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- 07/16/14--13:55: Can therebe TOO MUCH Hendrix? Part 6
- 07/17/14--20:19: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix (Part 7)
- 07/17/14--20:38: RIP Johnny Winter
- 07/18/14--12:09: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix? (Part 8)
- 07/19/14--14:49: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix? (Part 9)
- 07/19/14--16:16: Can There Be Too Much Hendrix (Part 9.5 non musical bonus)
- 07/20/14--11:49: Can There be TOO MUCH Hendrix? (Part 10)
- 07/20/14--16:34: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix? (Part 11)
- 07/21/14--13:54: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix (Part 12)
- 07/21/14--15:35: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix? (part 12.5 non musical)
- 07/22/14--13:25: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix? Part 13
- 07/23/14--11:39: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix? (Part 14)
- 07/23/14--19:50: In from the bullpen comes Dave Sez with a Magazine Mega-Post!
- 07/24/14--15:30: Can There be TOO MUCH Hendrix? Part 15
- 07/25/14--10:27: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix? Part 16
- 07/26/14--05:11: Just a note.....
- 07/26/14--05:13: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix? Part 17
- 07/27/14--14:36: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix? Part 18
- 07/28/14--11:49: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix? Part 19
- 07/29/14--11:51: Can There Be TOO MUCH Hendrix? Part 20
A good rarities sampling today, a Japanese, 2000 six-disc release, "The Complete PPX"
recordings......this has some good live perfromances and some more polished studio stuff than some f the last sets have had.....BY THE WAY, I had intended to post (today) the 2-disc "Silver Blue to Bloody Red" set, however, I find that disc 2 is ANOTHER one of those discs that will play in my car, will play in my stereos, and WILL NOT BE READ BY ITUNES......I'm gonna look on the Bay for a replacement, but if I can't find one and one of you happen to have it, please share and I will credit you in full.....it's a pretty good set, and includes Johnny Holiday's french reading of "Hey Joe".......anyway, I'm not going to simply post disc 1, I'll either find a replcement or move along to some MORE Hendrix-type stuff........
These are from the pre-Experience days, the Curtis Knight era (appx. 1965-66), and I find them simply fascinating.....you could tell evn here that something special was brewing.
Lesser-known tracks abound here, but fine ones......the discs are QUITE short and most likely could be pared down to 2 or 3......Disc 1, "Get That Feeling", features the title track, "Hush Now", "Simon Says"......no "Purple Haze" here.....Disc 2 "Flashing" includes a fab cover of the Beatles "Day Tripper", "Hornet's Nest", "Gloomy Monday".......LESSER KNOWN, blusier stuff, but just great to hear.
Disc 3 ("The Ballad of Jimi") is about half-instrumental, but there are some other fine tracks here title track, "UFO"......Disc 4 "Live at George's Club", lottsa instros here, as well, but, the closing "Shotgun" gives us a into the future.
"Something On Your Mind" is the title of Disc 5, an almost even blend of studio/live, and of
instro/vocal, all quite of interest, and the only Hendrix effort I remember on "I'm a Man". The final disc is another blend of studio/live, a version of "Satisfaction" wraps up series, also fine efforts on ? "Money"and "Mr. Pitiful".
I consider this set a beautiful historical archive, I'm glad I have it......listen to it and you can just HEAR and FEEL where this man was headed. he had so much talent and so many ideas, and he left us far too early, as few would argue.....
Something more tomorrow, as they Yeah Yeah Yeahs say "Take deep breath cause ba-bee we just STARTED!"
DISC 1-01 Get That Feeling/02 How Would You Feel/03 Hush Now/04 No Buisness/05 Simon Says/06 Gotta Have/07 Strange Things/08 Welcome Home
DISC 2-01 Love Love/02 Day Tripper/03 Gloomy Monday/04 Fool For You Baby/05 Don't Acuse Me/06 Hornets Nest/07 Flashing/08 Oddball/09 Happy Birthday
DISC 3-01 UFO/02 You Don't Want Me/02 You Don't Want Me/03 Better Times Ahead/04/Future Trip/05 Wah Wah/06 Everybody Knew But Me/07 Mercy Lady Day/08 If You Gonna Make a Fool of somebody/09 My Best Friend/10 The Ballad of Jimi/11 Second Time Around
DISC 4-01 Drivin' South/02 Ain't That Peculiar/03 I'll Be Doggone/04 Ive Got a Sweet Little Angel/05 Bright Light Big City/06 Get Out Of My Life Woman/07 Last Night/08 Sugar Pie, Honey Pie/09 What'd I Say/10 Shotgun
DISC 5-01 California Night/02 Level/03 I Feel Good/04 Left Alone/05 Knock Yourself Out/06 Something On Your MInd/07 I Should've Quit You/08 Hard Night/09 I'm a man/10 Instrumental
DISC 6-01 On the Killing Floor/02 Money/03 Nobody Loves Me/04 Love/05 You Got Me Runnin'/06 Mr Pitiful/07 Torture Me Honey/08 Sleepy Fate/09 Satisfaction
Ok, i've been dicking around with "oddities" and "rarities", how about a post of some BAD ASS shit?
