John Cale - Live (1980-1983-1984, UK, rock) 
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 02:44 PM - Music, - UK
I still have a lot of cassette tapes at home. Some of them contain from radio recorded live shows.
I'm starting digitizing the tapes now. Too late of course, they are already deteriorated, but better now than never.

photo by Wolfgang Wiggers

Recordings from three different performances in the Netherlands,

1980-06-21 (or was it the 26th?) Midzomernacht spektakel, Eindhoven
01 Hedda Gabler
02 Dirty Ass Rock'n'Roll
03 Mercenaries (Ready For War)

1984-02-14 Vrijthof, Enschede
04 Caribbean Sunset
05 Guts
06 Praetorian Underground
07 Dead Or Alive
08 Magazines
09 Model Beirut Recital
10 Dr. Mudd
11 Leaving It Up to You
12 Heartbreak Hotel
13 Chinese Envoy
14 I'm Waiting For The Man
15 Paris 1919
16 Hungry for love
17 Streets of Laredo
18 Villa Albani
19 Pablo Picasso
20 Fear Is a Man's Best Friend
21 (I Keep A) Close Watch

1983-02-08 Vredenburg , Utrecht (solo)
22 Heartbreak Hotel
23 Amsterdam
24 Riverbank

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Bob Downes - Deep down heavy (1970, UK, improvisation rock) 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12:53 PM - Music, - UK
Electric City is a much sought after lp of Bob Downes Open Music, and therefore expensive.
This is a much affordable album, with a couple of the same songs.
Not very well produced, sounds like a demo session.
On the mfp (Music for Pleasure) label.

Side one:
1 Too Late
2 Day Dream
3 Walking On
4 The Wrong 'Bus
5 Popular Cheam

Side two:
1 Don't Let Tomorrow Let You Down
2 Jasmine
3 Got No Home
4 We All Enter In
5 Thebes Blues
6 Hollow Moment
7 Circus Rising

The vinyl rip has some scratches...

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The Crazy world of Arthur Brown - Live at P60 Amstelveen, 2016-10-14 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 12:50 PM - Music, - UK, English
Last year I was very impressed by the performance of Mr. Brown at Le Guess Who festival.
So when I heard he came down to Amstelveen, there was no doubt I had to go.
Guess what, that smile came again.


1 Prelude - Nightmare
2 All the Bells
3 Devil's Grip
4 Kites
5 Want to Love
6 I Put a Spell on You
7 The Unknown
8 Touched by All
9 Sunrise
10 Time Captives
11 Fanfare - Fire Poem
12 Brains
13 Fire
14 Gypsy Escape
15 Spirit of Joy

Audience audio recording with Nokia Lumia 930.
Finished with Audacity (edit) and Zoom R24 (compress/equalize).

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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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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)

For a comprehensive list of recordings by Factory artists, visit

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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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Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls - Live Paradiso, Amsterdam NL, 1981-03-05 
Thursday, June 2, 2011, 10:11 PM - Music, - UK, English, who has many live recordings of bands around 1980, asked who owned the recordings of this concert.
Me! Who else?
I never published them before because the quality is not so good (crappy basf cassette).

Here they finally are:
1 Screaming in the darkness [3:31]
2 Searching for heaven [2:54]
3 Time slipping [3:43]
4 Dream sequence [3:13]
5 Two shots left [3:25]
6 When will we learn / Mr. X [7:37]
7 Animal crazy [2:53]

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