Friday, 29 June 2012

LCD Soundsytem's Final Show

Its unusual for a historically important show to also be good (I've listened to Marvin Gaye's final show and it was AWFUL).  In the canon of LCD Soundsystem shows I doubt this is their best, but its still pretty good, and Springsteen-esque in its length.  Apparently this is may be released along with the documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits.  Until then...

(Nearly forgot - this comes from the webcast of the show, so the sound is good)

Intro Music
Dance Yrself Clean
Drunk Girls
I Can Change
Time to Get Away
Get Innocuous!
Daft Punk is Playing at My House
Too Much Love
All My Friends
Tired/Heart of Sunrise
45:33 Part One
45:33 Part Two (with Reggie Watts)
Sound of Silver
45:33 Part Four
45:33 Part Five (with Shit Robot)
45:33 Part Six
Freak Out/Starry Eyes
Us V Them
North American Scum (with Arcade Fire)
Bye Bye Bayou
You Wanted a Hit
Yeah (Crass Version)
Someone Great
Losing My Edge
All I Want
Jump into the Fire
New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Monday, 25 June 2012

Best in Show

With no more shows scheduled this month I thought it might be a good time for a mid-year performance review.  How have this years shows been?  What have been the highlights/lowlights?  And so on.

My top show:

1. Noel Gallagher - my expectations for this weren't that high, but having never seen Oasis I thought this would be worthwhile.  It turned out to be great.  Gallagher Sr is a great singer, and his new album is as good as most of Oasis' material.  He also did a good job of mixing old and new, and rarities and big hits.  The recording of this also turned out great.

Honourable mentions:

2. My Morning Jacket
3. Jason Isbell
4. Jason Isbell/Ryan Adams
5. Wavves

Worst show:

Soundgarden - the best of this year probably doesn't match the best of last year, and fortunately the worst of this year also doesn't match the worst of last year (Big Boi).  The problem with this gig was the awful (awful!) sound.  It was muddy and bass heavy.  For some songs it was pretty much impossible to know what was being sung, and things never got any better.  I've heard bad things about Sidney Myer, but its hard to believe that any band (or promoter) would put up with a venue this bad.  Hopefully it will prove to be better when I see the Black Keys there.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Congratulations You Are Our 10,000th Viewer

The stats show that the total views for this site broke 10,000 today.  I'm pleased that people are interested enough to turn up.  Based on the search terms used to get here some of you aren't finding what you're looking for, but I think there are a handful of people that regularly turn up here to look for recordings.  I hope you've found this site useful.

Lastly, while it's been quiet of late (at least in terms of new stuff, hopefully the other posts have been worthwhile) July is starting to look pretty packed for me.  So keep an eye out for things around mid-June.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Wilco - NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Well, as I promised here is Wilco's Tiny Desk Concert from NPR.  Given the space constraints this is a mainly acoustic set, so the versions are different to others around (although only slightly, there isn't anything like the acoustic version of Spiders here).  I'll also (hopefully) post the video for this, which is worth watching just to see Glenn Kotche's miniature percussion set (check the picture).

Update: not sure what the problem is, but whenever I try to upload the video to mediafire it fails (something to do with not receiving a download.php file????).  If anyone knows what the cause of this is (and ideally how to stop it) that'd be great because its stopping me putting up some stuff.
Dawned on Me
Whole Love
Born Alone
War on War

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Pearl Jam - Melbourne 1998

I promised a while back to put up Pearl Jam's show from Atlanta in 1994.  I haven't yet because one of the tracks is corrupted and I'm struggling to get a replacement.  In the meantime here is another of the half dozen 'must have' shows for Pearl Jam fans, and it happens to be from right here in Melbourne.  This was broadcast on Triple J, so the sound is perfect.  As is usual for the band the set mixes tracks from their career to that point, and includes a (at the time) unusual intro to Porch with the funky version of the song.  I have a few things lined up for the next few weeks, but I'll also be trying to find a solid version of that Atlanta show for those looking for it.

Brain of J
In My Tree
I Got Shit
Even Flow
Spin The Black Circle
Given To Fly
Hail, Hail
Crazy Mary/Small Town
Off He Goes
State Of Love And Trust
Do The Evolution

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Wilco - Daytrotter Session 2011 (The Whole Love)

And so we find ourselves in the May/June dead period awaiting the run of Splendour sideshows.  In the meantime I'll try to put up a few bits and pieces to keep things interesting.

This one is Wilco's Daytrotter Session to promote their (AMAZING) new album The Whole Love.  This is from the Daytrotter site (good for checking out bands you've heard of but don't know enough about to justify an album purchase), so the sound is perfect.  I'll also put up their NPR session soon.  Hopefully that'll keep you going until they announce their Australian tour (if you're reading this in Europe or the US you should know how lucky you are that Wilco seem to have spent the last couple of years touring constantly between those areas).

Welcome to Daytrotter
I Might
One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)
Born Alone
Rising Red Lung