Let us begin with the "Electric Ladyland Outtakes".......KILLER set of stuff left off of that classic album, including a couple versions of "Valleys of Neptune"......trust me, you want this, it is some fine fine shit.....what i think I will do do flesh out THIS post is give ya the "Rainbow Bridge" stuff, which is FUCKING GREAT.....the studio album (movie soundtrack) is rare and wonderful, with the amazing "Dolly Dagger", "Room Full of Mirrors", "Star Spangled Banner", "Hear My Train-a Coming" and more......this is a FABULOUS album you cannot afford to miss out on....., so as I am doing this, I will also post the 2-disc "Rainbow Bridge" Concerts as well, which are FUCKING GREAT also....TRUST ME.........we are now on part 7 of this series, this is the best one so far.....YOU WANT THESE, This is great, great stuff......every second.,.....you will LOVE this stuff if you are indeed a Hendrix fan!
ELECTRIC LADYLAND OUTTAKES-01 Electric Ladyland/02 All Along the Watchtower/03 Ain't nothing Wrong With That/04 Come On (Part 1)/05 Voodoo Chile (Slight return)/06 Roomfull of Mirrors/07 Gypsy Eyes/08 Gypsy Eyes/09 House Burning Down/10 Cat Talkin' To Me/11 Cat Talkin' To Me/12 Taking Care of No Buisness/13 Angel/14 1983.....(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)/15 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)/16 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)/17 Valleys of Neptune .....Arising/18 Valleys of Neptune .....Arising/19 Freedom
RAINBOW BRIDGE SOUNDTRACK-01 Dolly Dagger/02 Earth Blues/3 Pali Gap/04 Room Full Of Mirrors/05 The Star Spangled Banners/06 Look Over Yonder/07 Here My Train A-Comin'/08 Hey Baby
RAINBOW BRIDGE CONCERT D1-Lover Man/02 Hey baby (New Rising Sun)/03 In From the Storm/04 Message To Love/05 Foxey Lady/06 Hear My Train-A Comin'/07 Voodoo Chile (SLight Return)/08 Fire/09 Purple Haze
RAINBOW BRIDGE CONCERT D2-01 Dolly Dagger/02 Instrumental/03 EZY Rider/04 Red House/05 Freedom/06 Jam Back at the House/07 Land of the New Rising Sun
Lotta good stuff here. lemme know your thoughts.....this post really is SMOKING!!!!!!!!
Nothing to say, at all, I saw Robin Trower posted the info of his passing on Facebook today....totally a badass on the six-string, KINDA appropriate that I'm in the middle of this Hendrix thing......RIP Johnny, you were a badass Mofo........thanks to my friend Mark M for informing me of his passing, we are ALL getting older......I don't really have much to say other than I hope his family is OK, and I guess I will just continue with the Hendrix stuff, what else can I do?......JW you will certainly be missed!
Another handful of interesting artifacts today, first off we have what was most likey an entertaining
show, Hendrix teamed with BB King and Paul Butterfield as well as others, including Elvin Bishop and Al Kooper, performing at the Generation Club in NYC 4/9/68......this single disc is the only version I have ever heard or been aware of however, the picture I located here seems to imply that originally this was two discs.....it's not like one of the discs is missing, as material from both discs appear on my version, I can only assume it is an editted version someone scaled down along the way somewhere. Anyway, it's mostly blues jams, as one might imagine, also a version of "Like a Rolling Stone", which is about 1/5 as entertaining as the version on Monterey. However, as one might guess with such an all-star lineup there are going to be some moments. Also, if anyone has the tracks I'm lacking here, "Ad-Libbed Impromtu Blues" and "Kooper's Shuffle", love to hear em and add em here.
The "Blues" album, released after his death, contains a collection of 11 bluesy numbers, 7 of which were previously unreleased.....interesting mostly, I think, for the opening acoustic version of "Hear My Train a-Comin'", the album concludes with the better-known version of the same song, the one appearing on "Rainbow Bridge". Honestly some of this stuff might never have been released had Hendrix lived (the "Born Under a Bad Sign" is not the greatest), but still, previously unreleased Hendrix stuff always has a certain value to some of us.
I think for today I'll wrap up with the Experience BBC Sessions, a double disc set from 1967-69, with some interesting song selections to be sure....."Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window"...."Rythm and Blues World Science"....."Traveling With Inexperience"......."I Was Made to Love Her", as well, of course as some smoking favorites, ("Love or Confusion", "Manic Depression", "Wait Until Tomorrow"......quite a fine set and a good document of a particular time/place.
