Friday, January 27, 2012

GIVE 'EM THE BOOT (rochester 1986)



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Format: 2 CDR,  19tracks, ~ 105min
Label: Zone 51 Prod 024.01/02

Disc1 : 42.29
01.  Rats In The Cellar
02.  Same Old Song And Dance
03.  Big Ten Inch Record
04.  My Fist Your Face
05.  Last Child
06.  Lord of the Thighs
07.  She's On Fire
08.  Walkin' The Dog
09.  The Hop

Disc 2 : 62.43
01.  Sweet Emotion
02.  Red House
03.  Back In The Saddle
04.  Shela
05.  Walk This Way
06.  Let The Music Do The Talking
07.  Milk Cow Blues
08.  Toys In The Attic
09.  Dream On
10.  Train Kept A Rollin'

Recorded at:
War Memorial Coliseum,
Rochester, NY 4 May, 1986

Comments:
Audience recording.

LIVE IN SPOKANE 1986



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Format: 2 CDR,  22tracks, ~ 91 min
Label: Zone 51 Prod 602.01/02

Disc1 : 46.54
01.  Opening
02.  Same Old Song And Dance
03.  Back In The Saddle
04.  Bone To Bone
05.  Big Ten Inch Record
06.  My Fist Your Face
07.  No Surprize
08.  Last Child
09.  She's On Fire
10.  The Hop
11.  Walkin' The Dog

Disc 2 : 43.32
01.  Red House (fragment)
02.  Lightning Strikes
03.  Come Together
04.  Shela
05.  Walk This Way
06.  Let The Music Do The Talking
07.  Sweet Emotion
08.  Toys In The Attic
09.  Dream On
10.  Train Kept A Rollin'

Recorded at:
Coliseum Spokane, Washington
January 19, 1986

Comments:
Audience Recording
Aero when they still were a dirty band at the
start of their Done With Mirrors tour in the Great Northwest. This is a wild and wooly affair, with the taper recording from near the stage down in the pit. The loud crowd add more than it subtracts from the show, adding a real rock and roll flavor to the proceedings. The band is tight and Tyler is having fun, singing a falsetto ending to "My Fist Your Face," threatening to kick some butt after getting pelted during "She's On Fire," and doing another weird spoken intro into "Lightning Strikes." Tyler said the band hasn't played Spokane in 10 years when they opened for Three Dog Night. Before "Come Together" a girl asks our taper "Can I sit on your shoulders." The taper responds he is recording, and she tells him she can record it for him (while on his shoulders, I presume!) He must have declined as she then asks others. A bit of a crazy but fun recording (with decent sound), although during the 1st 45 minutes the deck seems to stop momentarily at times. Ah to be at a rock show in 1986!!! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NINE LIVES AT THE CONVENTION CENTER ( duluth 1998 )



 
 
 
 
 
 
Format: 2 CDR,  19tracks, ~ 104min
Label: Zone 51 Prod 901.01/02

Disc1 : 44.01
01.  Nine Lives
02.  Love In An Elevator
03.  Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)
04.  Eat The Rich
05.  Livin' On The Edge
06.  Dream On
07.  Taste Of India
08.  Janie's Got A Gun
09.  What Kind of Love Are You On?

Disc 2 : 60.37
01.  Pink
02.  Draw The Line
03.  The Wanderer
04.  Stop Messin' Around
05.  Mother Popcorn/Intro/Walk this Way
06.  I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
07.  Cryin'
08.  Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
09.  Come Together
10.  Sweet Emotion/Heartbreaker  

Recorded at:
Duluth Enter. Convention Center,
Duluth, MN November 13, 1998

Comments:
Joe Perry returns to a dual singing spot and a first with singing Dion's 'The Wanderer' (a song played in the Project days)
Good audience reclording

Saturday, January 21, 2012

UP CLOSE



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Format: 2CD, 34 tracks, 157 min 54 sec
            Disc 1: 79:00; Disc 2: 78:54
Label: BEECH MARTIN RECORDS BM065/2

Disc 1:
1. Back In The Saddle
2. Big Ten Inch Record
3. Three Mile Smile
4. Reefer Head Woman
5. Dream On
7. Walk This Way
8. Milk Cow Blues
9. Rats In The Cellar
10. Toys In The Attic
11. Train Kept A Rollin'
12. Guitar Solo
13. Same Old Song And Dance
14. Draw The Line
15. Chip Away The Stone
16. Sweet Emotion
17. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
18. Sheila

Disc 2:
1. Rats In The Cellar
2. Same Old Song And Dance
3. Permanent Vacation
4. Mama Kin
5. Hangman Jury
6. Monkey On My Back
7. Don't Get Mad Get Even
8. Dream On
9. Love In An Elevator
10. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
11. Walk This Way
12. Chip Away The Stone '87
13. Love Me Two Times '88
14. Come Together '78
15. Rag Doll
16. No Surprise

Recorded at:
Disc 1:
1-12, Stage West, Hartford, CT on June 12, 1980.
13, ? (Cal Jam II?)
14, Upper Darby, PA from March 26 1978
15, ? (Cal Jam II?)
16, California Jam II, Ontario Speedway, Ontario, CA, March, 18, 1978.
17, remixes from 1987 (Dude This Way? Urban Dude Mix?)
18, Worcester, MA March 12 1986 (the concert that is on the Classics Live Complete bootleg)

Disc 2:
1-11, Hammersmith Odeon, November 15 1989 (although out of order)
12, this sounds different from the two versions previously released (on Gems and Pandora's Box). It sounds newer, so it might indeed be from 1987, as claimed.
13, this might be the original version from Less than Zero - I'm not sure.
14, this is the Greatest Hits version. Can't work out why it's included here.
15, Hampton, VA from November 16 1987 (the concert that is on the Virginia Connection bootleg, among others)
16, Worcester, MA March 12 1986 (the concert that is on the Classics Live Complete bootleg)

Comments:
Excellent collection of FM stereo broadcasts from 1978-1988 plus various studio and demo recordings.

