Archive for February, 2009

got a sweet black angel

Posted by gregor on Saturday, February 28th, 2009


woah! that was a pretty hairy 24 hours here at captains dead hq. if you hadnt noticed, we were down for the better part of two days. me thinks, thanks to the folks @ wiredtree, that most of the issues have been taken care of and it should be business as usual from here on out. there are still a few kinks to work out on my end, and if you run into any issues or notice any performance issues please let me know. in the meantime here is part one of some exile outtakes.

1. shine a light
2. sweet virginia
3. good time woman
4. loving cup
5. stop breaking down
6. shake your hips
7. let it loose
8. sweet black angel
9. i dont know the reason
10. highway child
11. all down the line
12. i aint lying
13. ventilator blues

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would you let me walk down your street

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009


photo by elinor carucci

good afternoon, all. well its been a year and a half since my last move, but i knew another one would be inevitable. so as i move all my shit from one server to another there will be nothing new added over the next few days. in lieu of anything new here is probably the most trafficked post in captains dead’s history. cat power performing back in 98, somewhere.

1. he was a friend of mine
2. naked if i want to
3. werewolf
4. say
5. metal heart
6. he turns down
7. dreams – fleetwood mac cover
8. i found a reason
9. let sadness not be attached to your name
10. color and the kids
11. indirect sun

the greatest on jools

lived in bars on jools

crossbones style

nude as the news

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she sends kisses

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

only 6 years late on this one, its the video for “she sends kisses” off the wrens classic 03 release, the meadowlands


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mardi gras pics

Posted by gregor on Monday, February 23rd, 2009

afternoon, all. taking a few days off to take in the revelry that is mardi gras. here’s a few pics from yesterday’s excursion into the quarter.


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without you honey i ain’t nothing new

Posted by gregor on Thursday, February 19th, 2009


oh hey, yeah. here is the remainder of the adams show from the paradiso.

16. lovesick blues
17. oh las vegas
18. sin city
19. sweet carolina
20. song for natalie
21. new york, new york
22. brown sugar
23. tina toledo
24. my winding wheel
25. dont ask for the water
26. you will always be the same
27. desire
28. shakedown on 9th street
29. firecracker
30. dance all night
31. vampire
32. way back home
33. come pick me up (434)

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tierra del fuego

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009


man, i totally messed up the tracklisting/tagging for second half of that adams show, so its been put on hiatus until this evening. in the meantime here is another stones boot. this one is called back in the usa and its from 1978.

the whole she bangs, she bangs

1. what am i living for
2. back in the usa
3. aint superstitious
4. blues with a feeling
5. knee trembler
6. what give you the right
7. tallahassee lassie
8. your angel steps out of heaven
9. one night
10. my first plea
11. not the way to go
12. summer romance
13. serious
14. ill let you know
15. where the boys go
16. jimmy reed jam
17. the harder they come (284)

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jitney vs the brussels affair

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009


the remainder of the adams/paradiso show will be up later tonight. i forgot that shit at home, sorry. anyway, anyone going to jazz fest this year? i will probably be hitting up the first weekend, which has dbt, wilco, spoon, pete seegeer and an enless amount of other folks. second weekend looks good too, with los lobos, neil young, dr john, and my wifes personal favorite buckwheat zydeco. click here for the schedule and tickets. 

speaking of free albums, anyone can offer an album for free, lets be honest. shit, i could go home right now, pound out some stuff and give it away for free. would it be any good? absolutely fucking not. so there’s a problem here, right? while i appreciate people giving away their wares for free, some of this stuff is better left out of the area of public consumption. with that said, here is a record that is worth your hard earned mashing of buttons and actually would be worth picking up, that is if it werent free. anyway, casey meehan’s jitney has recently released 86-300 via rockproper – the same folks that gave away the jay bennett record a month or so ago. that record is still available, by clicking that link. the albums title, 86-300, was named after casey’s chauffeur’s license as he spent two years manning a limo from sun down to sun up. i can only imagine the amount of material, other than the works on 86-300, he amassed driving these semi-faceless, yet story-filled souls to their random destinations. the chauffeur tapes, maybe?

click here for the entire record, and click here for the rockproper/jitney site. btw, david vandervelde plays bass on on the lead track, “fin.”

here’s a couple tracks off 86-300
love draws blood
dizzy spells

here are the stones live in brussels on 10.17.73. i think it goes by the name of the brussels affair.

all the tea in china – this is a rar file

1. brown sugar
2. gimme shelter
3. happy
4. tumbling dice
5. dancing with mr. d
6. angie
7. you cant always get what you want
8. midnight rambler
9. honky tonk women
10. all down the line
11. rip this joint
12. jumping jack flash
13. street fighting man (319)

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lions in the street

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009


if they ever come around my way, and i hope they do, come hell or high water i am going to check out lions in the street. there are some bands that, as much as i like em, seeing live is probably or definitely not necessary – solo mark kozelek im talkin bout you. then there are those bands, ie lions in the street, that a killer live show is almost a lock. i just dont see or better yet hear how they wouldnt put on classic rock show ala the stones, faces, dbt, etc.. these guys are good, really fucking good for that matter.

they are prepping a new lp, but in the meantime you can download a free ep via their site. highly, highly recommended.

they are performing at sxsw and here be their artist page

this is off their upcoming, untitled lp

walking back to you (389)

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everybody wants you to be special

Posted by gregor on Monday, February 16th, 2009

Moore and Adams Shop

evening, all. here is mr mandy moore at the paradiso on 2.6.02. part two will be up tomorrow, possibly with rar files. cant promise anything though…

1. the rescue blues
2. soundtrack of your life
3. to be young
4. firecracker
5. answering bell
6. touch feel & lose
7. not gonna make it out…
8. harder now that its over
9. when the stars go blue
10. somehow, someday
11. nobody girl
12. la cienega just smiled
13. diamonds or heats
14. hitchin a ride
15. ooh las vegas

come pick me up on letterman

so alive on letterman


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170 and a 1/3

Posted by selene on Monday, February 16th, 2009

33 1/3, the one album/one book series, has posted their shortlist of 170+ titles it is considering for its next round. Some “interesting” selections here. Cue Seth Myer’s “really?” voice: Vampire Weekend, really? Reservoir Dogs soundtrack, really? Lil Wayne, really? Very surprised some of these haven’t already been inked – NWA? AC/DC? Liz Phair? And one I considered pitching a couple of years back – The Violent Femmes.