HENDRIX/KING/BUTTERFIELD GENERATION CLUB NYC 4/9/68-01 Like a Rolling Stone/02 San-Ho-Say/03 Slow Instrumental Jam/04 Fast Instrumental Jam/05 It's My Own Fault
BLUES-01 Hear My Train A-Comin' (Acoustic)/02 Born Under a Bad Sign/03 Red House/04 Catfish Blues/05 Voodoo Chile Blues/06 Mannish Boy/07 Once I Had a Woman/08 Bleeding Heart/09 Jam 292/10 Electric Church/Red House/11 Hear My Train A-Comin' (Electric)
BBC SESSIONS DISC 1-01 Foxey Lady/02 Alexis Korner Intro/03 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window/04 Rythm and Blues World Science/05 Hoochi Koochi Man/06 Traveling With Inexperience/07 Driving South/08 Fire/09 Little Miss Lover/10 Introducing the Experience/ 11 The Burning Of the Midnight Lamp/12 Catfish Blues/13 Stone Free/14 Love Or Confusion/15 Hey Joe/16 Hound Dog/17 Driving South/18 Hear My Train a-Comin'
BBC SESSIONS DISC 2-01 Purple Haze/02 Killing Floor/03 Radio One/04 Wait Until Tomorrow/05 Day Tripper/06 Spanish Castle Magic/07 Jammin'/08 I Was Made to Love Her/09 Foxey Lady/10 A Brand New Sound/11 Hey Joe/12 Manic Depression/13 Driving South/14 Hear My Train a-Comin'/15 A Happening For Lulu/16 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/17 Lulu Introduction/18 Hey Joe/19 Sunshine of Your Love
OK, good set for today.....six live discs documenting the Winterland Concerts from the Experience, 1968, for my money as that band was right as it's best, in particularly on the stage where they were absolute dynamite almost each time out.
In October 1968 the Experience gave six smoking performances in three nights, all of which are captured here.....while there is obvious similarity in the set lists, and some of the equipment problems which occur on stage (and the excessive onstage tuning) are not exactly great listening experiences......but, it WAS 1968, and there are some great moments here.....
Well, Disc 1 is the early show from 10/10/68.....it's a fine set, with notably great performances of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" and "Like a Rolling Stone" which I always thought Hendrix peformed majestically on stage.....we get the first of five "Purple Haze"closers (disc 6's "Wild Thing" closer is MUCH superior, IMO), and honestly, the "Star Spangled Banner" can get a bit old on record as well, as thrilling as it might have been there to wittness it.....
Disc 2 (Late show, same date) is similar, but includes a fine "Sunshine of Your Love", "Hear My Train A-Comin'", and "Hey Joe" surprisingly left off the early set.
Disc 3/4 are a pair of shows from the following night (10/11/68), Disc 3 is a near copy of Disc 1, actually, except it omits"Like a Rolling Stone" for whatever the reason. Disc 4 is not nearly as similar to Disc 2 (as #3 is to #1, if you get my point), throwing in the great selection of "Spanish Castle Magic" and the always thrilling live "Fire".....
Discs 5/6, then, cover the early/late shows frm 10/12/68, quite a workload, actually, Disc 5, on which the playing is very sharp, replaces the "Purple Haze" encore with "Wild Thing",and, again, very, very fine version of "Fire" and "Like a Rolling Stone".......Disc 6 is perhaps (argueable) the strongest disc of the set, given the addition of "Manic Depression" for the first time, as well as a fine "Little Wing"......
Geez, let's give these guys some credit, I can't think of too many who would perform 6 shows in 3 nights nowadays, and if they WERE TOO, they'd do exact carbon copy sets I almost promise.
I love this set, think it is tremendous, you may not wish all six discs upon you, but some careful editting can make for a damn good listening "experience".
BY THE WAY, there is a good bit more Henrix to come, yet, mostly live stuff, but we'll see what else.....however, we WILL take a break in it soon, as tremendous friend of the blog Dave Sez has created a super-mega post covering the great band Magazine, whom have never profiled here, so I am quite excited about it, and as soon as he releases the files, you will be getting them, personally I can hardly wait, for one I LOVE guest posts, and for another, Dave Sez is the best, and thirdly, Magazine was a fine band of whom my collection is a bit lean, so I'm looking forward to it.......look for it, according to Dave Sez, in the next few days!
