Category Archives: Management

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fripp (2013)


BobThanks to my pal, RS… who manages to find and forward links that are somehow more interesting and entertaining than his previous finds. This one… stars “Toyah Wilcox, and her husband, Robert.” Prepare to abandon all that you thought you knew and erroneously believed you understood.

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ADDITIONS TO OLDER POSTS: Emitt Rhodes (The Merry-Go-Round), The Rolling Stones, The Plastic Ono Band, Dave Edmunds, Paul McCartney’s RAM, Iron Butterfly & Frank Sinatra

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EMITT RHODES
We’ve upgraded our Emitt Rhodes post to include Emitt’s 1967 recordings with The Merry-Go-Round – the excellent compilation, Listen Listen: The Definitive Collection. 29 tracks of essential pop in The Beatles psych 60s mode, with almost all of the tunes written by Rhodes. We’ve also just posted a very rare 45 B-side, “Golden Child Of God” – an alternate version that never made it to the CD age. Those that know the tune from Emitt’s 2nd solo album, Mirror, will hear the differences in harmonies and instrumentation. An obscure B-side to the equally rare 45, “Tame The Lion.” Find these, along with Emitt Rhodes (1970), Mirror (1971), The American Dream (1969/1971), Farewell To Paradise (1973) and Rhodes Rarities, a collection of oddities, live tracks and radio interviews, HERE.

Satanic3THE ROLLING STONES
For those that thought 8CDs of outtakes from The Rolling Stones’ Their Satanic Majesties Request wasn’t quite enough… here’s another box full. Four more discs, Volume Three, to add to Volume One & Volume Two… so you can wallow in 12CDs of the psych ramblings and mayhem of The Rolling Stones on drugs to your heart’s content. Find it all HERE.

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Live Peace In Toronto, 1969 is one of the few John Lennon albums that has yet to be remastered by Yoko Ono for the new millennium. We’ve had the 1995 CD version in the archives for years, but have just added the 2005 Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs reissue… their “Original Master Recording” version. Find it HERE.

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With a little clicking, you could have found Iron Butterfly’s early catalog (2009 reissues) buried in a Wormhole (#17), and this Rhino Handmade 2CD live set, Fillmore East 1968, is a worthy addition. Find it, along with Heavy (1968), In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968), Ball (1969), Live (1970) and Metamorphosis (1970), HERE.

FrontPAUL McCARTNEY’S RAM x 6
Our tribute to Paul McCartney’s RAM keeps growing. We’ve now got six versions of the album, including Paul’s original (the Deluxe Edition), Thrillington (Paul’s own muzak version), RAM On L.A. (Various Artists), TOM (Various Artists), Pure McCartney (by Tim Christensen) and now, The RAM Project (by Dave Depper). Find them all, and hear samples from each, HERE.

Odds & EdmundsDAVE EDMUNDS
Last year we put together a Dave Edmunds compilation called Odds & Edmunds. It included a bunch of rare B-sides, Dave’s Everly Brothers covers with Nick Lowe and some of his scattered soundtrack work on Porky’s Revenge and Stardust. At the time, we had to source the Stardust material from an inferior vinyl rip. We’ve upgraded those 1975 tracks with digitally remastered rips for a new version of the 21 track Odds & Edmunds. Find it, along with Get It (1977), Tracks On Wax 4 (1978) and The College Radio Network Presents Dave Edmunds And Rockpile (1978), HERE.

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Ole Blue Eyes Is Back! We’ve got two new live recordings to add to our post, Frank Sinatra A Live Collection. The gold CD release of Sinatra ’57 – In Concert (1999) and Live At The Meadowlands (1985/2009). Find these, along with Sinatra At The Sands, Sinatra And Sextet Live In Paris, At Villa Venice Chicago Vol. I & Vol. II, The Summit-In Concert, The Rat Pack Live At The Sands, The Main Event, Live In Australia 1959, Seattle Washington June 9 1957, Live From Las Vegas, Sinatra 80th: Live In Concert, and the Vegas box set (w/ Live At The Sands, November 1961, Live At The Sands, January/February 1966, Live At Caesar’s Palace, March 1982, Live At The Golden Nugget, April 1987). All HERE.

Two Things…

Actually, a Third Thing…
B, who was kind enough to supply us with tons of Zevon Bonus Tracks (coming next week), is on the lookout for two bootleg Zevon rarities, if anyone happens to have them and can pass them along. It would be much appreciated (as it’s always nice to return favors). Let us know.
“Up On The Cross”
“I’m A Shadow Of Him”

Thanks to 3410 and The Artíste for filling the gaps in our Zevon Bonus Tracks collection supplied by B. We’ll get a Zevon comp up next week.
From Transverse City
“Networking” (Acoustic Demo Version)”
From Sentimental Hygiene
“Leave My Monkey Alone (Spanish)”
“Nocturne (Instrumental)”

DEAD LINKS MediaFire links are virtually useless and there are a lot of them here. I’ve been replacing them for months, but I find more every day. So… if you stumble on one (or a dozen), and there’s no other working link to access the file, just leave a comment saying it’s dead and I’ll get to it pronto. Thanks for the help.

And Your Bird Can Swing Forum

Blank Frank’s got his new And Your Bird Can Swing Forum up and running. It’s a place to share blogs and blog info, among other things. Frank’s gotta know you to join-up, though, so line up your references.

A New Home

We had originally planned to make the move off of Google last month, with our most recent incarnation of this blog, but got lazy. Now, it seems, there’s not much choice. The problem is DMCA complaints, which we are always more than happy to abide by. We just don’t like the idea of getting our address taken away without our knowledge. So, now we’ve got our own. If any artist or label wants something removed, we’ll be happy to take care of that. If they would rather complain formally, then I’ll be happy to respond through their filings and/or paperwork myself. It would be quicker, however, to just contact me directly.

We’re still ironing out the kinks and dealing with details (we lost some of our comments again, sorry) and we’re still doctoring up a bunch of old posts (we’ve got around 650 now), but well be posting again this week. Thanks for your patience. Please spread the new address around. We’d appreciate it.

http://www.willardswormholes.com/

Willard