Archive for the 'Live Upload Series' Category

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 […]

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

“The more you drink, the better you’re gonna like us,” Roger McGuinn tells the crowd of Angelenos early on during this set. “And the more we drink, the better we’re gonna like you…” And indeed, this is a well-lubricated performance, teetering occasionally on the edge of disaster, but generally keeping it together. Barely. If you’re […]

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

When it comes to the greatest twin-guitar teams from the late 70s/early 80s, you’ve got three options: the buzzsaw glory of Verlaine and Lloyd in Television; the mathematical jangle of Glenn Mercer and Bill Million in the Feelies; or the Beefheart-meets-Byrds-meets-Barrett majesty of Robyn Hitchcock and Kimberley Rew in The Soft Boys. The latter duo’s […]