DISC 2-01 Intro/Tune Up/Jimi's Intro/02 Tax Free/03 Lover Man/04 Sunshine Of Your Love/05 Hear My Train a-Comin'/06 Killing Floor/07 Hey Joe/08 (This is America) The Star Spangled Banner/09 Purple Haze
DISC 3-01 Intro/02 Are You Experienced/03 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/04 Red House/05 Foxey Lady/06 (This is America) The Star Spangled Banner/07 Purple Haze
DISC 4-01 Intro/02 Tax Free/Drum/Bass Jam/03 Spanish Castle Magic/04 Like a Rolling Stone/05 Lover Man/06 Hey Joe/07 Fire/08 Foxey Lady/09 Purple Haze
DISC 5-01 Intro/02 Fire/03 Lover Man/04 Like a Rolling Sone/05 Foxey Lady/06 Drum/Bass Jam/07
Tax Free/08 Hey Joe/09 Purple Haze/10 Wild Thing
DISC 6-01 Intro/02 Foxey Lady/03 Manic Depression/04 Sunshine Of Your Love/05 Little Wing/06 Spanish Castle Magic/07 Red House/08 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/09 (This is America) The Star Spangled Banner/10 Purple Haze
Almost forgot I had these, I bet SOMEONE on this planet will enjoy them....we have the "sheet
music" (correct term)/guitar chords for the first three classic experience albums, as well as "Blues" and a few other things....I know if I were a guitarist, I'd be thrilled to at least have a look at these, they're cool to look at anyway, but as I say, I am unleashing the Hendrix stuff here, and i do mean EVERYTHING........not getting a LOT of comments, but the download numbers are fair, so I guess that be OK........PLEASE, if you grab the sheet music, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts about it (talk slowly though, I am by no means a musician!)
See comment section for links...the first includes "Are You Experienced", "Axis" and "Blues", while th 2nd link has "Electric Ladyland" and "First Rays of the New Rising"......please tell me if you find these of interest!
"Stages" was an excellent box of four shows, one from each year 1967-70, covering the Experience at
their on-stage peak. For covering a four-year period, there is not maybe as much variatin in the set list as we may prefer, but the fourth disc misses the ultimate popularity of "Electric Ladyland", thus the bulk of the mateial is taken from "Experienced" and "Axis", not necessarilly anything wrong with that as the performances still rock.
Disc 1 from Stockholm 1967, opens with "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band" and features explosive versions of two of their best live slammers, "Fire", and "I Don't Live Today", encoring with "Purple Haze" as was typical for them.
San Diego 1969 is in my view the best of the four discs, blasting out with "Fire", a slamming coupling of "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Spanish Castle Magic", a mind-meltin "I Don't Live Today" and a fantastic show stopping "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)".....this one never lets up, they were truly on thier game on this night.
And finally, we go to Atlanta for the 1970 disc, this one adding the "Star Spangled Banner", the not-tht-often done live "Room Full of Mirrors", the great choice of "Stone Free", and another encore of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)......four excellent discs out of four, released in 1991 (since out of print)
So let me know your feelings, we're getting to some of the great live stuff in the vault now, hope you
guys are liking it.....I AM starting to get a little bored with it (with Hendrix?!?!?!) but I am going to run the rest of them out.....but the answer to the question in the post title might be, "Well, possibly"....
DISC 1 STOCKHOLM 67-01 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/02 Fire/03 The Wind Cries Mary/04 Foxey Lady/05 Hey Joe/06 I Don't LiveToday/07Burning of the Midnight Lamp/08 Purple Haze
DISC 2 PARIS 68-01 Killin' Floor/02 Catfish Blues/03 Foxey Lady/04 Red House/05 Drivin' South/06 The Wind Cries Mary/07 Fire/08 Little Wing/09 Purple Haze
DISC 3 SAN DIEGO 69-01 Intro Riffs/02 Fire/03 Hey Joe/04 Spanish Castle Magic/Sunshine of Your Love/05 Red House/06 Don't Live Today/07 Purple Haze/08 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
DISC 4 ATLANTA 70-01 Fire/02 Lover Man/03
Spanish Castle Magic/04 Foxey Lady/05 Purple Haze/ 06 Hear My Train a-Comin'/07 Stone Free/08 Star Spangled Banner/09 Straight Ahead/10 Room Full of Mirrors/11 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
More live shows tomorrow and likely the rest of the week, probably also a few other goodies left on the shelves.....and as I said before, as soon as DaveSez sends me the files for his Magazine mega-post, we will take a tiny "Hendrix Break"
Gonna continue with some more badass live shows today......let's lead off with one of my
favorites......"The Jimi Hendrix Concerts" was an "official" release, although a seriously underappreciated one, I love it to death, and, although I'd imagine it WAS, I don't think for certain that I've ever seen it on CD (the version here is a wonderful vinyl rip).....culled from multiple shows, wow......kicking off with the killer duo of "Fire" and "I Don't Live Today" is amazing enough, but also killer versions of "AreYou Experienced?", "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", "Wild Thing" and more, never really understood why this set wasn't a bit more appreciated than it was, but I love it, it is a fantastic set, despite being a "cut-and-paste" effort, it's still great, and strangely, somewhat hard to find.
