The Crazy world of Arthur Brown - Live at Le Guess Who festival in Utrecht, 2015-11-20 
Friday, November 27, 2015, 11:05 PM - Music, - UK, English
I have to admit: I wasn't expecting too much when I went to the concert of this 73 year old veteran. But I wanted to see this legend one more time.
The last time was in 1972 at the Hammerveld Jazz Festival in Roermond. No special good memories of that performance.

What a relief: the man was in very good shape and so was his voice and band. 'Godverdommer' he shouted at the delirious audience. A smile appeared on my face on the first notes and didn't went away.
I completely forgot to turn on the recorder on my phone, so this recording fades in at the fifth song of the set.

Photo by Juri Hiensch

I Put a Spell on You (partial)
Touched by All
Time Captives
Gypsy Escape

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Legowelt meets LIMA - Live TrouwAmsterdam, 2014-10-30 
Friday, October 31, 2014, 01:10 AM - Music, - NL, English
Music for Found Footage #3
Audience recording with Nokia Lumia 920.

This program present a selection of classic works from the LIMA (formerly Montevideo/NIMK) archive. The videos of this program were produced between 1979 and 1988 by five Dutch and international video artists, including works by pioneers of European video art such as Klaus vom Bruch, Reinier Kurpershoek and Ron Sluik. The selection focuses on the aesthetics of video art produced in the 80s, when the practise of remixing or manipulating film and video footage became popular among artists to create new narrative pieces. The program is presented in collaboration with LIMA.

Live score by Legowelt

With a career ranging over a decade, Danny Wolfers AKA Legowelt is one of the most respected Dutch indie electronic music producers active today. Always away from trends or hypes, his studio productions and legendary live sets blend different styles of electronics music to create a truly unique sound.

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A Certain Ratio - Live Paradiso, Amsterdam, 1980-11-02 
Monday, March 12, 2012, 09:22 PM - Music, - UK, English
From the Valeri vaults.

From the notes:
A fairly rare & classic ACR soundboard from their late 1980 Benelux tour digitised from an unknown gen tape. I've cleaned this up a bit as there was a lot of noise (tape deterioration) over the first three tracks and am quite pleased with the results. The last two (encore) tracks are from an audience recording, and although of pretty messy quality are included for completeness.

unknown gen tape > CDR > EAC > WAV > Cool Edit (norms & splits etc) > FLAC > MP3 (lame hq VBR)

1 Felch
2 Oceans
3 And Then Again
4 Loss
5 Forced Laugh
6 My Spirit
7 Winter Hill
// from audience recording
8 Unknown (encore)
9 Shack Up (encore)

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23 Skidoo - Live Aorta Amsterdam 1984 
Thursday, March 8, 2012, 11:43 PM - Music, - UK, English
In 2007, Valeri from Bulgaria sent me a dvd-rom with various live recordings of post-punk bands. Surprisingly enough mostly from Dutch venues. A gift from a Dutch friend he explained later. A lot were Dutch radio broadcasts.
I totally forgot about this present until I saw it passing by while making a backup of my harddisk.

From the notes:
In 1984, the dutch radiostaion VPRO recorded a concert by 23 Skidoo in Aorta,
Amsterdam, a squat run by an artists collective.
There were always memorable performances and concerts there.
This is one of them !
Tracks (alas) unknown.

1. ?
2. ?
3. The Gospel Comes To New Guinea (version)
4. ?
5. ?
6. ?
7. ?
8. Assassins of Soul (Assassin)
9. Assassins of Soul (Shugyosha Step) (incomplete)

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Mo - ha ha! ['ha:`ha:] the sound of laughing; (1982, NL, Pop) 
Monday, January 16, 2012, 06:50 PM - Music, - NL, English
When I first heard popduo Bauer, it reminded of the Mo (Nancy boy do I hate her, Fred Astaire). Not really justified, but anyway, I found this lp and digitized it.

Side one:
1 ADSR [2:21]
2 Cheese [2:39]
3 Breakfast [3:24]
4 White prins [3:35]
5 Human race put on display [3:42]
6 Madman [2:21]

Side two:
1 Old friend [4:07]
2 Try me [3:12]
3 The sound of laughing [2:18]
4 Jovial scene [3:23]
5 Nicky knits [2:54]
6 Stress [2:59]

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Pepper Spraying Cop vs Tourist Guy 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 01:32 PM - Fun

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Sammie America's MAM - Live Vara's Popkaravaan 1983 
Monday, November 21, 2011, 09:59 PM - Music, - NL, English

A lot of 'mechanical' bands existed around 1980 in the Netherlands. Sammie's MAM was imho one of the best. More musical and less artificial than the rest. Although a bit dated, Sammie still sounds fresh nowadays.

Vara's Popkaravaan (yes, MAM had to play on a campground, one of those lame ideas Dutch broadcasters come up with during summers)

1 Your world far world (partial) [1:53]
2 It's slipping away [5:26]
3 The Stockhausen sound [5:40]
4 Life is life [4:09]
5 Wat is dit [4:48]
6 This is the moment [9:11]

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