Friday, October 21

Soft Boys - Live 1980 + 2002

Club Eighties
New York, NY
Sept. 5, 1980

audience recording (sound quality VG; a well-recorded, well-preserved artifact, with slight imperfections as expected from a tape of this vintage)

Sample: "Queen of Eyes" (live NYC 1980) 

01 Kingdom of Love
02 Queen of Eyes
03 Strange
04 I Wanna Destroy You
05 Leppo and the Jooves
06 Only the Stones Remain
07 There's Nobody Like You
08 Insanely Jealous
09 Out of the Picture
10 Train Round the Bend (VU cover)   
11 Positive Vibrations
12 Zip Zip (James A. Smith tune) 
13 Gigolo Aunt (Syd Barrett cover) 
14 Dancing on Your Thumb
15 I Wanna Destroy You
16 Run Run Run (VU cover)
17 Kingdom of Love
18 Underwater Moonlight
19 Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd cover) 
TT: 71:30 mins.

ROB SEZ: Before Robyn Hitchcock (solo act); before RH & The Egyptians; before Kimberley Rew's Katrina & The Waves, there were the SOFT BOYS in the late 1970s to early 1980s. They were really good! ALL PRAISES go to the taper and sharers, especially caravelle for re-sharing this a few years ago. Artwork for the 1980 set by Mick. Thanks also to hingyfan and chip_christian for sharing the 2002 set, recorded on the band's Nextdoorland tour. (Note about the artwork: the fan who first shared this thought the correct month for the 1980 show was August, but Hitchcock fans did some research, and turns out it took place Sept. 1980.)

Live Session
WFMU Studios
East Orange, N.J.
Oct. 25, 2002 (broadcast Oct. 29)

FM recording (sound quality Ex-) 

SAMPLE: "Queen of Eyes" (Live WFMU 2002)    

Recommended for the well-dressed fan

01 I Love Lucy        
02 Pulse of My Heart        
03 Mr. Kennedy        
04 Unprotected Love        
05 My Mind Is Connected        
06 Each of Her Silver Wands        
07 Narcissus        
08 Hear My Brane 
09 talk 1      
10 The Man With the Lightbulb Head
11 Queen of Eyes        
12 When I Was a Kid        
13 If You Know Time
14 talk 2  

The Soft Boys:
Robyn Hitchcock - vocal, guitar
Kimberley Rew - guitar, backing vocal
Matthew Seligman - bass
Morris Windsor - drums, backing vocal

Learn more about the Soft Boys' music at 
Trouser Press and AllMusic

Tuesday, October 18

Winterpills - Northampton, MA 2010 + bonus

The Academy of Music
Northampton, MA
Jan. 23, 2010

soundboard recording (quality VG++; levels get properly adjusted by track 2)

Tracks 11-16 = The Listening Room, Aug. 29, 2003 (audience recording, VG-)

BIG, FAT THANKS to Mick for compiling these sets and creating the artwork, and to Don for sharing.

MP3@256 (final 6 tracks = 160 kbps)
ASH Tuesday post #51

Thursday, October 13

Sneakers + Little Diesel - Live Oct. 20, Durham, N.C.

Now THIS is what I call a double bill worth seeing:
Sneakers + Little Diesel
Live Show
Thursday, Oct. 20
8:00 p.m.
Durham, N.C.

Little Diesel - return! The boys in the band, tearing it up at a recent reunion gig
Sneakers, founded by Chris Stamey, was one of the first bands in which he and Mitch Easter were both active. Little Diesel was the first combo that included both Peter Holsapple and Will Rigby.

Get more info about the show HERE

Friday, October 7

Peter Case - Live 1987, 1989 (FM + sbd)

Peter Case & Friends 
KCRW’s ‘Snap’
Santa Monica, CA
March 20, 1987

FM capture (sound quality VG to VG+)

PETER CASE: lost in the music again (photo by magicmanjp)

01 I Shook His Hand
02 Pair of Brown Eyes
03 Working for the Enemy 
04 The Power of Love
05 My Trusted Friend
06 Walk In the Woods
07 Echo Wars
08 Fixin' to Die Blues
09 More Than Curious
10 Three Days Straight
11 (chat & tuning)
12 History of Jazz (Fast Freddie vocal)
13 (chat 2, Peter takes a break)
14 Icewater
15 Small Town Spree
16 Horse and Crow
17 Steel Strings
18 Satellite Beach
19 (chat 3)
20 Put Down the Gun
21 (chat 4)
22 Matchbox

ROB SEZ: This is Peter Case around the time of his solo debut album with a buncha musician friends, including Steve Soles, Victoria Williams, and Fast Freddie. Live in session on “Snap” with the late, great Deirdre O’Donahue. Below set is a few years later, recorded in Peter’s hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., near the end of the 1989 tour. It’s an incomplete set, but a very sweet-sounding soundboard recording. The other two musicians on the second set may be Michael Bannister on drums and Duke McVinnie on bass.

SHO’ NUFF THANKS to kneesfudd for sharing the '87 set and to mjk5510 for sharing the ’89 set.

Buffalo, NY
October 4, 1989

soundboard recording (sound quality VG++) 

01 Cool Water
02 Walkin' Bum
03 Entella Hotel
04 Travellin' Light
05 Power, Lust and Money
06 The Power of Love
07 Ice Water
08 Walk In the Woods
09 Eye On the Road
10 Poor Old Tom
11 Steel Strings
12 Pair of Brown Eyes
13 Old Blue Car (end cut, fades out)

Peter Case's solo debut album has just been re-released on CD
Omnivore Recordings did their usual amazing job, adding 7 bonus tracks.
Check it out HERE 

Learn more about the music of Peter Case at his official web site and Wikipedia