Since I've been pretty heavy on the Experience material, maybe it's abou time I threw a little Band of Gypsies stuff ou for ya, the directon Mr. Hendrix apparently would have gone (a bit more funk/soul inspired material)....this set is from New Years Eve 1969, the same show as the "official""Band of Gypsies" album, but with material generally NOT on that particular album...this is GREAT, great stuff, "Machine Gun", "Earth Blues", "Power of Soul" are all great, and of course, we still get stuff like "Voodoo Child (Slight Return")and "Wild Thing", a fine album for anyone who wants the complete Hendri picture, by the way this is entitled "Live at the Fillmore East" and I think was released about 1999 without checking.....
"Escape From Randall's Island" is a boot from 7/1/70 which has appeared in several different versions on the web that I have see,. I THINK this one is the most comprehensive, but of course I am unsure, not even positive that ALL the material this disc comes from that show, simply cannot confirm.......plenty of good stuff to listen to here, though, don't get TOO uptight about the specifics, there are a BUNCH of splice-and-dice versions of this show out there....this is the one I happen to have been blessed with.....
THE JIMI HENDRIX CONCERTS-01 Fire/02 I Don't Live Today/03 Red House/04 Stone Free/05 Are You Experienced/06 Little Wing/07 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/08 Bleeding Heart/09 Hey Joe/10 Wild Thing/11 Hear MyTrain a-Comin'
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST DISC 2-01 Auld Land Syne/02 Who Knows/03 Changes/04 Machine Gun/05 Stepping Stone/06 Stop/07 Earth Blues/08 Burning Desire/09 Wild Thing
ESCAPE FROM RANDALLS ISLAND-01 Stone Free/02 Fire/03 Message to Love/04 Lover Man/05 Foxey Lady/06 Ezy Rider/07 Star Spangled Banner/08 Purple Haze/09 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/10 Wild Thing/11 Hear My Train a-Comin'/12 Hear My Train a-Comin'/13 Little Drummer Boy/14 Freedom/15 My Friend/16 Drifing/17 Ezy Rider
More, actually LOTS more, still to come........
Continuing to roll through these live sets, first up a vinyl rip of the patchwork "Hendrix in the West", a once comercially available set which is, to be honest, quite a bit short of spectcular, pulling tunes from various venues/dates, included here mostly because of my weakness for vinyl, and because that when released on CD, alternate versions of "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" were included because the original mistakenly included versions of these two numbers from The Royal Albert Hall show, instead of the San Diego Sports Center. Since the rights to the Albert Hall show were in dispute, alternates were used on reissue. So, if you have only have heard the CD version, this one will be somewhat different.
Next we have a double disc set from 1969 at Oakland, a very typical set list for that year, "Foxy Lady" stretches out to a much greater length than tht song normally did, and the version of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" journeys on for nearly 20 minutes as Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Cassidy joins the band.
Wrapping up a rather brief post (I'm taking a little trip to Florida next week, and, in a perfect world, would get enough posts written ahead so that I can continue daily posts, unlikely to happen but I'm gonna try) we have from 1970 the Isle of Wight show, Hendrix' final UK performance as he would pass away less than a month later. Good to get some live versions of "Dolly Dagger" and "In From the Storm", all in all a decent set.
HENDRIX IN THE WEST-01 God Save the Queen/Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/02 Little Wing/03 Red House/04 Johnny B Goode/05 Lover Man/06 Blue Suede Shoes/07 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
OAKLAND DISC 1-01 Fire/02 Hey Joe/03 Spanish Castle Magic/04 Hear My Train a-Comin'/05 Sunshine of Your Love/06 Red House
OAKLAND DISC 2-01 Foxey Lady/02 Star Spangled Banner/Purple Haze/03 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
ISLE OF WIGHT-01 Machine Gun/03 Lover Man/04 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/05 Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)/06 Message to Love/07 Dolly Dagger/08 Red House/09 In From the Storm/10 God Save the Queen
Almost forgot I had this one, a fine book on the life of Hendrix "Electric Gypsy", VERY comprehesive.....written by Harry Shapiro and Caesar Glebeek.....wonderful book, wanted to TRY to share it but here is the thing.....the file is GIGANTIC for whatever reason, I broke it down to 6 links, but be forewarned, each of those links has a bunch of RAR files you will have to unwrap as well.....couldn't think of any other way to do it, but if it's worth the trouble to you, this is a fantasic book, one of the best music-biographies I've read, but since the file was so huge, it WILL be a lot of trouble for you to get it all......BUT, the price is right, and you WILL be rewarded should you invest the trouble/time to acquire all of this!
Good one today, three-disc set from the Newport Pop Music Festival
1969. Very very good
performances, you should really like this one.
Disc one opens with the kind of strange choice of "Stone Free" (not that it's a bad tune by any means, just the only show I can recall in which they led off with it), a very early drum solo, "Are You Experienced?", and back to a reprise of "Stone Free", followed with "Sunshine of Your Love and the always-smokin'"Fire", this set comes out blazing, and doesn't let up, very hot.
