Stranger From Venus (1954)

StrangerFromVenus1954STRANGER FROM VENUS (1954) a.k.a. Immediate Disaster, a.k.a. The Venusian. The intrigue begins almost immediately when a stranger (from Venus, you might guess) shows up at a local inn, acting strangely and arousing suspicion. Primarily because he pays no taxes and has no pulse. Republican jokes notwithstanding, this offering is a good one, with typically serious performances, sensible dialog and a solid plot – all synonymous with 50s British sci-fi. Patricia Neal is here, and many have deemed this film a Brit remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still (HERE), in which she also starred. And there are plenty of similarities… the topic of nuclear proliferation, the level-headed handling of our first contact, the alien’s desire to meet with all the world’s leaders and his flirtatious connection with Neal, to pinpoint a few. Even a few specific scenes, like when the humans are discussing how small they feel in his presence, a direct rip of a similar, post-examination cigarette break in The Day The Earth Stood Still. But, there’s no “action” in this variation – no robots, spaceships or confrontations to speak of. And, hardcore B-movie fans will no doubt see the parallels to another 1954 movie, Devil Girl From Mars (HERE) – a funnier, campier version with similar circumstances and surroundings, which (given the simultaneous timing) is probably incidental. TAG LINE: Tonight First Contact Will Be Made! DIALOG ALERT: “I usually hate people that know all the answers… but I like him. He makes you feel like a moron, but I like him.” Find Stranger From Venus at Amazon, HERE. New Movies, Fridays ‘Round Midnight.


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STOMU YAMASHTA’S GO: Go (1976), Go Too (1977) + Live From Paris (1976/2005) – w/ Steve Winwood, Michael Shrieve, Al Di Meola, Klaus Shultz & others

Go (1976)
Go Too (1977)
Live From Paris (1976/2005)
From The Age Of Super Groups…

Not unlike Ginger Baker’s Air Force (HERE), Stomu Yamashta was super-grouping his way into the mid-70s jazz/rock/electronic/world beat sweepstakes with a cast of heavy, seemingly mis-picked friends (including Traffic’s Steve Winwood, Santana’s brilliant drummer Michael Shrieve, guitarist extraordinaire Al Di Meola and German electronic guru, Klaus Schulze of Tangerine Dream) to create a bustling, heady, stylistic fusion that defied easy categorization. Yamashta’s Go (1976) and Go Too (1977), pressure-cooked Winwood’s flighty vocals, elaborate female choruses and Klaus Schultz’s disembodied electronic coloring, into an otherworldly potpourri that managed to stand out in an era already reeling from prog excess, disco madness and the simmering punk onslaught. It’s all in the grooves of the unit’s two studio albums from 1976-77, and the sizzling, long-delayed live CD, Live From Paris, recorded on the 1976 tour with Al Di Meola. For fans of the original work, take note that Island Records accidentally switched the A & B sides back in the day, a mistake that has never been corrected… until the 2005 live album sequenced the material in its intended order. Hit the archives to find more from STEVE WINWOOD: Live At BBC Maida Vale Studios June 17, 2010 (HERE), TRAFFIC: Heaven Is In Your Mind (HERE), Last Exit, John Barleycorn Must Die, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys & Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory (all HERE), BLIND FAITH: Blind Faith (Deluxe, HERE), THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP: The Second Album (HERE) and MICHAEL SHRIEVE: In Suspect Terrain (HERE), SANTANA: Borboletta (HERE), MCMLXVIII (HERE) & Fillmore: The Last Days (HERE). Search Amazon to find Go (HERE), Go Too (HERE) and Live From Paris (HERE).

Solitude (2:36)
Nature (2:33)
Air Over (2:26)
Crossing The Line (5:07)
Man Of Leo (1:58)
Stellar (2:26)
Space Theme (3:44)
Space Requiem (3:34)
Space Song (1:50)
Carnival (2:49)
Ghost Machine (2:10)
Surfspin (2:27)
Time Is Here (2:55)
Winner/Loser (4:18)

Prelude (3:03)
Seen You Before (6:16)
Madness (5:59)
Mysteries Of Love (6:47)
Wheels Of Fortune (5:36)
Beauty (5:11)
You And Me (6:59)
Ecliptic (2:25)

Space Song (2:35)
Carnival (1:17)
Wind Spin (8:17)
Ghost Machine (3:43)
Surf Spin (1:43)
Time Is Here (7:39)
Winner Loser (5:09)
Solitude (1:59)
Nature (3:26)
Air Voice (0:58)
Crossing The Line (7:45)
Man Of Leo (14:19)
Stellar (1:23)
Space Requiem (3:17)

THE DOORS Rock Is Dead Sessions – Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA – February 25th, 1969

FrontRock Is Dead Sessions – Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA – February 25th, 1969 (1969)
Fly On The Wall Studio Session

Back in the late 90s and early 00′s, The Doors began peppering their reissues and box sets with unheard bonus tracks from their taped archives. Tracks like “Woman Is The Devil,” “Whiskey, Mystics And Men” and “Mystery Train” made the rounds on various collections and into The Doors canon. What many didn’t realize, however, is that all those tracks, as well as a few others, came from one live session The Doors taped at Sunset Sound in Hollywood on February 25th, 1969. The band was working on The Soft Parade at the time, when they took a break to go to a Mexican restaurant for dinner, beer and tequila, before heading back to the studio to record these unvarnished performances. The officially released takes from this session have been properly tweaked for release, so these raw, original versions don’t have the same sound and power of the official ones you’re more familiar with, but you’ll get the idea what it’s like to be in on a Doors studio session… warts and all. As usual, we’ve got plenty more Doors in the archives (including over 32 hours of officially released live recordings) all listed and linked below.

Love Me Tender/”Save The Whole World” (2:40)
Rock And Roll Is Dead (Part 1) (10:18)
Woman Is A Devil (6:19)
“No Impablimations… Let’s Roll!” (2:39)
Boogie All Night Long/Rap (4:15)
“No Impablimations…” (0:41)
Rock And Roll Woman (5:20)
Queen Of The Magazines/”Madison” (Fragment) (4:02)
Wipe Out/Pipeline (1:11)
Naked Woman (Jim Talking) (1:38)
Naked Woman Jam (1:41)
Rock Me (3:21)
Mystery Train/Train Jam/”Big Black Train” (4:28)
“A Little Piece” (2:13)
“I Could Not Help Myself” (0:56)
“Rock And Roll Is Dead” (Part 2) (1:54)
“We Had Some Good TImes But They’re Gone” (3:01)
“The Death Of Rock” (Conclusion) (1:54)
Final Words (1:27)
Roadhouse Blues (Vocal Vamp Fragment) (0:23)
Seminary School (Playback Over Bit Of Track) (0:32)
Talk (0:29)
Seminary School/Whiskey, Mystics And Men (Full Take) (3:49)
Whiskey, Mystics And Men (With Petition Intro) (3:39)

THE DOORS Live Buyer’s Guide (Over 32 Hours, 32 Discs, All Official) HERE
- Alive She Cried (1983)
- Live At The Hollywood Bowl (1968/1987)
- In Concert (2CD 1991)
- The Doors Box Set (4CD 1997)
- Live In Detroit (2CD 1970/2000)
- Live At The Aquarius Theatre: The First Performance (2CD 1969/2001)
- Live At The Aquarius Theatre: The Second Performance (2CD 1969/2001)
- Backstage And Dangerous: The Private Rehearsal (2CD 1969/2002)
- Live In Philadelphia ’70 (2CD 1970/2006)
- Live In Boston (3CD 1970/2007)
- Live At The Matrix (2CD 1967/2008)
- Live In Pittsburgh (1970/2008)
- Live In New York (6CD 1970/2009)
- Live In Vancouver 1970 (2CD 1970/2011)
- Live At The Bowl ’68 (1968/2012)
THE DOORS Isle Of Wight Festival – August 30, 1970 HERE
THE DOORS 13 Instrumentals (1967-1970) HERE
THE DOORS L.A. Woman: The Workshop Sessions (1971/2012) HERE
THE DOORS Perception Bonus Tracks (2006) HERE
THE DOORS More Studio Bonus Tracks (1965-2013) HERE
THE DOORS The Doors (1967) – Remixed/Proper Speed HERE

(10cc’s) GRAHAM GOULDMAN’S HEART FULL OF SONGS Live! (2014) – Outstanding Fan Club CD!

FrontLive! (2014)
Stellar Fan Club CD Not Found In Stores

I mentioned earlier this week that, like many of us, I don’t have much interest in classic bands, with dwindling original members, who are reduced to working the road for nostalgia (or worse, rent money). But… I’ll eat those words when it comes to Graham Gouldman’s ongoing stewardship of the new millennium 10cc. Co-founders Kevin Godley, Lol Creme & Eric Stewart may be gone, but the 10cc brand lives on via Gouldman’s touring version of the band, curated best-ofs and the odd CD release – like The Best Of 10cc Live, a UK newspaper giveaway (HERE, in the archives), and this outstanding collection of unplugged recordings, entitled Live! – a fan club-only disc (only sold at shows) credited to “Graham Gouldman’s Heart Full Of Songs.” In reality, this is the touring “10cc,” and the idea for this collection sprang from the acoustic portion of 10cc’s live shows. But what should be immediately apparent on first listen is Gouldman and band’s perfectionist dedication to tightly woven harmonies and subtly intricate instrumentation. The songs are warm and inviting, yet meticulously performed and recorded… not for the purpose of re-creating old recordings, but to offer a new, sideways view of some long-familiar material. And, the truth is, in Gouldman’s hands, these songs have never sounded better outside the recording studio. While some of 10cc’s monster hits might be played out for the average fan, listen to the impossibly delicate, studio quality harmonies on “The Things We Do For Love,” below, for an example of the tenderness and grace Gouldman & Co. bring to this material. The insanely detailed a cappella version of “Donna” is a standout, too. 10cc fans that can’t (or won’t) find the joy in these pleasing re-inventions are probably just too cynical for their own good. Top notch and recommended. We’ve got more Graham Gouldman in the archives, including his 3 solo albums, 1968′s The Graham Gouldman Thing (HERE) and 2002′s And Another Thing… (HERE) and 2012′s Love And Work (HERE). As well as… 10CC Bonus Tracks & Rarities (4 hours worth, HERE), Windows In The Jungle & the unreleased Live In Santa Monica, 1975 (both HERE), plus GODLEY & CREME: Consequences, L, Freeze Frame, Ismism, Birds Of Prey, The History Mix Vol. 1, Snack Attack EP & Goodbye Blue Sky (all HERE) and HOTLEGS Thinks: School Stinks and You Didn’t Like It Because You Didn’t Think Of It – The Complete Sessions 1970-1971 (HERE).

Pamela Pamela (2:16)
Heart Full Of Soul (3:00)
Good Morning Judge (3:00)
No Milk Today (3:13)
Sunburn (2:54)
Love’s Not For Me (2:45)
The Halls Of Rock ‘n’ Roll (3:16)
Look Through Any Window (2:37)
Daylight (3:29)
Bus Stop (3:15)
Dancing Days (3:51)
Bridge To Your Heart (3:50)
I’m Not In Love (3:40)
Ariella (3:39)
Ready To Go Home (4:43)
The Things We Do For Love (3:43)
Memory Lane (2:22)
For Your Love (2:31)
Donna (2:57)
Dreadlock Holiday (4:49)

JOHNNY WINTER AND Live (1971) & Live At The Fillmore East 10/3/70 (2010) – R.I.P. 7/16/14

Live (1971)
Live At The Fillmore East 10/3/70 (1970/2010)
White Hot Blues

JOHNNY WINTER PASSED YESTERDAY, HE WAS 70 YEARS OLD. WE FIRST POSTED THESE IN 2011. Two scorching live albums from Johnny Winter’s highly combustible band, And, featuring Rick Derringer. The first, from 1971, is a teenage classic, fusing blues and rock (and rock and roll) like few albums before it. I was hardly a blues purist when Live was heating up my turntable back in the day. I knew he was playing blues, but Winter always came across like a madman rocker to me. Alien, mysterious, screaming half the time, while his leads were manic and ripping – generally sounding uncorked and uncontrollable – with a recklessness most players lacked, or couldn’t maintain. Of course, vinyl LPs had their limitations, so the newly released Live At The Fillmore East 10/3/70 gives you the bigger picture with the expanded playing time. The first live album was about 40 minutes. For the new one, over 40 minutes is devoted to just two lengthy excursions, “It’s My Own Fault” (22:25) and “Mean Town Blues” (18:08). I’ll decline comparing the two, since I was married to the first one for decades. Want to hear some early JW? Listen to Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper introduce Winter to New York on Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (HERE in the archives). Find Live (HERE) and Live At The Fillmore East 10/3/70 (HERE) at Amazon.

