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Sunday, May 25, 2014

More stuff from the Dave Sez collection

Again, Dave Sez is one of the most valuable contributors to this blog......he gives us LOTS of varied
stuff, most of which is EXTREMELY rare......we are all quite lucky that he has generously shared these parts of his archive with us.

First we'll put up a 1992 show from a reformed Television, a very favorite band of mine.....great to hear "Venus" and "Marquee Moon", no matter what circumstances they fall under. Here's the text supplied straight from the man:

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Television - Live at the Academy NYC 1992 (2003)

01 - Intro
02 - 1880 or So
03 - This Tune
04 - Venus
05 - Beauty Trip
06 - No Glamour for Willi
07 - Call Mr Lee
08 - Prove It
09 - The Rocket
10 - Rhyme
11 - In World
12 - Marquee Moon
Lossless rip thanks to Hans De Vente!
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From http://www.thewonder.co.uk/live92.htm:
CD only, Ohoo Music (USA), 2003

Tom Verlaine: Guitar, vocals
Richard Lloyd: Guitar, backing vocals
Fred Smith: Bass, backing vocals
Billy Ficca: Drums

"Ladies and Gentlemen, and others as well..."
The first release from Television since 1992, this is a CD released through the band and sold at gigs in the USA in March 2003. Recorded on the first reunion tour to support the release of Television, 8 of the 11 songs come from that album and the other three from Marquee Moon. The final part of the Intro eases into "1880 or So" and before you know it Richard Lloyd pulls off a startling guitar break; later in the song Verlaine throws out fractured, sharp lines. Before the first song is over you hear what Television live has become. A rare and a wonderful thing. Either of these guitarists would be enough to front any band; together the combination of their differing styles and sounds creates a seemingly-limitless range of great moments. Currents and crosscurrents, oppositions and interlocking attacks. Verlaine's stark, off-centre inventions locked in with Lloyd's fiery, inventive excitement. All of this going on over Fred Smith's rock-solid bass and Billy Ficca's tight-but-loose foundation. And, of course, the hi-hat.
That old 70's insult that Television were "the Grateful Dead of punk"? Nonsense, of course. There's no stoned noodling here, no self-indulgent thirty-minute showcase excess. And this band has two guys who can play rhythm guitar. No other band I can think of plays together like this. Check out: The way in which, in "Beauty Trip", over staccato drumming and walking bass-line, the guitars share a dialogue - Verlaine's rhythm spilling off into Lloyd's liquid runs, as if Richard was finishing a sentence which Tom started. Verlaine creating the space for Lloyd to stretch out into a great break (which never overpowers the rest of the band sound. When Verlaine's guitar break does erupt, it makes sense in its timing and structure and lasts exactly long enough.
The series of little 'stroked' lines that Verlaine plays just before the last verse of "Prove It". I'm struck by how mathematically beautiful Television's music can be - a kind of random precision.
In "The Rocket", how out-of-control it can all sound even when I know it's not - the guitars in opposition to each other, Verlaine's almost taunting and Lloyd's screaming in reply.
You want dynamic tension? Listen to how the tumbling fierce end of "The Rocket" careers to a halt then mutates into the hesitant, minimal sketches that structure "Rhyme". The way the bass and snare drum create and hold a constant feeling of uncertainty/holding back that supports Verlaine's stream-of-consciousness vocal until there's almost nothing going on, everything clipped and tense along with the almost-inarticulate vocal.
The way the guitars build and layer "Marquee Moon" over the muscular rhythm. Verlaine seems to leave the song for a time, keeping on ear on it, pulling the most urgent noise from his guitar before slotting right back in to help push it to the climax (and yeah, this is sexy music).

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Next up rare Clash show, at least I don't have it whcih makes it "rare" nearly by definition. It is from 1982, at Montgo Bay......here is the text for THIS classic rarity:
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The Clash - November 27, 1982
Jamaica World Music Festival - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony TC-D5M/TDK MA-C90/Dolby B)
Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/44.1k) ->
Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC/16
(1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
April 15, 2011
Notes:
-- Thanks to Frank Streeter for lending me his masters
Setlist:
d1t01 - Introduction
d1t02 - London Calling
d1t03 - Police On My Back
d1t04 - The Guns Of Brixton
d1t05 - The Magnificent Seven (w/ Armagideon Time)
d1t06 - Junco Partner
d1t07 - Spanish Bombs
d1t08 - One More Time
d1t09 - Train In Vain
d1t10 - Bankrobber
d1t11 - This Is Radio Clash
d1t12 - Clampdown
d1t13 - Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
d1t14 - Rock The Casbah
Encore:
d1t15 - Straight To Hell
d1t16 - I Fought The Law
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Since the Clash is in Flac, I opted to split it, raher than convert it.

