Friday, May 18

Cosmic Rough Riders - Live 2001 + 2004

Reading Festival, UK
Photos of Cosmic Rough Riders in Stoke, 2003 by Marg B
Aug. 24, 2001

FM recording (sound quality: VG+) 

01 Melanie
02 Pain Inside
03 Charm
04 Country Home (Neil Young cover)
05 Gun Isn't Loaded
06 Revolution (In the Summertime)
07 Sometime
08 Loser
This appearance features band founder Daniel Wylie on lead vocals and guitar

SAMPLE: "Revolution (In the Summertime)" live in 2001

'Morning Becomes Eclectic'
KCRW live session
Village Recorders
Santa Monica, CA 
Aug. 3, 2004

(sound quality: Ex-) 

01 Justify the Rain
02 Sunrise
03 She's Never Around
04 Life In Wartime
05 For a Smile
06 The Need to Fly
07 Because You
08 Interview with Nic Harcourt

Musicians (KCRW session 2004)
Stephen Fleming - lead vocals & guitar  
James Clifford - bass & backing vocals
Mark Brown - drums, mandolin, & vocals
Paul Docherty - guitar & backing vocals

ROB SEZ: Cosmic Rough Riders — wow! Daniel Wylie and collaborator Stephen Fleming took the basic sounds of 1970s West Coast pop & rock (think Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, Neil Young) and added terrific melodies & a Glasgow point of view. What they came up with in the late 1990s was worthy of much broader acclaim & fame than they actually found. In 2002, musical differences prompted Wylie to leave the band to pursue a solo career. The group kept on with Fleming moving to lead vocals and song-writing. Eventually, amends were made. By 2015, the group released an album credited to "Daniel Wylie's Cosmic Rough Riders." There's precious little live material by CRR in circulation, so please enjoy these and the mystery bonus share. Kudos to Klasw for sharing the Reading 2001 live set & to KCRW for the 2004 session.
Scenery for Dreamers is the latest studio offering by Cosmic Rough Riders
You can find it at iTunes, Amazon & 7 Digital
Learn more about Cosmic Rough Rider's music at 

Tuesday, May 15

Felt - Bristol, UK 1986 + Spanish TV 1985

Tropic Club
Bristol, UK
April 24, 1986

audience recording (sound quality: VG; although the sound is quite good, there’s too much intrusive audience chatter near the taper for my liking — but it’s one of the few full-set Felt recordings around)
01 Spanish House
The mysterious Lawrence, bathed in purple majesty...
02 The Day the Rain Came Down
03 Roman Litter
04 Fortune
05 Penelope Tree
06 Ballad of the Band
07 Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow 
08 Primitive Painters
09 Outdoor Miner
10 Caspian Sea
11 Penelope Tree (reprise)
Live On Spanish TV
venue + city unknown
1985 (exact date unknown)
TV audio recording (sound quality: VG-; the vocals & instrumental sounds are clear enough, but rather tinny — perhaps the taper put his/her device in front of the TV to make the recording?)
12 Roman Litter
13 Ballad of the Band
14 The Stagnant Pool
15 Cathedral
16 Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow 
17 Whirlpool Vision of Shame
*18 Mexican Bandits
*bonus track = Camden, UK 1987-04-23 (aud - unknown venue)

ROB SEZ: Here's one final post to wrap up the Felt series. HUGE THANKS to whatdoidonow, TMATMATMA and tsukko3 for sharing. One of the other posts sported some hidden bonus material. Did you find the buried treasure? Please enjoy.


Friday, May 11

Felt - Oporto, Portugal 1988 (aud)

Teatro Rivoli
Oporto, Portugal
April 1, 1988

Dream Remaster by Colin 

audience recording (sound quality: VG-; there's distortion, but fairly decent instrumental separation + an extremely enthusiastic crowd)

SAMPLE: "Stained Glass Windows In the Sky" (live 1988)

Felt's Lawrence (rt.) & guitarist Maurice Deebank
The were the band in the early years

01 The Old Man Down the Road
      (J. Fogerty cover)
02 Walking Under a Spell
      (Weather Prophets cover)
03 Grey Streets
04 I Will Die With My Head In Flames
05 Stained-Glass Windows In the Sky
06 She Lives by the Castle
07 Ape Hangers
08 Tuesday's Secret
09 How Spook Got Her Man
10 Don't Die On My Doorstep
11 Primitive Painters
12 Outdoor Miner (Wire cover)
13 Bitter End
14 The Final Resting of the Ark
15 Sapphire Mansions
16 The Old Man Down the Road [reprise]
17 Primitive Painters [reprise]

ROB SEZ: Here's another collaboration with Colin from the Dream Remaster blog. Colin did his best with iffy-sounding files, which came courtesy of ziggyswoon & DarkCircleRoom. When you hear the somewhat distorted sound, just know it was worse before Colin worked his magic — thank you, kind sir! Check out Colin's blog to hear more of his remastering work. There are precious few Felt bootlegs out there, so I wanted to share this one in the best-possible sound quality. For this gig in Portugal, Felt prepared its usual brief setlist, but was surprised when the promoter insisted they continue playing after just 30 minutes on stage. This explains the repetition of songs at the end of the show.



