Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sisters Of Mercy - Trans Europe Excess


17 May 1985 - Kolinburg Club - Stockholm, Sweden

01. First And Last And Always
02. Body And Soul
03. Marian
04. No Time To Cry
05. Possession
06. Walk Away
07. Emma
08. Amphetamine Logic
09. A Rock And A Hard Place
10. Floorshow
11. Alice
12. Gimme Shelter
13. Ghostrider

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Jane's Addiction - Last Fixx


26 September 1991 - Aloha Tower - Honolulu, Hawaii

This was the last date the original lineup of Jane's Addiction played together. Contrary to common belief, this was not a Lollapalooza 91 show. The concert and after party were both caught by amateur video. The artwork has several errors, including the date (listed as Sept 9) and misnaming "Then She Did" as "Classic Girl" and "Chip Away" as "Trip Away".
Jane’s Addiction had their first major break up in 1991, right after their final famous Honolulu gig in which Perry Farrell and drummer Stephen Perkins played a couple of tunes butt naked. Sadly, they were at the height of their game in terms of recognition and creative energy. Farrell formed Porno for Pyros while Dave Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers, replacing John Frusciante who was let go for drug use.

01. Up The Beach
02. Whores
03. Standing In The Shower
04. Ain't No Right
05. Thank You Boys
06. Three Days
07. Been Caught Stealing
08. L.A. Medley - L.A. Woman - Nausea
09. Then She Did
10. Mountain Song
11. Stop
12. Ocean Size
13. Chip Away

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Beautiful South - AcouMunich


29 November 2001 - Boeblingen - Munich, Germany

Opening act was the German band "Lost in Venice", four young guys from Stuttgart. They were quite good after all in my opinion, and I also bought one of their 4-track CDs (quite cheap: DM10). Their music was quite different to TBS, but I still liked it. And "Ugly Faces" proved to be a fabulous song. They started their set at 19:45 and played 45 minutes. Another 35-minute-wait and TBS entered the stage to something like a circus march or so. The setlist was the same as in Cologne. I managed to get hold of a setlist after the gig, but it wasn't easy! the crewmembers on stage didn't hear me asking for a setlist, and security was first asking me (for their level quite polite) to shove off, then they were about to kick me out. Just in time I caught the attention of a crew member who eagerly passed me and another fan a setlist each. When they saw him loosening the pieces of paper from the ground, security was at least generous enough to wait until we got them in our hand before they threw us out the hall.About the first half hour of the concert was a bit poor regarding audience response. But until the end the atmosphere was really excellent, one band member also said so after the show. The entire band enjoyed themselves and even Hamster was walking around a lot, smiling and, well lot of dancing compared to his usual level. The performances and the sound were fantastic. During Perfect 10 Paul was pointing to Sean when singing anorexic chicks and to John Hoff (not sure about the surname) afterwards - Dave R.'s stand in. I noticed that Paul even altered the lyrics in the beginning to "He’s a perfect 10" and so on. The song seemed to be big fun for everyone in this version. Paul made some mistakes in Alone, one can see here what happens if the practice is missing ;-) They didn't play Alone anytime last tour, did they? Paul's rendition of Rotterdam was great as well. He introduced the song like "This is a Jacqui song that I have to sing now, so don't be to harsh with me". Of course the cheering after the song was fanatic and Paul said smiling "Thanks for your generosity." :-) I was happy they added The Med, and Baby Plase Go, still my fav track of PIR, kicked ass! The acoustic version of the River should have been at least b-side to the new single. This song and afterwards Let Love Speak Up Itself were an amazing moment. But okay, I'll stop the babbling about specific songs, which wouldn't lead anywhere than "everysong was great..."

01. Especially For You
02. Old Red Eyes Is Back
03. Blackbird On The Wire
04. Song For Whoever
05. Prettiest Eyes
06. The Root Of All Evil
07. Alone
08. The River
09. Perfect 10
10. Tupperware Queen
11. One Last Love Song
12. Let Love Speak Up Itself
13. Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)
14. You're The One That I Want
15. Don't Marry Her

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Foo Fighters - Rock In Rio Festival


13 January 2001 - Rock in Rio - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

DAVE GROHL - FOO FIGHTERS . Wow , was this guy happy to be there onstage playing ( maybe it was the money he got to be there , not sure ) . He came out screaming , kept screaming , then he rocked , worked the crowd , rocked some more , celebrated his birthday , yelled , rocked a bunch more . Decaf anyone ? Former bass player for Hole and The Smashing Pumpkins , Melissa Auf der Maur , handed Dave his birthday cake and gave him a kiss . It was sweet . He didn´t settle his ass down though , just kept going like the Duracell bunny . Energetic fella , that Dave .
Day two of the Rock in Rio For a Better World festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil began on Saturday (Jan. 13) much the same way day one did: Hot. Africa hot. Or Brazil hot, rather. Temperatures hit around 98 degrees in Rio, prompting festival organizers to bring out the water cannons periodically (why they didn't do that when temps hit 104 degrees on opening day is anybody's guess).