ANd finally, a great Wilko Johnson special, from 1986, another rarity/clasic that you will no question enjoy too. We are lucky that Dave Sez is willing to share these great rarities with us, take the chance to thank him!

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Wilko Johnson Special

From the Dave Sez archive
1986 Japan FM In Studio @ 320, full artwork
1. Intro
2. All Right
3. All Through The City
4. Looked Out My Window
5. Keep It To Myself
6. Dr. Dupree
7. Muskrat
8. Sneakin' Suspicion
9. Route 66 (With Makoto Ayukawa)
10. Highway 61
11. Back In The Night
12. She Does It Right
13. Bye Bye Johnny
Thanks to hearrockcity! See http://hearrockcity.blogspot.com/2013/04/in-my-time-of-dying-cough.html HRC also has a great live Wilko gig from Belgrade in 1990 at http://hearrockcity.blogspot.com/2014/03/still-alive-and-well.html
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Wilko - "In Memory Of Muddy", live in France 1983, bootleg EP Loser 001, @ 320, no artwork
1. Rolling And Tumbling
2. Sneakin' Suspicion
3. I Got My Mojo Working
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Wilko & Lew Lewis Band - Bottle Up And Go! EP 1983 (out of print), @ 320, full artwork
01. Caravan Man
02. Bottle Up And Go!
03. I Wanna Be Your Lover
04. Looked Out My Window
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Celia & The Fabulous Mutations - You Better Believe Me
October 1977 45 A side @ 192, full artwork
(by Celia Gollin, JJ Burnel of the Stranglers, Wilko Johnson and Terry Williams of Rockpile)


SO thanks to Dave Sez again......he is doing an incredible service, sharing his rarities throught our
planet......this is ALL good shit and you will like it, I am certain.......It's an honor that such a legend of internet sharing/rarities comping has chosen this blog as one of his distribution points!

7 comments:

  1. WILKO SPECIAL
    http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/82807773/file.html

    TELVISION PART 1
    http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/34832423/file.html

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  2. CLASH 1
    http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/98001467/file.html

    CLASH 2
    http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/50867450/file.html

    TELEVISON 2
    http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/52733686/file.html

    TELEVISION 3
    http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/299546/file.html

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  3. Thanks, Scott, and here's some more rare Wilko - go get!

    http://le-vicomte-rocka-rolla.blogspot.com/2013/03/wilko-johnson-1980-03-07-bx-begles.html

    http://le-vicomte-rocka-rolla.blogspot.com/2013/03/drfeelgood-1975-paris-bataclan.html

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

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  4. And Feelgoods fans shouldn't miss this one, at Rockpalast in 1980 with Gypie Mayo in WAV:

    http://ratb0y69.blogspot.com/2014/05/6-years-of-this-blog.html

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

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  5. Thanks so much for the Television. I was actually at that show and have had a cassette of what appears to be a version of what Dave Sez provided here (don't remember exactly where I'd acquired the tape; it had fairly decent cover art, etc, and I'd bought it a a Greenwich village record store, but it was definitely fan-made). At any rate, it wasn't very good quality at all, but if one turned it all the way up, the intensity of the band was more than apparentand it made for a great occasional memory that I stopped revisiting a few years ago. I saw a couple more of the reunion shows along the way, but when I saw them for the last time (at Summerstage in Central Park), Jimmy Ripp had replaced Lloyd and while I have nothing against Ripp, it was no longer the band for me. I probably saw TV 20 times or so, even a show at a Burger & Brew in Hartsdale, NY (in '77 I think; there's actually a recording of this floating around on the 'net-Doom and Gloom maybe? and it's fantastic despite the sorta thin audience recording). There's so much music out there that I love to death, but TV hit me in a certain spot that I know others feel too, and they were just one of the most exciting live bands I've ever seen in my life...on many occasions.Thanks for so much great stuff on your blog and for taking the time to write good annotation and invite cool guests to post and all that. I'm 53 y/o myself and don't get to DL or listen all that much, so when I do it means that much more to me. Thanks again.

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  6. Television was one of those bands that once they bit you, it was all over. There just aren't a lot of bands operating in that same sphere. Thanks for the post!

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  7. Thank you for posting the Academy '92 show - the links are dead now. Is there a chance you could re-up it please? Thanks so much Scott!

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