Learn more about Felt's music at Trouser PressWikipedia
AllMusic & this fab fan site

Tuesday, May 8

Beachwood Sparks - Live 2000 + 2001

'Morning Becomes Eclectic' 
Santa Monica, CA
April 28, 2000
House of Blues
Los Angeles, CA
April 30, 2000

soundboard recording + FM capture
(sound quality: VG++)

Cafe du Nord
San Francisco, CA
Nov. 16, 2001

audience recording (sound quality: VG+)

ROB SEZ: No time for a comment today, except to say I really don't know what to make of this extremely quiet nouveau-folk & country-rock revival band. I trust there will be fans among Repercussion blog followers, but I have no idea how many. HUGE THANKS to Mick for compiling these and creating the artwork, and to Don for sharing them way back when at the old ASH blog.

ASH Tuesday post #90

Friday, May 4

Felt - Final Gig 1989 + BBC Sessions

Birmingham, England 
Dec. 19, 1989

audience recording (sound quality: VG to VG+)

SAMPLE: "Roman Litter" (Birmingham — final gig 1989)

01 Declaration
02 Bottoming Out
      (Lou Reed cover)
03 All the People I Like Are
     Those That Are Dead
04 Budgie Jacket
05 New Day Dawning
06 Riding on the Equator
07 Roman Litter
08 Red Indians
09 Fortune
10 The Final Resting
     of the Ark
11 Primitive Painters
12 She Lives by the Castle
13 Penelope Tree
14 Ballad of the Band

Live at the BBC
Janice Long & Andy Kershaw sessions 
1984 & 1986
FM captures (sound quality: VG+)
01 Dismantled King Is Off the Throne
02 Roman Litter
03 Vasco da Gama
04 Crystal Ball
05 Ballad of the Band
06 The Day the Rain Came Down
07 Caspian See
08 I Didn't Mean to Hurt You
      (end cut, fades out)
09 When the Dawn 
     Starts Creeping In
10 Sapphire Mansions
11 Rain of Crystal Spires
12 All the People I Like Are Those That Are Dead
13 Why Did You Have to Cry (London 1985)
01-04 = Janice Long Session 1984-09-30
05-08 = Janice Long Session 1986-02-12
09-12 = Andy Kershaw Session 1986-09-11 
13 = (bonus track) Boston Arms, London, UK 
       1984-04-12 (audience recording)

ROB SEZ: FELT! Where have you been hiding all these years? How did I miss you when I was enjoying similar British bands like Lloyd Cole & The Commotions in the 1980s? Band founder / lead singer / chief songwriter "Lawrence" channels Tom Verlaine & Lou Reed (and at times a male Patti Smith) in the vocal department and, to some extent, in his guitar stylings. The sound of early-period Felt is dominated by Maurice Deebank — a very talented Johnny Marr-esque guitarist, who quit the band in 1985. Later-era Felt leans more heavily on the keyboard prowess of Martin Duffy (later of Primal Scream). The curious are encouraged to find one of the readily-available compilations like Absolute Classic Masterpieces or Stains On a Decade. Unfortunately, the full-length albums are hard to find at reasonable prices except as digital downloads.

(sources were all lossy; no FLAC share this time)
Learn more about Felt's music at Trouser Press, WikipediaAllMusic & this fabulous fan site

Tuesday, May 1

River Whyless - Cumberland, MD 2017

Delfest 2017
Allegheny County Fairgrounds 
Cumberland, MD
May 25, 2017

audience recording (sound quality: VG++; taper used 8-ft. raised mics, so crowd noise is at a minimum)

SAMPLE: "Falling Son" (2016 album track)

01 The Hunt
02 Kalangala
03 track 03
04 Blood Moon
05 We All Deserve The Light 
06 Miles of Skyline
07 track 07
08 Bend Time 
09 It Ain't Me Babe (cover)
10 track 10
11 track 11
12 Falling Sun -> Fortunate Son

TT: 67:51

ROB SEZ: Here's one more N.C. band, after featuring Mipso last week. River Whyless is even closer to me, located just up the road in beautiful Asheville. Their sound is a great blend of folk, world, rock and jam band — with the occasional psychedelic flourish. The band's next long-player is due in June, and you can pre-order it (immediate download of 3 tracks) hereExtra thanks to soling for taping & sharing. Anyone have the track titles for 3, 7, 10 & 11? If so, please leave a comment.
Snag a free 7-track sampler HERE from Noisetrade
Learn more about River Whyless at 
the band's web site, FB page & Twitter

Friday, April 27

Mipso - Live 2017 in VA & WVa

Rooster Walk 9
Martinsville, VA 
May 27, 2017

soundboard-audience matrix
(sound quality: VG+ to VG++)

SAMPLE: "Hurt So Good" (Mtn. Stage live 2017)

