Thursday, September 18, 2008

Grant McLennan: Live Sydney, AUS (10-06-91)

As promised I've uploaded a Grant McLennan solo bootleg, an audience recording of an acoustic performace @ Rose, Shamlock and Thistle in Sydney back in 1991. The audio quality, being taped by some fan in the audience, has obivios flaws, yet listening to McLennan playing basic guitar-and-guitar or guitar-and-bass is always worth it (I must have already mentioned how I found hard to like certain of his live electric arrengements). Btw McLennan is supposed to be accompanied here by Phil Kakulas on stand-up bass.
But don't worry, there'll be one more boot of Grant's solo material a-comin', just be patient: I'll post some non-go-betweens stuff before (but also some great -great!- gbs' bootlegs I've just got my hands on...).

One more call to Go-Betweens' fans out there: do you have any person pictures of the band (from the 80's, 90' or present days)? I start having troubles finding the right photo for the right bootleg (i.e. the picture being more or less of the same period as the recording), so any help is appreciated. If you will just upload it and give me the link or let me know through the comments.
Thank you in advance.

01. Head Over Heels (cuts in)
02. Easy Come Easy Go
03. Stones For You
04. Black Mule
05. Making It Right For Her
06. Right Here
07. Bound To Fall
08. Sally's Revolution
09. Just Get That Straight (cuts out right at end)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Robert Forster September 15, 2008 Joe’s Pub

As stated also by our friend Bob @ That Striped Sunlight Sound NYCTaper had uploaded the last Robert Forster's gig in New York City, a marvelous soundboard recording you can go download both @ NYCTaper (a bit slow though) or @ Striped Sunlight (via rapidshare).
For those interested in lossless FLAC files (the quality is so good it's good considering burning this into CD) you can also go download them file by file by asking NYCTaper for the direct link.

Next: a Grant McLennan boot.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bloggers of the world unite!

One of blogger's latest updates is following, that is: "Would you like to know who enjoys reading your blog? Or stay updated with your favourite blogs right from your Blogger dashboard? You can do these things and more with Blogger's new Following feature."

As blogger states. Anyway, I've just put this following feaure here on the right. So, if you're a fan go click the FOLLOW THIS BLOG tag on the right column, or if you're simply interested in this feature go see what blogger has to say about it.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Karen Dalton: Green Rocky Road

Some time ago I posted Karen Dalton's wonderful first album, just shortly after I fell madly in love with it; and now, or anyhow in these last months, two albums of live recordings came out, one being the double "Cotton Eyed Joe", and the other one this great "Green Rocky Road" which collects a bunch of songs Dalton herself recorded (overdubbing often presumably either the banjo or the guitar)  at her home (at one point you can hear the phone ringing!).
It is incredible how she almost became the singer that time forgot: hardly anyone has ever sung the blues so well, a blues so streched down, so back to its core that figuring her in the sixties playing this music almost doesn't seem real: where or when does this voice come from? Doesn't it sound like some relic of old New Orleans? Folksters or bluesmen sat on the porch playing some music belonging to everybody as the day gets old.

And here's a video of Dalton performing "Blues Jumped The Rabbit" you can also find in "Cotton Eyed Joe" bonus DVD.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Re-Up: The Go-Betweens - Fools In Love (Live Cabaret Metro, Chicago, 1st April 1989)

As soon as I knew this one wasn't avaible anymore I decided I had to re-upload it, being "Fools In Love" one of my favaourite boots of the Go-Betweens, not because of the quality of the recording (which is pretty good, though), but because of the performance itself: some of the renditions of true GBs' classics here are outstanding. I'm thinking of Quiet heart with the "oceanic" drums, or "Clouds" with that guitar/jingle jangle guitar/tambourine that is SO much 60's flower pop...
In short: probably one of the best 5 GBs' boots ever. Enjoy.

A call for all australian GBs' fans out there from a non-australian one: can anyone record and upload the SBS broadcast of "Great australian albums" dedicated to "16 Lovers Lane" that will air on saturday 6th September? Please? For more info see GBs' news page.