Good Morning Little School Girl (4:35)
It’s My Own Fault (11:52)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (4:25)
Rock And Roll Medley (6:44)
Mean Town Blues (8:58)
Johnny B. Goode (3:22)

Live At The Fillmore East 10/3/70
Guess I’ll Go Away (4:39)
Good Morning Little School Girl (4:38)
Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo (4:48)
It’s My Own Fault (22:25)
Highway 61 Revisited (7:31)
Mean Town Blues (18:08)
Rollin’ And Tumblin’ (4:31)

JOHNNY WINTER Second Winter (Deluxe 1969/2004) w/ Live At Royal Albert Hall 4/17/70 + The Woodstock Experience (1969/2009) w/ Johnny Winter (1969)

Second Winter (1969/2004)
The Woodstock Experience w/ Johnny Winter (1969/2009)
More Winter

We posted some live Johnny Winter last week and it sparked some discussion about some other live Winter, so here are a couple of great offerings… both with bonus studio albums. The 2CD Legacy Edition of Second Winter, comes with a live Royal Albert Hall gig from April, 1970. A well recorded and rippin’ 72 minute show. The Woodstock Experience, on the other hand, is one of those repackaging opportunities that came with the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock. A number of artists had their complete festival appearances bundled with a studio album from the era, just like this one. What’s cool about Winter’s set is that this is the first time any of his live Woodstock material (save one track) has ever been released. The band line-up features Tommy Shannon & John Turner 418f-EcW2JL._SL500_AA280_(who would later become Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble), and brother Edgar sits in on organ for some of the show. The All Music Guide calls this performance, “an indispensable entry in Johnny Winter’s catalog.” Coupled with his remastered 1969 Columbia debut, Johnny Winter, and you’ve got a handy little blast of primetime Winter. We’ve got a bootleg live show from Boston featuring Johnny Winter and Janis Joplin, too (HERE). Amazon’s got Second Winter (Legacy Edition, HERE) and The Woodstock Experience w/ 1969′s Johnny Winter (HERE).

SECOND WINTER (Legacy Edition)
Memory Pain (5:31)
I’m Not Sure (5:21)
The Good Love (4:43)
Slippin’ And Slidin’ (2:44)
Miss Ann (3:40)
Johnny B. Goode (2:47)
Highway 61 Revisited (5:09)
I Love Everybody (3:48)
Hustled Down In Texas (3:32)
I Hate Everybody (2:34)
Fast Life Rider (7:04)
Early In The Morning (3:49)
Tell The Truth (Instrumental) (4:30)
Help Me (4:59)
Johnny B. Goode (3:41)
Mama Talk To Your Daughter (5:16)
It’s My Fault (12:00)
Black Cat Bone (5:38)
Mean Town Blues (11:13)
Tobacco Road (11:05)
Frankenstein (9:11)
Tell The Truth (9:08)

I’m Yours And I’m Hers (4:32)
Be Careful With A Fool (5:17)
Dallas (2:49)
Mean Mistreater (3:55)
Leland Mississippi Blues (3:31)
Good Morning Little School Girl (2:46)
When You Got A Good Friend (3:42)
I’ll Drown In My Tears (4:47)
Back Door Friend    2:57)
Mama, Talk To Your Daughter (5:05)
Leland Mississippi Blues (4:58)
Mean Town Blues (10:55)
You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now (14:45)
I Can’t Stand It (With Edgar Winter) ( 6:10)
Tobacco Road (With Edgar Winter) (10:41)
Tell The Truth (With Edgar Winter) (6:51)
Johnny B. Goode ( 5:36)

DEVO This Is The Devo Box (2008) – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978), Duty Now For The Future (1979), Freedom Of Choice (1980), New Traditionalists (1981), Oh, No! It’s Devo (1982), Shout (1984) & Dev-O Live (1980/1999)

03 devo-box-no-obiQ: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
Duty Now For The Future (1979)
Freedom Of Choice (1980)
New Traditionalists (1981)
Oh, No! It’s Devo (1982)
Shout (1984)
Dev-O Live (1980/1999)
The Evolution Of De-Evolution

Back in the day, I enjoyed Devo as much as the next guy, owning a handful of albums and seeing them 2 or 3 times before my interest petered out at some point in the mid-80s. However, I rarely went back to them in later years and these days, save for the odd appearance of some of their music on TV, rarely hear them anymore and haven’t even listened to one of their albums since last century. So, taking the time to wallow in Devo this month has been a fun, and long overdue, flashback. This Is The Devo Box is the collection of 2008 Japanese reissues of the band’s first six studio albums, along with a live set, Dev-O Live, that began life as a 1981 EP before being turned into a 16-track promo-only LP (The Warner Brothers Music Show) then, later in 1999, a 22-track Rhino Handmade reissue, featuring both the EP and the full show the EP’s contents came from (recorded live at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater on August 16, 1980). Having never heard it before, Dev-O Live was this box’s left field surprise for me, a reminder of what a tight act Devo was in person. Robotic, yes… but with a human element that didn’t always successfully translate to their studio albums. Get the (quite expensive) box set at Amazon, HERE, and click the covers for Amazon links to the individual albums.

covers4u.netQ: ARE WE NOT MEN? A: WE ARE DEVO!
Uncontrollable Urge (3:09)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (2:40)
Praying Hands (2:47)
Space Junk (2:14)
Mongoloid (3:43)
Jocko Homo (3:41)
Too Much Paranoias (1:56)
Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy) (4:55)
Come Back Jonee (3:46)
Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin’) (2:39)
Shrivel Up (3:05)

Duty Now for the Future

Devo Corporate Anthem (1:16)
Clockout (2:46)
Timing X (1:12)
Wiggly World (2:44)
Blockhead (2:59)
Strange Pursuit (2:45)
S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) (4:31)
Triumph Of The Will (2:19)
The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize (2:42)
Pink Pussycat (3:12)
Secret Agent Man (3:38)
Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA (6:07)
Red Eye (2:51)

Girl U Want (2:58)
It’s Not Right (2:22)
Whip It (2:38)
Snowball (2:29)
Ton O’ Luv (2:30)
Freedom Of Choice (3:31)
Gates Of Steel (3:28)
Cold War (2:31)
Don’t You Know (2:15)
That’s Pep! (2:17)
Mr. B’s Ballroom (2:47)
Planet Earth (2:46)

Through Being Cool (3:15)
Jerkin’ Back And Forth (3:05)
Pity You (2:47)
Soft Things (3:27)
Going Under (3:28)
Race Of Doom (3:43)
Love Without Anger (2:37)
The Super Thing (4:20)
Beautiful World (3:35)
Enough Said (3:27)
Working In The Coal Mine (2:50)

Oh No It's Devo

Time Out For Fun (2:48)
Peek-A-Boo! (3:01)
Out Of Sync (3:34)
Explosions (3:03)
That’s Good (3:27)
Patterns (2:59)
Big Mess (2:44)
Speed Racer (2:39)
What I Must Do (2:34)
I Desire (3:14)
Deep Sleep (3:25)


Shout (3:16)
The Satisfied Mind (3:08)
Don’t Rescue Me (3:07)
The 4th Dimension (4:24)
C’mon (3:18)
Here To Go (3:18)
Jurisdiction Of Love (3:00)
Puppet Boy (3:10)
Please Please (3:04)
Are You Experienced? (3:10)

Dev-O Live

Freedom Of Choice Theme Song (2:46)
Whip It (2:53)
Girl U Want (2:56)
Gates Of Steel (3:28)
Be Stiff (2:56)
Planet Earth (2:46)
Freedom Of Choice Theme Song (2:52)
Whip It (2:46)
Snowball (2:50)
It’s Not Right (2:26)
Girl U Want (3:01)
Planet Earth (2:37)
S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) (4:06)
Secret Agent Man (3:26)
Blockhead (3:26)
Uncontrollable Urge (3:17)
Mongoloid (3:29)
Be Stiff (3:01)
Gates Of Steel (3:28)
Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA (7:20)
Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy) (4:31)
Come Back Jonee (3:40)

THE ORCHESTRA No Rewind (2001) – Parthenon Huxley And The Refurbished Electric Light Orchestra

FrontNo Rewind (2001)

Would it be sacrilegious to suggest that the Electric Light Orchestra offshoot band, The Orchestra (comprising new blood and a few former members), was an equally true representation of ELO as Jeff Lynne’s last official version of the band? You make the call! The history of ELO is a convoluted one, and includes an officially sanctioned heir, ELO Part II, and its unofficial followup, The Orchestra. In 2001, Jeff Lynne released Zoom, ELO’s last original LP (though, in reality, it was a Lynne solo album from start to finish). That same year, awash in a series of lawsuits over their moniker, came The Orchestra – a new version of ELO (or, more accurately, ELO Part II) with new members… including the great Parthenon Huxley taking over as frontman. Lynne’s Zoom was a first-rate offering (find it in the archives, HERE), but it was a subdued effort whose production was heavily influenced by his work with George Harrison and The Traveling Wilburys. The Orchestra’s sole studio release, on the other hand, was a highly animated pop record that fully embraced the adventurism and youthful enthusiasm often missing from ELO’s last recorded efforts. Rich pop harmonies, inventive string arrangements and smart, catchy tunes all added up to a viable new version of the ELO franchise. Which the public roundly ignored, having little interest in an “imitation” of a great band (that hadn’t even had any real hits since the mid-80s). And while I’m the first to admit to a diminished interest in refurbished groups that exist primarily to tour and pay the mortgages of less distinguished members, The Orchestra is one of those rare times when the idea seemed viable. Credit Huxley with the valid revitalization of a distinctive style, through there are still bound to be loyalists who view No Rewind as little more than a Memorex moment. Big thanks to George The Penguin for sharing this original 2001 issue (reissued a couple of times since, with alternate covers). Of course, we’ve got lots of related releases in the archives, including Parthenon Huxley’s 1995 CD, P. HUX Deluxe (HERE), THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA: A New World Record (HERE), Out Of The Blue (HERE), The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach) (HERE) and a 5 hour collection of Bonus Tracks (HERE). Plus JEFF LYNNE’S 2012 Mr. Blue Sky-The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra (re-recorded versions) and his first solo album in 12 years (covers), Long Wave (HERE). Find No Rewind @ Amazon, HERE.

Jewel & Johnny (3:56)
Say Goodbye (4:26)
No Rewind (4:08)
Over London Skies (4:33)
Twist And Shout (6:34)
Can’t Wait To See You (3:28)
If Only (4:38)
I Could Write A Book (3:13)
Let Me Dream (4:01)
Before We Go (6:36)

MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Bells (18 Variations) UPDATED: More Versions Added!

And you thought Pete Townshend was guilty of milking Tommy. Mike Oldfield, while forever releasing new material, has revisited his creative high water mark routinely for the past 4 decades, though… he’s now on record as not wanting to record a Tubular Bells IV. Since the original was never bettered, it’s probably just as well. Have you ever listened to a dozen variations of Tubular Bells back-to-back? It’s a trip. Here are a majority of Oldfield’s Tubular revisits, including a live bootleg, Tubular Bells I-III, assorted single releases and various mixes of the original, upgraded technologically since 1973. I cheated on one of the posts. Instead of the Surround Sound mixes offered with the 3CD, 2009 Deluxe Edition (which would have taken way too many links), you instead get the demo disc from the 5CD Amazon Exclusive version ( HERE). If you’re a completist, you’re on your own from here. There are plenty of other repackagings that aren’t included – like an ancient picture disc, The Best Of Tubular Bells, the remastered 25th Anniversary Edition, The Complete Tubular Bells (30th Anniversary Edition), the non-Oldfield piano ensemble release, Tubular Bells 4, various reissue boxes and newer audiophile vinyl. You get the gist. Click some of the covers for links to Amazon.

Tubular Bells (1973)
The original. You can’t go wrong.

Tubular Bells (Part One) (25:31)
Tubular Bells (Part Two) (23:20)



The Orchestral Tubular Bells (1975)
Quite a dramatic interpretation from arranger/conductor David Bedford. Maybe the work’s second best rendition.

