Monday, April 14, 2014

PF - ASOS (mono)


Here

This is a new transfer (April 2014) at 24/96 by Neonknight. It's the same vinyl that he used the last time, but played with a super snazzy turn table.  See comments for details.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Robyn Hitchcock - 1988-04-04 - Philadelphia, PA

A fantastic show, freshly rescued from obscurity.  You'll love it!

Here

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Pete Seeger Day!!

Pete Seeger - 1955
Here

Pete Seeger - 1957-10-12 and 13
Here

Pete Seeger - 1957-10-13 - University of Chicago
Here

Pete Seeger and Big Bill Broonzy - 1956-10-25 - Evanston, IL
Here

Pete Seeger and Big Bill Broonzy - 1956-10-25 & 1957-07-06
Here

Oh, I am sure that the quick-witted among you will be able to tell that there is a certain amount of duplication in the list above.  Why that is, exactly, I do not know.  What I can tell you is that each of these contains unique material and was torrented separately.  Everything is now as it was then.

These are all of the live recordings that I have.  If anyone has any others, I certainly would invite you to get in touch!

Monday, March 31, 2014

RH - Unhatched Crablings


Vol 3
Vol 4

It turns out that the DAT transfer lacked one of the audio channels.  D'oh!  Soooo...  Here are transfers that I did of the cassette release.

RH - 1995-09-25 - Great American Music Hall


Here

From the same taper who brought you some other amazing recordings.  Here  Here  Here  Here

We had some technical troubles transferring this one.  But, Mr. H. found a way to make it happen!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Robyn Hitchcock

1987-07-18 - McCabe's  Info 1  Info 2
1989-09-24 - TT The Bear's  Info
1991-11-01 - Town & Country  Info
1991-11-20 - Mein Batschkapp  Info
1999-08-07 - 33 Degrees  Info
2002-04-08 - Smith's Olde Bar  Info
2004-10-31 - Smith's Olde Bar  Info
2006-07-10 - Robyn speaking on Syd Barrett's death (Word Magazine podcast)
2008-01-28 - Jools Holland TV program

Friday, March 21, 2014

Robyn Hitchcock

1995-02-16 - BBC (with John Hegley)  Info
1996-08-14 - BBC  Info
1997-07-27 - WOMAD Festival  Info

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Robyn Hitchcock

1986-06-10 - BBC  Info
1987-02-11 - Bologna  Info
1990 - Soho Natural Session
1990-10-14 - Nietzsches, Buffalo  Info

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Robyn Hitchcock - 2007-05-26 - Games For May



Here is a Barrett tribute concert.

Robyn & Roy

Robyn Hitchcock - 1995-03-25 - Tin Angel, Philly PA
Robyn Hitchcock - 2012-01-21 - Santa Monica, CA

Roy Harper - 1970 - Norwegian TV
Roy Harper - 1978-01-25 - Bremen
Roy Harper - 1978-05-14 - Nottingham Playhouse
Roy Harper - 1985-10-19 - Sunderland

Friday, March 14, 2014

Some More Robyn

2008-07-12 - Ridgewood, NJ
2008-07-15 - Turning Pt
2008-07-18 - World Cafe Live
2009-06-05 - Bronx, NY
2013-02-21 - BBC
2013-04-30 - West Hollywood, CA

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Some Robyn

1992-02-03 - Mt. Stage  Info
1993-05-12 - Mt. Stage  Info
1994-11-19 - El Caiman, Spain  Info
1995-04-01 - Mt. Stage  Info
1995-10-04 - Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ  Info
1996-04-18 - Salon El Carmen - BilBao, Spain  Info
1996-11-17 - Mt. Stage  Info
2005-10-06 - NHK 505 Studio  Info

 I was recently contacted by a nice fellow who offered me an upgrade for a show. And, then, he just kept uploading more and more shows. Enjoy!

Robyn Hitchcock - Invisible History


Here

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Robyn Hitchcock - 1997-05-22 - Magic Stick, Detroit, MI

This one doesn't sound great.  But, it is a really unique show.  The story I remember is that the club somehow accidentally double booked itself.  So, a band called The Rugburns opened for Robyn.  The Rugburns did, essentially, a full show.  Then, Robyn did a full show.  I am a huge Rugburns fan, and tapes of their shows are scarce.  So, even if the quality isn't the best, I am very glad to have this one.

Here

Robyn Hitchcock - 1988-04-09 - Metro, Chicago, IL

This was recorded on reel-to-reel by a fellow I once knew in Chicago named Rick Potts. We ran a copy to CDR while we were waiting to go to a Soft Boys concert. He died in 2009. I am glad to have this to share.

Sounds absolutely amazing!! Acid Bird - an incredible psychedelic classic! Sleeping With Your Devil Mask - disturbing on many levels and yet keeps pulling you back in.

Here

Grant Lee Hitchcock - 2000-06-22 - Sweetwater Cafe, Mill Valley


Here

Monday, March 10, 2014

Robyn Hitchcock - The Mineral Men

This is a compilation of 11 different versions of the song "Clean Steve".  Robyn always did loads of improvisation during this song, so it's interesting to hear them together.