The second disc is a later set with a similar set list to the first, the split "Stone Free" again leads off the set, and it does include some less-heard material ("Paper Airplanes", "We Gotta Live Together"), two very fine sets (can you imagine ANY band today performing multiple sets AND turning in performances as energetic as the Experience did many times?
Disc 3 is comprised of two lengthy jams, as you know sometimes that gets a little tired on record, but it WAS part of the show and gives a feeling, I suppose, of what it was like to "be there".....
Good set, check it out....gonna try to keep these short so I can get ahead, and continue to post during my vacation in sunny Florida, still waiting for DaveSez Magazine mega-post, looking forward to that one.
DISC 1-01 Stone Free/02 Drum Solo/03 Are You
DISC 2-01 Stone Free/02 Star Spangled Jam/03 Are You Experienced/04 Stone Free/05 Sunshine of Your Love/06 Fire/07 Hear My Train a-Comin'/08 Purple Haze/09 Paper Airplanes/10 Red House/11 We Gotta Live Together
DISC 3-01 Power of Soul Jam/02 Feel So Good Jam
I am trying like hell to get way ahead of myself with
some shorter posts, as this upcoming weekend, myself, BigCarla66 and BigGrant97 are going to embark on a little retirement vaation for myself, at the luxurious Don Ceasar resort in sunny St. Petersburg Florida.....anyway (It is Monday, 7/21 as I write this), I'm hoping to continue daily posts while gone, using my Kindle, I Phone, Laptop whatever, just want to have the shit ready.....not sure yet if I'll be finished with the Hendrix by then or not....
A couple more live sets today, a 2 disc from Stockholm Sweden, another multiple-set performance, and a good one..just my opinion, but I always thought the three best tunes the Experience did live were "Fire", "I Don't Live Today", and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", (also to be specific, maybe "Love or Confusion")....all three of those tunes are here in kick-ass versions, along with most of the usual suspects, "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze"........hey, it's another good set. I know there is similarity in quite a few of them, but what the hell, again, this is good stuff.
Also for today a single disc show from Maui Hawaii, 7/30/70, a Band of Gypsys show, with stuff more along the lines of "Ezy Rider" and "Dolly Dagger", and also plenty of the "Classic" stuff as well.......
Dig in, I've got a few left yet.......hope they aren't getting boring for you, once I wrap this up, maybe we'll do a big Stranglers or Talking Heads post or something, just to serve up the variety that I try to take pride in, and, yet, once again, I choose to paint myself into a corner by focussing on one artist so exclusively........ah, well, it IS Hendrix I guess.
STOCKHOLM DISC 2-01 Jimi Intro/02 I Don't Live Today/03 Spanish Castle Magic/04 Hey Joe/05 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/06 Sunshine of Your Love/07 Red House/08 Fire/09 Purple Haze/10 Star Spangled Banner
MAUI HAWAII-01 Loverman/02 Hey Baby (New Sun Rising)/03 Message To Love/04 Foxey Lady/05 Hear My Train a-Comin'/06 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/07 Fire/08 Purple Haze/09 Dolly Dagger/10 Untitled Instrumental/11 EZ Ryder/12 Red House/13 Freedom/14 Jam Back at the House/15 Land of the New Rising Sun
I have recieved the first part of Dave Sez' Magazine megapost, he intends to send out the other half today/tonight, and as soon as I get it all it will be shared. (I DO, in fact, have maybe another week worth of Hendrix stuff, which I will resume after Magazine, but the "Can there be TOO MUCH...." question has been answered........YES.....never thought I could get so sick of him as I have with this......makes me glad I DIDN'T do the 300+ Nirvana shows I thought about back in April, because there can be too much ANYONE!)
So, yes, really, I AM about sick of Hendrix.....I think I have another week or so of stuff for that, whether I post daily while on vacation next week depends upon various factors (whether or not I feel like it, etc).....anyways, a bit of reprieve from ol' James Marshall this evening, as longtime friend and contributor Dave Sez provides us with this huge Magazine Mega Post, which even includes a bunch of video clips (I haven't seen them yet).....I'll be brief and let Dave Sez run the show, he has written texts, included artwork, etc, (he's more together than myself, but then again, GG Alin likely was as well).......
I thought Magazine were a fine pop/power-punk band with Buzzcocks roots and ties (Howard Devoto), best known, of course, for the single "Shot By Both Sides", but also lottsa other great stuff as you shall see if you are unfamilair........so, I will be quiet and let Dave Sez run the show, back tomorrow with YAY more HENDRIX!!!
PART ONE 1976-1980
by Dave Sez
Here, in approximate chronological order, are the Magazine video and audio recordings that I have been able to find on the World Wide Wobble. I'll give the links to the relevant blog pages rather than direct download links because without these bloggers' generosity, I couldn't pass on these great recordings to you - so I want you to go and THANK them!