2 Live Crew – As Clean As They Wanna Be
AC/DC – Back in Black
AC/DC – For Those About To Rock
AC/DC – Highway to Hell
Agnostic Front – Cause for Alarm
Animal Collective – FEELS
Aphrodite’s Child – 666
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace
Arthur Russell – World of Echo
The Beatles – The Beatles
The Beatles – The Beatles
The Bee Gees – Best of the Bee Gees, Volume 1
Ben Folds Five – The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
Big Country – The Crossing
Bill Fox – Transit Byzantium
Black Uhuru – Showcase
Bob Dylan – Self Portrait
Bob Dylan – Time Out of Mind
Britney Spears – Blackout
Britney Spears – Blackout
Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town
The Cars – The Cars
The Chills – Submarine Bells
The Cramps – Songs the Lord Taught Us
Crowded House – Together Alone
Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual
Daft Punk – Discovery
D’Angelo – Voodoo
David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo
Digital Underground – Sex Packets
Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me
Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me
Donovan – Gift From a Flower to a Garden
Drive-By Truckers – Southern Rock Opera
Drive-By Truckers – Southern Rock Opera
The Drones – Gala Mill
Duran Duran – Rio
The Eagles – Greatest Hits
ELO – Out of the Blue
Emmylou Harris – Pieces of the Sky
Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun
Fairport Convention – Liege and Lief
The Fall – Hex Enduction Hour
Fennesz – Endless Summer
Fugazi – 13 Songs
Fugazi – In On the Kill Taker
Garth Brooks – (in…) The Life of Chris Gaines
Gary Numan and Tubeway Army – Replicas
Gary Wilson – You Think You Really Know Me
Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Gillian Welch – Time (The Revelator)
Girl Talk – Night Ripper
Grateful Dead – Anthem of the Sun
Grateful Dead – The Closing of Winterland
Hall and Oates – Rock ‘n’ Soul Part One
Herb Alpert – Whipped Cream and Other Delights
The Hold Steady – Separation Sunday
Husker Du – Zen Arcade
The Incredible String Band – The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter
The Incredible String Band – Wee Tam and the Big Huge
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
J Dilla – Donuts
The Jam – All Mod Cons
Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual
Jawbreaker – 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
Jefferson Airplane – Crown of Creation
Jellyfish – Spilt Milk
Jimmy Eat World – Clarity
John Lennon – Live in New York City
Johnny Cash – American Recordings
Johnny Cash – American Recordings
Kanye West – 808 & Heartbreak
Karen Dalton – In My Own Time
Kiss – Destroyer
The Knack – Get the Knack
Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen – Various Positions
Lil’ Wayne – Da Drought 3
Little Feat – Sailin’ Shoes
Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
Lou Reed – Metal Machine Music
Madonna – Ray of Light
Main Source – Breaking Atoms
Manu Chao – Clandestino
Massive Attack – Blue Lines
The Mekons – Fear and Whiskey
The Melvins – Lysol
Metallica – Metallica
Metallica – Master of Puppets
M.I.A. – Kala
The Millennium – Begin
Moby Grape – Moby Grape
Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West
The Monkees – Head
Mothers of Invention – Freak Out!
The Mountain Goats – All Hail West Texas
Namco – Katamari Fortissimo Damacy
Neil Young – Tonight’s the Night
New Order – Power, Corruption and Lies
New York Dolls – New York Dolls
New York Dolls – New York Dolls
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Tender Prey
NWA – Straight Outta Compton
The O’Jays – Back Stabbers
Operation Ivy – Energy
Paul Simon – Graceland
Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
Pere Ubu – Dub Housing
Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
Phil Ochs – Rehearsals for Retirement
Phish – Junta
Phish – Rift
Pink Floyd – The Wall
The Police – Synchronicity
Portishead – Dummy
Public Image Limited – Metal Box
Pussy Galore – Exile on Main Street
Radiohead – Kid A
Radiohead – Kid A
Rage Against the Macine – Evil Empire
Randy Newman – Good Old Boys
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
REM – Automatic for the People
The Residents – Commercial Album
Richard Hell and the Voidoids – Blank Generation
The Rolling Stones – Some Girls
The Rolling Stones – Some Girls
Rush – Moving Pictures
Rush – Moving Pictures
Sandy Denny – Sandy
Scott Walker – The Drift
Sleater-Kinney – One Beat
Slint – Spiderland
Slint – Spiderland
Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians
The Strokes – Is This It
Suicide – Suicide
Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
Talking Heads – Remain in Light
Talking Heads – Remain in Light
Television – Marquee Moon
They Might Be Giants – Flood
They Might Be Giants – Lincoln
Townes Van Zandt – Townes Van Zandt
USA for Africa – We Are the World
Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
Various Artists – Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures Vol 1
Various Artists – O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack
Various Artists – Reservoir Dogs soundtrack
The Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
Warren Zevon – Warren Zevon
Ween – Chocolate and Cheese
The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Woody Guthrie – Dust Bowl Ballads
X-Ray Spex – Germ Free Adolescents
X – Los Angeles
X – More Fun in the New World
XTC – Wasp Star (Apple Venus Vol 2)
Yoko Ono – Plastic Ono Band
Young Jeezy – Let’s Get It
Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth
The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle

There is a curious omission in the Ps: our own Geggy submitted a proposal for “It Takes a Nation of Millions” a couple of years back.

Leave your “really?” or “sweet!” comments at their site: 33 1/

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