01 Do You Want Me?
02 Marianne
03 Hurt So Good
04 Down In the Water
05 Spin Me Round
06 Coming Down the Mountain 
07 Hallelujah
08 Everyone Knows
09 Monterey County
10 Cry Like Somebody
11 Great Atomic Power
12 A Couple Acres Greener
13 Talking In My Sleep
14 Louise
15 Dublin Blues
16 My Burden With Me
17 Nothing Like a Hundred Miles
18 Train Down the Line
19 Bad Penny
20 Water Runs Red

Mountain Stage
Cultural Center Theater
Charleston, WV
May 7, 2017 (broadcast June 13, 2017)

FM capture (sound quality VG++)

01 intro
02 Coming Down the Mountain 
03 Hurt So Good
04 Spin Me Round
05 Monterey County
06 Water Runs Red
07 outro

ROB SEZ: Mipso is a young, talented band from Chapel Hill, N.C. The group blends acoustic, bluegrass, and old time styles to create something fresh. Check the sample to decide if it might be up your alley. Big thanks to DG for taping, matrixing & sharing the Martinsville show, and to tom for taping and sharing the Mountain Stage set.

Edges Run - latest long-player from Mipso

FLAC (Martinsville, VA gig in 24-bit)


Learn more about Mipso's music at 
the band's official siteFB page and Twitter

Tuesday, April 24

Mipso - Durango, CO 2016

Wild Horse Saloon 
Durango, CO
April 17, 2017

soundboard-aud matrix (quality: VG++)

01 intro 
02 Carolina Calling  
03 Salt Spring 
04 Marianne 
05 banter 1 
06 Dublin Blues 
07 banter 2 
08 Louise 
09 banter 3
10 Momma 
11 banter 4
12 Everyone Knows 
13 banter 5
14 Hurts So Good 
15 banter 6
16 Bad Penny 
17 Careless Whisper 
(George Michael/Wham! cover) 

TT: 43:11 mins.

ROB SEZ: I'll have more to say about this great young band from Chapel Hill, N.C. on Friday, when I'll share more live goodies from Mipso. MEGA THANKS to billydee for today's share.



Learn more about Mipso's music at 
the band's official site, FB page and Twitter


Friday, April 13

Waterboys - Cloud of Sound (rarities + live)

'Cloud of Sound'
limited-edition release
rare, previously unreleased & live

soundboard recordings (quality: VG++ to Ex-)

ROB SEZ: No time for a more extensive share today, but I know there are Waterboys / Mike Scott fans out there who'll enjoy this. This was a strictly limited-edition release from 2012, available only at live shows and online — long gone by now. I've included Mike Scott's track-by-track notes in the folder. (Here's hoping the fan-friendly Mr. Scott won't mind my sharing it here for free.)

Tuesday, April 10

Nicole Atkins - Radio Sessions 2017 + 2018

WFUV Live Session
Electric Lady Studios 
New York, N.Y.
Sept. 6, 2017

webstream (sound quality: Ex-; extraordinary sound for a webstream source)

SAMPLE: "Brokedown Luck" (live NYC 2017)

01 A Little Crazy
02 Darkness Falls So Quiet
03 Brokedown Luck
04 Colors
05 A Night of Serious Drinking 
06 Goodnight Rhonda Lee
07 Listen Up
08 thanks + intro last song
09 A Dream Without Pain
10 N.A. interview with 
      WFUV DJ Carmel Holt

WFMU Live Session
Jersey City, N.J.
January 2018 

(broadcast Feb. 2, 2018)

webstream (sound 
quality: VG+) 

01 Darkness Falls So Quiet
02 Goodnight Rhonda Lee
03 A Little Crazy
04 A Night of Serious Drinking
05 A Dream Without Pain
06 N.A. interview with 
      Sheila B of WFMU

ROB SEZ: Last Friday's post didn't do justice to this extraordinary artist. Pardon me for the caps lock, but YOU JUST HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE SAMPLE RIGHT NOW ... if not sooner. Go ahead; I'll wait. [...this is me, waiting...] OK, see what I mean? NICOLE ATKINS DESERVES TO BE A STAR. Her latest album, Goodnight Rhonda Lee is already a classic in my book (AllMusic's rating = 4 & 1/2 stars). I'm challenging all open-minded music fans to go stream it right now. I promise you'll thank me. So what's her sound? Take some Chris Isaac, Roy Orbison, Peggy

Fab photos of Nicole Atkins courtesy of WFUV, NYC
Lee, Nancy Sinatra, Patsy Cline and throw it in a blender. Add judicious quantities of the Muscle Shoals R & B sound, classic country and some rock, pour it over ice, and you have a musical cocktail that tastes amazing and will knock you out in the best possible way. Haven't heard a rant from me like this in a while, have you?!? There's a reason for that: no one's knocked my socks off like Nicole Atkins in a very long time. MEGA THANKS to WFUV & WFMU for sharing the good stuff. Enjoy photos and video from the WFUV live session here.
MP3@320 (interviews = 224kbps)
Learn more about Nicole Atkins' music at her