Here ya go:
Buzzcocks & Magazine videos (.flv files, 113 MB) 1976-80
Buzzcocks - Breakdown 1976
Magazine - Burst Granada TV 1978
Magazine - Definitive Gaze OGWT
Magazine - Motorcade Elizabethan Ballroom 1977 (25 MB)
Magazine - Motorcade live nov77 Queen Elizabethan Ballroom, Belle Vue, Manchester (13 MB)
Magazine - promo Feed the Enemy
Magazine - promo Light Pours out of me
Magazine - promo Motorcade
Magazine - Secondhand Daylight
Magazine - TOTP 16.2.78 Shot by Both Sides
Magazine - Touch and Go
Buzzcocks & Magazine - 1978 Granada TV show "B'dum B'dum" (DVD full, pro-shot, 1.4 GB). A 'What's On' special featuring the Buzzcocks and Magazine, broadcast on Granada TV on July 27th, 1978 and presented by Tony Wilson. This copy appears to be taken directly from the production master, complete with slates. I've created a DVD out of it using TMPGEnc. Here are the technical data as reported by G-Spot: Audio: 48000Hz, 256 kb/s, stereo (2/0), Video: 704x576, 25fps (4:3) PAL. The programme lasts nearly 40 minutes and consists mainly of Tony Wilson interviewing Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto, but there is also live footage of both bands shot at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester on July 21st, 1978.
01. Slate Part 1
02. Section 1
03. Buzzcocks: What Do I Get?
04. Section 3
05. Magazine: Motorcade
06. Section 4
07. Slate Part 2
08. Section 6
09. Buzzcocks: Love You More
10. Section 8
11. Magazine: Burst
12. Section 10
13. Buzzcocks: I Don't Mind
14. Section 12
15. Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto: I Can't Control Myself
Thanks to TUBE - theultimatebootlegexperience. Post since deleted, links still live.
For those who'd like a smaller download, here is an 80MB version as 7 flv files:
Details and covers: http://www.bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=MCD001§ion=664
Demos, Pennine Studios. Sept '77:
01.Shot By Both Sides
02.Sandwiches [early version Of "My Mind Ain't So Open"]
03.The Light Pours Out Of Me
05.Touch & Go
Live at The Electric Circus. 02.10.77, recorded for the Electric Circus 10" LP but never used.
01.Shot By Both Sides
02.The Light Pours Out Of Me
03.I Love You, You Big Dummy
Go get it and thank circle here:
Next up, one of Magazine's earliest TV performances, at the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test Studio in
London on 19th September 1978. Go get it in FLAC and thank circle here:
Magazine - Hurrah’s, NYC - 2nd August 1979 (FM, mp3 @ 320)
The sound quality is very good. There are a few spots where the radio seems to have lost reception during the recording, but it's only a minor distraction.
setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. My Tulpa
02. Give Me Everything
03. Definitive Gaze
05. Boredom [Buzzcocks]
07. The Light Pours Out Of Me
08. Shot By Both Sides
Thanks to bat29 of the late great noiseaddiction.blogspot.com.
Magazine - Paradise Club, Boston - 4th August 1979 (FM, FLAC, 294 MB).
The first and best live vinyl bootleg, Back to Nature. Full covers and text included.
02.Give Me Everything
04.Back To Nature
08.The Light Pours Out Of Me
09.I Love You, You Big Dummy
10.Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
11.My Mind Ain't So Open
Thanks to qualitybootz!
Magazine - Melkweg, Amsterdam - 8th June 1980 (FM, FLAC)
02. I'm A Party
04. The Light Pours Out Of Me
05. You Never Knew Me
06. Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin
07. Shot By Both Sides
08. Song From Under The Floorboards
There are two sources available; circle offers the gig in FLAC whereas Adrian offers it in FLAC or mp3 @ 320. Go thank Adrian or circle here:
Magazine - Main Act, Lynn, Mass. 10th August 1980 (mp3 @ 256)
01.Intro - The Book
02.Feed The Enemy
04.I'm A Party
06.The Light Pours Out Of Me
07.Because You're Frightened
09.Thank You [Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin]
10.Shot By Both Sides
11.I Want To Burn Again
12.A Song From Under The Floorboards
14.Twenty Years Ago
16.Give Me Everything
Thanks to Marky Dread!
Magazine - Music Hall Theatre, Toronto, Canada - 21st August 1980 (FM, FLAC)
1. A Song From Under The Floorboards
3. The Light Pours Out Of Me (sung in French)
4. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
7. I Want To Burn Again
8. Because You're Frightened
9. Model Worker
Go get it and thank circle here: http://darkcircleroom4.blogspot.com/2014/06/magazine-music-hall-theatre-toronto.html
Magazine - Rydalmere Inn, Sydney Australia - 20th September 1980 (mp3 @ 320)
A worrying tinny beginning for ten seconds but then an excellent soundboard recording and solid performance. Eight of these songs were remastered and officially released on the Live And Intermittent CD several years ago. These are the unremastered and unreleased versions from a cassette rip.
