“He quite clearly had his feet on the ground and his head and his imagination was flying way, way out there, beyond, beyond.”
– Jimmy Page
I remember when I first heard Jeff Buckley at a record store, I bought Grace that day. After that I’ve gotten everything that was released by him.
This 2002 documentary, revisits the short life and times of the young artist. The movie has stories and testimonies from Jimmy Page, Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde and many more of the people who were close to Jeff Buckley. It tells the story of his early work as a guitarist in Los Angeles and his emergence as a singer and songwriter in New York. There are 4 or 5 Jeff Buckley docus out there, but this is my favorite.
Everybody Here Wants You (documentary):
I’ve included a full set from Frankfurt in 1992, great quality, intense concert (as expected):
Setlist Jeff Buckley live in Sudbahnhof the 24/02/1995
01 – 00:03 – Chocolate
02 – 05:20 – Mojo Pin
03 – 12:15 – Band introduction
04 – 12:56 – So real
05 – 19:10 – Last Goodbye
06 – 24:00 – Jeff speaking
07 – 24:37 – What will you say (first time ever sung)
08 – 32:30 – Jeff speaking
09 – 33:47 – Lilac Wine (incredible version)
10 – 40:35 – Jeff speaking
11 – 42:05 – Grace
We have found four shows by The Jam (2), The Style Council and Paul Weller solo, they are all very, very good! I shouldn’t pick one of them but the greatest revelation is The Style Council’s set at the Roskilde Festival in 1985, it is just so good, they often get a bad rap but this proves that they were a great live band!
A short but sweet set from The Jam in Paris in 1981:
The Jam at Bingley Hall in 1982, an effing great show!
The Style Council – Live Roskilde Festival 1985:
From Paul Weller’s solo career we have chosen a great set from 2010 in Sidney were he mixes old Jam/Style Council stuff with his solo material:
I love to see the cottonwood blossom
In the early spring
I love to see the message of love
That the bluebird brings
But when I see you walkin’ with him
Down along the strand
I wish I were blind
When I see you with your man
I love to see your hair shining
In the long summer’s light
I love to watch the stars fill the sky
On a summer night
The music plays you take his hand
I watch how you touch him as you start to dance
And I wish I were blind
When I see you with your man
We struggle here but all our love’s in vain
And these eyes that once filled me with your beauty
Now fill me with pain
And the light that once entered here
Is banished from me
And this darkness is all baby that my heart sees
And though the world is filled
With the grace and beauty of God’s hand
Oh I wish I were blind
When I see you with your man
From Human Touch.
Herning, Denmark 2013 05 16, Wish I were blind:
it’s basically about a guy who’s hung up on a woman he can’t have and it’s taken all of the good out of life. This song’s playing on the same ideas as ‘Man’s Job’. In that song he’s obsessed with a woman who is being taken out by another guy. In both songs he sees them dancing and in both songs all his dreams get brought down. In man’s job he sings ‘all my illusions slip away’. In this song he sings ‘these eyes that once filled me with beauty now fill me with pain’.
Rolling Stone hailed it as the best ever live album, and they may still be right…
~Chris Jones (BBC – 2007)
From youtube: The Who at Leeds for their greatest live in 1970! it’s the ONLY VIDEO of this concert!
Fortune Teller (0:00 to 0:05) –
Happy Jack (0:06 to 0:13) –
I’m a Boy (0:14 to 0:33) –
A Quick One While He’s Away (0:34 to 2:09) –
Christmas (2:10 to 3:05) –
Pinball Wizard (3:06 to 3:22) –
Go to The Mirror (3:22 to 3:26) –
Smash The Mirror (3:27 to 3:35)-
Tommy’s Holliday Camp (3:36 to 3:45) –
We’re Not Gonna Take It (with See Me, Feel Me) (3:46 at the end)
1970 Original LP – Full Album:
16 May 1970
14 February 1970,
University of Leeds,
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire,
England, United Kingdom
Jon Astley, Kit Lambert, and The Who
Live at Leeds is The Who’s first live album, and is the only live album that was released while the group were still actively recording and performing with their best known line-up of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon. Initially released in the United States on 16 May 1970, by Decca and MCA and the United Kingdom on 23 May 1970, by Track and Polydor, the album has been reissued on several occasions and in several different formats. As of 2005, the album is ranked number 170 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The album has been cited as the best live rock recording of all time by The Telegraph, The Independent, The New York Times,the BBC, and Rolling Stone. It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, and in Q magazine’s list of Loudest Albums of All Time. A Rolling Stone readers’ poll in 2012 ranked it the best live album of all time.
Shakin’ All Over:
The original LP was released on 16 May 1970 in stereophonic format. The album was reissued on Compact Disc in 1985 by MCA in the US, and in 1987 by Polydor in Germany.
In 1995, the album was reissued as a remixed CD including more songs than the original vinyl edition, as well as song introductions and other banter that had been edited out of the original release. For the remix, new vocal overdubs from Daltrey, Townshend and Entwistle were recorded to address occasional flaws in the original tapes or performances.
In 2001, the album was released again as a part of the Universal Deluxe Edition series. The Deluxe Edition includes more chat between the songs, and the entirety of the band’s Tommy set as performed at Leeds. Again, new overdubs from the vocalists were employed at select points.
In October 2010, Universal Music announced the impending release of a 40th Anniversary edition of the album which would not only contain the full Leeds show from 14 February 1970 but also the band’s complete performance from Hull which was recorded the following evening as well as a heavyweight vinyl reproduction of the original six-track album, memorabilia and a replica 7 Inch Single of ‘Summertime Blues/ Heaven & Hell’. This performance had previously been unavailable because of a problem with the recording of John Entwistle’s bass guitar on the first six songs. To fix this problem his performance at the Leeds show was overdubbed over these tracks of the Hull performance using digital technology.
The Concert/Gig poster scene is a thriving scene. It is a tradition that started in the 60′s and is still going strong. Posters are a sound investment, a nice memorabilia and often a true piece of art. I have collected posters for some years and look for original works, preferably numbered gig posters.
The majority of indie bands (and also a few on major labels) have a growing collection of poster art that is just too incredible to simply throw away once the show has ended.
Wilco has always had great posters, I have collected my 13 favorite (among hundreds I think….) Wilco posters. Enjoy.