BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS The Record Plant, December 1973 & Exodus "Scratch" Demos, 1977

The Record Plant, December 1973
Exodus “Scratch” Demos, 1977

Two Excellent Live BMW Boots

One more blast of live Bob Marley, including an unreleased show taped at The Record Plant in Sausalito, California, taped somewhere around the same time as the Live At Leeds concert. I’ve seen at least three different dates attributed to this show, so we’ll just say it’s from December, 1973 (see comments). The second unofficial set is comprised of well-recorded studio performances from the Exodus sessions in 1977. They’re called demos, but that’s misleading, as some of the backing tracks sound almost like the official tapes. There are a few sonic issues but they’re very minor. Great stuff, from an album many still consider to be Marley’s best work.


THE RECORD PLANT
Rastaman Chant (6:25
)
Bend Down Low (4:29)
Slave Driver (3:48)
You Can’t Blame The Youth (4:05)
Stop That Train (4:06)
Burnin‘ & Lootin (6:47)
Kinky Reggae (5:14)
Get Up, Stand Up (5:03)
Lively Up Yourself (7:34)
Walk The Proud Land (4:03)

EXODUS “SCRATCH” DEMOS
Misty Morning
(4:03)
Easy Skanking (3:14)
Is This Love? (4:14)
Jammin (3:34)
Exodus (7:55)
She’s Gone (4:24)
Waiting In Vain (4:51)
Turn Your Lights Down Low (3:59)
Running Away (4:19)
Time Will Tell (3:39)

 

17 Comments

  • 1
    Anonymous
    February 4, 2010 - 15:51 | Permalink

    Hey Good Cap'n, the Record Plant date was actually recorded on Oct. 31, 1973 (Halloween, not that it would have mattered to The Wailers), it was first broadcasted on San Francisco's KSAN FM in Dec. '73

  • 2
    Capt. Willard
    February 4, 2010 - 15:54 | Permalink

    Thanks. That explains (some of) the variety of dates. Recorded Oct. 31st, but not broadcast until either Dec. 1st or 2nd. Maybe some of the tapers were in different time zones, too.

  • 3
    lemonflag
    February 4, 2010 - 16:21 | Permalink

    Thanks.

  • 4
    Capt. Willard
    February 4, 2010 - 15:38 | Permalink

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  • 5
    Jon Frost
    February 5, 2010 - 01:35 | Permalink

    The Record Plant show is literally one of my favorite CDs of ALL TIME

  • 6
    Anonymous
    February 6, 2010 - 23:04 | Permalink

    I think at this rate of mega quality posts, a promotion is due to you soon Captain….
    Censusloss

  • 7
    Timbo
    February 8, 2010 - 13:59 | Permalink

    Wow. Astounding. Thanks much.

  • 8
    Big Trev
    February 10, 2010 - 19:19 | Permalink

    Hey! Just discovered your blog through the Fuzzy site. Amazing stuff. Thanks for all the Wailers. This was their best period for me, 72-73.

  • 9
    gaz
    March 23, 2010 - 17:01 | Permalink

    hi,
    thanks so much for the scratch demos
    ive never heard these before and its excellent

    thanks :)

  • 10
    Anonymous
    November 18, 2010 - 22:18 | Permalink

    Thought you were lost in the jungle. Glad I found you, again. Have a very nice Thanksgiving.

  • 11
    Anonymous
    December 22, 2010 - 17:05 | Permalink

    thank you, w, love this tape with the keys in the front

  • 12
    T-Bird
    April 3, 2011 - 20:40 | Permalink

    the story i'd heard about the record plant date was that it was recorded after they got kicked off the opening slot on the sly stone tour (for blowing him off the stage) and they were stranded in sf. the broadcast helped cement their (new) fanbase in the states and become the stars that we now know them to be.

  • 13
    W
    April 3, 2011 - 20:42 | Permalink

    Never heard that one. Thanks.

  • 14
    JD
    April 25, 2012 - 09:21 | Permalink

    Great stuff-thanks so much!

  • 15
    July 20, 2013 - 12:43 | Permalink

    I believe they’re called the “Scratch Demos” because Lee “Scratch” Perry produced them.

  • 16
    Erik
    September 26, 2013 - 11:15 | Permalink

    Thank you for the Record Plant show! It is staggeringly good. The sound is perfect, the performance is off the charts.

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