PF - A Collection of Quad Songs Vol. 1


Here

** If anyone has any other volumes of this series, I'd appreciate it if you'd leave a comment.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

RH - 1995-04-04 - Turning Point


Here or Here

** This is a 2 Tape set.  Please see the comments for details.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

RH - 1997-06-07 - Backstage, Seattle, WA


Here

This is one that I found in a big, dusty box.  It played perfectly, then broke.  It's nice that the capture worked well!

Egyptian Cream Demos & Ronnie Scott's 1985-04-21


Here

Uncarved Pumpkins 2


Here

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In Robyn's Kitchen


Here

** Two nice, different, covers of Syd Barrett's song "Dominoes".

Soft Boys Unreleased & Queen Elvis Outtakes


Here

Robyn On Piano


Here

Netsurfer Ghost


Here

** At the time that this live compilation was created,  there were no official, studio versions of these songs.  Mostly, they went on to become Jewels For Sophia and A Star For Bram, just like the X-mas Party tape below.  I have it on good authority that this was the Original compilation.  The X-mas Party tape was the Sequel.

God Walks Among Us


Here

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Robyn's Xmas Party


Here

That was a compilation put together by JBJ.  Live versions of then-unreleased songs that would eventually appear on Jewels For Sophia and Star For Bram.  Robyn had joked in an interview Here that his next album was to be entitled “Robyn's Rockin' Christmas Party Album”; hence, the name of the comp. Get the official cover art here.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Soft Boys - 2001 - Various Live


Here

Back a decade or so ago, there were a bunch of live .mp3s available for free on the official Soft Boys web page.  The recording levels vary a little from track to track.  When I made an audio CD from them, I just normalized each track and did some modest editing.  But, for the obsessives out there, I wanted to share the original files. 

Rout Of The Clones


Here

1985-11-22 - A Soft Boy No More


Here

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

More Songs About Churches And Fish


Here

If you wonder what the future holds, the black crow knows...

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Alright Yeah (German version)


Here

The English language version appeared on "Moss Elixir".  The Swedish language version appeared on "Mossy Liquor".  The German language version, for whatever peculiar reason, appeared only as a flexi-disk.  Once again, Hitchcock collectors are taunted and tempted..

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Dub Narcotic Encoded Melodic Device


Here

This single was only sold in the Olympia, WA area.  Just try to keep that vinyl collection complete now!  

RH - 1985-11 - Live!


Here

The Day They Ate Brick; The Legendary Radar Sessions


Brick
I don't know how many people out there still remember the days when record shops existed and sold records.  Finding any particular record was sometimes a hassle.  You couldn't just order a record from Europe.  You had to go to a special Import Record Store, where they'd happily charge you double what you'd pay for a domestic record.  Bootleg records were something so rare and special that they were almost magical.  Every once in a while, you's see one for Pink Floyd or The Beatles or Dylan or Led Zeppelin - the big names.  But, a bootleg for a smaller player like Robyn Hitchcock...  Well, you really needed a special connection to find something like that.

I have been waiting patiently for a long time now for high-quality transfers of Robyn's bootleg vinyl to emerge from the ether.  But, it just hasn't happened.  So, I've decided to take the plunge.  I will be posting a new Robyn Hitchcock bootleg every day or two for a week or thereabouts.  Please do grab them.  Please share them on your favorite trackers, hubs, cheese shops, and sex clubs.

These are 24/96 resolution transfers.  If you want to burn a CD, you'll need to convert to 16/44.  I have tried to include decent cover art, which is to say that I know the heartbreak of getting images that are only a few KB.  I've gone to some lengths to make sure that you'll get something worth looking at.

Hope you like'em!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger - 1970



Very unfortunately, our Uncle Pete has passed on. It really does boggle the mind when you think about the length of his career and the strength of his convictions. He never did just walk the walk.

This is a short film from 44 years ago that doesn't circulate as much as it should. Imagine that he was 50 years old at the time & loving every moment of it.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Little Celebration


This interesting little guy turned up at the birthday celebration of the wife of a friend of ours. Bask in the wonderous glory of it all through a few updated Robyn Hitchcock posts -

Live Death
Exploding In Silence
Unhatched Crablings
Uncarved Pumpkins
Demons & Fiends

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Zendik Orgaztra - Strontium Rain


Here

I have *no* idea how I ended up with this in the collection.  But, I have to say, having given it a listen, it's very trippy indeed..  

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Barretts vs High-Jackers


Here

I have recently been digging through the Deep Archives & have come up with a number of really weird items that I will share in the coming days.  This first one is a mail-order item.  The first side of the cassette is entirely Barrett covers.  The second side is full of covers of a variety of other psychedelic bands.  Some of the editing is a little haphazard.  But, some of the covers are pretty creative.  

Friday, January 3, 2014

David Gilmour - 1992-07-28 - BBC Radio One

The previous post made me want to seek out the full radio broadcast that first revealed the demos to the punters.  These days, the demos of Money and Comfortably Numb are available in better quality (and more complete) in the Immersion box sets, and the Learning To Fly and Like A Rolling Stone demos are slightly better quality on "Secret Rarities Rev.A".

I haven't heard this one in years & years...  Gives me great pleasure to be able to share it here.