Unknown??
Source: AUD - Liberated Bootleg "Off Shoots"; TNT label #910109
Lineage: "AUD" boot Silver> EAC> click removal> SHN 2004 Download burned to audio disc (Nero) Trade CDR> (wav) EAC (secure mode)> (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
Quality: vg
Length: 5 tracks = 51:43 minutes
Artwork: included.
Samples: none.

Set List:

>> Fillmore West 1969 <<
01 - Kings And Queens
02 - Innocense
03 - Wanderer
04 - No Name Raga
05 - Island

The following are officially released & are not included in this download/offer.
>> singles <<
06 - Without A Song From You (Jane Relf)
07 - Make My Time Pass By (Jane Relf)
08 - The Sea (Renaissance)
09 - Line Of Least Resistance (Reign)
10 - Natural Lovin'Man (Reign)
11 - Henrys Coming Home (Together)
12 - Love Mum And Dad (Together)

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Monday, August 20, 2012

May Blitz 1971-04-17 Munich,Germany Zirkus Krone-Bau AUD (FLAC)

May Blitz
1970-04-17  Munich, Germany  Zirkus Krone-Bau  (M?-AUD)
"Just don't try to curse us, just dig it!"

01. 8 Mad Grim Nits
02. Snakes & Ladders
03. High Beech (introduced as "Limeys"?)
04. ?
05. For Mad Men Only

Total Time ::: 38:57

::: Quality... Nowhere near hi-fi but a relatively clear distant low gen recording in what sounds like a large hall with no audience interference (maybe due to monstrous volume!). By the 3rd song the vocals sound like they were overloading in the PA somewhat. Check samples to see if you can handle the vibe or to get psyched for its ear-bleeding potential.
::: Warts: Scarcely any once I repaired all dropouts & fixed some volume fluctuations. Quality is what it is but it's a fairly smooth sailing ship once it leaves port.
::: NOT the same as the common Essen 1970 show from the boot with Savoy Brown & Fotheringay.
::: In April 1971, May Blitz & Patto supported the Faces on a brief German tour thru Dusseldorf (14th), Hamburg (15th), Frankfurt (16th) & Munich (17th). Here's their entire Munich set.

Recording Information ::: unknown mono recording equipment -> master tape -> unknown generations (very few) -> unknown generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby off.

Playback 2012-xx-xx ::: unknown generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby off, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer, EAC secure -> wavs -> Audacity (fades &/or glitches, dropouts, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2012-02-04.

Line-up ::: Jamie Black - guitar, vocals // Reid Hudson - bass // Tony Newman - drums (ex-Jeff Beck, Hollies, Sounds Incorporated & pre-Three Man Army)

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Pete Brown & Piblokto-1970 Demos (FLAC)

Pete Brown & Piblokto!
1970-xx-xx  United Kingdom  Unreleased Studio Demos  (M?-ST)

01. Welsh Are Blunt
02. Mermaid & Chips
03. Autumns In Spanish Galleons
04. C.F.D.T. (Colonel Fright's Dancing Terripins)

Total Time ::: 25:23

::: Most excellent studio quality. Check samples to alleviate anxiety or instigate sweaty aural anticipatory astonishment.
::: Warts: NONE
::: Track 4 is a very different version than on Brown & Bond's "Two Heads Are Better Than One".

Recording Information ::: master studio reel-to-reel stereo tape -> few generations (all reels?) -> low generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.

Playback 2012-01-22 ::: low generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer, EAC secure -> wavs -> Audacity (fades &/or glitches, dropouts, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2012-02-03.

