Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Rise and shine, all you gold digging mothers...

Feels like an ideal title for a post offering a live Kings of Leon bootleg...

Kings of Leon @ Big Day Out
Sydney, Australia || January 26, 2006

FM source: sounds great but there are a couple of radio promos thrown inbetween songs that distract from the 'live' ambiance... still crisp though...

1. Triple J Intro
2. Molly's Chambers
3. Pistol of Fire
4. Wasted Time
5. Razz
6. Soft
7. The Bucket
8. Milk
9. Four Kicks
10. King of the Rodeo
11. California Waiting
12. Spiral Staircase
13. Slow Nights, So Long
14. Trani
15. Head to Toe (out of order)

Great to hear a nice live version of "Trani." This song is rather surprising, in that it's a showstopper. I would generally assume the band would go out with a hard rocker, but the band picked well to make this their set closer... a slow burner, that just completely takes off at the end. Another reason why Kings of Leon is one of the best bands around right now. I'm anxiously awaiting the new album. The new songs they played when I saw them at Summerfest were already really strong.

(I've switched to using to host these songs. It is an easier DL process than and offers the same link activity, etc. I think you can only DL one at a time, but that appears to be the only drawback. In general you should find it an improvement. As always, if you're not already supporting this band by buying their music, you should be ashamed.)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Bob Marley Live from Rotterdam

Back in the day, I had an amazing Bob Marley bootleg on tape from Holland's Ahoy Club. It was a a really crisp SBD -- especially considering it was recorded in 1978. Well, I lost the tape (left it in a friend's car and it got "lost") and vowed to try to get another copy of the show if at all possible.

After years of searching, I finally found it! I thought I'd post some highlights for anyone who wants to take a listen.

Bob Marley and the Wailers
Ahoy Hallen - Rotterdam, Holland
July 7, 1978

Setlist: Positive Vibration, The Heathen, Dem Belly Full, Concrete Jungle, Rebel Music, War > No More Trouble, Crisis, Running Away > Crazy Baldheads, I Shot the Sherrif, No Woman No Cry, Is This Love?, Jammin'.
Encore: Easy Skanking, Get Up Stand Up -> Exodus.

Friday, September 08, 2006

You do it to someone else...

Generally, I find tribute albums pretty unfulfilling. It is difficult for another artist to come in and recreate the brilliance of another's piece of work and most attempts just don't resonate. While the occasional cover can absolutely make a performer's live show, recording those versions are often a mistake.

That said, you have to hear this version of Radiohead's "Just" from the Exit Music tribute. DJ/producer Marc Ronson absolutely nails it. The song is completely reimagined with big band horns and Shaft guitars. It smokes... and is just the type of song that begs for mix tape inclusion.

Mark Ronson feat. Alex Greenwald || Just (Radiohead cover)

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Conan O'Brien 1864 Baseball

There should be no argument that Conan is the funniest man in late night television. As good as he is on the set, however, he's at his best in segments like this one where his ability to think on the fly and improvise really shines. The Onion AV Club had a great interview with Conan last week. Well worth a read.