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Video of the day: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell at Austin City Limits

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Very fine show from Austin City Limits, aired 2 Nov 2013, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. The Country legends return to the ACL, playing favorites and songs from their joint LP Old Yellow Moon.

SET LIST

Wheels
Pancho and Lefty
Luxury Liner
Red Dirt Girl
The Rock of My Soul
Invitation to the Blues
Back When We Were Beautiful
Chase the Feeling
Dreaming My Dreams
Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight
Old Yellow Moon
Stars on the Water

BAND:

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
with
Steve Fishell – steel guitar, dobro
Byron House – bass, vocals

Jedd Hughes – guitar, vocals
Jerry Roe – drums
Chris Tuttle – keyboards
with special guest
Shawn Colvin

– Hallgeir

Three films to celebrate Lou Reed

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We miss Lou Reed dearly and want to remind people of the great artist that he was. His legacy is great!

We have dug up two very good documentaries about The Man on YouTube, hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
…and we also found a fine concert.

The first, Rock’n Roll Heart is a bio of Reed and focuses on his life and musical legacy:

The second one, Classic Albums: Transformer is, of course, about his break through solo album, Transformer:

We’ve included a fine concert as a bonus treat. This video is an intimate visual record of Reed’s sold out performance at The Bottom Line in New York City in 1983. For Reed, whose career began in Greenwich Village when he founded The Velvet Underground, this was a homecoming concert.

– Hallgeir

Photo Special: The Low Frequency in Stereo live in Haugesund 2013

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I attended a very good concert last night!

The Low Frequency in Stereo  played through their latest album, Pop Obskura. I don’t have the set-list, but most of the album was played. It is, kind of, a new direction for LFiS and it suits the band, more vocals and very dreamy pop (with som noisy elements of course) After that they did a sweet set of encores, old favorites in a very droning way and at the same time it was, dare I say it, funky! It was a great concert!

The new songs add a dimension to the band, and the contrast to the old stuff is very effective, love the funky bass lines on some of the new songs. When I say funky, I don’t mean in a black-funk sort of style, but more a  Talking Heads, B52‘s or Television “funk”.

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My comparisons are not precise, The Low Frequency in Stereo is a unique band, a band on the verge of something big (if the world is remotely just…). Even if I can hear elements from the past in their music, they sound fresh and very modern. It is what the title on their new album says, obscure pop. Good pop.

It was a dark stage and the shots are what they are, but look at my “artistic expressions” and not the technical stuff.

Put on the album (it is now on Spotify), look at the pictures and relive the concert (or go buy a ticket to their next show if you haven’t seen them, they’re worth every penny).

Supporting LFiS was Palmface, I have written a bit about them earlier (they played support for I Was a King) and they keep improving. A very promising young indie-pop outfit, looking forward to follow them in the future. They did a good job, and I took a few pictures of them. Check at the end of this post.

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Bob Dylan: Isis Montreal, Quebec, 4 December 1975 (Video)

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I married Isis on the fifth day of May
But I could not hold on to her very long
So I cut off my hair and I rode straight away
For the wild unknown country where I could not go wrong

One of his strongest performances on video….

Forum de Montréal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4 December 1975

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar)
  • Bob Neuwirth (guitar)
  • Scarlet Rivera (violin)
  • T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar)
  • Roger McGuinn (guitar)
  • Steven Soles (guitar)
  • Mick Ronson (guitar)
  • David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro)
  • Rob Stoner (bass, vocals)
  • Howie Wyeth (piano, drums)
  • Luther Rix (drums, percussion)
  • Ronee Blakley (vocal)

I came to a high place of darkness and light
The dividing line ran through the center of town
I hitched up my pony to a post on the right
Went in to a laundry to wash my clothes down

A man in the corner approached me for a match
I knew right away he was not ordinary
He said, “Are you lookin’ for somethin’ easy to catch?”
I said, “I got no money.” He said, “That ain’t necessary”

We set out that night for the cold in the North
I gave him my blanket, he gave me his word
I said, “Where are we goin’?” He said we’d be back by the fourth
I said, “That’s the best news that I’ve ever heard”

I was thinkin’ about turquoise, I was thinkin’ about gold
I was thinkin’ about diamonds and the world’s biggest necklace
As we rode through the canyons, through the devilish cold
I was thinkin’ about Isis, how she thought I was so reckless

How she told me that one day we would meet up again
And things would be different the next time we wed
If I only could hang on and just be her friend
I still can’t remember all the best things she said

We came to the pyramids all embedded in ice
He said, “There’s a body I’m tryin’ to find
If I carry it out it’ll bring a good price”
’Twas then that I knew what he had on his mind

The wind it was howlin’ and the snow was outrageous
We chopped through the night and we chopped through the dawn
When he died I was hopin’ that it wasn’t contagious
But I made up my mind that I had to go on

I broke into the tomb, but the casket was empty
There was no jewels, no nothin’, I felt I’d been had
When I saw that my partner was just bein’ friendly
When I took up his offer I must-a been mad

I picked up his body and I dragged him inside
Threw him down in the hole and I put back the cover
I said a quick prayer and I felt satisfied
Then I rode back to find Isis just to tell her I love her

She was there in the meadow where the creek used to rise
Blinded by sleep and in need of a bed
I came in from the East with the sun in my eyes
I cursed her one time then I rode on ahead