The Orchestral Tubular Bells (Part One) (26:30)
The Orchestral Tubular Bells (Part Two) (24:30)


Tubular Bells II (1992)
Sentinel (8:08)
Dark Star (2:16)
Clear Light (5:48)
Blue Saloon (3:00)
Sunjammer (2:33)
Red Dawn (1:50)
The Bell (7:00)
Weightless (5:43)
The Great Plain (4:48)
Sunset Door (2:24)
Tattoo (4:15)
Altered State (5:13)
Maya Gold (4:01)
Moonshine (1:42)

US FrontThe Bell (US Single) (1993)
The Bell (edit) (4:08)
Sentinel Restructure (Trance MIx) (Tommy Musto) (5:44)
Sentinel Restructure (Satoshi Tomii Interpretation) (7:43)
Sentinel Restructure (Global Lust MIx) (Mark Lewis) (5:57)
Sentinel Restructure (Nobel Prize Mix) (The Orb) (14:28)
Sentinel Restructure (Tubular Beats) (Tommy Musto) (4:12)


UK FrontThe Bell (UK Single) (1993)
The Bell (Live MC John Gordon Sinclair) (4:21)
The Bell (MC Billy Connolly) (3:31)
The Bell (MC Otto – German Version) (3:30)
The Bell (MC Strolling Player) (5:02)
The Bell (Instrumental Version) (3:31)



German FrontThe Bell (German Single) (1993)
The Bell (MC Viv Stanshall) (3:30)
The Bell (MC Otto – English Version) (3:30)
The Bell (MC Otto – German Version) (3:30)



Spanish FrontThe Bell (Spanish Single) (1993)
The Bell (MC Carlos Finally) (3:31)





Australian FrontThe Bell (Australian Single) (1993)
The Bell (MC Viv Stanshall) (3:31)
The Bell (MC Billy Connolly) (3:30)
Sentinel Restructure (Trance Mix) (5:43)




Tubular Bells III (1998)
The Source Of Secrets (5:35)
The Watchful Eye (2:10)
Jewel In The Crown (5:45)
Outcast (3:50)
Serpent Dream (2:53)
The Inner Child (4:42)
Man In The Rain (4:03)
The Top Of The Morning (4:26)
Moonwatch (4:25)
Secrets (3:20)
Far Above The Clouds (5:30)

FrontThe Millennium Bell (1999)
Peace On Earth (Camilla Darlow – The London Handel Choir) (4:10)
Pacha Mama (Nicola Emmanuel & David Serame) (4:06)
Santa Maria (Camilla Darlow – The London Handel Choir) (2:44)
Sunlight Shining Through Cloud (The Grant Gospel Choir) (4:33)
The Doge’s Palace (The London Session Orchestra) (3:07)
Lake Constance (The London Session Orchestra) (5:17)
Mastermind (Gota Yashiki) (3:04)
Broad Sunlit Uplands (The London Session Orchestra) (4:03)
Liberation (Miriam Stockley – The London Handel Choir) (2:38)
Amber Light (Nicola Emmanuel & David Serame – Miriam Stockley) (3:43)
The Millennium Bell (Nicola Emmanuel & David Serame – Miriam Stockley) (7:38)

Tubular Bells 2003 (2003)
Introduction (5:52)
Fast Guitars (1:04)
Basses (0:47)
Latin (2:19)
A Minor Tune (1:21)
Blues (2:40)
Thrash (0:44)
Jazz (0:48)
Ghost Bells (0:31)
Russian (0:44)
Finale (8:33)
Harmonics (5:12)
Peace (3:31)
Bagpipe Guitars (3:08)
Caveman (4:33)
Ambient Guitars (5:10)
The Sailor’s Hornpipe (1:45)

FrontTubular Bells 2003 Introduction (2003)
Introduction (Radio Edit) (3:43)





Mike+Oldfield+-+Tubular+Bells+Super+Deluxe+Edition+-+BOX+SET-471981Tubular Bells
(3CD Deluxe Edition)

This Deluxe Edition is missing the 3rd DVD disc, a surround sound mix of Tubular Bells that would take a dozen links to post. Sorry… I don’t have the patience for that. Besides, that’s why God invented Google. Instead, we’ve cheated and replaced the surround mix with rare demos that were originally included in Tubular Bells (The Amazon Exclusive) box set. You get 2009 stereo mixes, a new remix of the original and the demos.
The 2009 Stereo Mixes
Tubular Bells (Part One) (26:01)
Tubular Bells (Part Two) (23:17)
Mike Oldfield’s Single (Theme From Tubular Bells) (3:56)
Sailor’s Hornpipe (Viv Stanshall Version) (2:48)

The Original 1973 Stereo Album Mix
Tubular Bells (Part One) (25:30)
Tubular Bells (Part Two) (23:18)

Tubular Bells (The Demos)
from Tubular Bells (The Amazon Exclusive Box Set)
Tubular Bells (Long) (22:55)
Caveman Lead-In (2:44)
Caveman (5:06)
Peace Demo A (7:01)
Peace Demo B (4:22)
Tubular Bells (Part One) (Rough First Mix) (25:13)

FrontThe Bell Is Back (The Original Theme To The Exorcist) (2009)
Tubular Bells (Original Theme From The Exorcist) (3:17)





frontTubular Beats (2013)
Let There Be Light (York Remix) (7:35)
Far Above The Clouds (York Remix) (7:28)
Ommadawn (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (10:16)
Guilty (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (7:53)
Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (10:39)
To France (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix) (3:35)
North Star (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (4:06)
Moonlight Shadow (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix) (3:32)
Guilty (York & Mike’s Electrofunkremix) (4:53)
Tubular Bells 2 (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (7:53)
Never Too Far (with Tarja Turunen) (8:46)

Tubular Bells – Live From Queen Elizabeth Hall, June 25, 1973 (1973)
A bootleg, with bootleg quality, so this might be one of the last you should grab. But, it does feature Mick Taylor on guitar, on one of his first post-Stones ventures.

Tubular Bells (Part One) (28:39)
Tubular Bells (Part Two) (24:40)

OWSLEY Owsley (1999) + The Original 1997 Independent Version

OwsleyOwsley (1999)

FIRST POSTED IN 2010: I was saddened to read about the death of Will Owsley on April 30th. The guitarist is best known for his two, pure and genuine power pop albums – this self-titled effort being his first major label solo release – and for his earlier work in the excellent pop outfit, The Semantics. Since pop rarely pays well, Oswley made ends meet working for Amy Grant and doing session work for the likes of Faith Hill, Michael McDonald and Charlotte Church (among others), but one listen to 1999′s Owsley, should illustrate pretty quickly where the guy’s heart was. AMG states that Owsley is “about as ideal as pop solo debuts get.” And… all it should take is one listen to confirm that. Find both of Owsley’s solo albums at Amazon, Owsley (HERE) and 2004′s The Hard Way, (HERE). Check the archives for two posts from The Semantics, their sole LP from 1996, Powerbill (HERE) and some rare, unreleased demos (HERE).

Oh No The Radio (5:01)
I’m All Right (3:06)
Coming Up Roses (4:03)
Good Old Days (3:29)
The Sky Is Falling (3:47)
Sentimental Favorite (3:29)
Zavelow House (3:42)
Sonny Boy (4:23)
The Homecoming Song (3:00)
Uncle John’s Farm (2:38)
Class Clown (5:48)

FrontOwsley (1997)
The Original Indie Release

Big thanks to George The Penguin for sharing this uber-rare, original release of Owsley, issued independently two years before being remixed by Tom Lord-Alge and re-released on Giant Records in 1999. Mixed primarily by Semantics co-hort Millard Powers (we’ve got some solo Powers, HERE), this earlier version has only a slightly different tone and feel, and isn’t mixed for radio like the later version. Besides the original mix, the running order is different and contains one song that didn’t make it to the 1999 version, “Mess With Me” (which was replaced by two newer tunes, “I’m Alright” and “The Sky Is Falling”). This CD has been notoriously hard to find, and for that we should all thank George The Penguin heartily.

The Homecoming Song (2:56)
Coming Up Roses (3:53)
Good Old Days (3:28)
Uncle John’s Farm (3:10)
Sentimental Favorite (3:26)
Oh No The Radio (4:57)
Zavelow House (3:32)
Sonny Boy (4:22)
Class Clown (3:31)
Mess With Me (5:00)

THE LEVON HELM BAND The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 – EXPANDED

The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 1 & Volume 2 (2005)
A Survivor Convalesces At Home

Heroic blues and R&B jams direct from Band drummer Levon Helm’s Woodstock digs. Heroic, because the iconic, gravely voiced Helm was fighting his way back from throat cancer and these sessions chronicle his struggles and successes. Guest vocalists add stylistic variety, and Dr. John’s appearance on “Borrowed Time” is a knockout. You could do a lot worse that sitting around this barn, having a few drinks and reveling in the vibes that helped to shape American music from the 60s on. Store bought copies have DVDs. Of course, after the Ramble Sessions, Helm went on to record his first solo album in 25 years, the acclaimed Dirt Farmer, HERE (followed by Electric Dirt, HERE). Much of this is blues, but you’ll hear Dylan’s Basement Tapes favorite, “Don’t Ya Tell Henry,” below. Find The Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol. 1 (HERE) and Vol. 2 (HERE) at Amazon. We’ve got more from Levon Helm and The Band in the archives, including LEVON HELM & RICK DANKO Starry Night, Portland – January 28, 1983 (HERE), GARTH HUDSON Our Lady Queen Of The Angels (HERE) and THE BAND A Musical History (5CD) (HERE).

Sad Hours (4:13)
Oh Baby (4:25)
I’m Ready (4:16)
Blow, Wind, Blow (4:42)
Blues Without A Feeling (3:28)
The New Scratch My Back (5:25)
I Ain’t Lyin’ (4:29)
I’m Crazy About You Baby (3:25)
Boom Boom, Out Go The Lights (3:13)
Forty Days And Forty Nights (4:13)
I Want To Take You Down (5:04)
Everything Gonna Be Alright/Wrapped Up In Love Again (4:38)
California Blues (7:30)

Battle Is Over But The War Goes On (5:07)
What Kind Of Man Are You (4:21)
Don’t Ya Tell Henry (4:02)
Blue Shadows (5:23)
All About John (6:45)
I Want To Know (5:26)
A Fool In Love (5:07)
Borrowed Time (7:34)
When The Battle Is Over (5:30)

FrontThe Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3 (2014)
A Welcomed Epilogue

The Same Thing (6:15)
Ain’t That Good News (3:55)
God Don’t Never Change (4:22)
Drivin’ Wheel (2:49)
I’m A Jealous Man (5:14)
Stagger Lee (4:32)
Simple Twist Of Fate (6:43)
One More Shot (4:14)
Turn Around (4:24)
The Beautiful Lie (3:50)
A Certain Girl (4:48)
Shake Your Money Maker (3:58)
Take Me To The River (4:52)

YO MILES! Live At The Fillmore, October 21, 1999 – Unreleased Live Performance

Yo Miles! Live At The Fillmore Oct 1999 FrontLive At The Fillmore (1999)
Sizzling Funk-Mad Miles Music

Great sounding live recording from the brilliant and outstanding Miles Davis tribute ensemble, Yo Miles!, recorded October 21, 1999 as part of the San Francisco Jazz Festival. One of the group’s earliest recorded dates and a blistering example of the balls-out energy this evolving but tight-knit ensemble was capable of generating on any given night. Fronted by trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and guitarist Henry Kaiser, Yo Miles! has released three official multi-disc sets of unparalleled live recordings paying their respects to the music of Miles Davis; 1998′s Yo Miles! (HERE), 2004′s Sky Garden (HERE) and 2005′s Upriver (HERE). The talent pool is deep, including; Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), Henry Kaiser (guitar), Michael Manring (bass), Nels Cline (guitar), Chris Muir (guitar
), Tom Coster (keyboards
), Alex Cline (drums
), Zakir Hussein (tables) and The ROVA Saxophone Quartet (Bruce Ackley
, Steve Adams, 
Jon Raskin & 
Larry Ochs). We’ve got a slew of new posts over at The Henry Kaiser Collection (HERE), including some of Kaiser’s earliest recordings of solo guitar experiments, and two more unreleased live shows from Yo Miles!… with more to come.

Yesternow Part 1 > (1:56)
Right Off > (8:40)
Agharta Prelude (10:25)
Black Satin (19:31)
Great Ancestor Part 1 > (3:24)
Calypso Frelimo > (10:18)
Ife > (11:13)
Great Expectations > (5:14)
Ife (5:50)
Right Off Parts 4 & 5 (11:18)
Hollywuud/Big Fun (9:17)
Yo Miles! Live At The Fillmore Oct 1999 Back

VARIOUS ARTISTS The Rubble Collection Volumes 11-20 (2008) – 10 More CDs Of Obscure Psychedelia

The Rubble Collection Vols 11-20The Rubble Collection, Vols 11-20 (2008)
Still Not Psyched?

Big thanks again to Potzorbie for posting this essential collection of psychedelia in Readers Links last year. These are Volumes 11-20 of The Rubble Collection. Yesterday we posted Volumes 1-10 (HERE). And again, because I’m lazy, the review comes from The All Music Guide. Find The Rubble Collection at Amazon, HERE. The second box in as many years of a truckload of obscure British psychedelia. Here are ten more CDs worth of serious rarities by some bands that barely scratched the surface of the British freakbeat scene during rock’s golden era, and a few who went on to other things. In all, there are 128 cuts here, all compiled and annotated by Phil Smee – of Perfumed Garden fame. While some of these acts, such as The Poets, The Human Instinct, Outer Limits, and Denny Laine left marks on the scene, as did mod bands such as les Fleur De Lys and The Buzz; many others came from the swamp and returned with only these few minutes of glory for all of their efforts. As one would imagine, this is a mixed bag, with some of this material being absolutely sublime, while some never should have been recorded at all, with the vast majority falling in between the two poles somewhere. Nonetheless, for those who have been bitten by the Nuggets bug, and procured the highly sought after Perfumed Garden volumes, this second set of Rubble will no doubt feed the jones in you like nothing else. Expensive at Amazon, HERE.

Adventures In The MistRubble 11: Adventures In The Mist
THE ACCENT Wind Of Change (2:04)
THE POETS Wooden Spoon (2:30)
FELIUS ANDROMEDA Cheadle Heath Delusions (2:45)
THE PLAGUE Looking For The Sun (2:37)
THE FAIRYTALE Listen To Mary Cry (2:05)
FIRE Treacle Toffee World (2:11)
THE ATTACK Colours Of My Mind (2:31)
THE FAIRYTALE Guess I Was Dreaming (3:03)
FELIUS ANDROMEDA Meditations (4:11)
THE SAUTERELLES Dream Machine (2:31)
THE ATTACK Lady Orange Peel (2:28)
THE POETS In Your Tower (2:34)
TURQUOISE Woodstock (3:35)
CHERRY SMASH Fade Away Maureen (3:24)
ICE Iceman (2:58)

Staircase To NowhereRubble 12: Staircase To Nowhere
BULLDOG BREED Portcullis Gate (2:34)
VIRGIN SLEEP Secret (2:23)
TINTERN ABBEY Vacuum Cleaner (3:07)
23RD TURNOFF Michelangelo (2:26)
HUMAN INSTINCT A Day In My Minds Mind (2:15)
EAST OF EDEN Northern Hemisphere (4:39)
WORLD OF OZ Peter’s Birthday (Black & White Rainbows) (2:57)
DENNY LAINE Catherine’s Wheel (3:16)
TINTERN ABBEY Beeside (3:27)
HUMAN INSTINCT Pink Dawn (1:59)
TIMEBOX Gone Is the Sad Man (3:44)
PEOPLE Glastonbury (2:31)
THE OUTER LIMITS Help Me Please (2:30)
WORLD OF OZ Like A Tear (3:12)
WARM SOUNDS Nite-Is-A-Comin’/Smeta Murgaty (5:46)

Freak Beat FantomsRubble 13: Freakbeat Fantoms
THE BUZZ You’re Holding Me Down (3:01)
LES FLEUR DE LYS Gong With A Luminous Nose (2:35)
THE BOY BLUES Take A Heart (2:48)
THE DEEJAYS Blackeyed Woman (2:32)
THE SOUTHERN SOUND Just The Same As You (1:54)
THE ACT Just A Little Bit (2:47)
THE FORCE FIVE Yeah, I’m Waiting (2:06)
DA ANSWER Just A Fear (3:17)
ARIZONA SWAMP COMPANY Train Keeps Rollin’ (3:02)
THE SOUTHERN SOUND I Don’t Wanna Go (2:23)
THE ATTRACTION She’s A Girl (2:37)
THE GAME Help Me Mummy’s Gone (2:41)
THE BOY BLUES You Got What I Want (2:08)

The Magic Rocking HorseRubble 14: The Magic Rocking Horse
ESPRIT DE CORPS If (Would It Turn Out Wrong) (2:56)
THE TRUTH Sueno (3:04)
OUR PLASTIC DREAM A Little Bit Of Shangri La (3:38)
RUPERT’S PEOPLE I Can Show You (2:39)
THE GROOVE The Wind (3:40)
CURIOSITY SHOPPE Baby I Need You (3:26)
THE GHOST The Castle Has Fallen (2:58)
NIRVANA June (2:40)
PINKERTON’S COLOURS Magic Rocking Horse (3:01)
RUPERT’S PEOPLE Dream On My Mind (3:22)
STRAWBERRY CHILDREN Love Years Coming (2:49)
SCIENCE POPTION You Got Me High (2:09)
OUR PLASTIC DREAM Encapsulated Marigold (2:20)
THE SYN Grounded (2:22)
THE SUB Ma Mari Huana (Germany) (4:49)

5000 Seconds Over ToylandRubble 15: 5,000 Seconds Over Toyland
NOAH’S ARK Paper Man (2:13)
MICKEY & TOMMY Nobody Knows Where You’ve Been (2:41)
THE ZIPPS When You Tell It, Tell It Well (3:10)
THE PRETTY THINGS Eagle’s Son (3:15)
HOUSE OF LORDS In The Land Of Dreams (3:05)
JOHN FITCH & ASSOCIATES Romantic Attitude (3:14)
TUESDAY’S CHILDREN Strange Light From The East (2:22)
JASON CREST Turquoise Tandem Cycle (3:37)
THE PRETTY THINGS Alexander (3:08)
JACKPOTS Jack In The Box (1:57)
THE SOUND BARRIER Groovin’ Slow (2:57)
RUPERT’S PEOPLE I’ve Got The Love (4:00)
THE WALLACE COLLECTION My Way Of Loving You (3:25)
STATE OF MICKEY & TOMMY With Love From 1 – 5 (2:59)
WONDERLAND Moscow (2:46)
THE PRETTY THINGS Blow Your Mind (3:36)

Glass Orchid AftermathRubble 16: Glass Orchid Aftermath
GARY WALKER & THE RAIN Francis (3:01)
JOHN BROMLEY & FLEUR DE LYS So Many Things (2:19)
THE LOVIN’ All You’ve Got (2:31)
THE CHASERS Inspiration (2:32)
ST. VALENTINES DAY MASSACRE Brother Can You Spare (2:56)
THE SEA-DERS Undecidedly (2:16)
THE DREAMS Softly, Softly (2:01)
THE ACE KEFFORD STAND Gravy Booby Jamm (3:24)
THE REMO FOUR Live Like A Lady (2:33)
THE SEA-DERS Thanks a Lot (2:21)
THE LOVIN’ Keep On Believing (2:34)
THE PRETTY THINGS Grey Skies (2:32)
CARRIAGE COMPANY Feel Right (2:40)
THE STACCATOS Butchers & Bakers (2:46)
MINT Love By Numbers (2:24)

A Trip In A Painted WorldRubble 17: A Trip In A Painted World
THE FOX Seek And You Find (2:24)
BARRIER Spot The Lights (3:00)
THE CALIFORNIANS Golden Apples (2:14)
OSCAR BICYCLE The Room Revolves Around Me (2:32)
GENTLE INFLUENCE Easy To Know (1:59)
ANDWELLA`S DREAM Sunday (3:07)
NEW GENERATION She’s A Soldier (2:55)
CHRISTOPHER COLT Virgin Sunrise (2:54)
THE LION TAMERS Light (2:36)
THE ACT The Remedies Of Doctor Brohnicoy (2:22)
THE FOX Hey! Mr Carpenter (2:37)
PHILAMORE LINCOLN Running By The River (2:27)
THE AFEX She’s Got The Time (2:28)
SPICE In Love (3:12)
NICKY JAMES Silver Butterfly (2:45)
WILD SILK Toymaker (2:58)

Rainbow Thyme WyndersRubble 18: Rainbow Thyme Wynders
THE ACID GALLERY Dance ‘Round The Maypole (2:42)
ARGOSY Imagine (2:47)
CALLUM BRYCE Love-Maker (2:48)
LYONS & MALONE Dr. Gentle (3:01)
ANDY FORRAY Dream With Me (2:39)
PREGNANT INSOMNIA Wallapaper (3:33)
RUSSELL MORRIS The Real Thing, Pts. 1-2 (6:11)
OCTOPUS The River (3:13)
DOOMSDAY MACHINE Ain’t Nobody Else (2:31)
INFANTES JUBILATE Exploding Galaxy (2:20)
STILL LIFE My Kingdom Cannot Lose (2:43)
DEE & QUOTUM Someday You’ll Need Someone (3:00)
ST. DAVID’S ROAD Strange Loves of Gwyneth (2:02)
OCTOPUS The Thief (3:37)
TIME MACHINE Turn Back Time/Bird In The Wind (5:21)

Eiderdown MindfogRubble 19: Eiderdown Mindfog
RAMESES & SELKET (In My) Mind’s Eye (2:34)
LYONS & MALONE She’s Alright (2:50)
THE MOVING FINGER Pain Of My Misfortune (2:29)
BARRIER Dawn Breaks Through (2:20)
THE SCOTS OF ST. JAMES Timothy (2:51)
ICARUS The Devil Rides Out (2:22)
THE FOURMULA Honey Chile (2:30)
RAMESES & SELKET Crazy One (3:11)
HAYDEN WOOD The House Beside The Mine (2:28)
THE SCOTS OF ST. JAMES Eiderdown Clown (2:16)
TOGETHER Memories Of Melinda (2:25)
PRICE & SHERIDAN Tracey Smith (2:06)
CYMBALINE Fire (2:39)

Thrice Upon A Time (Nothing Is Real)Rubble 20: Thrice Upon A Time (Nothing Is Real)
BLOSSOM TOES What On Earth (2:56)
THE APPLE Buffalo Billy Can (3:05)
SOFT MACHINE Love Makes Sweet Music (2:29)
DAVID Light Of Your Mind (2:52)
KATE Don’t Make A Sound (2:45)
ARGOSY Mr. Boyd (2:39)
THE BUMP Winston Built A Bridge (3:02)
ADJÉÈF THE POET lEEK! I’m A…Freak (2:49)
PANDEMONIUM The Sun Shines From His Eyes (2:46)
CHAPTER FOUR In My Life (2:17)
LES FLEUR DE LYS Mud In Your Eye (3:01)
BEAUTIFUL Walter’s Dream (3:40)
ART Supernatural Fairytales (3:34)
THE BEATSTALKERS Silver Tree Top School For Boys (2:08)

VARIOUS ARTISTS The Rubble Collection Volumes 1-10 (2007) – 10 CDs Of Uber-Obscure Psychedelia

The Rubble Collection Vols 1-10The Rubble Collection, Vols. 1-10 (2007)
Psyched Yet?

Big thanks to Potzorbie for posting this essential collection of psychedelia in Readers Links last year. In fact, if you poke around in there, you’ll find other obscure multi-disc collections you just might enjoy. These are Volumes 1-10 of The Rubble Collection (find Volumes 11-20 HERE). Because I’m lazy, the following review comes from The All Music Guide. Find The Rubble Collection at Amazon, HERE. Originally appearing on LP from the Bam Caruso label in the 1980s, and then on CD on the Past & Present imprint in 2003, these first ten volumes (boxed) in The Rubble Collection were conceived and collected by Phil Smee. For fans of the Nuggets series, both the two American volumes and the British Nuggets, you won’t find a lot of overlap. The Nuggets comps were and are for people who want what was at least the stuff of legend, if not readily available. The collection here digs deep and are, for the most part, flawless in what they present. This set, and its companion, Volumes 11-20 (a separate box), are very different creatures. For starters, they dig a lot deeper into the hopelessly obscure 45s and tapes of Brit psychedelia, freakbeat, Mod, and pop. For every cut by Sharon Tandy & les Fleur de Lys, the Glass Menagerie, Pretty Things, and Flying Machine and the Clique, there is at least one to match from acts like Peter & the Blizzards, Skip Bifferty, Life ‘N’ Soul, and Factotums. You’re getting the idea. This is for the listener who wants to dig down and get virtually everything. There are some things missing here (the second box picked up a lot of that slack), and like other series’ that go down into the underbelly of the ’60s, some of what’s here is drek. But there are real gems, too – check out the Sharon Tandy cuts like “Hold On,” on disc nine, or the Velvett Fogg’s “Lady Caroline,” on disc ten, or Fairytale’s “Lovely People” that kicks off Volume Six. Then there’s the completely cracked and whacked, such as Dragonfly’s “Celestial Empire,” Orange Seaweed’s “Pictures in the Sky,” and Focus Three’s “10,000 Years Behind My Mind.” In 2007, Fallout in the U.K. reissued this box again, in a limited numbered (on the bottom) limited license, limited edition of 1000 copies at a more reasonable price than the previous version. Hard copies are very expensive at Amazon, HERE.

