Archive for the 'Live Upload Series' Category

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

There are very few artists who had album runs like the one Stevie Wonder pulled off in the ’70s (the Stones come immediately to mind). The following set, from January of 1974, finds the artist in the midst of a creative high while touring the UK. Recorded after Innervisons and prior to Fulfillingness’ First Finale, […]

Friday, February 28th, 2014

John Fahey would’ve been 75 today, and though he’s been gone for some time now, the legend of Blind Joe Death seems to grow larger with each passing year. There’s no shortage of Fahey live material in the hands of collectors, but this 1973 KSAN broadcast is up there with the very best, as the […]

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The day after Christmas, December of 1972: Lou Reed and band (The Tots) in Hempstead, NY, recording live for radio at Untrasonic Recording Studio. Recorded just a month after the release of Transformer, the set finds Reed pulling from the new record, riffing on five Velvets tracks and the penultimate “Berlin” – the track that would […]

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

There is little to no argument that Tom Waits is one of the longest standing bullshitters in the history of popular music. As such, upon the release of his 1999 Mule Variations lp, he graced television screens everywhere appearing on an episode of VH1 Storytellers. With his gruff voice and a cherry-picked ad hoc band […]

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Early Tom Waits chestnut, sans band, accompanying himself on piano and guitar in his native San Diego, April 1974. I originally happened upon this recording several years ago via Captain’s Dead, who is presently re-hosting the show during their pledge campaign. Zipped download/tracklisting after the jump…

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Twelve acoustic demos recorded in the Fall of 1970 following Lou Reed’s departure from the Velvet Underground. Concerning the set, A History of The Underground notes that while many of the tracks are similar to that of their officially released counterparts “a couple of the recordings are barely recognizable as the building blocks of the finished product. This recording […]

Friday, July 26th, 2013

By the end of 1976, Richard Hell had co-founded two of the most important bands of New York’s fertile underground music scene — Television and The Heartbreakers. He’d also been kicked out of both of them (or he left of his own accord, depending on who you’re talking too). In other words, his place as […]

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Captured radio broadcast (WXRT) from 1976 of Tom’s performance in Chicago at the Ivanhoe Theater. Download: Tom Waits :: Ivanhoe Theater 11/21/76 – Radio Broadcast (WXRT) (103mb)

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Spiders on keys, indeed. This past March the long awaited James Booker documentary, Bayou Maharajah, premiered at SXSW in Austin. It was met with widespread critical acclaim. I was first hipped to this bonafide New Orleans piano legend thirteen years ago via a live solo recording from the early 70s. And that was it — there was […]