Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Micro Blue

Here's a nice compilation from Plop Records (, with tracks written by various artists made up of minimalistic sound patterns.
Below you can find the tracklist (and, by clicking on every single track you can also listen to an excerpt of it).
About Micro Blue:
01 oppon soy / onpack
02 nuecynic / taisuke matsuo
03 waltzing my ~ / the rip-off artist
04 stitch / drummatic
05 tous les types sont adorables / dorine_muraille
06 perch / fonica
07 comp track1 / omb
08 post-sum /jetone
09 crystal of water / waki
10 bingolingo / geoff white
11 spher. / mondii
12 8412 / neina
13 dialog / yuzo kako
14 rusl / fonica


Saturday, February 11, 2006

CAN: Live in Essex

This post is a gig that CAN did at the University of Essex in 1975, after their singer Damo Suzuki quit the band. Still their sound is of great impact both with and without any vocals (and where the songs are sung, it is mostly giutarist Michael Karoli singing).
The upload is a big(in fact I splitted it into 2 parts) but it is a high quality recording (and at 320 kbps).
Interviews with CAN:
A site on Krautrock:
CAN on Wikipedia:
Download part 2:

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Warren Zevon: Live 1982

Many of you may not know WARREN ZEVON, but he was one of the most sardonic songwriters ever and even though he became famous for his 1976 hit "Werewolves of London", never made it to the top again after that. In fact it was said that he was more known among musicians than among music customers (to prove this, his 1990 album "Hindu love gods" had R.E.M. as backing band!).

It is also true that some of his discography (say, "Bad luck streak in dancing school", for instance) is not so good, but still his lyrics have always been full of wit and irony, actually a rather rare thing in the rock world (there must be a reason why bands like PAVEMENT or PIXIES never really got to the big audiences, and probably their use of irony is one).

Unfortunately ZEVON got cancer and died three years ago, but, knowing this would be his last effort, he got to record his last, beautiful, and heartfelt album, "The wind" (with such special guest stars as BILLY BOB THORNTON, JACKSON BROWNE, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, EMMYLOU HARRIS, RY COODER, DON HENLEY, and TOM PETTY), which I do recommend.

Official website:

Fan website:

Info on WARREN ZEVON at Wikipedia:


So, today's upload is a 1982 concert of his, and this is the setlist:

  1. Johnny Strikes Up the Band
  2. The Overdraft
  3. A Certain Girl
  4. Jeannie Needs a Shooter
  5. [band intros]
  6. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
  7. The Envoy
  8. Simple Man, Simple Dream [Souther]
  9. Charlie's Medicine
  10. Jungle Work
  11. Play It All Night Long
  12. Accidentally Like a Martyr
  13. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
  14. Cadillac Ranch [Springsteen]
  15. Excitable Boy
  16. [banter] > Ain't That Pretty At All
  17. Werewolves of London

Saturday, February 04, 2006

The Stooges: Complete fun house sessions (disc 5, 6 & 7))

And finally here are also the last 3 discs (actually the seventh includes only two mono edit versions, but, hey, you should have enough of it!)
I'd like to thank those who have been so kind and grateful in the comments too: thanks! I'm glad you appreciate, and yes, I think it's perfect for a musicblog to upload the not-available-anymore stuff. Let me know if you have something else in mind.

Disc 5:
Disc 6 & 7:

Thursday, February 02, 2006

The Stooges: Complete fun house sessions (disc 3 & 4)

Here are the third and fourth disc of THE STOOGES' "Complete fun house sessions".
For more INFO see the previous post.

Disc 3:

Disc 4:

The Stooges: Complete fun house sessions (disc 1 & 2)

In 1999 Rhino edited the famous "Complete fun house sessions", a 7-disc box which includes all the tapes THE STOOGES played in the studio and that later led to the original 1970 "Fun house" LP, i.e. about 7 hours of music.
Now, unfortunately this box is not available anymore, but I'm going to try to post all of it, starting today from Disc 1 and Disc 2.
For all of you who are big STOOGES fans this is a chance to go deep into their best album.
Unlike THE BEATLES's "Anthology" this box is much closer to a live experience: most of these songs do not have very different arrangements from the ones that made it to the LP, and so they do not sound like proper "altarnate versions", but simply like slightly changed or extended songs (with guitar or sax solos or a different Iggy's vocal approach etc).
For more INFO about "The complete fun house sessions" (and the whole tracklist) see: