Friday, August 15, 2014

HRV



Here.

This is a capture of the website, as it is no longer available online.  Just in case you never did get around to grabbing the artwork for those CDs on your shelf..

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Happily Everafter


Here

I was drafted into this band that was really musically more advanced than my playing. They already had their own style which was a cross between Kate Bush, The Incredible String Band and Downey Mildew. It was a good experience in that it was the tightest outfit I have ever been in and played in front of real audiences. It was also great to play with long time friend and mentor David Fleminger however since I did not  live in San Francisco there was little time for musical collaboration on my part.  The cover art is an etching by Dave that he called "Eye Of The Storm".

Testaments, Leftovers, Colaborations


Here

The name TLC was a play on Tender Loving Care. It featured 2 songs that I had written that year ( 1997 ) that took me a long time to complete due to the emotion involved ( "Cause Of Death", "Such A Crime", ) and other songs that I had help on ( "Laughing At Me" features the late Joe Kazska on guitar, "Something Wrong In My Brain" and " The Key" co-written by the late Chris Morris, "Planning A Murder" written by Vance Haemmerle and Mark Haemmerle played guitar and drums on Cause Of Death, Such A Crime, Planning A Murder, On A Plane ). The others were either alternate mixes of things recorded at DeVry Phoenix or things I did not previous put on a compact disc because simply, they suck ( Moved Away, Reflection ).

Songs For Emily (the Elephant)


Here

This was the second compilation of my songs cira 1995 put together that was mainly the epic "Elephant's Prayer" which we attempted to make a video for, and songs recorded after putting Decaying Masters together. My favorite here is " Gone" which I often played live solo acoustic. Most of the tracks are plagued with bad timing as I decided to do live drums as my friend Joe Kazcka used to do. Unfortunately I tended to do things in one take and just go with the results ( Happy 30th, Remember, Feeling Ill ).

Polecats 4 Peace


Here

The two 4-track demos the band recorded, the first produced by me and featuring Travis Roberts on bass, the second produced by Mark Shafer of Caterwaul and I play bass on the recordings. There is also the complete 91x radio spot with Marco Collins and a few rough recordings of "Song".

Covered Covers Uncovered


Here

A Silly collection of cover songs ranging from absurdly grating to only mildly annoying ;) The artwork for was done by Chris Morris.

A Collection of Decaying Masters


Here

 The first disc of mostly my original material which I still consider to be my best recordings compiled circa 1994 and recorded 1987-1994 . It features two songs ( Someone, Last Of A Dying Breed ) recorded at Greenhaus studios ( Dave Fleminger ). The rest were DeVry and on Caterwauls 6-track recorder in Burbank featuring Mark Shafer and Betsy Martin.
 
The original demo of Warm To Cold which became a Polecats for Peace version 2 song but sounds more like Caterwaul.  The second song I recorded with Joe Kazcka doing drums and production ( Rough Life ). Named Decaying as most of the mixes were to cassette > DAT > PC.

Boo & Democracy


Here

Boo was David Fleminger's 4th or 5th incarnation of the Answers sound ( but controlled by Chris Gasht who could barley stand on stage ). They were asked by Arthur Lee to back his Forever Changes reunion tour but Boo disbanded due to instability of its controller, so Arthur settled for Baby Lemonade. Arthur had seen Boo live and said they had the right energy.

Democracy are all demos by David Fleminger from around that same time, 1994 with many tracks intended for the band Boo. Several Epic tracks here in my opinion.
 
The Boo drawing is by Dave Fleminger.

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!