matthew sweet live at grant park, 7.4.93

top of the day, folks! hope you are all well. gonna briefly touch on something, but will talk more about it at a later date. so, come nov 15th, captains dead’s 10 yr anniversary, this site will cease to exist. its been a great run, but its time to call it a day. kids are getting older, i’m getting older, and honestly i dont have the passion any more. with that said, i am planning on going out in a grandiose way, i hope. love you all… me

had request for a re-up of this show, so here it is. this is bootleg is commonly referred to as shape shifter and was recorded live at grant park in chicago on the 4th of july in 1993.

1. dinosaur act
2. i wanted to tell you
3. the ugly truth
4. someone to pull the trigger
5. girlfriend
6. do it again
7. in too deep
8. day for night
9. evangeline
10. reaching out
11. devil with the green eyes
12. knowing people
13. divine intervention
14. does she talk
15. time capsule
16. crippled inside
17. i want you

the talking heads live on 12.3.77 in san francisco

sup peoples!? question for any wordpress users out there, if there are any that visit this dump. there used to be a ton of mp3 players, that didnt require any extra coding, but they all seem to have disappeared. anyone know of a good one that will just pick up on if its a mp3 link and put a little play icon next to the track? had a request for this repost…. have a lovely day.

1. uh-oh love comes to town
2. with our love
3. the book i read
4. artists only
5. stay hungry
6. the big country
7. new feeling
8. thank you for sending me an angel
9. who is it
10. psycho killer
11. no compassion
12. 1,2,3 red light

glossary and austin lucas live tonight in baton rouge

hey baton rouge! you truckers better be at the austin lucas/glossary show tonight at the manship cause if you aint, and you call yourself a music lover or at very least a “fan” you are neither. two of my absolute artists performing yet again in our fair city?!?!? that shit is cray? is that term? either way, glossary will be backing up austin, and well glossary will be doing their own thing. if my memory serves me correctly, most of glossary backed up austin on his yet to be released, announced, etc record…

they’re playing at the manship at 8 pm, me thinks. do it!

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american aquarium "louisiana beauty queen" off live in raleigh

admittedly, i was late the american aquarium party. ive said it before, and ill say it again, how the hell did this band put out 5 records before i finally heard of them and their record small town hymns – which ended up at #3 on my best of 2010 list. boggles the old noggin. i cant believe no one ever said “hey greg there’s this band you should check out cause they pretty much encompass everything you love about music, theyre called american aquarium.” nope never happened. another thing that annoys me is they tour relentlessly, i wont make up a number, but i know they are on the road more than 3/4 of any given year. i may be wrong with that, but not that far off, im sure.

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Clash at Bond's: Part Deux

Disc 2 of the Bond’s show is below. And here is the Clash on the Tom Snyder show performing, for the first time in public, “This is Radio Clash.”

01 Charlie Don’t Surf
02 The Magnificent Seven
03 Broadway
04 Somebody Got Murdered
05 Police and Thieves
06 Clampdown
07 One More Time
08 Brand New Cadillac
09 Street Parade
10 Janie Jones
11 Washington Bullets

06.09.81 Disc 2 Bond’s Zippadoodledoo.

come out of the cupboard, all you boys and girls


Well, with the imminent arrival of my next Netflix selection — the Strummer doc, The Future is Unwritten — I am going to break out some Clash. This one’s from June, 9, 1981, at former NY holerĀ  Bond’s, aka Bond International Casino, heart of Time Square, where the Clash played 17 shows in 15 days during a marathon residency. More info on this amazingness at and at Black Market Clash. These boots are commonly referred to as Chaos in New York.


01 London Calling
02 Safe European Home
03 The Leader
04 Train In Vain
05 White Man In Ham Palais
06 This Is Radio Clash
07 Corner Soul
08 Guns of Brixton
09 The Call Up
10 Bankrobber
11 Complete Control
12 Lightning Strikes
13 Ivan Meets GI Joe

06.09.81 Disc 1 Bond’s Zippadoodledoo.

Stay tooned for part 2.