The Psychedelic SnarlRubble 1: The Psychedelic Snarl
WIMPLE WINCH Atmospheres (4:21)
THE MIRROR Faster Than Light (2:08)
CALEB Woman Of Distinction (2:33)
MARTIN CURE & THE PEEPS It’s All Over Now (2:39)
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS Always With Him (2:39)
THE MISUNDERSTOOD Never Had A Girl Like You Before (3:04)
THE OPEN MIND Cast A Spell (2:10)
THE DAKOTAS The Spider & The Fly (3:11)
WIMPLE WINCH Rumble On Mersey Square South (4:27)
THE OPEN MIND The Magic Potion (3:31)
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS Let’s Live For Today (2:49)
THE CRAIG I Must Be Mad (2:44)
UNIT 4+2 I Will (2:38)
HUSH Grey (2:28)
WIMPLE WINCH Save My Soul (3:02)
THE MINDBENDERS The Morning After (2:08)

Pop-Sike Pipe-DreamsRubble 2: Pop Sike, Pipe Dreams
THE MODE Eastern Music (2:21)
WIMPLE WINCH Marmalade Hair (2:54)
THE PARKING LOT World Spinning Sadly (2:58)
THE PRETTY THINGS Defecting Grey (4:21)
KEITH WEST Kid Was A Killer (2:26)
SHOTGUN EXPRESS Indian Thing (2:57)
EXECUTIVE Tracy Took A Trip (2:46)
WIMPLE WINCH Lollipop Minds (3:06)
THE TALISMEN You Break My Heart (2:04)
THE PRETTY THINGS Walking Through My Dreams (3:30)
SONS OF FRED Sweet Love (2:51)
WIMPLE WINCH Bluebell Wood (3:27)
THE IDLE RACE Knocking Nails In My House (2:21)
GORDON WALLER Rosecrans Blvd. (2:44)

Nightmares In WonderlandRubble 3: Nightmares In Wonderland
THE BRAIN Nightmares In Red (2:17)
FOCUS THREE 10,000 Years Behind My Mind (2:14)
THE PRETTY THINGS Talkin’ About The Good Times (3:37)
THE BAMBOO-SHOOT The Fox Has Gone To Ground (2:49)
WILD SILK Visions In A Plaster Sky (2:25)
MARK WIRTZ He’s Our Dear Old Weatheman (3:54)
THE LEMON TREE William Chalker’s Time Machine (2:31)
THE KOOBAS Barricades (4:59)
AQUARIAN AGE 10,000 Words In A Cardboard Box (3:41)
THE PRETTY THINGS Mr. Evasion (3:20)
EXECUTIVE Gardena Dreamer (3:07)
THE CHANCES ARE Fragile Child (2:25)
IPSISSIMUS Hold On (3:31)
EDWICK RUMBOLD Shades Of Grey (2:31)
PENNY PEEPS Model Village (2:49)
TOMORROW Revolution (3:43)

The 49 Minute Technicolour DreamRubble 4: The 49 Minute Technicolour Dream
JASON CREST Black Mass (4:50)
MIRAGE The Wedding Of Ramona Blair (2:17)
CALEB Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad (3:18)
KALEIDOSCOPE Flight From Ashiya (2:41)
CYMBALINE Matrimonial Fears (3:47)
THE CALIFORNIANS The Cooks Of Cake And Kindness (2:41)
RINGS & THINGS Strange Things Are Happening (2:32)
THE FOX Butterfly (3:29)
UNIT 4+2 3:30 A.M. (3:09)
KALEIDOSCOPE A Dream for Julie (2:48)
TEMPUS FUGIT Come Alive (2:43)
THE MISUNDERSTOOD Golden Glass (7:43)
MAGIC MIXTURE Moonbeams (3:58)

The Electric Crayon SetRubble 5: The Electric Crayon Set
THE POETS That’s The Way It’s Gotta Be (2:38)
THE ATTACK Anymore Than I Do (2:05)
THE FLIES I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone (2:41)
THE GAME Gotta Wait (2:19)
THE SCORE Please Please Me (2:45)
THE MARK FOUR I’m Leaving (3:36)
FIRE Father’s Name Was Dad (2:35)
GENE LATTER Mothers Little Helper (2:43)
THE GAME Gonna Get Me Someone (2:46)
THE FLIES House Of Love (2:17)
KEITH SHEILDS Hey Gyp (2:15)
THE ATTACK Try It (2:07)
THE POETS I Love Her Still (1:47)
DREAM POLICE Living Is Easy (3:37)
THE FAIRYTALE Run & Hide (2:33)
THE MARK FOUR Hurt Me (If You Will) (2:57)

The Clouds Have Groovy FacesRubble 6: The Clouds Have Groovy Faces
THE FAIRYTALE Lovely People (3:38)
THE KINSMEN Glashouse Green Splinter Red (3:18)
THE POETS I Am So Blue (2:45)
ICE Anniversary Of Love (3:12)
THE END Shades Of Orange (2:38)
TURQUOISE Tales Of Flossie Fillet (3:08)
PUDDING The Magic Bus (2:27)
THE ATTACK Neville Thumbcatch (3:02)
THE ACCENT Red Sky At Night (3:16)
THE ELASTIC BAND 8 1/2 Hours To Paradise (3:59)
THE ATTACK Created By Clive (2:36)
TWO AND A HALF Suburban Early Morning Station (3:25)
LIFE ’N’ SOUL Peacefully Asleep (3:49)
THE POETS I’ll Cry With The Moon (2:56)
FALLING LEAVES Beggars Parade (2:54)

Pictures In The SkyRubble 7: Pictures In The Sky
THE ORANGE SEAWEED Pictures In The Sky (3:00)
GLASS MENAGERIE You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice (2:26)
THE ORANGE MACHINE Real Life Permanent Dream (3:17)
THE CARNABYS Jump And Dance (2:39)
THE NEW FORMULA Harekrishna (4:14)
ONYX So Sad Inside (2:35)
THE FLYING MACHINE The Flying Machine (2:38)
THE PRIMITIVES You Said (2:22)
ONYX You Gotta Be With Me (2:35)
THE IVY LEAGUE My World Fell Down (2:52)
THE EPICS Blue Turns To Grey (2:54)
THE FACTOTUMS Cloudy (1:55)
THE KOOBAS You Better Make Up Your Mind (2:30)
ERKY GRANT & THE EARWIGS I’m A Hog For You (2:08)
VELVETT FOGG Within The Night (4:46)

All The Colours Of DarknessRubble 8: All The Colours Of Darkness
YELLOW Living A Lie (3:54)
THE EYES OF BLUE Prodigal Son (5:26)
JASON CREST Here We Go ‘Round The Lemon Tree (3:00)
RICK PRICE & SHERIDAN Lamp Lighter Man (2:52)
JIGSAW Tumblin’ (3:33)
SKIP BIFFERTY On Love (2:38)
METHUSALAH High In The Tower Of Coombe (3:18)
THE NORMAN CONQUEST Upside Down (2:40)
JASON CREST A Place In The Sun (3:22)
DANTALIAN’S CHARIOT Madman Running Through The Field (4:08)
SHARON TANDY & LES FLEUR DE LYS Daughter Of The Moon (3:48)
MASHMAKHAN Days When We Are Free (3:05)
MIKE STUART SPAN Children Of Tomorrow (3:14)
SERENDIPITY I’m Flying (2:24)
SECONDHAND The World Will End Yesterday (3:47)

Plasic WildernessRubble 9: Plastic Wilderness
DRAGONFLY Celestial Empire (2:35)
PETER & THE BLIZZARDS You Know That I’ll Be There (1:58)
GROEP 1850 Mother No-Head (3:26)
THE TOWER Slow Motion Mind (2:20)
THE OUTSIDERS Do You Feel Alright? (3:27)
SHARKS & ME Buses (2:24)
SHORT 66 Good Weekend (3:04)
THE MOTIONS Wedding Of 100 Brides (2:35)
SANDY COAST Back To The City (2:52)
THE ZIPPS Lotus Love (2:52)
THE BUMBLE BEES Girl Of My Kind (1:51)
THE YOUNG ONES Mini Minnie (1:58)
ST. GILES SYSTEM Swedish Tears (3:50)
Q 65 So High I’ve Been, So Down I Must Fall (3:07)
SUPERSISTER A Girl Named You (3:16)
LES BAROQUES Such A Cad (2:29)
GOLDEN EARRING That Day (2:27)
GOLDEN EARRING Things Go Better (with Coca Cola) (2:37)

Professor Jordan's Magic Sound ShowRubble 10: Professor Jordan’s Magic Sound Show
ONYX Tamaris Khan (2:53)
GLASS MENAGERIE Frederick Jordan (3:16)
THE CLIQUE We Didn’t Kiss, Didn’t Love, But Now We Do (2:34)
THE MONTANAS A Step In The Right Direction (3:16)
FLORIBUNDA ROSE Linda Loves Linda (3:30)
VELVETT FOGG Lady Caroline (2:25)
TURNSTYLE Riding On A Wave (2:47)
KYTES Frosted Panes (2:14)
FRESH AIR Running Wild (3:50)
THE ORANGE SEAWEED Stay Awhile (2:26)
5 AM EVENT Hungry (2:27)
THE GAME Gotta Keep Moving (2:41)
GLASS MENAGERIE She’s A Rainbow (2:20)
THE NEW FORMULA Stay Indoors (4:15)
WRITING ON THE WALL Buffalo (3:15)
THE ORANGE MACHINE You Can All Join In (3:36)

GRATEFUL DEAD France 1971 (Unreleased)

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Live Dead

We don’t traffic much in live Dead around here, since others do a much better job of it elsewhere. But, we like ‘em as much as the next blog, and even have a few cool rarities in the archives to show for it (see below). This particular live set is an old favorite, and well-known amongst collectors. A one-off show from France, recorded right after the Dead’s 1970 acoustic albums, Workingman’s Dead & American Beauty, on June 21, 1971. It was around this time when I first started “getting” the Dead. I loved the acoustics, the harmonies and the memorable tunes, so this show (even though it’s electric) has always managed to bring some of that time back for me. As you can hear below, the sound is good, even if the vocals are a bit hot and the harmonies somewhat ragged, but fans of the band know what to sometimes expect from unauthorized Dead. Not an “essential” set to own, but a fun one if you’re partial to the era. NOTE: The files are high quality 320s, but we swiped the artwork (not the files) from The Big O, just because their’s was better than some of the other crap that’s floatin’ around. You can find plenty of live Dead, courtesy of our readers, in Readers Links (HERE), but also check the archives for some selected GD faves, below…

Truckin’ (9:53)
Loser (8:27)
Me And Bobby McGee (7:59)
Next Time You See Me (3:54)
Morning Dew (11:20)
Me And My Uncle (4:10)
Hard To Handle (11:10)
China Cat Sunflower (5:07)
I Know You Rider (8:01)
The Promised Land (2:53)
Deal (6:06)
Playing In The Band (4:42)
Big Boss Man (6:04)
Black Peter (8:18)
Bertha (5:50)
Casey Jones (5:48)
That’s It For The Other One (16:46)
Wharf Rat (8:22)
Sugar Magnolia (6:08)
Sing Me Back Home (9:32)
Johnny B. Goode (3:40)

GRATEFUL DEAD Fillmore West, 1969 The Complete Recordings (2005) HERE
GRATEFUL DEAD Fillmore West, 1969 Bonus Disc (2005) HERE
GRATEFUL DEAD & MERL SAUNDERS The Twilight Zone (TV Soundtrack 1985) HERE
GRATEFUL DEAD Wake Of The Flood Studio Outtakes (1973) HERE
GRATEFUL DEAD Spring 1990 (18CD Box Set, 2012) HERE
FURTHUR September 18, 2009 (3 Hour Streaming Show) HERE
RHYTHM DEVILS The Apocalypse Now Sessions (1979) HERE
GRATEFUL DEAD Live At Giza (The Pyramids) (Boot 1978) HERE
MERL SAUNDERS & JERRY GARCIA Live At Keystone, Volume I (1988), Live At Keystone, Volume II (1988), Keystone Encores (1988) & Well-Matched (1996) HERE
THE HENRY KAISER BAND Dark Star – Live At Slims San Francisco 12.15.88 HERE
DAVID MURRAY OCTET Dark Star [The Music Of The Grateful Dead] (1996) HERE
BILL KREUTZMANN Mahalo (Privately Released 2003) HERE
FURTHUR Live From Abbey Road (2011) HERE
DAVID & THE DORKS Live At The Matrix (1970) HERE
JOE GALLANT & ILLUMINATI Blues For Allah Project (1996) HERE
THE PERSUASIONS Might As Well… The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead (2000) HERE
NED LAGIN Seastones (1975) HERE

DON “SUGARCANE” HARRIS Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues (1973 Unreleased Deluxe Edition) UPGRADED!