She said, “Where ya been?” I said, “No place special”
She said, “You look different.” I said, “Well, not quite”
She said, “You been gone.” I said, “That’s only natural”
She said, “You gonna stay?” I said, “Yeah, I jes might”

Isis, oh, Isis, you mystical child
What drives me to you is what drives me insane
I still can remember the way that you smiled
On the fifth day of May in the drizzlin’ rain

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-Egil

Today: The Rolling Stones released “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! …” in 1970

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“I have no doubt that it’s the best rock concert ever put on record.”
~Lester Bangs

Yeah, I was at the Garden when this was being recorded, and I had a great time. But despite Mick Taylor’s guitar on “Love in Vain” and the spruced-up “Live With Me,” there’s not a song here that isn’t better somewhere else–including the two Chuck Berry covers and the one-act “Midnight Rambler.”  B
~Robert Christgau

Recorded during their American tour in late 1969, and centered around live versions of material from the Beggars Banquet-Let It Bleed era. Often acclaimed as one of the top live rock albums of all time, its appeal has dimmed a little today…  it’s certainly the Stones’ best official live recording.
~Richie Unterberger (allmusic.com)

Carol – 27 Nov 1969:

From Wikipedia:

Released 4 September 1970
Recorded 26 November 1969, Baltimore,Maryland, United States and 27–28 November 1969, New York City, New York, United States
January–February 1970 (vocal overdubs)
Genre Hard rock, blues-rock
Length 47:36
Language English
Label London (US), Decca (UK)
Producer The Rolling Stones, Glyn Johns

Many, including The Rolling Stones, consider this their first official full-length live release, despite the appearance of the US-only Got Live If You Want It! in 1966 as a contractual obligation product. One reason for releasing a live album was to counter the release of the Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be bootleg recording of an Oakland (9 November 1969) performance on the same tour, a recording which was even reviewed in Rolling Stone magazine.

Classic bootleg concert: The Rolling Stones – “Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be” [Full Album]:

Having not toured since April 1967, The Rolling Stones were eager to hit the road by 1969. With their two most recent albums, Beggars Banquet and Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) being highly praised, audiences were anticipating their live return. Their 1969 American Tour’s trek during November into December, with Terry Reid, B.B. King (replaced on some dates by Chuck Berry) and Ike and Tina Turner as supporting acts, played to packed houses. The tour was the first for Mick Taylor with the Stones, having replaced Brian Jones shortly before Jones’ death in July; the performances prominently showcased the guitar interplay of Taylor with Keith Richards.

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The performances captured for this release were recorded on 27–28 November 1969 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, while “Love in Vain” was recorded in Baltimore, Maryland on 26 November 1969. Overdubbing was undertaken during January and February 1970 in London’s Olympic Studios. No instruments were overdubbed, although on bootlegs, examples are known of Richards trying out different guitar parts (e.g. a guitar solo on “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”). The finished product featured new lead vocals on half the tracks, and added backing vocals by Richards on several others.

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The title of the album was adapted from the song “Get Yer Yas Yas Out” by Blind Boy Fuller. The phrase used in Fuller’s song was “get your yas yas out the door”.

Review of the “40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set” from Sean Murphy – popmatters.com:

Best live album ever? Who cares. What is beyond dispute is that 1970’s Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out is certainly the best live album the Rolling Stones ever recorded. And here we are, 40 years after the concerts took place in NYC at Madison Square Garden. World’s Greatest Band + World’s Greatest Stage = Deluxe Box Set! What are we looking at here? The original, remastered album? Check. Six unreleased tracks? Check. Bonus disc of opening acts B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner? Check. Bonus DVD mixing live songs and offstage antics? Check. Obligatory booklet with critical essays and never-before seen photos? Check. Caveat emptor: for anyone thinking of shelling out $40-to-$60, be warned that the extra Stones material and the DVD are both less than 30 minutes in length. For Stones enthusiasts, this newly unearthed bounty is essential and price should be no object.     ...read more

 

Track listing:

Side one
1. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (November 27, 1969: Madison Square Garden, New York City) 4:02
2. “Carol” (Chuck Berry) – (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show)) 3:47
3. “Stray Cat Blues” (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show)) 3:41
4. “Love in Vain” (Robert Johnson†) – (November 26, 1969: Civic Center, Baltimore) 4:57
5. “Midnight Rambler” (November 28, 1969: MSG (second show)) 9:05

Side two
6. “Sympathy for the Devil” (November 28, 1969: MSGarden (first show)) 6:52
7. “Live with Me” (November 28, 1969: MSG (second show)) 3:03
8. “Little Queenie” (Chuck Berry) – (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show)) 4:33
9. “Honky Tonk Women” (November 27, 1969: MSG) 3:35
10. “Street Fighting Man” (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show)) 4:03

Personnel:

The Rolling Stones
  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Keith Richards – lead, rhythm and Resonator guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Taylor – lead, rhythm and slide guitar
  • Charlie Watts – drums, percussion
  • Bill Wyman – bass guitar
Additional personnel
  • Ian Stewart – piano
  • J. P. Hawkes – tambourine
  • Recording and mixing engineer – Glyn Johns
  • Recording by Wally Heider Mobile
  • Front cover photograph by David Bailey

Jumpin’ Jack Flash @ Madison Square Garden, NYC – 1969:

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