Saturday, 13 December 2014

madchester and related mix tape 1991

i recorded this tape in 1991 and have just transfered it .. some big tunes of the day and some less well known ones .... can you name all the tracks???

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

sex pistols pretty blank [15cd]

CD 1 - 100 Club 24/9/76

This is Burton-on-Trent, not 100 Club. It's a transfer of an LP which was wrongly labelled
as 100 Club. I compared this to the indecent Exposure CD from the box set of the same name,
which is also a recording of this gig. Indecent Exposure sounds better but runs too slow.
This new disc runs at the correct speed but is over processed and thin sounding. Why is
nothing ever easy with the Pistols?

CD 2 - Spunk original 

This seems a straight transfer of The Amazing Kornyfone TAKRL 929 pressing of Spunk, with a
radio advert for NMTB tacked on the start. The pitch is correct and the banter is present;
obviously it doesn't sound as full as the official 2006 Spunk release on Sanctuary Records
but that runs too slow

CD 3 - Dave Goodman demos 77

This is a straight transfer of the LP Live Worldwide, so PiL's Tube 1983 appearance makes an
appearance along with Goodman's butchered/remixed versions of the Spunk sessions and clips
from Lydon's appearance on Jukebox Jury in 1979. It seems to be copied from the CD version
rather than vinyl, luckily.

CD 4 - Goodmans demos + Sid from Max's / Screen on the Green 77

First half is a transfer of Last Show On Earth/Drugs Kill LP, which is/was garbage. It was
released by Jock McDonald and copied from Spunk/Sid Sings/Some Product/Swindle with some crowd
noise from the bootleg Vicious Burger! The second half is much better: Screen On The Green 1977
- the quality is very good, I was impressed!

CD 5 - Halmstad + Stockholm 77 

A good transfer of the bootleg LP Bad Boys In Sweden.

CD 6 - Ivanhoe's, Huddersfield 25/12/77

This is not what it says it is. It's a straight
transfer of the unofficial LP God Save The Sex Pistols, which was always a nice compilation in
my opinion .

CD 7 - Great South East Music Hall 

Atlanta 1978 audience recording which has some extra
stuff not on the soundboard version - good to have this on CD.

CD 8 - Psychotic Reaction - Baton Rouge 

Baton Rouge 1978. A great gig. A pity it runs a little fast.

CD 9 - Nashville 3/4/76

More complete than the version on bootleg CD Savage Young Pistols. It runs at correct speed so
it's actually listenable! I'm very glad to have this.

CD 10 - 100 club 20/9/76

This is actually 31/8/76 100 Club NOT 20/9/76 as claimed. However, it's good to have this gig on CD.

CD 11 - Nikkers Club, Keighley 19/12/77 

Great! The highlight for me.

CD 12 - Electric Circus 76 

Manchester 9th Dec 1976. This is the LP source, not the Never Mind The Bans CD source. It has
extra crowd noise at the start and is speed correct, but is missing the track Problems.

CD 13 - Randys Rodeo 8/1/78 

Runs too fast but it's listenable.

CD 14 - San Antonio 

Garbage. Horrible, horrible, sounding version of Atlanta, rearranged and labelled as San Antonio.

CD 15 - Happy House, Sweden 77 / Moganbo Disco 77 

The first half of this CD is redundant; it's a sped up version of 28/7/77 Stockholm lifted from
the bootleg LP Scandinavian Tour 77 (SOYA 4395518). However, the second half is a good recording
of Mogambo Disco, Helsingborg, Sweden, 16th July 1977.

Monday, 5 May 2014

adam ant hammersmith odeon april 19 2014

video download.... mp4 files pts 1 and 2 ..... download a couple of tracks from the hammersmith show ...

Sunday, 26 January 2014

the sex pistols - never mind the baubles [video]

Anarchy in Huddersfield: the day the Sex Pistols played Santa

Never Mind the Baubles features footage of benefit gig – and final UK show – band played for children of striking firefighters

Sex Pistols in Huddersfield

Johnny Rotten handed out badges, posters and other Sex Pistols-branded goodies. Teens and young children hit the dancefloor with Sid Vicious to boogie to pop hits such as Baccara's Yes Sir, I Can Boogie and (yes, really) Daddy Cool by Boney M. Then Rotten leapt into a giant Christmas cake and the band and audience smeared each other with food.
The Sex Pistols' last UK gig – a benefit for the children of striking firefighters at Ivanhoe's nightclub in Huddersfield on Christmas Day 1977 – remains their most implausible. However, almost 36 years to the day later, this surreal milestone is landing on our screens via Never Mind the Baubles: Xmas '77 With the Pistols, to be shown on BBC4 on Boxing Day at 10pm.
"It's footage I filmed on a big old crappy U-matic low-band camera," explains director Julien Temple, who dodged flying cake and pogoing punks to record the two performances (an afternoon children's matinee and an adult evening show) from 25 December 1977. "But it's right in their face. I'm right up there with them. It's probably the best footage of the Pistols on film but it's never been seen."
Not much of it, anyway. Snippets of Temple's Huddersfield footage have appeared before in his 2000 documentary film The Filth and the Fury, and in a nine-minute short made by West Yorkshire film-maker Peter Spence in 2008. However, this will be the first time anyone has seen the near-mythical show in what Temple calls "its full, unbelievably energetic glory".
As well as documenting what would be the last home stand of one of Britain's most influential groups, Never Mind the Baubles captures a different side of the band. Here are Britain's most notorious punk band putting on daft hats and being kind to children.
As Temple remembers, they arrived in Huddersfield at the height of a moral panic and tabloid frenzy. "To most people they were monsters in the news. But seeing them playing to seven- and eight-year-olds is beautiful. They were a radical band, but there was a lot more heart to that group than people know."
By December 1977, the Pistols were banned from playing almost anywhere in the UK. "They were even banned from Holiday Inns," says the director. "Like Mary and Joseph."
Meanwhile, the firefighters had been on strike for nine weeks and were struggling to feed their children. A benefit gig was ideal for both sides.
"The cake was the size of a car bonnet and had 'Sex Pistols' written on it," policeman Jez Scott, who had been a 16-year-old punk at the gig,said in 2007. "I got a yellow skateboard with pink wheels – like the Never Mind the Bollocks album cover – by winning the pogoing competition. The gig itself was great, very exciting. I remember they played Bodies, but omitted the swear words because of the children."
Earlier this year, Rotten (aka John Lydon, who fronts Public Image Ltd), told the Guardian the gig at Ivanhoe's was "one of the highlights of mine and Sid's career". Two weeks after the gig, the Pistols broke up and shortly afterwards Vicious was dead.
Today, although the old frontage remains, Ivanhoe's is a supermarket. However, Temple promises not just "the last piece of the jigsaw" but a "Pistolian meditation on the subject of Christmas", with interviews with band members and those who were children at the gig.
"It's going back to what was on television that day and what Christmas was like back then. Christmas 1977 is a surreal, strange place to visit.
"In a way, the Pistols seem the only thing that's connected with today. Everything else seems halfway into the Victorian period, whereas the Pistols seem very modern and aware of what's going to happen. Hopefully, there's resonance in the fuel bills and firemen's strikes of today. Even though it's a different planet, people face the same problems.
"The sound with just one camera is raw and searing. I hope kids watching it today will go: 'Fuck me, bands like that just don't exist.'"