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Unreleased Deluxe Edition

UPGRADED! If you got this one back in 2010 when we originally posted it… get it again! Back when I was first turning on to electric violinists, there seemed to be but three big names in the field; Papa John Creach, Jean-Luc Ponty and Don “Sugarcane” Harris (with no disrespect, of course, to the Darol Angers and David LaFlammes of the world). Both Ponty and Harris worked within Zappa’s ranks, which is where I first heard both… and why electrified violinists still make me think of FZ to this day. Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues was recorded live at the Berliner Jazztage Festival in 1971, and is considered one of his best. Now, for the first time, we’re fattening the original LP with three, recently unearthed, unreleased outtakes from the same performance. An additional 25 minutes, creating this (now upgraded) fake Deluxe Edition. Our original post used a vinyl rip of Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues, but we’ve now upgraded those files, using the fantastic sounding 2010 CD reissue of this 1973 album, which boasts some additional minutes of introductions and audience response. It’s far superior to our original post and well worth your download time again. It’s music that’s ideal for those who straddle the jazz/rock/blues divide and pine for a unique approach, if only just to distinguish it all from the rest. Check out Harris’ mouth-watering band; Don “Sugarcane” Harris (electric violin, vocals), Volker Kriegel (guitar), Terje Rypdal (guitar), Wolfgang Dauner (piano), Neville Whitehead (bass) & Robert Wyatt (drums).

Liz Pineapple Wonderful (10:31)
Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues (15:22)
Song For My Father (10:53)
Where’s My Sunshine (12:37)
It’s Not My Fault (8:14) – Unreleased Bonus Track
Moog Solo (2:45) – Unreleased Bonus Track
Been Down So Long (13:39) – Unreleased Bonus Track

ANALOG BIRDS Anti-Presence (2014)
Brand New Other-Worldly Pop Release!

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New Music From One Of Our Favorites…

The first new music in nearly seven years from Analog Birds. Typical of the band’s mission statement, Anti-Presence is a swirling array of pop harmonies and shifting musical beds. A challenge, perhaps, for those who are easily satisfied by the radio, but for pop connoisseurs who crave original ideas, inventive vocal arrangements and a grab bag of stylistic invention, Analog Birds’ elaborately detailed obsessions are refreshingly unique. The 7-minute “Exit Visa” is a great example of the band’s compositional restlessness. Each song is constructed in such a way as to never seem settled, never rely on templates and never repeat itself on cue – pinballing from idea to idea and evolving from segment to segment. In short… you’ve never heard music quite like this before, and that fact alone should warrant 15 minutes of your time… especially if you’re the type that feels you’ve already heard it all before. Listen to the entire release via the Bandcamp player below, and score it for $2 (or more, if you’re the supportive type, in an array of formats – MP3 to ACC to FLAC, along with a digital booklet). We’ve got a lot of free Analog Birds posted in the archives (HERE), but you can also get it all at the band’s site, Mount Valley Manufacture (HERE), which boasts even more material from friends and bandmembers.

SANTANA Borboletta (1974)

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Admired By Some, Ignored By Many

You can spotlight virtually any of Santana’s early albums and be amazed at the invention and brilliance embedded in the group’s ever-evolving DNA. The band’s first brush with fame was followed by an explosion of exponential growth, as LPs like Caravanserai, Welcome, Lotus and the Carlos/John McLaughlin collaboration Love, Devotion, Surrender, found Santana moving away from the San Francisco Latin/psych rock embraced by the Woodstock crowd, full steam ahead into a jazzier, spacier, more spiritual world-rhythm compliment that was swiftly costing the band sales, airplay and fans. One of the albums that fared worst with the masses was also one of my hands-down favorites, 1974′s Borboletta – a fusion of Carlos Santana’s growing devotion to Miles Davis and John Coltrane (not to mention Flora Purim), with the band’s scaled back – almost laid back – afro-Latin percussion attack. For me, Borboletta‘s strength is what many perceived at its weakness… the songs. On the surface, the album’s vocal tracks (“Life Is Anew,” “Give And Take,” “One With The Sun,” “Practice What You Preach,” “Mirage”) came across as little more than framework shells, lacking distinctive progressions or colorful vocal characteristics. But, I found them instantly attractive back in the mid-70s and their smooth warmth, mixed with Carlos’ always awe-inspiring lead guitar work, sounded fresh and inviting to these ears. Of course, that could just be a reflection of my 40 years growing up with it, because it’s hard to imagine newbies being wowed by the simple, repetitive choruses and seemingly aimless jams. Still, Borboletta is an LP I’ve never tired of. There’s a 2014 vinyl reissue at Amazon, HERE. We’ve got more Santana in the archives, including MCMLXVIII (pre-fame recordings, HERE), 1978′s GIANTS, a vinyl-only release with Santana, Herbie Hancock & Lee Oscar (HERE), some live Santana on Fillmore: The Last Days (HERE) and MICHAEL SHRIEVE’s In Suspect Terrain (HERE). Also… a rare release from Carlos’ own Guts And Grace label, Sacred Sources, Vol. 1: Live Forever (HERE), featuring rare live tracks from Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Coltrane, Bob Marley and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Spring Manifestations (Sound Effects) (1:05)
Canto De Los Flores (3:47)
Life Is Anew (4:16)
Give And Take (5:47)
One With The Sun (4:23)
Aspirations (5:12)
Practice What You Preach (4:32)
Mirage (4:43)
Here And Now (3:02)
Flor De Canela (2:20)
Promise Of A Fisherman (8:06)
Borboletta (2:51)

THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC Górecki Symphony No. 3 – Live At Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall, April 17, 2010 – Unreleased

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Get Some Culture, Whydoncha?

Government regulations dictate that we must set aside a percentage of our space to offer music that’s considered culturally relevant, in order to help educate the masses and wean people away from the evil influences of depravity and rock ‘n’ roll. So, here you go… a touch of class, in the form of the magnificently minimalist classical masterpiece, Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3, also known as “The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.” When it comes to atmospheric and tangible melancholy, this roughly hour-long piece takes the cake. A slow, quiet exercise in restraint that forces the listener to lean in to fully grasp what’s going on, as Górecki’s deeply sensitive work is a long, quiet musical tease. I’ll spare you the details about the piece’s heavy subject matter (you can read about it at Wiki, HERE), but since this is one of the biggest selling contemporary classical works ever recorded, a little education won’t hurt when you’re at your next tuxedoed dinner party with the mayor. This is a unique, unreleased 2010 live performance by The London Philharmonic, conducted by Marin Alsop, but we’ve also got a 1994 CD version buried in the archives (a previous government-mandated requirement, HERE), posted when Górecki died in 2010. Find different versions of this work at Amazon, HERE.

GORECKI Symphony no.3 – I Lento – Sostenuto Tranquillo Ma Cantabile (28:41)
GORECKI Symphony no.3 – II Lento e Largo – Tranquillissimo (8:57)
GORECKI Symphony no.3 – III Lento – Cantabile-Semplice (18:45)

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STAN RIDGWAY The Drywall Project / The Drywall Incident (1997)

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Stan Runs The Voodoo Down

Wall of Voodoo fans can rejoice in this 1997 Australian release, a 2CD “Deluxe Edition” (of sorts) of Stan Ridgway’s largely ignored 1995 release, Work The Dumb Oracle (issued under the group moniker, Drywall). Though Work The Dumb Oracle sank like a stone when his record company closed shop, musically the LP was a welcomed return to form for the Wall of Voodoo frontman, and was filled to the brim with his dryly detached sing-song monologues and churning industrialized rock. The bonus disc of previously unreleased instrumental music is more of the same strange brew. It’s tagged as “Incidental Music From The Drywall Incident,” but isn’t a soundtrack of any recognizable kind. As fans know, as distinctive as Ridgway’s vocals are, his driving, mechanical attack is equally fundamental to his overall sound, so this alt-viewpoint is a welcomed addition. The Drywall name and concept was a one-shot deal, until 10 years later when Stan released a 2005 follow-up, Barbecue Babylon. Find this rare Australian 2CD import at Amazon, HERE.

The Drywall Project (Work The Dumb Oracle)
Back Towards Diamond Bar (2:08)
Police Call (5:19)
New Blue Mercedes (3:33)
Bel Air Blues (4:51)
Hell in a Handbasket (2:11)
Highway Song (4:58)
Mr. Smith (5:29)
Time Wave Zero (5:25)
Old Bent Coin (2:32)
My Exclusive Sex Club (2:46)
Triangle Head (2:55)
Big American Problem (7:09)

Incidental Music From The Drywall Incident
Blue Fog (3:51)
Confusion At The Alibi Room (1:46)
Violence And Murder (0:19)
The Drywall Incident (3:42)
Flight To Earth (3:03)
Riot In Dogtown (3:55)
Wexstun Burns The Money (2:39)
Downtown Doorbell (0:34)
Ivan’s Walk For Food (1:35)
Ridgway Trouble (0:53)
Bring Me The Head Of Jackie Lazar (2:07)
Pinkerton Weeps For Dummy (1:53)
SR Talks Gun Control (1:25)
Questions, Then? (3:40)
Drywall Is God (6:00)
The Visitors Are Here (1:55)
A Pencil For Jacob (1:23)
Grasso Gets Fired (2:14)
The Drywall Incident Demo (3:01)

RAINY DAY Rainy Day (1984) – Members of Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade, Three O’Clock & The Bangles

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An Idea Hatched At A Green On Red Bar-B-Que

As I haven’t been getting out much (visiting other blogs), I’ve been relying on the kindness of strangers for some of the stuff I’ve been listening to recently. This album, posted by Zed in Readers Links (thanks), is a 1984 gathering of pals from L.A.’s so-called Paisley Underground, banding together for this obscure and quite rare album of 60s cover songs. The arrangements are solid, if a bit vocally dour, and often lean to the acoustic/folkie end of the spectrum… with hints of The Mamas And The Papas occasionally surfacing, thanks mostly to the voices of The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs (& Vicki Peterson) and founding Dream Syndicate member, Kendra Smith. Karl Precoda, of the Syndicate also appears, as do members of The Rain Parade, The Three O’Clock, and friends. The cover of Hendrix’s “Rainy Day, Dream Away” fares the best, probably because it’s the only truly psychedelic offering (and presumably the band’s namesake). Released the same year as The Bangles debut, which allows us to point you to the archives for more BANGLES Sweetheart Of The Sun (HERE), SUSANNA HOFFS & MATTHEW SWEET Under the Covers, Vols. 1, 2 & 3 (HERE) and THE DREAM SYNDICATE The Days Of Wine And Roses (HERE), The Day Before Wine And Roses: Live at KPFK, September 5, 1982 (HERE) and The Complete Live At Raji’s (HERE). Find Rainy Day at collector’s prices at Amazon, HERE.

