Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Underworld - Second Toughest Area B-sides

Sometimes music really is art. To me that's very much the case with Underworld (MK2)'s second album Second Toughest In The Infants from 1996. The record (I own the 2LP) comes with a remarkable cover whilst the music is very aesthetically beautifull too. I played the CD (on my discman...) over and over while biking to work which made my trip less long and much more pleasant. I enjoyed the music so much that I bought most of the singles and EP's that came out. That was great 'cause there were some great remixes on them, but also incredible new songs. So here's the whole sha-bam! Part 1 & Part 2.
1. Banstyle (Alex Reece Mix)
2. Oich Oich
3. Puppies
4. Cherry Pie
5. Mosiac
6. Deep Arch
7. Rez
8. Air Towel Jam
9. Oich Oich Jam
10. Born Slippy .Nuxx (Nuxx Mix)
11. Pearl's Girl (Carp Dreams...Koi)
12. Born Slippy .NUXX (Deep Pan)
13. Pearl's Girl (14996 Version)
14. Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix)
15. Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix 2)
16. Pearl's Girl (Tin There)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tom Waits - Zwolle 1985

I was 10 in 1985, which makes it possible to travel to Zwolle and see Tom Waits in his prime years (to me: 1982-1992). Of course I didn't although i was listening to his music already (trough my parents). I've seen him in 1999 & 2004 so I can't complain but voicewise and songwise this is my favorite Waits area. Waits'd released Rain Dogs in august and spend october and november touring for the album. Waits played an astonishing amount of five shows in The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Zwolle and Utrecht).

The sound on this bootleg is pretty awesome (although I'm thinking about DL'ing the FLAC's and edit the show at some points (leaving out some of the nothing in between the songs and lowering the volume level of the applause). Enjoy this great show with a fantastic band (Tom Waits: vocals, piano, electric guitar. Ralph Carney: saxophones, horns, baritone, alto, clarinet, violin, bass clarinet, banjo, harmonica. Marc Ribot: electric guitar, trumpet. Greg Cohen: upright bass. Michael Blair: percussion, bass marimba. Stephen Hodges: drums). I mean this is his best band ever! The same that did the 1987 Frank's Wil Years tour, documented in the Big Time video and album release. Just click here, pour in some beer or whiskey, crank up the volume and enjoy!

Original release note by uploader:
Tom Waits
Buitensocieteit, Zwolle, Holland
November 7, 1985

Source: SONY ECM 929 > Sony WMD6C > Maxel XLI-S (Dolby C)
Location: Balcony (seated concert)
Taper: Reel Records
Transfer: Nakamichi DRAGON (Dolby C) > Pioneer D-05 > E-MU 1212m (digital) PC > WAV > flac
Editing: Reel Records (Soundforge, Magix Samplitude, BBE Sonic Maximizer, sev. Plug-Ins > WAV > FLAC)
Release: JJvV-2008-030-a/b
Artwork: Reel Records, included
In 1985 I bought a ticket for the Utrecht show of Tom Waits. Then found out that he was also to play at the Vrijhof, Technical University Twente in Enschede: my (old) hometown. So I got a ticket for this show also. As the 1985 tour progressed and became more succesfull and also the demand for tickets... the Vrijhof concert was moved to another (larger) venue in Zwolle. I remember that I was flabbergasted by Tom's concert, the music was great and his performance was.... Well after this magical concert I got hold of any Tom Waits LP available within 2-3 weeks.
Sound is very good (VG/EX to EX in the old days ratings).

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mercury Rev - Chasing A Bee

This was one of my favorite bands in the beginning of the nineties and I've recently been going back to their records. I picked up Yerself Is Steam on vinyl in a suburb of Prague back then. I owned the CD already but I picked up the vinyl anyway, mostley because I was amazed they had a copy there... Turned out it was the first pressing, on blue vinyl, for Mint Records (higly collectible nowadays)! I saw them also in concert in Melkweg in Amsterdam and I thougth it was pretty cool that David Baker, the singer was talking with people in the adience until the rest of the band came on and he just climbed on the stage to begin the show. I must have some pictures somewhere of that show. I liked the second album a lot too and although I bought the third album on vinyl I kinda lost interest in them at that point. (eg: I didn't really like that album). I will upload some B-sides form the Baker erea soon.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wugazi: 13 Chambers

Mashup of Fugazi & Wu-Tang Clan. Being a fan of Waiting Room by Fugazi, track 10 works excellently for me. Oh, and you can DL every track for free. For more info on each track click here for a Rolling Stone article on the album. Enjoy!
Wugazi • 13 Chambers by WUGAZI

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs Promo's

That's what it is really...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Radiohead - TKOL From The Basement

Pure genious @ work.... I loved The King Of Limbs, the new album by Radiohead but this version must be equally good. Including two new songs (Staircase & Daily Mail), a full brass section on some songs and a very focused band. Enjoy and if you like it, take the audio from here: (Link removed due to copyright claim).
RADIOHEAD - The King of Limbs (live from the basement)
1.) 0:58 Bloom
2.) 07:27 Daily Mail
3.) 11:38 Feral
4.) 15:05 Little by Little
5.) 20:17 Codex
6.) 26:01 Separator
7.) 32:13 Lotus Flower
8.) 37:41 Staircase
9.) 42:55 Morning, Mr. Magpie
10.) 48:30 Give up the Ghost

Friday, July 01, 2011

Bauer - On The Move

Back from a short break from my blog, but don't worry: much more nice stuff to come. Like this official release by Dutch artist Bauer. Released in 1999 and since some years no longer available. Such a pity, so that's why I'm upping this now. Berend Dubbe used to be the drummer for Dutch band Bettie Serveert for almost ten years before he started a moderately succesful solo career as Bauer. Featuring nice synth & moog layered pop songs with a strong Burt Bacharach influence sung with an amazing dark voice. I've seen them life a couple times which was great. Enjoy this album, and for more info on the band, please visit: