Monday, October 28, 2013

Velvet Underground, live,1969,Quine Tapes

Velvet Underground, live,1969,CD-1,Quine Tapes, 11 songs,78 mins.,(1 of 3)

From "The Velvet Underground, Bootleg Series 1: The Quine Tapes". This is CD 1 in its entirety. The Series 1 set contains 3 CDs. CD 1 contains recordings from The Family Dog hall, San Francisco, from two nights, Nov. 7 & 8, 1969.

1. I'm Waiting for the Man 7:46 11-8-69
2. It's Just Too Much 4:08 11-8-69
3. What Goes On 8:25 11-8-69
4. I' Can't Stand It 6:20 11-8-69
5. Some Kinda Love 4:48 11-8-69
6. Foggy Notion 4:41 11-8-69
7. Femme Fatale 3:14 11-7-69
8. After Hours 3:05 11-8-69
9. I'm Sticking with You 2:48 11-8-69
10. Sunday Morning 2:56 11-9-69
11. Sister Ray 24:03 11-7-69

The Velvet Underground's 1969 Lineup (John Cale & Nico had left the band):
-Lou Reed -- vocals, rhythm and lead guitar
-Sterling Morrison -- lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
-Doug Yule -- bass guitar, organ, backing vocals
-Maureen Tucker -- percussion, lead vocals on "After Hours", & "I'm Sticking with You"

These recordings come from audience tapes recorded by Robert Quine, then a fan of The Velvet Underground. Years later, Quine came to prominence himself as an admired guitarist in Richard Hell & the Voidoids, & eventually got to play guitar with Lou on two Lou Reed albums, "The Blue Mask", & "Legendary Hearts", & he toured with Lou as part of his band in the 1980s.

From Quine's original CD liner notes:
QUOTE: "In 1968, I became a rabid Velvet Underground fan and spent countless hours on headphones learning from them...The Velvet Underground came to San Francisco and stayed for nearly a month. They started out with three nights at The Family Dog,
a large Fillmore-type space. A number of hippies brought tambourines and harmonicas to "do their thing" with the group. But the sound
was great for recording - the band was able to play really loud.
After that, they played The Matrix,, a fairly small club, for several weeks, and I taped most of those performances. In the beginning,
there weren't many people in the audience. There were a few nights when they started the first set with only four or five people in the club!
Under those circumstances, the group couldn't help but notice me and they were very friendly, putting me on the guest list every night and
inviting me to hang out with them in the dressing room between sets. They appreciated the fact that I was so serious about recording them,
and Lou Reed would occasionally "warn" me when they were going to do something special, like 'Black Angel's Death Song'. Sometimes,
backstage, they'd ask me to play back a particular song they¹d done in the previous set.
They also invited me to watch their occasional rehearsals at the club. They'd work on arrangements for new songs, such as 'Ride Into The Sun' and
'New Age'. They got along quite well - there wasn't the slightest hint of whatever problems they would experience recording Loaded a few months later.
I got the opportunity to spend quite a few hours talking with Lou Reed about music. We'd sometimes go to this hot dog place across the street from the
club (I think it was called Coney Island Franks) and talk about how incredible it was in 1955 to be a kid and first discover rock & roll - doo wop, rockabilly,
Little Richard, Bo Diddley, etc. Regarding contemporary stuff, Lou was especially fond of the Stones. As for guitarists, he was very enthusiastic about a Byrds
concert he'd seen at the Village Gate in 1966, where McGuinn took an incredible extended solo on 'Eight Miles High'. And he was rightfully quite proud of his
own guitar soloing on songs like 'I Heard Her Call My Name' but was also resigned to the fact that most people weren't ready for it yet. Anyway, the VU gradually
built up an enthusiastic following at The Matrix and by the time they left, the place was always packed...[Thanks go to] the Velvet Underground - for contributing so much to the world of music and for their generosity to a crazed fan a long time ago.
Listening to this stuff all these years later, I'm ultimately the same fan I was in 1969."
-- Robert Quine

Velvet Underground, live,1969,CD-2, Quine Tapes, 5 songs, 77 mins.,(2 of 3)

CD-2 from "The Velvet Underground, Bootleg Series 1: The Quine Tapes". CD-2 in its entirety. The Series 1 set contains 3 CDs. CD-2 contains recordings from The Matrix club, San Francisco, Nov.-Dec., 1969

1. Follow the Leader 17:05 11-27-69
2. White Light/White Heat 10:03 12-01-69
3. Venus in Furs 5:14 12-01-69
4. Heroin 8:11 11-23-69
5. Sister Ray 37:04 12-03-69

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Samuel Charters - 'The Blues' (1963)

For the first time you can view online Samuel Charters' 1963 documentary 'The Blues', featuring Furry Lewis, Gus Cannon, Sleepy John Estes and more. You can also download it at:

Samuel Charters - 'The Blues' (1963)

Scholar Samuel Barclay Charters shot the footage for 'The Blues' in the summer of 1962 in St. Louis, Memphis, Louisiana and South Carolina. The film features blues musicians J.D. Short, Pink Anderson and his son "Little Pink", Furry Lewis, Baby Tate, Memphis Willie B. with Gus Cannon, and 'Sleepy' John Estes.

I do not own the distribution rights to this film, but encourage any offended rightsholders to consider that the work has not been accessible since a print on U-matic videocassette in 1973. I think it's time to change that, but will respond to removal requests by rightsholders.

The audio for the film doesn't always sync perfectly with the performances, but I think this was an editing decision by the director or a fault of the recording equipment. The audio does match the beginning and ends of the scenes, so I believe this is how the film was originally presented.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Sonics at the Ponderosa Stomp, October 4, 2013

Allen Charmin' Larman:
"The Sonics not only rock harder than any other old band, but they also blow away all the young ones too! Here is a very brief snippet of their mind blowing performance this past weekend at the Ponderosa Stomp!"


Ponderosa Stomp Festival, October 3-5, 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana
Hailing from Tacoma Washington, The Sonics burst onto the American garage rock scene in the early 1960s. The Sonics quickly forged a unique and unprecedentedly savage sound which has been a major influence on punk, garage, and rock bands such as The Cramps, The White Stripes, Nirvana, The Fall and Bruce Springsteen. The Sonics will perform in New Orleans for the first time at the 2013 Ponderosa Stomp.

uploaded by: dylanjames67

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The electronic hillbilly minimalism of Henry Flynt, recorded 1966-80

Henry Flynt

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