01. Feed The Enemy
03. A Song From Under The Floorboards
05. The Light Pours Out of Me
06. Model Worker
08. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
09. Sweetheart Contract
10. I Want To Burn Again
11. Because You're Frightened
12. I Love You, You Big Dummy
13. Twenty Years
14. Definitive Gaze
Thanks to bat29 at http://noiseaddiction2.blogspot.com/2013/06/magazine-rydalmere-inn-sydney-australia.html.
01.Feed The Enemy
02.Give Me Everything
04.I'm A Party
05.A Song From Under The Floorboards
06.The Great Beautician In The Sky
08.The Light Pours Out Of Me
11.Thank You [Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin]
12.Because You're Frightened
13.I Love You, You Big Dummy
Audio (FileFactory, FLAC, 292 MB): http://darkcircleroom4.blogspot.com/2013/12/magazine-metropol-berlin-germany.html
An alternative partial source allegedly including Shot By Both Sides can be found here, but the mega link seems not to work: Audio (different source, 66MB): http://noiseaddiction2.blogspot.com/2012/12/magazine-metropol-berlin-10-30-80.html.
Right, that should keep you busy (and make you happy) - go and thank the original posters and keep an eye out on the comments section below for anything else I can find. Part 2 of the megapost covering the Magazine reformation in 2009 will follow. Cheers for now, Dave Sez.
Oh, yes, yes yes there can be......I hopefully will be lying on the beaches of sunny Florida by the time
you read this, it's my "retirement/vacation", hopefully I will post some pics of this totally kick-ass resort we've been frequenting for many years, but REALLY, I am TRYING to keep the blog ging through vacation with written-in-advance Hendix posts......
What do we have for today? Well, a fairly rare boot, "500000 Halos", another cut/paste epic that includes the legendary "Hendrix/Young" jam we've already tackled, but also a few other rare tracks such as"Drifter's Escape" and "Villanova Junction Blues"......it's for fans/collectors, nothing terribly spectacular.
I'm gonna also throw up the "Band of Gypsies" album, even though it is an easilly obtainable disc, but I think it is underappreciated...definitley gives us a clue as to where Hendrix was headed, musically, had he survived.....it's a GOOD album, better than many give it credit for, and I have long enjoyed it.
Saving the best for last, we drag out the "1968 Demos" disc, maybe not the greatest but MOST interesting, if you're a fan you will want this one for certain.....a wild version of "Red House" and a very psychotic version of "I Don't Live Today"......this one is an overlooked gem that I think you probably want.
5000000 HALOS-01 Drifter's Escape/02 Stone
Free/03 Villanova Junction Blues/04 Bolero/05 Getting My Heart Back Together Again/06 Message to the Universe/07 Hendrix/Young Jam/08 Belly Button Window
BAND OF GYPSIES-01 Who Knows/02 Machine Gun/03 Changes/04 Power to Love/05 Message of Love/06 We Gotta Live Together
DEMOS 1968-01 Purple Haze/02 Red House/03 Ma Pouppee Qui Fait No/04 I Don't Live Today/05 Fire/06 Wind Cries Mary
Here are Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers perorming from the roof of the hotel at Don Cesar Beach Resort in St. Petersburg Florida, ca. 1985........this is where we are staying this week, long a family favorite spot of ours....
Also his "Southern Accents" documentary which was also filmd there......I'm sure you can see why we enjoy it so much and feel blessed to stay there on occasion!
See everyone soon!
Thanks Dave Sez for providing the other night's great Magazine
post, offering (at least to me a
needed break from the Hendrix onslaught......it's Thursday as I write this, but when you see it, it should be Saturday and I should be on the white-sanded beaches of St. Petersburg......I'll put up as many posts as I can get ready before we leave.......so another pair of boots today, first up "People, Hell, and Angels". From what I gather this likely would have been the first studio release from the Band of Gypsies, and there is some familiar mateial on it ("Earth Blues", "Hear My Train a-Comin'"), all in all something I would think most fans would wish to hear if they haven't already.
The other boot for today is "Shine on Earth, Shine On", an Italian mix of live and studio recordings of varying quality, a pretty fair live "Little Wing", decent "Stone Free".....again, if you want ALL the JH I got, obviously you'll wat this one too.
PEOPLE, HELL, AND ANGELS-01 Earth Blues/02 Somewhere/03 Hear My Train a-Comin'/04 Bleeding Heart/05 Let Me Move You/06 Izabella/07 Easy Blues/08 Crash Landing/09 Inside Out/10 Hey Gypsy Boy/11 Mojo Man/12 Villanova Junction Blues
SHINE ON EARTH SHINE ON-01 Little Wing/02 Everything's Gonna Be Alright/03 Tomorrow Never Knows/04 Somewhere Over the Rainbow/05 Power of Soul/06 Stone Free/07 Crash Landing/08 Drone Blues/09 Once I Had a Woman/10 Freedom/11 Stepping Stone