01 - Breakout (4:55)
02 - My Hero (4:24)
03 - Learn to Fly (4:03)
04 - Up In Arms (4:14)
05 - Big Me (2:41)
06 - Stacked Actors (11:37)
07 - Next Year (3:30)
08 - I'll Stick Around (4:41)
09 - Doll (1:10)
10 - See You (2:32)
11 - This is A Call (5:35)
12 - Monkey Wrench (7:39)
13 - Everlong (6:50)


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jeff Buckley - The Grace Of J - Arlene's Grocery


9 February 1997 - Arlene's Grocery - New York City, New York

It is with some trepidation that I speak of Jeff Buckley bootlegs. For one, we know for sure that he hated them. And this isn’t a Buckley voiced by Columbia records. It is somewhat ironically that we have his own expression of his vexation at them on a bootleg itself. The recording of his performance with band members at Arlene’s Grocery (NYC) in February 1997, a very short period of time before his death, he mentions: ‘I’ve stopped getting stoned at the gigs … that’s why I’m so touchy about the bootlegs, because I’ve said some shit.’
At midnight on February 9, 1997, Jeff Buckley debuted his new drummer, Parker Kindred, in a show at Arlene Grocery on New York's Lower East Side.

01. Nightmare';s By The Sea
02. Witches Rave
03. So Real
04. Haven't You Heard
05. Lover, You Should've Come Over
06. Morning Theft
07. Vancouver
08. Unknown Song
09. Sky Is A Landfill
10. Mojo Pin
11. Grace
12. Last Goodbye


Jeff Buckley - Prelude To A Dream - The New York City Garbage Can Tape


On the evening of May 29, 1997, Buckley's band flew in intending to join him in his Memphis studio to work on the newly written material. That same evening, Buckley went swimming in Wolf River Harbor,[94] a slackwater channel of the Mississippi River, while wearing boots, all of his clothing, and singing the chorus of the song "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin.[95] A roadie of Buckley's band, Keith Foti, remained ashore. After moving the radio and a guitar out of reach of the wake from a passing tugboat, Foti looked up to see that Buckley was gone. Despite a determined rescue effort that night, Buckley remained missing. On June 4, his body was spotted by a tourist on a riverboat and was brought ashore.[95]
The autopsy to clarify the cause of Buckley's death confirmed Buckley had taken no illegal drugs before his swim and a drug overdose was therefore ruled out as cause of death.[96] In order to clarify the situation of his death, this statement was released from the Buckley estate:
"Jeff Buckley's death was not "mysterious," related to drugs, alcohol, or suicide. We have a police report, a medical examiner's report, and an eye witness to prove that it was an accidental drowning, and that Mr. Buckley was in a good frame of mind prior to the accident."

Solo Home Demos, Circa 1992

1. Parchnab Farm (Bukka White)
2. If You See Her Say Hello (Bob Dylan)
3. Killing Time The Creatures)
4. Hallelujah (leonard Cohen)
5. I Know Its Over The Smiths)
6. Madame George Van Morrison)

Bonus Tracks: 24 February 1995 - Sudbahnhof - Frankfurt, Germany

7. Mojo Pin
8. So Real
9. Last Goodbye
10. What Will You Say
11. Lilac Wine


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Jeff Buckley - Logo 1995


22 February 1995 - Logo Club - Hamburg, Germany

This is an amazing show including stunning versions of Dream Brother, Lilac Wine, Mojo Pin and Kanga-Roo; an amazing medley of Lover You Should've Come Over and All Flowers In Time Bend Towards The Sun (which is first of the two performances of this song, the other being on 1996-03-01 at Selina's, Sydney, Australia, 1996-03-01, as far as I know); the one and only performance of the traditional song "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" (which is also sang by Bob F***ing Dylan, as Jeff Buckley calls him); one of the best performances of Hallelujah with extra lyrics which are slightly different than the version on the Bataclan show, adding even more to the uniqueness of this show'.

01 -Announcer Intro
02 -Dream Brother
03 -So Real
04 -Last Goodbye
05 -What Will You Say
06 -Lilac Wine
07 -Mojo Pin
08 -Grace
09 -Eternal Life
10 -Lover, You Should've Come Over
11 -Will The Circle Be Unbroken (traditional)
12 -Hallelujah