I’ll Keep It With Mine (3:25) – Bob Dylan
John Riley (3:15) – The Byrds
Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (3:20) – Buffalo Springfield
Sloop John B. (4:23) – The Beach Boys
Soon Be Home (A Quick One While He’s Away) (4:09) – The Who
Holocaust (3:53) – Big Star
On The Way Home (2:53) – Buffalo Springfield
I’ll Be Your Mirror (2:36) – Velvet Underground & Nico
Rainy Day, Dream Away (11:33) – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

MOJO Jack White Presents The Best Of Third Man Records (2014)

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The latest free CD from the August, 2014 issue of MOJO is as advert for Jack White’s record label, Third Man Records. It also happens to be one of MOJO‘s better and more diverse offerings of late. Find all 148 of MOJO‘s free CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

BLACK MILK Brain (4:27)
JOHN & TOM Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar (2:23)
THE GORIES Train Kept A Rollin’ (2:13)
POKEY LAFARGE Central Time (2:57)
MICAAEL KIWANUKA You’ve Got Nothing To Lose (3:14)
THE RACONTEURS Broken Boy Soldier (3:00)
THE WHITE STRIPES The Hardest Button To Button (3:32)
ROCKFIRE FUNK EXPRESS People Save The World (3:30)
THE DEAD WEATHER Blue Blood Blues (3:22)
GIBBY HAYNES You Don’t Have To Be Smart (1:38)
KELLEY STOLTZ Are You My Love (3:22)
DUANE Postcard From Hell (2:43)
FRANK FAIRFIELD Duncan & Brady (4:19)

MORE LOONEY TUNES: Bugs Bunny At The Symphony (2010) + That’s All Folks! Cartoon Songs From Merrie Melodies & Looney Tunes (2001)

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Live Toon Lunacy

Continuing my Kindness Of Strangers Tour… many thanks go out to Harry for sending along these excellent additions to our growing library of cartoon music. 2010′s Bugs Bunny At The Symphony is a live performance/recording of The Sydney Symphony performing selections from various Merrie Melodies – something I would pay dearly to have personally experienced. Of course, you’d have to drag me kicking and screaming to The Nutcracker, but cue up some Warner Bros. cartoon soundtracks, themes and sound effects, and I’d be there in a heartbeat… a condition I blame entirely on my upbringing in front of the TV set. Of course, there’s nothing kiddie about this music, an amazingly elaborate mash-up of modern orchestral composition and well-known American song… that just happens to serve as the backdrop to a brilliant series of Marx Brothers and Keystone Cops styled animation. Here it is live in concert. Just listen to the crowd’s rousing response to the “Merrie Melodies Theme” in this stuffy symphony setting to understand how this music has infiltrated our collective psyches. We’ve got plenty more along these lines in the archives, including A Big Box Of Looney Tunes – Music Scores For 71 Full Length Warner Bros. Cartoons – 4 hours of cartoon soundtracks (HERE), The Carl Stalling Project: Music From Warner Bros. Cartoons 1936-1958 and More Music From Warner Bros. Cartoons 1939-1957, along with Bugs Bunny On Broadway (all HERE), RAYMOND SCOTT The Music Of Raymond Scott: Reckless Nights And Turkish Twilights & Tex Avery Cartoons: Music From The Tex Avery Original Soundtracks (HERE). Find Bugs Bunny At The Symphony at Amazon, HERE.

Dance Of The Comedians From “The Bartered Bride” (5:18)
The Warner Bros. Fanfare/Merrie Melodies Theme (0:49)
“Baton Bunny” (4:15)
“Rhapsody Rabbit” (6:22)
I Love To Singa Medley (6:38)
“Zoom And Bored” (6:22)
“The Rabbit Of Seville” (7:27)
Overture To “The Beautiful Galatea” (6:57)
“Tom And Jerry In The Hollywood Bowl” (5:55)
“Scooby-Doo’s Hall Of The Mountain King” (2:24)
“Bedrock Ballet” (2:19)
“A Corny Concerto” (8:02)
Excerpt From “Long-Haired Hare” (2:56)
“What’s Opera, Doc?” (7:07)
Merrie Melodies Theme/”That’s All Folks!” (1:03)

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More Rare Cartoon Scores & Excerpts

Released by Kid Rhino in 2001, That’s All Folks! Cartoon Songs From Merrie Melodies & Looney Tunes is a 2CD collection of music, voices and effects from various Warner Bros. toons, almost all of which are not included on our Big Box Of Looney Tunes from last month. Even though I’m a big fan of cartoon music, this collection zoomed totally under my radar this century, as I didn’t even know it existed until Harry sent it along last week. This collection includes a handful of complete scores, mixed with compilation tracks compiled from numerous cartoons. A companion, of sorts, to Hal Willner’s Carl Stalling Project releases, except there are lots of character voices and sound effects on this kid-geared release. Fortunately, when it comes to Looney Tunes, it doesn’t matter how old you are to enjoy it. Find it at Amazon, HERE.

Book Revue (Complete Soundtrack) (7:02)
Bugs Bunny’s Greatest Hits (11:30)
Back Alley Oproar (Complete Soundtrack) (7:30)
Choral Classics (4:48)
Swingin’ Singers (13:17)
Katnip Kollege (Complete Soundtrack) (7:22)
What’s Opera, Doc? (Complete Soundtrack) (6:52)
Daffy And Porky: The Oddest Couple (6:46)
Looney ‘Toon Interludes (11:47)
Have You Got Any Castles? (Complete Soundtrack) (6:13)
Musical Moments (12:15)
Three Little Bops (Complete Soundtrack) (6:39)

VIC MIZZY COLLECTION: The Ghost And Mr. Chicken (1966), The Reluctant Astronaut (1967), The Shakiest Gun In The West (1968) + The Addams Family (1965)

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The Ghost And Mr. Chicken (1966)
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
The Shakiest Gun In The West (1968)
As Comically Memorable And As Richly Colorful As Cartoon Music

More from the kindness of strangers that I’ve been enjoying lately… Our pal RobJam has posted some of the great Vic Mizzy’s work in Readers Links and, being a stone cold fan, I figured we’d post some up top for all to revel in. Mizzy has scored other soundtracks in his career besides The Addams Family TV show and a few Don Knotts classics, but those just happen to be among his most recognizable work… as well as great examples of what can be achieved in the hands of a seasoned vet. Mizzy’s Don Knotts flicks are a masterclass in colorful, animated scoring that are as essential to the overall films as, say, Carl Stalling’s music was to The Warner Bros. Looney Tunes franchise. Because, in ways, Mizzy’s music is similar in theme, structure and execution. He’s prone to incorporate well-known Americana themes (like “Camptown Races” or “He’s A Jolly Good Fellow”) into his original arrangements, while his distinctively bright, offbeat and memorable cues easily match Knotts’ range of emotional situations; from clueless joy and puppy love to humiliation, rejection or steely reserve. You can’t listen to these film’s main character themes without picturing Knotts ambling down the street in his jerky, tic-ridden, cartoony way. Mizzy’s peak era of the mid-60s found him liberally incorporating plucked electric guitars and garage rock beds into his more traditional stylings, all colored with flighty vibes and jazzy brass blasts to accentuate the action. If you’re a fan, you know all this already. If not… you might enjoy these three essential soundtrack wonders, courtesy of RobJam, who also donated Mizzy’s Castle horror score, The Night Walker, HERE. Note that The Reluctant Astronaut includes scans of the outstanding booklet about Mizzy’s work, while The Shakiest Gun… boasts a slew of bonus tracks. Find hard copies of The Ghost And Mr. Chicken (HERE), The Reluctant Astronaut (HERE) and The Shakiest Gun In The West (HERE) at Amazon. I was so smitten I grabbed the Don Knotts Reluctant Hero Pack, 4 of his films (including the 3 above) on 2 DVDs, for under $10 used at Amazon, HERE.

Gaseous Globe (0:16)
Main Title (2:07)
Luther Has A Scoop (0:36)
Laugh’s On Luther (1:34)
The Bashful One (1:39)
Kelsey’s Tale (1:23)
Twenty Years Ago (0:22)
Super S’Luther (3:09)
Clock Watchers (3:12)
Oh, Chute (1:18)
Rickety Tik Phono (0:12)
Creepy Jeepers (2:47)
The Haunted Organ (1:02)
Hero To The Ladies (0:20)
Hero’s Picnic (2:07)
Picnic Table (1:05)
The Speech Is Over (1:01)
Alma Matters (4:11)
Back To The Mansion (0:57)
Chick-Napped (3:39)
Plucky Chicken (1:32)
The Wedding And Finale (0:57)
The When In Southern California, Visit Universal City Studios (0:23)

Main Title (2:43)
Jeepers (0:45)
Age of Descent – Buck Up (0:54)
The Send Off – Flight Shrubbed (2:06)
N.A.S.A. (1:09)
On the Double (0:53)
Donelli’s Man Fleming (0:53)
Long Distance – Short Change – Say Cheese (1:50)
Wishful Thinking (1:19)
Homecoming (0:35)
Stars and Stripes Forever (1:03)
A Real Swinger (2:15)
The Imposter (0:57)
Flight Fright – Rear, March (1:51)
A Couple of Losers (2:24)
Depth Charge (1:34)
Jetisoned (1:51)
Over the Top – Atta Boy, Roy (3:39)
Fly Guy – Getting Settled (2:26)
Crackers Away (1:18)
All Fouled Up (3:32)
Aloha Oi (1:42)
End Title (0:51)
End Cast (0:31)
Kiddleland Rocket Ride (2:03) – Bonus Track
Roy & Ellie at Kiddieland (2:12) – Bonus Track
Kiddieland – Back to Work (1:59) – Bonus Track
The Space Song (0:36) – Bonus Track
1967 Special Featurette & Interview Promo (12:00) – Bonus Track

Emblem (0:21)
Westward Ho (1:38)
Scared Stiff (2:47)
Posse Pursue Penny (1:55)
Stranger in Town (0:30)
New Penny (0:41)
Done and Done-in (0:41)
Faint Heart (1:13)
Penny’s Plan (2:13)
Wagons West! (2:10)
Campfire Guitar (1:44)
Hot Shots (2:02)
Indian Fighter (1:38)
New Duds (2:09)
Duel Purpose (0:25)
Seven Shooter (1:39)
The Tooth Hurts (1:00)
The Tooth Will Cut (0:47)
Mirage Montage (2:47)
Long Arm of the Squaw (2:14)
An Honorary Indian (1:10)
Penny Puncher (1:06)
End Credits (0:32)
Bad Penny (0:14) – Bonus Track
String Quartet Source (0:53) – Bonus Track
Tom Tom Drum Source (1:28) – Bonus Track
Tom Tom Drum Source (2:26) – Bonus Track
Radio Spot #1 (1:01) – Bonus Track
Radio Spot #2 (1:00) – Bonus Track
Radio Spot #3 (0:31) – Bonus Track
Radio Spot #4 (0:29) – Bonus Track
THE WILBURN BROTHERS “The Shakiest Gun in the West” (2:14) – Bonus Track

Am6YkOriginal Music From The Addams Family (1965)
Despite The Misleading Title…

The “official soundtrack” to The Addams Family is a bit of a cheat. In reality, it’s not a collection of Vic Mizzy’s original episodic cues from the show, but a recreation of the themes and melodies written for the series, and recorded after the fact in the studio specifically for this LP release. And, while this may be a disappointment to those who vividly remember the show’s actual (quite short) musical cues, this LP is still a fun example of Mizzy’s inspired musical ideas concocted for the show. The 60s-era characteristics are in abundance, with jazzy undercurrents, scat vocals and full length session performances replacing the abbreviated and tinny selections we remember emanating from those Magnavox 1″ TV speakers. This is the 1991 CD version of the 1965 LP release, HERE at Amazon.

The Addams Family: Main Theme (2:00)
Uncle Fester’s Blues (2:15)
Gomez (2:02)
Morticia’s Theme (2:42)
Lurch’s Theme (2:15)
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Tombstones (2:26)
Thing (2:00)
Laugh? I Thought I’d Die! (2:39)
On Shroud No. 9 (2:26)
The Addams House (1:38)
Hide And Shriek (2:40)
The Anxiety Tango (2:06)
The Addams Family: Main Theme (Vocal) (0:53)

RANDY BACHMAN & BURTON CUMMINGS The Thunderbird Trax (2006) The Guess Who Bandmates

FrontThe Thunderbird Trax (1987/2006)
Long Lost Home Demos From The Ex-Bandmates

More from the kindness of strangers (meaning: rarities found in Readers Links). This post isn’t the best place to start if you’re just now getting curios about Burton Cummings or Randy Bachman, as these tapes, by the former Guess Who bandmates, are but long-lost demos never intended for public consumption. But, fans will find some interest in these rare 1987 recordings… and the story that goes along with them. Both Cummings and Bachman were pretty much at career lows at this point in time, but were still communicating and working together, albeit, outside the public eye – and this collection was written and recorded by the pair (with a drum machine) in Bachman’s toolshed in 1987. Then… promptly forgotten about, until almost 18 years later when Burt decided to sell a cherished ’57 Thunderbird that Randy was lusting after. After getting the classic car restored, Bachman was “given a bag of junk stuff that was in the car: pencils, manuals, tire gauge, old registration and a tape.” The “tape” was this collection of homemade demos. The duo dubbed it The Thunderbird Trax, pressed up CD copies and has been selling it at shows (and through their website) since 2006. Musically, The Thunderbird Trax is more fascinating than essential, but the stylistic spirit of the old Guess Who is present, even if the entire band vibe isn’t. Many thanks to Thomas for posting this rarity in Readers Links. Of course, as regulars around here know, we love The Guess Who, and have tons to choose from if you’re interested, including THE GUESS WHO: Canned Wheat & American Woman (both HERE), Share The Land & The Way They Were (both HERE), So Long, Bannatyne (HERE), Rockin’ (HERE), Artificial Paradise (HERE), #10 (HERE), Road Food (HERE), Live At The Paramount (HERE), Live At Electric Ladyland, 1975 (HERE) – as well as RANDY BACHMAN & BURTON CUMMINGS: Jukebox (HERE) and solo BURTON CUMMINGS: Up Close And Alone (HERE), live at Massey Hall (HERE), Heart & Sweet Sweet (both HERE), June 16, 1977 The Bottom Line (HERE) and an unusual Canadian rarity with A Guess Who connection from SCRUBBALOE CAINE Round One (HERE).

