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Entry: "Concerts I've listened to, September 2008"
1984-07-19 Vernon Reid's Living Colour New York City NY CBGB's - Much better sounding that it should be. Only about 20-30 people at the show. No other LC people playing other than Vernon, so it doesn't really sound like LC, except for Funny Vibe.
1986-12-20 David Lee Roth Inglewood CA Forum - Probably fun to be at, not as much fun to listen to. Dave is a complete showman!
1968-07-27 Pink Floyd Los Angeles CA Shrine Exposition Hall - Only two songs, probably incomplete. But a very rare 68 shows. Great sound. Would love the rest to surface.
2008-08-26 Oasis Seattle WA WaMu Theater - Liam's voice sound completely gone. Almost like a Liam impersonator.
1983-12-02 New Order Bournemouth UK Town Hall - OK, totally worth listening to for Hooky's Satisfaction riff!
1983-02-?? Prince 1999 Tour Rehearsals - 13 minute DMSR with made up lyrics! Awesome. Otherwise it sounds like a 1999 show.
2008-06-05 She Wants Revenge Detroit MI St. Andrews Hall - Nothing special.
1974-05-09 Bruce Springsteen Cambridge MA Harvard Square Theater - Recently surfaced master of the soundcheck and early show. This is the show that prompted Jon Landau to say "I've seen the future of Rock And Roll and his name is Bruce Springsteen". Great sound. Includes a bit of the soundcheck!
2008-08-01 Radiohead Chicago IL Grant Park - For like the 2nd or third time. Not the greatest sound. Thudding bass.
1987-04-27 Eric Clapton New York City NY Madison Square Garden - Seems like all of the April 87 shows have leaked soundboards. Supposedly this show was going to be a live album. Nothing really wrong with it. 22 minute Same Old Blues. I believe it was closer to 30 minutes long. HOT!
1979-06-28 DEVO Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium - In the last couple of days tons of DEVO masters have popped up. Why? Who cares??? Some songs I've never heard before (or have forgotten about). Boogie Boy sung a lot!
1988-11-11 Prince San Francisco CA Warfield Theatre - Nice tight aftershow. Certainly not the guitar workout of the 8/18/88 show.
1989-09-08 The Rolling Stone East Troy WI Alpine Valley Music Theater - I always love getting copies of shows that I was at. I don't think that I ever even had this show on tape.
1988-10-03 Prince New York City NY Roseland Ballroom - More like the November 88 aftershow than the August one. Seems more controlled and R&B-ish. Not a complete freakout.
1989-06-27 The Who New York City NY Radio City Music Hall - The Who touring in '89 was a big deal. Good show. Great sound. Nothing else special except that Pete Townshend is pretty concited.
1988-11-07 Prince Reseda CA The Palace - Nice jam on Superfunkicalifragisexi. Beyond that, snoozefest.
2008-09-23 OMD London UK BBC 6 Music Studios - A nice little in studio show.
2000-12-21 Living Colour New York City NY CBGB's - First reunion show. Very firey. Sadly, no Release the Pressure which was a highlight of seeing them in Chicago 2001.
1979-21-31 DEVO Long Beach CA Long Beach Arena - One of the shows with Dove (DEVO as "the band of Love") opening for them. Some songs played were never recorded. A little hissy, but very listenable. Boogie Boy doing a new years countdown is as creepy as you can imagine.
1984-02-07 Genesis St. Paul MN Civic Center - First concert I ever went to. Never had a copy of it until a couple of weeks ago. Incomplete and far from a quality listen. AND, just slightly too big to put on a single CD.
1983-08-03 Prince Minneapolis MN First Avenue - The rehersal for the "Purple Rain" show. I think that I was aware that there was second show that day, but I don't think that I've ever heard it. Nice soundboard, amazing sounds, and some good improv, like Abracdabra by the Steve Miller Band, Our House by Madness, and Stand Back by Stevie Nicks.
1977-08-24 DEVO West Hollywood CA Starwood - Another recently circulated master. Slightly hissy, but very listening. A couple of unreleased songs, like my favorite "I Need A Chick".
2008-09-07 Ben Folds with the Nashville Symphony Nashville TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center - A quiet recording. Performance is lacking of bit of fun due to the symphony.