Line-up ::: Pete Brown - vocals, trumpet, etc! // Taff Williams - guitar // Phil Ryan - keyboards // Steve Glover - bass // Rob Tait - drums.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Vanilla Fudge-1968-09-09 (FLAC)

Vanilla Fudge .... September 9, 1968 (Monday)
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Chris Stein - organ
Vince Martell - guitar
Tim Bogert - bass
Carmine Appice - drums

Taper, & Taping Gear: ??Unknown??
Lineage: "AUD" 2007 Download flac files> Burned to audio disc (Nero) Trade CDR> 2012 DAE (wav) EAC (secure mode)> (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
Quality: vg
Length: 3 tracks = 40:00 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

Set List:

1 - People Get Ready (8:24)
2 - You Keep Me Hangin' On (6:27)
3 - Jam (25:10)

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Spooky Tooth-1969-10-09 (FLAC)

Spooky Tooth
Grugahalle, Essen, Germany

FM Broadcast soundboard.

1st generation cassette > behringer ultra curve pro deq 2496 equalizer > tascam cdrw750 > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.

Set list:

01 Something To Say
02 I Am The Walrus
03 The Wrong Time
04 I Wanna Be Free
05 Son Of Your Father
06 Better By You, Better Than Me
07 Alone
08 Soulful Lady

Mike Harrison - keyboards, vocals
Luther Grosvenor - guitar
Gary Wright - keyboards
Andy Leigh - bass
Mike Kellie - drums

I think Ridely had already left the band, but
Wright was still in. If someone can shed more light
on this, it would be appreciated.

Edit Notes:
-DC Offsets zeroed
-azimuth aligned
-repaired/patched many numerous dropouts, flat/dead spots
-reduced pops clicks

Thnx go to 38f for the original seed.
There is the original seed and an edited version
in seperate folders. Pls keep all files intact.
Download one or both.
The sound is superb & dare I say PreFM........
-original info included, click to view
-samples in comments

bluebomber 2012

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Van Der Graff Generator-1975-10-10 (FLAC)

Van der Graaf Generator\
Birmingham University
10 October 1975
"Funky Gog"

Source: Audience recording\
Lineage: CDr > EAC > Goldwave (Editing) > TLH (Flac Level 8, fixed SBEs)\
Editing: re-tracked, tagged files
CD 1
The Undercover Man
Scorched Earth
Darkness (11/11)
La Rossa

CD 2
A Louse Is Not A Home
The Sleepwalkers (cut)

phundercoverDecember 2011

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Frank Zappa-1971 10 23 (L) Kansas City MO (FLAC)

Frank Zappa & The Mothers
Cowtown Ballroom
Kansas City, MO

1971 10 23 - Late Show

~~ From RobSam's 1st gen AUD tape ~~
Taped by: unknown
Collected  & contributed by: robsam
Transferred by: doctorzap
Edited by: flambay

Fill (2 secs after Pound For A Brown tf cut)
taken from previous FZ Shows seed:
(CU-H-walk unknown gen: 89.02 min, AUD, B+/B)
Lineage source 1: AUD > ? > traded CDR > EAC (secure mode) > wav Audition 1.5 (retracked, gaps, clicks & crackles and repeated parts removed, EQ'ed a bit) > shntool > flac frontend (lvl 7) & CDR
Lineage source 2: AUD > ? > cass/? > A/D nakamichi/UA-5 USB > wav Audition 1.5 (tracked only, EQ'ed a bit, speed correction b0.20) > shntool > flac frontend (lvl 7) & CDR
Taped by: N/A
Transfered by: N/A
source 2 Transfered by: walk
Edited by: walk

The Mothers Of Invention, August - December 1971:

FZ, Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Jim Pons, Ian Underwood, Don Preston, Aynsley Dunbar.


