Monday, May 28, 2012


The hangover weekend after the Van Halen concert, that event still swirling in my mind.  The craving for more pushed me into making new arrangements to get a second dose of their on stage party.  I tried drowning out the sound with new music this Firday and Saturday night.

Beastie Boys
Paradiso Amsterdam June 21, 1994

And now for something totally recognition of a) Adam Yauch's recent passing and b) Tony having gotten a tattoo on his arm noting the band and their second studio album, Paul's Boutique, I looked for and found the excellent soundboard recording of the Beastie boys performing in Amsterdam. The Beastie Boys are an American hip hop band from New York City, that originally formed as a four-piece hardcore punk band in 1979. For the majority of its career, the group has consisted of three MCs and musicians Michael "Mike D" Diamond (vocals, drums), Adam "MCA" Yauch (vocals, bass) and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (vocals, guitar). 

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Roskilde Festival Denmark June 28, 2003

Continuing my exploration of the mid 1990's Britpop scene, brought on by reading John Harris' book "Britpop, Cool Britannia and the Spectacular Demise of English Rock", I downloaded Blur's live show at the roskilde Festival in Demark, another excellent soundboard recording.

Wikipedia writes:

Blur are an English alternative rock band. Formed in London in 1988 as Seymour, the group consists of singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. Blur's debut album Leisure (1991) incorporated the sounds of Madchester and shoegazing. Following a stylistic change—influenced by English guitar pop groups such as The Kinks, The Who, The Beatles and XTC—Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995). As a result, the band helped to popularise the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK, aided by a famous chart battle with rival band Oasis dubbed "The Battle of Britpop".

Frontman Damon Albarn went on to form the virtual band Gorillaz, composed of four animated band members created in 1998.  Love their music too.

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The Ramones
Winterland San Francisco CA December 28, 1978

I was wanting another hit of fast guitars and picked up The Ramones performing live in San Francisco back in 1978 when the punk music scene was in decline after blosseming for just a brief few years .  "One, two , there, four" and off they go!

Download it here:!download|684|3613259337|RamlandSFDec281978.rar|111055

The Doors
Live In New York, January 18, 1970

This is show three, performed on the second day of their two day stint in New Your City.  Excellent performance and sound.  Nothing more to say.

"Other highlights abound throughout the set such as “Moonlight Drive” from the third show which is hypnotically perfect in every way. The band is dead-on in backing up one of Morrison’s finest vocal performances complete with the “Horse Latitudes” poem – when the band lays back and let’s Morrison do his thing the performance becomes pure Doors magic, a perfect blend of heavy groove and exotic mysticism."

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Echo and the Bunnymen
Bologna Teatro Tenda May 17, 1984

The Bunnymen in a decent live recording from a show in northern Italy.  Classic performance.

Download it here:!download|776|2517085833|EATB170584.rar|76453

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