PS: ACHTUNG! From now on, I’m only going to post the first few tracks and then the zip. If you want to leave your opinion, one way or the other, on your preference for a couple of preview tracks+zip, please do. Some of you are appreciating the zip file, remarking that carpal tunnel is setting in. Now consider on our end, it’s +5 clicks for every single track we put up, and we certainly can commiserate. This is how I’ll do it from now on, unless you minions mutiny.

let's go upstairs and read my tarot cards

Red lips, hair and fingernails?

We’ve had a request for some Faces, and there really isn’t much out there on them, comparatively, but we do have the bootleg known as “Killer Highlights,” recorded mostly for a BBC-aired show. Some of this appears on the completist’s wet dream, “Five Guys Walk Into a Bar” box set. The batch includes Faces faves like “Had Me a Real Good Time,” “Borstal Boys” and for the first time live, “Bad n Ruin.” But more interesting are the covers — McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed” balanced by Lennon’s “Jealous Guy,” The Stones’ “Love in Vain,” The Temptations’ “I’m Losing You,” and Free’s “The Stealer.”

Wilson and Alroy have a great Faces refresher, which outlines their short-lived, six-year catalogue.

RECORDING DETAILS: BBC Paris 1,2,3,5,6,7+14 1972, rest 1973















Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief zip is: Faces Killer

Anything that's rock n roll is fine

Between the solo record, the DVD, Mudcrutch and the big homecoming show, we get a sinking feeling about Petty. Like he’s cleaning out the attic. Like he knows something we don’t.

The below finds the Heartbreakers in their original and finest form, with their outta-nowhere debut behind them and celebrating the release of their sophomore followup, “You’re Gonna Get It,” which dropped two months before the show below, recorded July 16, 1978 at the (still standing) Paradise Rock Club in Boston in a WBCN-sponsored gig. The clear and curious omission is Listen to Her Heart — the best or second best song on YGGI, depending on how you swing. Four covers cut in back to back for the end of the set — Shout, I Fought the Law, Route 66, I’m a King Bee.

TRACK LIST: Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll / Fooled Again / I Need To Know / Don’t Bring Me Down / You’re Gonna Get It / Breakdown / American Girl / Strangered In The Night / Too Much Ain’t Enough / Shout / I Fought The Law / Route 66 / I’m A King Bee

July 16, 1978 Paradise Rock Club/Boston. FM recording.














The zippy zip:

Some other fun clockwatch-killer reading here at Rolling Stone. Ten Things That Piss Off Tom Petty.

Next stop: Room 10-09

Buffalo Tom doesn’t tour often, so those of you outside New England probably haven’t had a chance to see Bill Janovitz recently, doing what he does best (other than sell houses to “some rich folk that you know” and keeping the creators of the Facebook poker app happy). But those of us who live in Boston are lucky enough to catch him a few times a year, either solo, at Hot Stove/Cool Music or with side projects like The Show People and Crown Victoria.

Tomorrow night, Bill wraps up a monthlong residency at Toad in Cambridge, the cozy bar where, two years ago, Red Sox GM Theo Epstein (comments disallowed for Yankees fans) and Eddie Vedder joined in for a few songs post-Pearl Jam show at the Garden. (Garden capacity=18,000. Toad capacity=~50.)

He’s been doing some new stuff, some cuts from Crown Victoria’s debut, “Fireworks on TV,” some solo Buffalo Tom trax, and some ripper classics (Kinks, CCR, Stones, Bill Withers, Sam Cooke, the Beatles, etc) during the three-hour sets. The video below, taken at last week’s show, includes the Rolling Stones’ “Shine a Light” and a Boston classic, “Roadrunner,” by the Modern Lovers. Comes in after six, I believe.

And a Buffalo Tom oldie, “I’m Allowed”