00 banter fragment [0:05]
01 Peaches En Regalia [3:18] °°° cuts in, start missing
02 Tears Began To Fall [2:41]
03 Shove It Right In [6:32]
04 A Pound For A Brown [7:03] °°° cuts in, start missing °°° tf cut at 5:03, CU-H-walk patch {5:03-5:05}
05 Sleeping In A Jar [2:38]
06 Wonderful Wino [5:42]
07 Sharleena [5:48]
08 Cruising For Burgers [3:09] °°° cut in applause, at 3:00
09 The Story Of Billy The Mountain (preamble) [3:25]
10 Billy The Mountain Pt.1 [23:56] °°° cut at 7:34
11 Billy The Mountain Pt.2 (Studebaker Hoch) [19:43] °°° cuts at 6:22 & 13:56
12 Who Are The Brain Police? [5:48] °°° cuts in

Total time 89.54 min

Many thanks to the unknown taper.
Many thanks to robsam for contributing this 1st gen tape sourced version.
Many thanks to CU, H and walk for the additional material (via previous seed).

Enjoy !!

Brought to you by robsam, doctorzap and flambay

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Alice Cooper-1972-11-26 (Switzerland) (FLAC)

Zofingen, Switzerland

w/Special Guests;FLO & EDDIE

This is the last night of 20 dates on their European Tour promoting the "School's Out" release.

Recorded by; "Judge Free"

Recorded on; AGFA Fe Master Cassettes>Phillips Deck(Mono)>second generation EL3302

Recording provided by; "William Tell"

All editing by "tonsofsobs"

Uploaded by; "Lucifer Burns"

See IMPORTANT lineage notes below*


1. Swiss Introduction
2. English Introduction

#BEATLES cover
@w/Special Guests;FLO & EDDIE


GLEN BUXTON- Lead Guitar
MICHAEL BRUCE- Rhythm Guitar/Keyboards

Special Guest Musicians;

MARK VOLMAN(Flo)- Vocals/Guitar(Ex-TURTLES/MOTHERS OF INVENTION/T.REX, etc, etc, etc) 

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

East of Eden-1972 SBD (FLAC)

East Of Eden - 1972 (live show - SBD - from Liberated LP (vinyl) Bootleg "Psalms"; Eastern Music label - 71 Minutes Long) Doc's Vinyl Box Volume 6

This recording comes from a February 2006 download (thanks to DocTinker, THX!!!), but these are not those original files.

East Of Eden .... 1972 (live show)
Doc's Vinyl Box Vol. 6; "Palms" Liberated LP Bootleg

Dave Arbus: violin,flute, sax, trumpet, vocals
Marty Fisher: bass, accordeon, vocals
Garth Watt Roy: guitar, vocals
Jeff Allen: drums

Taper, & Taping Gear: ??Unknown??
Source: "SBD" from Liberated LP (vinyl) Bootleg "Psalms"; Eastern Music label #4-160
Transfered, mastered & uploaded to Dime Feb. 4th 2006 by Doc Tinker!
Lineage: "SBD" 2006 Download; "Palms" 2 LP Boot LP's> Thorens TD 126 MK2 w/Dynavector arm DV> 505> Goldring System 01042> Restek Vector amp> PDR 05> EAC-Cooledit (cutout of scratchy LP ends & beginnings only)> flac files> Burned to audio disc (Nero) Trade CDR> 2010 DAE (wav) EAC (secure mode)> (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
Quality: ex-
Length: 8 tracks = 70:29 minutes
Artwork: included.
Samples: none.

ORIGINAL Tracklist:(Any help welcome)
01  Short Instr. (1.48)
02  Remedy      (16.46)
03  ?            (6.01)
04  ?(Do what you like variation)(15.45)
05  ?        (8.00)
06  ?        (10.05)
07  fades in Jig a Jig long version (8.44)
08  Jig a Jig reprise (3.17)

Friends, as a request, here's another very rare ex sbd recording of East of Eden, from an extremely hard to find German 2 LP Bootleg vinyl set!
The only copy I ever saw, is transfered here!
Scans of cover & label included in the torrent!
I have absolutely no info about venue or date, but since this German Bootleg bootleg company located in Hamburg, made only a few other releases, mostly from 1970 to 1972  shows, I choosed 1972, since I saw them several times in this year here in Germany!
I'm sure the experts will bring more light to this matter, at least after listening!
My copy of this LP set is very clean, but as you know, even fresh pressings of this bootleg LP's had some crackling noises here & there..... The overall sound quality is fantastic for a boot Lp of this period!!!
Enjoy this great piece of East of Eden history!!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Hatfield & The North1973-09-25-Paris,FR (FLAC)

Hatfield and the North .... September 25, 1973
Theatre Present de La Villette, Paris, France

Dave Stewart - Keyboard
Phil Miller - Guitar
Pip Pyle - Drums
Richard Sinclair - Bass, Vocals

Taper, & Taping Gear: ??Unknown??
Lineage: "AUD" 2007 Download: Trade CD-R> mkw Audio Compression Tool, SHN files> Burned to audio disc (Nero) Trade CDR> 2012 DAE (wav) EAC (secure mode)> (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
Quality: vg+
Length: 20 tracks = 64:46 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.


God Song
Big Jobs (extract)
Part Of The Dance
Going Up To People And Tinkling
There's No Place Like Homerton
Shaving Is Boring
Big Jobs
Lything And Gracing
Nan True's Hole
Tone Generator Improv
Blane Over Paris * (removed)
Fol De Rol
Bossa Nochance
Big Jobs
Lobster In Cleavage Probe
The Laughing Policeman

* "Blane Over Paris" was commercially released on "Hatwise Choice"

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Captain Beefheart-Work Tape & Various Unreleased

Captain Beefheart ( Don Van Vliet )

 Work Tape Excerpt & Various ( 196? - 197? )

01. Work Tape Excerpt ( 9:48 )
02. Hoboism  ( 7:17)
03. Lick My Decals Off, Baby ( Plunderphonics Mix ) ( 2:45 )
04. WHFS Station ID ( 00:18 )
05. Work Tape Excerpt ( 9:56 )

 total time approx 30 min.

Maxell XLII-S Tapes > Onkyo Tape Deck > TDK DA-3826 > CD-R > PC > Wav > Traders Little Helper Flac level 8 > dimeadozen

trk 5, same way except with a Sony Deck.

transfer - mcchocchoc aka JBK, from the cassette Archives here.

 Some info . . . .

Track 1 & 5 "Work Tape Excerpt". Amazing excerpt from one of Don's "work tapes".
There has been a version of this floating around the interwebs for some time. That version was ripped from a cassette that came from my collection. So this version is one gen closer to the original source. I did NOT index the track(s). It is one long track.

  It is short and I think it should be listened to all the way through. That said, here is a track list made up by a friend of mine. This was taken from the text file of a version that was up over at the awesome zappateers site . . . .

Captain Beefheart
End of 1968/Early 1969
Ensenada Drive, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles

01-Untitled Piano Song (1:33)
02-Untitled Piano Instrumental #1 (1:53)
03-A Lot Of Money For You, A Lot Of Money For Me-Untitled Piano Instrumental #2 (1:19)
04-Short Whistling (0:10)
05-Untitled Piano Instrumental #3 (2:04)
06-Why Can't We Be Free? (0:50)
07-Untitled Piano Instrumental #4 (0:58)
08-Untitled Piano Instrumental #5 (0:31)

 I also included the date and location ( listed above ) as written in the same text. I have no idea when this recording(s) was actually made, so I did not date it. That said, my friend who posted it also knows his stuff ! This is a very cool peek into the way Don created and captured moments of inspiration.

 The only difference between the two tracks ( 1 & 5 ) is that I did the transfers 10 years apart. I figured I would include them both since this is a very short track list. OK, I think that all makes sense . . . . . moving forward . . .

Track 2 - HOBOISM. The Captain and the incredible Denny Walley. Recorded during 1975 or 76.
Recorded at home ? In a studio just goofing around ? I have no idea, but it is a great track. It has NEVER been "officially" released. It has been released on a "silver" boot, but I do not buy "boots" and I have not heard that version. This, like all of my shares, is from my own tape collection. The quality is pretty good and it's an exciting listen. My wife said it sounded good, so here it is. ( If anybody has a better quality recording, share it ! ). I love this track.

