Saturday, 26 April 2014

Where to start...

When I started doing this I wanted some way of rating shows to give people an idea of whether they were worth downloading. I ended up giving everything a rating from 0 to 10. But really that's a pretty crap system - nothing gets a rating of less than 7, the ratings change over time (some of the early shows were rated particularly harshly), and it probably doesn't mean a hell of a lot to people. So from now on I won't be rating things. If I think it's a really good recording I'll give it a 'Highly Recommended' label (basically this will mean I think it's worth listening to if you weren't there/aren't a crazy fan that will listen to anything). I've already gone back and done this for all the old shows.

That will also help anyone that turns up here and doesn't know where to start. They might also want to check out the soundboard recordings, so I've added links to both of those in a new box up on the right.

Queens of the Stone Age - Rod Laver Arena, 14 March 2014

Not quite sure why, but QOTSA didn't grab me as much as NIN. They've got a bunch of great, enjoyable songs, but seemed to just lack a spark. They were better on night two, where the crowd were more enthusiastic and they could play past the curfew, but NIN were the highlight of the tour for me.

You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar...
No One Knows
My God is the Sun
Burn the Witch
Smooth Sailing
Misfit Love
...Like Clockwork
In My Head
If I Had a Tail
Little Sister
The Vampyre of Time and Memory
I Sat By the Ocean
Make It Wit Chu
Better Living Through Chemistry
Go With the Flow
A Song for the Dead!9VlhmYiS!Yk8gSjH22ZJ6S7vLFsNbYQ

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Nine Inch Nails - Rod Laver Arena, 14 March 2014

I think a different recording of this is already circulating, but I'm pretty happy with the sound of this one. For me, NIN were the most impressive of the two bands, although whoever played last (NIN this night) seemed to get a much better response from the crowd.

If anyone wants any of the other sets, the QOTSA one will be up later this week and the second night sets hopefully won't be too much further behind.

Copy of A
Terrible Lie
March of the Pigs
The Frail
The Wretched
The Warning
Come Back Haunted
All Time Low
The Big Come Down
Gave Up
Ice Age
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Talking Heads - Rome, 18 December 1980

For some reason I had a burning desire to listen to some Talking Heads a while ago. They've got some great live albums (most people go to Stop Making Sense, but I think The Name of this Band is..., is a better bet, particularly if you get the deluxe edition), but if you've got those this is a nice addition.

Psycho Killer
Stay Hungry
I Zimbra
Take Me to the River
Crosseyed and Painless
Life During Wartime
Houses in Motion
Born Under Punches
The Great Curve!kBMDHSjD!bZueFVPzMT9qdLdvIzFDwQ

Monday, 7 April 2014

Wavves - Washington DC, 31 January 2011

This is a show I was going to put up a long time ago, but then found the soundboard recording of their Corner show from 2012. Like all their shows it's pretty short and sharp, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Friends Were Gone
King of the Beach
To the Dregs
In the Sand
Take on the World
Beach Demon
Linus Spacehead
No Hope Kids
Super Soaker
So Bored
Nervous Breakdown
Green Eyes
Post Acid!ZQ0zHbbI!DhovY0X1F15Bh4RfZZaxUA

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Slowing down...

Regular visitors will have noticed that things have slowed down a lot round here lately. I'm finding it hard to find the time to put things up as regularly as I'd like. I thought about stopping altogether, but instead I'm going to slow down a bit. Instead of something being put up every few days it'll be once every week or two (hopefully more like weekly, but no promises). That means recordings will probably show up a reasonable while after the actual show, so if there's anything you really want and suspect I might have recorded feel free to email me.