Disc 1: While Track 16 does seem to be from the Cal Jam 2, Draw The Line (Track 14) is definitely NOT. It is from Upper Darby, PA from March 26 1978 - the same track that appears on the official Live Bootleg album and on bootlegs such as The Ultimate Killer Show. I'm not sure where SOSAD and Chip Away The Stone (Tracks 13 and 15) come from, but I'm fairly positive they are not from Cal Jam 2, either.

Disc 1: The Hartford concert is a KBFH FM broadcast which features Crespo on guitar during their A Rut In The Nights Tour.
CD Lists the concert as being Hartford 78 and the track Reefer Head Woman as Desperate Woman Blues.
Three of the Cal Jam II Numbers are available on the official California Jam II 2 album (Columbia 1978) but Sweet Emotion is previously unreleased.
Of the unreleased studio sessions, the Sheila session is likely to be 1985. This CD disc has to be one of the longest ever with 79 minutes of music cramped on it.

Disc 2: The London concert is listed incorrectly as 1990. There has been some reordering of the tracks from the original Radio 1 FM Broadcast with Big Ten Inch Record omitted.
Chip Away The Stone recording is believed to be the studio recording from 1978 that appeared as a US single and latter appeared on Gems.
Love Me Two Times, the Doors cover from 1988, can also be found on the Less Than Zero soundtrack from 1990.
The Come Together 1978 recording is that they released as a US single and appeared on Greatest Hits.

BOSTON STRANGLERS








 
 
Format: 2 CD, 25 tracks,
Disc 1 : 76 min 45 sec. Disc 2 : 49 min 05 sec.
Label: Beech Marten BM021/22 (1991)


Disc 1:
1. Same Old Song And Dance
2. F.I.N.E.
3. Monkey On My Back
4. Permanent Vacation
5. Janie's Got A Gun
6. Mama Kin
7. Voodoo Medicine Man
8. Red House
9. Rag Doll
10. Draw The Line
11. Dream On
12. Love In An Elevator
13. Dude Looks Like A Lady
14. Sweet Emotion
15.Peter Gunn Catasrophe
16. Walk This Way


Disc 2:
1. S.O.S (Too Bad)
2. Somebody
3. Dream On
4. Write Me
5. Walk This Way
6. Sweet Emotion
7. No More No More
8. Same Old Song And Dance
9. Toys In The Attic
10. Train Kept A Rollin'


Recorded:
Details itself as being Boston, April 1990 for Disc 1. In fact is The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, January 19, 1990. Disc 2, says June 1975, but is Shaeffer Music Festival, Central Park NY, August 29, 1975.


Comments:
Superb Stereo. Disc 1 is a incomplete Philadelphia concert, one month into the USA Pump Tour, taken from West wood One "Superstar Concert Series" broadcast May 1990. Disc 2 is the 10 songs complete version of Central Park 1975 concert taken from King Biscuit Flour Hour FM Broadcast (This track order is from the January 1991 re-broadcast). It has an excellent raw sound with numbers from their new Toys in the Attic album including their new single, Walk This Way which had been released in the USA the day before.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

LIVE IN MUSKEGON 1985



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Format: 1 CDR,  14 tracks, ~ 70 min
Label: Zone 51 prod 422.01

Disc1 : 
01.  Press Conference
02.  Opening
03.  Rats In The Cellar  
04.  Bone To Bone
05.  Big Ten Inch Record
06.  Three Mile Smile
07.  Reefer Head Woman   
08.  Lord Of The Thighs
09.  Movin' Out
10.  Last Child
11.  Back In The Saddle
12.  Lightning Strikes
13.  Same Old Song And Dance  
14.  Milk Cow Blues

Recorded at:
the lc walken arena .
muskegon.mi.14/01/1985

Comments:
Aerosmith here on its "Back In The Saddle"
tour. The band reunited in 1984 and went out
on tour without a record. This is the last known
 document of that tour. The recording opens
with a pre-gig press conference that was
recorded at the LC Walker Arena by local radio station WLAV, which is broadcasted
it after the fact in segments in the following weeks. Someone did a nice job of recording the segments and putting them together. Separately we have an audience recording of the gig itself, which starts off well enough. Through halfway of "Lord of the Thighs" the sound is solid, kinda loud, rattley and in your face like the band should be recorded. But middway through the tune the batteries seem to lose power and the tape begins to speed up and warble. From here out the show is pretty much a mess, speed fluctuations, poor sound, etc., but the tunes are still recognizable. Before "Three Mile Smile" Tyler quizes a band member (Perry?) about which album the tune is from, and he gets the wrong answer "Aerosmith."  An interesting artifact of the band, albeit flawed. A little bit of rock and roll history from Michigan!   

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

BIG OMNI INCH RECORD (atlanta 1986)



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Format: 2 CDR, 17 tracks, ~ 101min
Label: Zone 51 Prod  248.01/02

Disc1 : 46.07
01. Rats In The Cellar
02. Mama Kin
03. Big Ten Inch Record
04. My Fist Your Face
05. Last Child
06. She's On Fire
07. The Hop
08. Lord Of The Thighs
09. Red House
10. Lightning Strikes

Disc 2 : 55.04
01. Shela
02. Walk This Way
03. Let The Music Do The Talking
04. Sweet Emotion
05. Toys In The Attic
06. Dream On
07. Train Kept A Rollin'

Recorded at:
The Omni, Atlanta, GA
25 March, 1986

Comments:
Good audience recording.