meters.jpgI acquired this 1977 Meters show in 2000 along with the Showboat Lounge show that was posted earlier in the week. At the time — and this still may be the case — locating quality live documents from the band’s heyday was no small feat.Actually, until a few years ago, even locating copies of their studio albums was an Indiana Jones like undertaking, be it CD or vinyl. Now most decent record stores have the catalog on compact disc, and the better vinyl shops have the original reissues on hand. What I’m getting at is: if you’re not already, it’s a great time to become a Meters fan.

The below show was recorded in 1977 at NYC’s The Bottomline, and it’s some deep New Orleans funk & soul. And I do mean funk, this shit is greasy — gets right under your fingernails funky. Humid, hot, sticky grooves. If you downloaded The Meters Live at The Showboat Lounge, I would venture to say this show is a tad bit better. And, if you didn’t, you best get on it.

Download The Meters @ The Bottomline after the jump…

Previously: The Meters :: Live @ The Showboat Lounge, 1977

DOWNLOAD:
MP3: The Meters :: Fire On The Bayou (Live)
MP3: The Meters :: Look-Ka Py Py (Live)
MP3: The Meters :: Africa (Live)
MP3: The Meters :: Doodle Oop (Live)
MP3: The Meters :: Meters Strut (Live)
MP3: The Meters :: Soul Island (Live)
MP3: The Meters :: Make It With You (Live)
MP3: The Meters :: Chug-a-Lug (Live)
MP3: The Meters :: Jungle Man (Live)
MP3: The Meters :: Ain’t No Use (Live)
MP3: The Meters :: Hey Pocky Way (Live)
MP3: The Meters :: They All Asked You (Live)
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8 Responses to “The Meters :: Live NYC @ The Bottomline 1977”

  1. AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Beautiful stuff, thanks so much for this.

  3. holy funk…i’ve been listening to both these Meters shows nonstop since you posted them and sent them off to some funklovinmotherfunkers. saw them at Bonnaroo a few years back and it’s bveen game on ever since.

  4. Hey man, just happened to be passing by, never been on your blog or anything, but fuck man, thanks a lot for posting these shows, i really appreciate it. Very grateful, take care!

  5. Howdy,

    The links to the files are dead as of 3/6/08. I’ve got some of this show on 1/4″ tape but not all the songs and would love to round it out. If you could check the links, that’d be great. Thanks in any case – I downloaded all the Showboat lounge files a few weeks back.

    Cheers – Charlie

  6. YO! I CAN’T BELIEVE I HAVEN’T FOUND THIS SHOW OR ANY OF THE SHOWS YOU GOT, IF YOU COULD EMAIL ME THESE JAMS THAT’D BE ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, THERE’S NO BETTER BAND IN THE WORLD.

  7. email is: mike.moonves@gmail.com

  8. Please please please I have an old tape of this show, but no tape deck. It’s one of my favorites of all time? Could you provide the links again or could someone sell me a CD?

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