Track 3 - Lick My Decals Off, Baby ( Plunderphonics Remix by John Oswald ).
 " The legendary "Plunderphonics" exponent takes the 'Decals' album and mixes it
down to ONE TRACK " ! ! ! !  This is just awesome. And never officially released.
The vocal into is just wild ! Very interesting mix. A fun and crazy listening
experience. A must hear recording.

Track 4 - WHFS Station ID by Captain Beefheart. Harmonica and Voice. 197?.
 ( I am thinking 71 or 72 ). Very short, but very good quality and pretty cool !
( too bad I can not share the "radio ads" for the " Decals " albums I found on the same tape I pulled this track from. Two different Radio Spots for the album, featuring little
snippets of music from the "official" release.


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Friday, June 1, 2012

May Blitz - Capitol Theater, New Jersey, 12-70

May Blitz
Capitol Theater, New Jersey
December 1970

Lineage: traded CDR > Steinberg > flac > you

1. Introduction > 8 Mad Grim Nits (7:42)
2. Smoking The Day Away (10:22)
3. Squeet (9:42)
4. Fire queen (5:06)

James Black: lead guitar, 12 string, lead vocal
Reid Hudson: bass guitar, vocal
Tony Newman: drums, vibes, percussion

soundquality: B/B-
Time: 32:54
Medium: CDR
Covers: on board (PNG lossless)

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Friday, May 25, 2012

The Gun

The Gun
1970-10-xx  Essen, Germany  Grugahalle  (M2-AUD)
3rd International Essen Pop & Blues Festival 
or... the original German name, "3. Internationales Essener Pop & Blues Festival"

01. Race With The Devil -> Hendrix Dedication Medley -> Race With The Devil

Total Time ::: 10:20 ..... Don't skip this because it's short! The performance & quality are outasight.

::: Stunning stereo audience recording. Any doubts, check the samples.
::: Warts: None except waaay too damn short!
::: The recording was obviously out of phase from the original microphone setup. One channel was flipped to correct it.
::: The festival was October 22-25. I have been unable to find the correct & full schedule of bands. Can anyone help?

Recording Information ::: unknown (excellent) stereo reel-to-reel recorder & microphones -> master reel-to-reel -> 1st generation tape -> 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.

Playback 2012-01-23 ::: 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer, EAC secure -> wavs -> Audacity (fades, glitches, dropouts, volume adjustments, phase correction, timing/channel alignment, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2012-01-26.

Line-up ::: Adrian Gurvitz - guitar // Paul Gurvitz - bass // Louie Farrell - drums.

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

CoolSonics 098 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! My copy came courtesy of the one & only Commander Brinkhoffs, many years ago, incorrectly labeled under another band name. ::: Corrections welcome ::: This one is for John Martin Thomas, one of the best friends I have ever had & the guy who turned me onto Gun & he's still listening'. And if you wonder why that Sonic Youth lick moves you & you like Gun, be glad to find out Mr Moore spent some hours spinnin' their wax as well. Once again, I spent far too much time preparing a recording... Must have been a fun festival - Guru Guru, Xhol, Embryo, Fotheringhay, East of Eden, Gun, Q 65, Quiver, Taste & many more. This is far more interesting than The Gun sessions from Top Gear & Top Of The Pops, as it is genuine live concert material, but you just wish for more. Imagine versions like this one from either of their albums. One cool thing here is how well they can pull off their vocals harmonies in the opening. I could rave about this much longer than the actual recording, but enough already. One of several recordings that have surfaced to my play piles recently from the first month after Hendrix's death. People were definitely shocked. Nice for Gunguitar riff  to cover Hendrix as Jimi had just played some nods to The Gun the couple of months before his death. has lots of info about the band. Rock on.