American Dream (5:06)
In Your Eyes (3:46)
Yo Te Amo (6:08)
Just About Sane (3:36)
Martyr (3:05)
Something About That Woman (5:20)
Saturday’s Gloom (3:18)
Another One (5:36)


BRIAN ENO Kite Stories (1999)

FrontKite Stories (1999)
A Digital Chill Pill

I haven’t been getting out much, so most of what I’ve been listening to lately (and am posting this week) has come from the kindness of strangers on this blog… links found in Readers Links and in the comments of various posts. This gem was originally uploaded by Kwai Chang years ago, but I just got around to listening to it. Not available commercially (except directly from Eno, and the CD edition is long gone), Kite Stories is “three studies for an installation at the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki, 1999.” Part of Eno’s Installation Soundtrack Series. Mesmerizingly soothing, this is one you’ll put on loop and just plain forget to stop, at least until it chills your battered psyche enough to prepare you to face the outside world again. Which may be never. Thanks Kwai Chang. We’ve got more Eno in the archives, including Textures (HERE), Eno Box I: Instrumentals + Eno Box II: Vocals (both HERE), My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (with David Byrne, HERE) and 2011′s Drums Between The Bells (buried in a Wormhole, HERE).

Kites I (8:06)
Kites II (7:34)
Kites III (14:30)

THE BEATLES: THE CAPITOL ALBUMS Vol. 1 (2004) & Vol. 2 (2006) Meet The Beatles, The Beatles’ Second Album, Something New, Beatles ’65, The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, Help!, Rubber Soul (Original US Albums)

41n4dPP4jpLFIRST POSTED IN 2011: The Brits must think we’re daft for dragging these mangled, reverb-laden old Capitol Records releases back from oblivion and into the digital age. For youngsters not acquainted with the peculiarities of Beatlemania in America, Capitol Records took George Martin’s original tapes and doused them in reverb, then chopped the British albums into smaller differing configurations, all to squeeze a few extra sales out of a fad that was practically guaranteed to expire before the last lunch box or bubblegum card could roll off the assembly line. That’s how the The Beatles’ UK debut morphed into their 5th LP in the States, how The Beatles’ Second Album ended up being almost a ‘covers’ album, and how Capitol was able to squeeze out five Beatles albums in 1965 alone, Beatles ’65 (actually issued in December ’64), The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, Help! and Rubber Soul. For disciples, there are oddities to be found buried in these digital grooves; the false start on “I’m Looking Through You,” the original score music from Help! (first time on CD) and – it should probably be mentioned to those that think about these things – the mono on these first issue discs are “folded down,” 51JN6M0E24La combination of two stereo tracks into one. These are NOT the new 2014 re-issues that inexplicably used 2009 remastered files instead of the original Capitol masters we all remembered. These are the 2004 & 2006 box sets, The Capitol Albums Vol. 1 & 2 that were “compiled from the original U.S. master tapes.” For all their faults, Capitol did do one thing right for the new millennium crowd… they fit both stereo and mono versions on the same disc. A Hard Day’s Night is not included in the first Capitol box, as it was originally issued on United Artists Records – though Something New closely approximates it. So… why is it we Yanks seem to be clinging to these clearly inferior versions, oh-so-many decades later? Well, truth is… we’re not. Capitol was merely filling a minor marketing void with these re-issues, so except for those rabid collectors that just must have it all, there’s really only one reason all this stuff could hold any interest for the average Joe… memories. Those misty, water-colored memories of the way we were. Personally, I just wanted those nifty cover reproductions. Of course, we’ve got dozens of Beatles-related posts hiding in the archives… just click HERE. You can still get the 2004 & 2006 Capitol boxes at Amazon, HERE & HERE. File Under: The Beatles – Pop Rock, Vocal Group.

I Want To Hold Your Hand
I Saw Her Standing There
This Boy
It Won’t Be Long
All I’ve Got To Do
All My Loving
Don’t Bother Me
Little Child
Till There Was You
Hold Me Tight
I Wanna Be Your Man
Not A Second Time

Roll Over Beethoven
Thank You Girl
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Devil In Her Heart
You Can’t Do That
Long Tall Sally
I Call Your Name
Please Mr.Postman
I’ll Get You
She Loves You

I’ll Cry Instead
Things We Said Today
Any Time At All
When I Get Home
Slow Down
Tell Me Why
And I Love Her
I’m Happy Just to Dance With You
If I Fell
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand

No Reply
I’m A Loser
Baby’s In Black
Rock And Roll Music
I’ll Follow The Sun
Mr. Moonlight
Honey Don’t
I’ll Be Back
She’s A Woman
I Feel Fine
Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby

Love Me Do
Twist And Shout
Anna (Go To Him)
Ask Me Why
Please Please Me
PS I Love You
Baby It’s You
A Taste Of Honey
Do You Want To Know A Secret

Kansas City
Eight Days A Week
You Like Me Too Much
Bad Boy
I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party
Words Of Love
What You’re Doing
Yes It Is
Dizzy Miss Lizzie
Tell Me What You See
Every Little Thing

The Night Before
From Me To You Fantasy (Instrumental)
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
I Need You
In The Tyrol (Instrumental)
Another Girl
Another Hard Day’s Night (Instrumental)
Ticket To Ride
The Bitter End / You Can’t Do That (Instrumental)
You’re Gonna Lose That Girl
The Chase (Instrumental)

I’ve Just Seen A Face
Norwegian Wood
You Won’t See Me
Think For Yourself
The Word
It’s Only Love
I’m Looking Through You
In My Life
Run For Your Life

JOHN LENNON, YOKO ONO, FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS Live At The Fillmore East, June 5, 1971

Live At The Fillmore East
June 5, 1971
Lennon’s Mix & Zappa’s Mix, Side By Side

FROM 2010: It stands as John Lennon’s most daring live performance. The night he and Yoko Ono stepped onstage with Frank Zappa’s Mothers during the final days of the Fillmore East. Lennon released the tapes on Sometime in New York City in 1972. Zappa re-edited the material 20 years later for his own Playground Psychotics. Both mixes differ and have their own strengths. Still, either version of Lennon & The Mothers’ hair-raising opening, the Cavern Club-era cover of “Well (Baby Please Don’t Go),” must be considered one of John Lennon’s finest live recordings (acting as a reminder of how good Lennon was with a great band behind him). Yoko detractors routinely dismiss this entire show because of her equal presence. Instead… it might be her shining hour, and maybe Lennon and Ono’s live high-water mark, filled with sounds most people had never heard before… including improvisational adventures via Lennon’s noise-making and Yoko’s two-ton balls. It would be decades before Sonic Youth and Yamatsuka Eye would make this show’s raw guitar feedback and genre-shattering vocals appear cool, though… this history witnessing crowd seemed to get it OK. Say what you will about the credibility of their experimentations together, John & Yoko’s antics introduced millions of teens to their very first taste of mind-altering anti-music with “Revolution #9,” and then got weirder after that. Lennon’s artistic revenge (HERE) for Zappa’s We’re Only In It For The Money (HERE).

LENNON’S MIX (Sometime In New York City 1972)
Well (Baby Please Don’t Go) (4:40)
Jamrag (5:36)
Scumbag (4:28)
Au (8:02)

ZAPPA’S MIX (Playground Psychotics 1992)
Well (4:43)
Say Please (0:57)
Aaawk (2:59)
Scumbag (5:54)
A Small Eternity With Yoko Ono (6:07)

JIMI HENDRIX The Winterland Reels (1968)

The Winterland Reels (1968)
6 Complete Shows Over 3 Nights

From 2010: The original Experience, captured live at Winterland, October 10-12, 1968. These are the raw reels, later plundered for the Ryko release(s), Live At Winterland, as well as various Hendrix collections over the years. What you’ll hear over these 6-1/2 hours is all the music, patter, tuning, miscues and triumphs that took place during Hendrix’s three-day residency at the famed venue. The sound is raw but good, with plenty of tweaking and balancing happening on the fly. Note that because the tapes ran out during the early, Oct. 11 show, an audience bootleg was used for three songs to complete the set. As experienced fans know, the Experience wasn’t always at their peak, and Winterland is no exception. Between the 20 minute jams, drum & bass solos and Jimi’s growing intolerance for “the hits,” there are rushed performances, boring indulgences and plenty of out of tune moments. But… it’s a rare chance to hear three straight days of prime Experience. And how often does one get a chance to experience that? Hear “Manic Depression” from the Oct. 12 late show, below. We’ve got tons of Henrix in the archives, including… Blue Wild Angel (Isle Of Wight 1970, HERE), First Rays Of The New Rising Sun (HERE), Jimi By Himself: The Home Recordings (HERE), Studio ’69 (15 CDs of outtakes, HERE), Jimi Plays Monterey (HERE), South Saturn Delta (HERE), The Complete Are You Experienced (HERE), The L.A. Forum Concert (HERE), The Rainbow Bridge Concert (HERE), The Voodoo Chile Sessions (HERE), Winterland – the commercially produced 5CD box set of the above Reels (HERE), Jimi Hendrix Speaks (maybe his last audio interview, HERE), BBC Sessions (HERE) and Sacred Sources, Vol. 1 Live Forever (a 1993 CD produced by Carlos Santana that features some live Hendrix, HERE).

OCTOBER 10, 1968 (Early Show)
Intro (3:29)
Are You Experienced (7:37)
Voodoo Child (slight return) (7:38)
Red House (14:52)
Foxy Lady (6:15)
Like A Rolling Stone (9:48)
Star Spangled Banner (5:29)
Purple Haze/Outside Woman Blues (6:07)

OCTOBER 10, 1968 (Late Show)
Intro (2:42)
Tax Free (13:34)
Lover Man (4:28)
Sunshine Of Your Love (9:10)
Hear My Train A Comin(14:04)
Killing Floor (w/ Jack Casady on bass) (9:19)
Hey Joe (w/ Jack Casady on bass) (5:32)
Star Spangled Banner (7:34)
Purple Haze (7:28)

OCTOBER 11, 1968 (Early Show)
Intro (5:24)
Are You Experienced (w/ Virgil Gonsales on flute) (17:56)
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (8:15)
Red House (11:38)
Foxy Lady (Audience Tape) (6:06)
Star Spangled Banner (Audience Tape) (6:33)
Purple Haze (Audience Tape) (6:03)

OCTOBER 11, 1968 (Late Show)
Intro (2:19)
Tax Free (20:32)
Spanish Castle Magic (11:05)
Like A Rolling Stone (w/ Herbie Rich on organ) (11:35)
Lover Man (w/ Herbie Rich on organ) (6:11)
Hey Joe (w/ Herbie Rich on organ) (5:14)
Fire (w/ Herbie Rich on organ) (4:44)
Foxy Lady (w/ Herbie Rich on organ) (5:14)
Purple Haze (6:00)

OCTOBER 12, 1968 (Early Show)
Intro (3:41)
Fire (3:48)
Lover Man (5:37)
Like A Rolling Stone (12:14)
Foxy Lady (7:30)
Drum & Bass Jam (8:58)
Tax Free (9:06)
Hey Joe (7:12)
Purple Haze (3:40)
Wild Thing (3:39)

OCTOBER 12, 1968 (Late Show)
Intro (1:32)
Foxy Lady (9:31)
Manic Depression (5:55)
Sunshine Of Your Love (9:07)
Little Wing (4:41)
Spanish Castle Magic (7:07)
Red House (12:09)
Voodoo Child (slight return) (7:03)
Star Spangled Banner (4:57)
Purple Haze (7:45)